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Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

March 26, 2020

Zebra Mussels Found In Texas Mega Bass Lake

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has added O.H. Ivie Lake near San Angelo to the statewide list of lakes designated as positive for invasive zebra mussels after multiple specimens were found in the lake in 2019. […]
March 19, 2020

Sea Center Texas, Freshwater Fisheries Centers Closed

With the uncertain and evolving health situation in the U.S., the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson are closed temporarily to public visitation in efforts to minimize the potential risks […]
March 4, 2020

Texas’ True Trout-And It’s Not A Speck!

“I wish we had a native trout in Texas.” As I spoke those words to Therese Thompson of the Western Native Trout Initiative, her reply took me by surprise. “Well, Texas used to have the Rio […]
February 25, 2020

Bass Research Hits A Snag

A largemouth bass tracking study launched last November on Toledo Bend Reservoir by Texas Parks Wildlife Department inland fisheries biologists has hit a bump in the road that has scientists looking for ways to get their […]
February 20, 2020

Angler Catches 14 Plus Pound TX Bass

Just days after being blanketed in snow, West Texas lake Alan Henry Reservoir produced the first Legacy Class largemouth bass entry of the 2020 Toyota ShareLunker season Feb. 9. Angler Blake Cockrell of Lubbock caught the 14.36 pound, […]
February 6, 2020

Humminbird Launches Youtube Page

Humminbird® recently launched a new YouTube tutorial page dedicated to teaching anglers how to unlock the full capabilities of its popular HELIX® fish finder models, in turn allowing anglers to be more productive in their summer […]
January 9, 2020

TX Anglers Reel In Record Catches

AUSTIN – Since 1971, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Angler Recognition Program has recognized fishing excellence by maintaining the fish record lists for all public and private water bodies across the state. Participation in the program has […]
December 26, 2019

Warm Winter Could Decrease Flounder, Hasten Bass Spawn

While looking through some of my notes a few years back I came across a story I wrote in in 2014 called “Implications of a Cold Winter”. That year it was brutally cold (for TX at […]
December 19, 2019

Zebra Mussels Infest Two New TX Lakes

he Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has added Lake Marble Falls and Granger Lake to the statewide list of lakes infested with invasive zebra mussels after discovering established, reproducing populations in the lakes this fall. Lower Colorado River Authority […]
December 18, 2019

Land Open for Guadalupe Trout Fishing

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has leased a “no fee” public access area on the Guadalupe River to help anglers target rainbow trout during the peak of the cool-weather stocking and fishing season. Camp Huaco […]
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