Texas Parks & Wildlife Videos
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Catching a fish is fun for kids, but many families have questions about how to get started. That's why some state parks are offering free fishing classes. They'll teach you the basics through fun, hands-on activities. Texas Parks and Wildlife has this report on a program called "Go Fish" as the June Outdoor Activity of the Month. To find places to fish and events near you, visit texasstateparks.org/fishing
50th Film History: Guadalupe Rainbows Stocking rainbow trout in the Guadalupe River below Canyon Dam started about 50 years ago and is still going strong. As the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department celebrates its 50th anniversary (2013), we open the vaults to some old films that showcase the history of the agency. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television series www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv
Stripers in Production Follow the life cycle of striped bass. From fertilization to hatching, to stocking and finally catching, this popular game fish is getting a helping hand from Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists.
River Access, A Few Things to Know Before your next Texas river trip, check out the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's web page. You'll be able to find out the rules and regulations regarding public river access in the state. And you'll find all kinds of useful information about fishing, paddling times, put in and take out points. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife television show on Texas PBS stations: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv
Mystery of the Tarpon Heralded for their awe-inspiring jumps and tenacious power, tarpon are the stuff from which fish tales are spun. But over the last couple decades, their populations have taken a serious dive. Today, a group of scientists are trying to learn about the biology of this ancient creature.
Postcard From Texas Watch a Longear sunfish watch the camera in the flowing waters of the Pedernales River.
They've been here for 300-million years, but you can't find them just anywhere. Paddlefish are being stocked in one of the most timeless lakes in Texas -- Caddo Lake. Implanted with radio transmitters, Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists will monitor this pre-historic species to see if water flows in the lake are suitable for its reintroduction. Special project partners are planning a Paddelfish festival in the East Texas town, Jefferson, May 8-9. For more information, go to http://www.CaddoLakeInstitute.us
The Paddlefish Project A freshwater fish older than the dinosaur is being returned to Caddo Lake in a grand experiment. Can restored water flows bring back a breeding population of paddlefish? A broad coalition of partners, from non-profits to landowners and government agencies, is working to answer this question.
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