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Aquatic Habitat Conservation

Aquatic Habitat Management

Allot of questions have been raised in this magazine, over the past few months, about the fish kills at Sam Rayburn. Now reports are all over the Internet and phone lines about similar occurrences at Lake Fork early this summer. Texas Parks & Wildlife in public meetings at Sam Rayburn and Lake Fork state that […]

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Wake Up Bubba

Wake up “Bubba” it’s time to sell your bass boat. You know that shiny new metalflake rig out there in the garage? You need to take it down to your local boat dealer and see what they’ll give you on trade for a flat bottom, cause while you were settin there on your butt someone […]

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NON-TOXIC Aquatic Weed Management Advocates

They came from the hills of Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia in reply to a call for help from Texas anglers. Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone? No, even bigger heroes, Ray Scott, the “Father of Professional Bass Fishing,” and Tennessee Valley River Authority Aquatic Weed Manager, Doug Murphy. Who sent out the cry for help? Ed […]

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Big Sam is in Big Trouble….

You know you have a problem when every fishing tournament since July of 98 has had a significant reduction in catch. You know you have a problem when all the old tournament hands stand around the way-in, scratchin’ their heads and saying things like “where have all the fish gone?” You know you have a […]

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TBBU Gala

Texas Black Bass Unlimited is planning what is shaping up to be “The Event of The Year,” a fund raising event to place channel markers in the Trinity River on Lake Livingston from the Highway 190 bridge to the Highway 19 bridge. As many of you know running that area of the Lake can be […]

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Public Opinion of Aquatic Vegetation

Aquatic vegetation affects every fisherman in every body of water. It attracts fish seeking shelter and harbors food for fish. It generally serves to clear the water and improve the quality of the water. I spoke to several fishermen, both professional and weekender fishermen, about aquatic vegetation, and got a variety of responses. Most of […]

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Plantlife in the Lake

Aquatic vegetation has been dubbed many names. Some curse it because their boat propellers or water skis get caught in it. Leonard Ranne of Texas Black Bass Unlimited calls it “the salvation of our fisheries.” Many anglers share his attitude, but the truth is that some aquatic plants can lead to poor water, and hence, […]

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Chemical Control of Aquatic Vegetation

Aquatic vegetation affects everyone who uses the lake. Anglers adore it for its use in providing refuge and food for sportfish. Recreational boaters abhor it because it gets tangled in their boat propellers and water skis. However you feel about it, one thing is clear: aquatic vegetation must be controlled. If it is allowed to […]

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Biological Control of Aquatic Vegetation

Scientists in freshwater regions throughout Texas have been wrestling with the problem posed by an exotic, invading weed called Hydrilla. This plant is not native to Texas, but, according to biologists of the Louisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility (LAERF), was probably brought here by compassionate aquarium-fish owners who wanted to set their pets free by […]

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