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Johnny Spruiell ,of Iowa Park, was fishing March 19 in three feet of water in South East Cove on Lake Amon G. Carter when a 13.75-pound bass took his 7-inch Power Worm. The fish is Toyota ShareLunker 546. Amon G. Carter is operated by Bowie. The 1,848-acre lake is served by...
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...
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...
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...
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 Hog. The water temperature was 58 degrees, according to a...
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...
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 when the scenario might play out, but the more time...
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...
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...
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...