Texas Parks & Wildlife Videos
Some kids with life-threatening medical conditions enjoy a day of fishing thanks in part to a big Texas fish and the man who caught it. For info. see, http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/sharelunker/ and http://www.wish.org/
Hear why Sam Callaway, the angler who caught Toyota ShareLunker #500, has donated his $6670 prize to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Info. on the Toyota ShareLunker program at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/sharelunker/. More on Make-A-Wish at http://www.wish.org/. Hear more about Sam's big catch at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_P16Oavdbk
Sam Callaway caught Toyota ShareLunker No. 500 on O.H. Ivie Reservoir near San Angelo during the Permian Basin Oilman's Bass Invitational. The 13.34 lb. bass netted Callaway the special $500/lb prize for a total of $6,670. The bass was taken to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens. For more information on the Toyota ShareLunker program, including where ShareLunkers have been caught, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/sharelunker/
[cc] In 2006 a Kansas angler caught the 400th ShareLunker in Lake Amistad in south Texas. Now the race to catch #500 is on with a cash prize of $500 per pound. Anglers catching a largemouth bass weighing 13 lbs. or more are encouraged to donate it to the Toyota ShareLunker program for spawning. More info. at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/sharelunker/
Looking for a place in Texas to fish that's close and you know the fish will be biting? This story takes a look at the neighborhood fishing program, where year round Texas Parks and Wildlife stocks keeper size trout and catfish in city ponds and lakes. Check this website out for more information www.neighborhoodfishing.org/
The once-maligned carp is emerging as a sought-after sport fish, and anglers are coming to Texas from around the world just to catch them. Tag along as we hit the Texas carp hotspots, Lady Bird Lake in Austin, and Lake Fork near Dallas. Yes, the same Lake Fork that's known for monster bass is now famous for its monster carp as well. See the PBS show schedule on our web site http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/tv/
The fifth annual Toyota Texas Bass Classic is coming up October 28-30 in Conroe and the big news this year is the entire event is free if you get your tickets in advance! Details at http://toyotatexasbassclassic.com/
A behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to compete in the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. Follow two anglers--an established pro and a newbie--as they battle it out in the 2007 Bass Classic. For information on the upcoming tournament, visit www.ToyotaTexasBassClassic.com
In this video produced by the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Alton Jones explains why slot limits are in place at select Texas lakes. The goal is to encourage the harvest of small bass in order to leave more food for the big ones so they can continue to grow and spawn and ultimately produce more trophy bass. Slot limit lakes include Lake Fork, Pinkston, Joe Pool, Walter E. Long, Georgetown, Bastrop, Bridgeport, Sweetwater, Davy Crockett, and Fayette County. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/annual/fish/limits_freshwater/index.phtml#limits
Biologists enlisted the aid of rod-and-reel and bow anglers to remove excess triploid grass carp from Lake Conroe in July 2011. The carp have succeeded in removing most of the exotic invasive hydrilla from the lake and are now limiting the growth of desired native vegetation. Biologists are seeking to balance the number of carp in the lake with the amount of hydrilla available for them to eat. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/releases/?req=20110620a
This video from the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center shows you how to remove hooks that get caught deep in a fish's esophagus or stomach.
Keith Miller is on a quest to catch a fish a day every day for an entire year. He's hoping his quest will get kids interested in fishing and spending time outdoors. Follow his progress on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Catching-a-Fish-a-Day-with-Keith-Miller/178979678799415
Every winter Texas Parks and Wildlife stocks rainbow trout across the state. The hungry fish take a variety of baits, making it a great fishing experience for novices. Find stocking locations at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/management/stocking/trout_stocking.phtml
Texas Parks and Wildlife has started a new flounder stocking program to help sustain Southern Flounder populations, which have fallen by about 50% in the last 30 years. More on Southern Flounder at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/flounder/
A Boy Scout troop learns how to kayak for redfish. Explore Texas fishing at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/
State parks throughout Texas are offering free fishing classes to teach you everything you need to get started fishing. Find a class near you at http://www.texasstateparks.org/gofish
Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists are catching striped bass to make more fish at Lake Livingston
Fishing for white bass is a favorite springtime ritual as the bass migrate to upstream shallow areas to spawn. Discover some good white bass fishing spots. For more info., see http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdpubs/pwd_br_t3200_0022e/
Here's a story about some Texas-sized catfish and some catfish-crazed Texans. For more information, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/
The once-maligned carp and buffalo are emerging as a sought-after sport fish. Anglers from around the world are traveling to Texas lakes just to catch them. This excerpt from the Texas Parks and Wildlife television show follows participants in an annual carp tournament held each spring in Austin. For stations and air times, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/tv/
[cc] In winter, Texas Parks & Wildlife stocks rainbow trout across the state, providing fun fishing opportunities for new anglers and folks who love to fish. Find out where at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/troutstocking
From loaner tackle to free fishing spots, this video will show you how easy it is to get started fishing - no experience required! Learn how to fish with Texas Parks and Wildlife's "Take Me Fishing 101" series for beginning anglers. For more information, including free fishing events in your area, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
This video shows you step-by-step how to assemble a fishing rod and tackle. Learn how to fish with Texas Parks and Wildlife's "Take Me Fishing 101" series for beginning anglers. For more information, including free fishing events in your area, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
Keep your fishing trips safe for you AND for the fish. Learn how to fish with Texas Parks and Wildlife's "Take Me Fishing 101" series for beginning anglers. For more information, including free fishing events in your area, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
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