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TPW Commission Approves Changes to Saltwater Fishing Regulation for 2019-20

On March 20, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved all the proposed changes to the saltwater fishing regulations. These changes are intended to streamline regulations for the entire Texas coast for spotted seatrout and modified regulations for certain species to be in line with federal rules to reduce confusion ...

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TPW Commission Approves Changes to Freshwater Fishing Regulations for 2019-20

On March 20, The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted a suite of changes to this year’s freshwater fishing regulations that includes modifications to the length limits and harvest regulations for largemouth bass, Alabama bass and alligator gar in certain areas. The proposed changes to alligator gar regulations also include ...

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Two ShareLunkers Caught Back to Back from Lake Fork, Lake Conroe

Two largemouth bass over 13 pounds were caught by anglers in Texas, bringing the total number of “Legacy Class” Toyota ShareLunker entries up to four for the selective breeding program’s 2019 donation season ending March 31. The fish were caught out of the top two ShareLunker producing lakes of 2018 – Lake ...

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TPWD Releases Freshwater Fishing Regulation Proposals for 2019-2020

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is now accepting public comment on proposed changes to freshwater fishing regulations for 2019-2020. The proposed changes include modifications to the length limits and harvest regulations for largemouth bass, Alabama bass and alligator gar in certain areas. The proposed changes to alligator gar regulations also ...

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TPWD Releases Saltwater Fishing Regulation Proposals for 2019-2020

by TPWD staff The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is now accepting public comment on proposed changes to saltwater fishing regulations for 2019-2020. These changes are intended to streamline regulations for the entire Texas coast for spotted seatrout and modified regulations for certain species to be in line with ...

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SJRA Partners on Grant to Provide Funding for San Jacinto River Watershed Master Drainage Plan

Walker County included in study area by SJRA staff Harris County, the lead agency on the grant, received a State Award letter in the amount of $2,708,208.00 (Federal $2,031,156.00 |Local $677,052.00) from the Texas Division of Emergency Management to provide necessary funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to complete a comprehensive ...

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Recent Flooding, Cold Weather Curbing Invasive Giant Salvinia Growth in East Texas

In 2017, Caddo Lake was covered by more than 6,000 acres of invasive giant salvinia that was reproducing rapidly due to a warm winter and unusually long growing season. Access for anglers, boaters and waterfowl hunters was blocked on much of the lake, and hired contractors struggled to keep up ...

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Toyota ShareLunker Program Wraps up 2018 with 486 Entries from 89 Lakes Across the State

At the beginning of 2018, the Toyota ShareLunker program debuted a new year-long season for anglers to enter their 8 pound and larger bass for prizes, recognition, and to help the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department promote and enhance bass fishing in Texas. On Dec. 31, staff wrapped up the first year ...

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Forest Service to Raise Camping and Day-Use Fees at Recreation Areas

Fees at some National Forest recreation areas will increase Jan. 1, according to Forest Supervisor Eddie Taylor. The last increase for most sites in Texas was in 2003. “The changes will help to ensure fees are more comparable to similar public and private sites in the area, be consistent with ...

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Lake Conroe to Opened to Normal Lake Traffic and Activities at Noon Today

Lake Conroe water levels are slowly receding, and the lake will soon reach a point where navigational conditions are safe enough for boats and other watercraft to operate on the reservoir. At noon today, the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) and Montgomery County Constable Precinct 1 will open the reservoir ...

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