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Well it's that time again, school is out and that means kids are looking for something to do. This summer many families are discovering they don't have to look far for fun and inexpensive ways to get kids out of the house and hooked on the outdoors. These lakes are stocked with catfish in and around many of the biggest cities in Texas, and anglers under 17 don't need a license to fish. To find out more about where to go, what to catch or even how to fish, visit www.neighborhoodfishin.org
The alligator gar may be more of a "gentle giant" than a "river monster," but its sheer size and toothy snout have given it a bad rap over the years. Now, however, more anglers are pursuing gar, and biologists are beginning to learn more about this fascinating denizen of the deep.
In 1963 the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department was created from the merger of the Texas Game and Fish Commission and the State Parks Board. Whether you're a hiker, a hunter or a sunset watcher, chances are you've spent some time with us. So join the celebration! And invite a few friends. Because some of the best memories are still to come. http://LifesBetterOutside.org
Keith Miller is a man who pledged to catch a fish a day everyday for an entire year with the goal of getting kids outside and care about their environment.
The Dundee State Fish Hatchery near Wichita Falls has temporarily suspended operations due the declining water supply. The hatchery is the primary producer of striped bass and hybrid striped bass. For more information about the hatchery, see http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/management/hatcheries/dundee.phtml
Freshwater anglers all across the state look forward to the annual spring run of White Bass. When the conditions are right, the fishing is easy. When the conditions aren't right, the anglers just have to work a little bit harder. Catch up with some white bass anglers at Colorado Bend State Park, just below the Inks Lake dam, and on the Sabine River. See our PBS show schedule on our web site www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv
Catfish are the largest freshwater sportfish in Texas and are second only to bass in popularity among anglers. They are also quite popular on the dinner table, but for many the fun is in getting them there.
The Rise of the Forgotten Flounder This is a story that looks at the Southern Flounder here in Texas. From fishing to gigging to stocking, all things flounder. Texas Parks and Wildlife has started raising Southern Flounder at their coastal hatcheries. This also takes a look at those efforts. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife television show. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv
This is a story on the efforts to save the state fish of Texas, the Guadalupe Bass.
The Crappie Guys-Meet Tommy Tidwell, a high school science teacher and part time crappie fishing guide. Tommy spends a lot of time on Lake Granger helping anglers learn the finer points of crappie catching. Then there's Mr. Crappie, Wally Marshall. He's the founder of the Mr. Crappie Big Crappie Classic, a family friendly everybody wins something fishing tournament. Everything Wally does revolves around his favorite fish. Everything. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv
Crappie Cooking; Tim Spice is the Boater Education Director for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He's also an accomplished outdoor chef. Catch up with Tim at McKinney Falls State Park as he cooks up a mess of crappie; lightly breaded and fried, and on the skillet with a touch of tarragon and lemon. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv
Texas Bass-Not only are largemouth bass the most popular game fish in Texas, but they seem to get bigger every year. The Micropterus salmoides hasn't flourished on its own. It's taken a lot of research and work to get bass where they are today. Hit a couple of the state's best bass lakes, Lake Fork east of Dallas, and Purtis Creek State Park Lake near Athens. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv
Find a fully stocked fishing spot close to you. Check out our Neighborhood Fishing spots at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/management/stocking/urban_catfish.phtml
Well-lit piers and cooler temps make nighttime the right time to enjoy a little fishing. The camaraderie is fun, too. Find a nearby fishing spot at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/recreational/wheretofish/
Tour some prime wade fishing spots along the Texas coast where the redfish, seatrout and coastal beauty are as good as it gets. See what's biting at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/recreational/fishreport.phtml
Pier fishing along the Texas coast is easy and convenient. Whether you're fishing for shark, red fish, spotted sea trout, or flounder, there's a pier close by with plenty of room for everyone. Check out what's biting at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/recreational/fishreport.phtml
Cindy Haenel, a chef instructor at the Central Market Cooking School, demonstrates how to filet fish. Find places to fish in Texas at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/
A Fisheries biologist gives the details on a current study to see if Texas can manage for trophy blue catfish.
Texas is a top destination for bass fishing, thanks in part to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Toyota ShareLunker program. Anglers who catch largemouth "lunker" bass weighing 13 pounds or more are encouraged to lend or donate the fish to Texas Parks and Wildlife for spawning to improve the quality of fish stocked in Texas waters. In this video, see how the program works, visit the Lunker Bunker and follow the Lunker Cam in action. For more information, visit www.tpwd.state.tx.us/ShareLunker
Some kids with life-threatening medical conditions enjoy a day of fishing thanks in part to a big Texas fish and the man who caught it. For info. see, http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/sharelunker/ and http://www.wish.org/
Hear why Sam Callaway, the angler who caught Toyota ShareLunker #500, has donated his $6670 prize to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Info. on the Toyota ShareLunker program at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/sharelunker/. More on Make-A-Wish at http://www.wish.org/. Hear more about Sam's big catch at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_P16Oavdbk
Sam Callaway caught Toyota ShareLunker No. 500 on O.H. Ivie Reservoir near San Angelo during the Permian Basin Oilman's Bass Invitational. The 13.34 lb. bass netted Callaway the special $500/lb prize for a total of $6,670. The bass was taken to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens. For more information on the Toyota ShareLunker program, including where ShareLunkers have been caught, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/sharelunker/
[cc] In 2006 a Kansas angler caught the 400th ShareLunker in Lake Amistad in south Texas. Now the race to catch #500 is on with a cash prize of $500 per pound. Anglers catching a largemouth bass weighing 13 lbs. or more are encouraged to donate it to the Toyota ShareLunker program for spawning. More info. at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/sharelunker/
Looking for a place in Texas to fish that's close and you know the fish will be biting? This story takes a look at the neighborhood fishing program, where year round Texas Parks and Wildlife stocks keeper size trout and catfish in city ponds and lakes. Check this website out for more information www.neighborhoodfishing.org/
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