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Noodling has been around for centuries, but in Texas – where it didn’t become legal until 2011 – biologists are still fishing for answers. “Handfishing” or “grappling,” the act of wading into shallow areas in rivers and lakes and using hands and feet to probe holes where catfish have taken...
Texas bass fishing is living large. And that’s not just lip service about the bucketmouth fish that have become the top angling target not only across the state but also the country. Bassmaster magazine last year released its list of the best 100 U.S. bass lakes and Texas led the way...
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...
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...
Memorial Day weekend in Texas long has signaled the start of summer across the state, bringing with it thought of fishing, camping and other outdoors excursions. Here are your holiday listings for things to do, places to go and how to plan a last-second trip to some of our...
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...
As the youngster carefully cranked the Zebco, the jack-in-the-box anticipation took hold that accompanies bass fishing in Texas. He knew something might happen. It was just a matter of when. And how loud. The pale, gray Slug-Go at the end of the line fluttered and twitched as it skittered along the surface...
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 Fourth of July means fireworks and grilling for most folks, but for crappie anglers, it’s time to hit the lights. Scorching summer temperatures have taken root and it doesn’t appear we’re in for cooler weather anytime soon. However, that shouldn’t keep you off the water, especially if you’ve got...
When it comes down to it, fishing is like any other pursuit: you're going to have to deal with the good, the bad and the ugly -- just hopefully not all at once. Here's a fish tale that's not all that uncommon as anglers jockey for position with others in...