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ShareLunker Program 2005-2006

Outstanding Budweiser Sharelunker Season Closes Purpose of the Program Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is headquarters for the Budweiser ShareLunker program, which encourages anglers who have caught 13-pound-plus largemouth bass to lend or donate the fish to TPWD for spawning purposes. In the production hatchery, the big females are paired with pure Florida strain males. Superior […]

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Host of Holiday Events Set at Texas State Parks

AUSTIN, Texas — Few aspects of Christmas season bring joy to so many as do holiday lights, whether they decorate a Christmas tree, adorn gingerbread-trimmed Victorian homes or illuminate courthouses in many Texas communities. The Texas State Park system does its part to bring holiday cheer by lighting up everything from the Battleship TEXAS and […]

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TPWD Stocks 4.6 Million Striped Bass

ATHENS, Texas — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has just completed a successful striped bass spawning and stocking season. TPWD Inland Fisheries Division personnel produced and stocked 4.6 million striped bass and hybrid striped bass fingerlings into 42 lakes. An additional 2.6 million striped bass and hybrid striped bass fry were stocked into three lakes. […]

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Junior Boater Program Teaches Young Kids Water Safety

AUSTIN, Texas — Though it is only three years old, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department water and boater safety program reaches more than 10,000 children per year. Junior Boater was started for kids younger than age 12 in an effort to reach those who are not old enough to be eligible for Boater Safety […]

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Funding Sought To Save State Fish of Texas

ATHENS, Texas—When the Texas Legislature named the Guadalupe bass the state fish of Texas in 1989, it did so because of the fish’s distinctive nature. Found nowhere else in the world outside the San Antonio, Guadalupe, Colorado and Brazos river systems, the Guadalupe bass exemplifies the qualities and resources of the Texas Hill Country. Ironically, […]

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TPWD Voices Concern About Spread of Giant Salvinia

AUSTIN, Texas — The expansion of one of the world’s most noxious aquatic weeds — giant salvinia — on Toledo Bend and possible spread to Sam Rayburn represents a serious threat to two of the state’s largest reservoirs, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department fisheries biologists. Biologists fear the plant will take over shallow […]

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Fly Fish Texas to Feature Seminars, Gear, Fishing

ATHENS, Texas — “Fly fishing — it’s easier than you think” is the theme of the 6th annual Fly Fish Texas to be held at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center March 5. A long list of fly-fishing professionals will be on-hand to prove that slogan true, providing seminars and hands-on instruction about everything from fly […]

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Nominations Sought For Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

ATHENS, Texas – Each year the public has a chance to nominate a favorite fishing icon for consideration as an inductee to the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. Nominations will be accepted until Feb. 28. The Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, which is housed at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center here, honors legendary anglers, […]

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