Favorable Forecast for 2017 Shrimp Season in South Carolina
2017 Trout Fishing Opportunities Await Anglers at State’s Castalia Fish Hatchery
Wildlife Commission Deploys Fish Attractors in Sutton Lake, N.C.

Tag Archives: Texas

Embark on a family camping adventure this spring

AUSTIN, Texas – Maybe you’ve already given camping a shot and are ready for that next step in your camping experience. Perhaps you’ve never camped before, but are looking to find that perfect park to spend the night under the stars, far away from the hustle and bustle of daily…


Volunteers Vital for Wildlife, Parks, Outdoor Education

AUSTIN – April is National Volunteer Month, and folks who love state parks, hunting and fishing in Texas have plenty tocelebrate. In 2010, volunteers provided close to 955,000 hours of service worth an estimated $16.9 million to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Texas State Parks and Historic Sites alone…


Louisiana and Texas Working to Standardize Boundary Fishing Regulations

ATHENS—A cooperative effort between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) to standardize fishing regulations on waters shared by the two states is nearing fruition. Waters affected by the proposed agreement include Toledo Bend Reservoir, Caddo Lake and the Sabine River…


Toyota ShareLunkers 521, 522 Come from Gilmer, Caddo

Caddo fish is a repeat from last season; Gilmer fish is new lake record ATHENS—Gilmer Reservoir sent a new lake record largemouth bass to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) March 17, and the next day Caddo Lake sent the existing lake record largemouth to Athens for the second year…


Lake Wichita Fishery Survey Results Good News for Anglers

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries office in Wichita Falls recently completed a gill net survey of hybrid striped bass and channel catfish populations at Lake Wichita, and the results are very encouraging. “The results exceeded our expectations,” said biologist Robert Mauk. “Our gill nets sampled a…


Free Rainbow Trout Harvest at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS—Visitors to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) are invited to harvest rainbow trout at no charge from now through the end of the season in late April. Regular admission charges will still apply, but no additional fee will be charged for harvesting rainbow trout. Up to five rainbow trout…


Spring Turkey Outlook: Lots of Jakes, Harder Hunting for Mature Gobblers

Spring turkey hunters are going to see a lot of jakes and hear from even more this season, but success in finding mature gobblers will depend on hunting location. “You might start calling and have 10 jakes run up,” says Jason Hardin, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department upland game bird…


Texas Fish Records Program Sets Its Own Records

ATHENS—For many people, second only to the thrill of landing a trophy fish is seeing one’s name go into the record book for the catch. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Joedy Gray is the person in charge of making that happen, and with the cooperation and enthusiasm of Texas anglers,…


Golden Alga Fish Kill on Lake Granbury Spreads Downriver

ATHENS — A toxic golden alga bloom on Lake Granbury that began the first week of January 2011 appears to be heading down the Brazos River toward Lake Whitney. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Kills and Spills team and personnel with the Brazos River Authority have been conducting…


Toyota ShareLunker 516: Falcon

ATHENS—Falcon International Reservoir produced its third Toyota ShareLunker of the season, its fourteenth overall and the twelfth entry into the ShareLunker program for the current season March 6. The fish was caught at 3:30 p.m. by Gene Patrin of Zapata in nine feet of 68-degree water. He was using a…