Texas Parks & Wildlife Videos
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Here's an overview of the 2012 Toyota Texas Bass Classic held at Lake Conroe Sept. 28--30.
Professional angler Alton Jones describes how joining Friends of Reservoirs, a national non-profit organization, can benefit local groups wishing to improve fishing and water quality in reservoirs in their area.
The Rio Grande Valley Coastal Expo each year in Edinburg attracts hundreds of local elementary school students to learn more about area wildlife, the oceans, and how to protect them.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department fisheries biologist Neil Pugliese describes what his job is like. The process of spawning fish in a freshwater hatchery is detailed.
The new big bass exhibit at TFFC gives visitors the chance to see a huge largemouth bass (almost 13 pounds) from just inches away as it hangs out and occasionally has a snack.
TPWD geneticist Dijar Lutz-Carrillo tells about the process of determining the parentage of the new Lake Naconiche largemouth bass.
TPWD stocks hybrid striped bass in reservoirs with habitat better suited to open-water predatory species than to largemouth bass. This video explains why hybrid stripers are stocked where they are and lists the reservoirs that were stocked with hybrids in 2013.
Freshwater mussels are finally getting some of the respect they deserve. Mussels clean the water in our rivers, remove pollutants, and help anchor the streambed in place during flood events. Mussels and some species of fish share a life cycle; both depend on having good quality habitat in order to survive. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department worked with the Texas Department of Transportation in a project on the San Saba River to study how best to protect mussels during bridge construction.
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