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The timing is epic, the conditions are perfect and the stage is primed for crappie fishing in Texas. For thousands of anglers looking to snap out of winter’s clutches and make others green with envy this St. Patrick’s Day, it’s time to spring forward and enjoy a crappie day on...
Allen Lane Kruse, of Nacogdoches, caught the fish of a lifetime April 13 from Lake Naconiche, a new impoundment near the East Texas city. The 12.54-pound largemouth bass was submitted as a water body and catch-and-release record for the lake. However, this isn't just any big fish tale. After testing, it...
It’s Christmas time again, but with a bass fishing twist. The anticipation of countless little boys and girls at heart soon will come to fruition as they look under their favorite tree for a shiny present, faithfully hoping this is the year they get what they want. And while Santa...
Did you know there’s only one natural lake in Texas? I bet you didn’t. And even if you knew that fact, you probably couldn’t name Caddo Lake – the somewhat mysterious, cypress-infested body of water straddling the Texas-Louisiana border northeast of Marshall – as the lone native fishing spot in the...
School’s out for summer, but for freshwater anglers across Texas, there are plenty of fish still swimming around in large groups, making now the best time to be on the water for a variety of species. Temperatures are scorching – and they’re only going to get worse – but if...
The putrid stench mingled with the breeze as it slowly crept from its damp hiding spot in the plastic jar. As the devilish concoction steadily radiated an abominable wave of aroma in every nook and cranny, this angler slowly inhaled — through his mouth — and thanked his lucky...
Lake Fork has produced more big largemouth bass than any other body of water in Texas history, adding to its Toyota ShareLunker haul Sunday night with another fish exceeding 13 pounds. Randall E. Claybourne of Tulsa, Okla., was fishing alone in 15 feet of water in the east arm of...
The catfish ranks only behind the largemouth bass in terms of anglers’ preference, as you would expect, and we’ve got exceptional catfish habitat in Texas. Flatheads, channel cats and blue cats can be found in almost every nook and cranny of the Lone Star State and are more than...
Lake Austin has received plenty of attention in recent years as the 1,600-acre body of water has become among the top largemouth bass fishing locales in Texas. The lake produced Toyota ShareLunker 548 on Wednesday when Round Rock angler Colin Pack landed the bass while fishing in a Texas Tournament...
The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Commission on Thursday in Austin approved multiple changes to the rainbow and brown trout fishery along a section of the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake. The panel voted to establish a 12- to 18-inch slot length limit with a five-fish daily bag, with only...