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[ Media Contact: Aaron Reed, 512-389-8046 ] [AR]
Jan. 9, 2006
Flat Out Fishing Offers Tips for Novice and Expert Anglers
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will host a very special event to help Coastal Bend anglers start the new year with an edge. The third annual Flat Out Fishing event kicks off at 8 a.m., Sat., Jan. 28, at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The event will be held at the university's Science and Technology Building in Room 104.
The day-long event includes seminars and presentations from noted guides and experts and covers everything from the life histories of popular sport fish to fishing the flats and landing trophy trout.
"Flat Out Fishing offers anyone from beginning to experienced fishermen a variety of opportunities to increase their knowledge of the sport," said TPWD Coastal Fisheries Outreach Specialist Art Morris. Morris added that the event benefits the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation's abandoned crab trap removal program fund. That program has removed more than 18,000 abandoned crab traps from coastal waters since 2002.
Flat Out Fishing begins with a boating safety presentation at and continues through 5 p.m. with the conclusion of "Lefty Ray" Chapa's photography seminar. Participants will be eligible for door prizes and "goody bags."
The cost is $20 per person or $30 per couple, payable by cash, check or money order at the door. Registration fees are tax-deductible. Children under 17 may attend free.
Seating is limited to the first 100 participants. To register, contact Art Morris at 361-825-3356 or by e-mail at art.morris@tpwd.texas.gov.
Flat Out Fishing is sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, CCA Texas, the Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau, Daiichi, Saltwater Conservation Association Texas and the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program.
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