Freshwater

Information, updates and articles about freshwater fishing in Texas

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...
There’s an epidemic sweeping the nation’s lakes and rivers, and though it’s not bacterial or viral in nature, the pain from this particular affliction can take root and resonate for days or even weeks in extreme cases. There’s no telling...
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...
Donald Deville of Ville Platte, La., became the latest angler to find a big Texas largemouth bass at Lake Fork, which became Toyota ShareLunker 547 on March 20. Deville caught the fish in 5 feet of  water using a Brush...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...