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HIgh School Fishing Teams (School of Fish) - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

School of Fish The whistle blows, and the championship battle is underway. We’re not talking about Texas high school football, it’s the finals for high school fishing. The hottest sport to hit the south these days isn’t on the field, it’s in the water. Check out a profile on high school fishing.

The Paddlefish Project - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

The Paddlefish Project A freshwater fish older than the dinosaur is being returned to Caddo Lake in a grand experiment.  Can restored water flows bring back a breeding population of paddlefish?  A broad coalition of partners, from non-profits to landowners and government agencies, is working to answer this question.

Fishing Lures - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Fishing Lures Meet one man who collects antique fishing lures, and another who makes new ones. Discover the evolution of the fishing lure, from bone to plastic and several incarnations in between. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife television show:

Alligator Gar Spawning at Lake Texoma - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]

Watch as alligator gar spawn in Lake Texoma. The alligator gar is one of the largest freshwater fishes in North America. Individuals can live for many decades and grow to 300 pounds or more. These fish spawn in late spring when rain floods the backwaters and water temperatures rise above 68 degrees. During this time, gar tend to congregate in shallow water to lay their eggs in flooded vegetation. In years of low rainfall, they may not spawn at all. Learn more about the alligator gar at

Fly Fishing, The Basics - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Fly Fishing, The Basics Fly fishing is growing in popularity, and it's easier to get started than you might think. Join fly fishing instructor Constance Whiston as she gives you some ideas on how to get started. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife television show on Texas PBS stations:

Fly Fishing, Casting - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Fly Fishing, Casting For beginning fly fishers, casting can be intimidating. But as fly fishing instructor Constance Whiston shows us, a little practice is all it takes. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife television show on Texas PBS stations:

Fly Fishing, Picking the Right Fly - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Fly Fishing, Picking the Right Fly Now that you've got the basics of fly fishing down, and you've learned how to cast, get some tips for picking the right fly for fly fishing success. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife television show on Texas PBS stations:

Edward Parten: 2013 Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Fishing Hall of Fame: Ed Parten Edward Parten of Kingwood has devoted a large part of his life to helping preserve and improve habitat for fisheries in Texas. He's the lone inductee into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.

Trout Fishing, Guadalupe River Winter Stocking - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

The annual winter stocking of rainbow trout in the Guadalupe River is a much anticipated event. Anglers line the banks and put on the waders for a chance to catch this fun little fish. For more information

Neighborhood Fishing - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Well it's that time again, school is out and that means kids are looking for something to do. This summer many families are discovering they don't have to look far for fun and inexpensive ways to get kids out of the house and hooked on the outdoors.  These lakes are stocked with catfish in and around many of the biggest cities in Texas, and anglers under 17 don't need a license to fish.  To find out more about where to go, what to catch or even how to fish, visit

Fishing for Gargantuan Gar - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

The alligator gar may be more of a "gentle giant" than a "river monster," but its sheer size and toothy snout have given it a bad rap over the years. Now, however, more anglers are pursuing gar, and biologists are beginning to learn more about this fascinating denizen of the deep.

This is Texas Parks and Wildlife - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Whether you're a hiker, a hunter or a sunset watcher, chances are you've spent some time with us. Here's why Life is Better Outside. Join us in exploring the great outdoors at

Catching A Fish A Day - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Keith Miller is a man who pledged to catch a fish a day everyday for an entire year with the goal of getting kids outside and care about their environment.

Texas' Largest Fish Hatchery Suspends Operations Due to Drought

The Dundee State Fish Hatchery near Wichita Falls has temporarily suspended operations due the declining water supply. The hatchery is the primary producer of striped bass and hybrid striped bass. For more information about the hatchery, see

White Bass Fishing, Running of the Bass - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Freshwater anglers all across the state look forward to the annual spring run of White Bass. When the conditions are right, the fishing is easy. When the conditions aren't right, the anglers just have to work a little bit harder. Catch up with some white bass anglers at Colorado Bend State Park, just below the Inks Lake dam, and on the Sabine River. See our PBS show schedule on our web site

Catfish: Fishing for Cats - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Catfish are the largest freshwater sportfish in Texas and are second only to bass in popularity among anglers. They are also quite popular on the dinner table, but for many the fun is in getting them there.

Flounder Fishing, The Rise of the Forgotten Flounder-Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

The Rise of the Forgotten Flounder This is a story that looks at the Southern Flounder here in Texas. From fishing to gigging to stocking, all things flounder. Texas Parks and Wildlife has started raising Southern Flounder at their coastal hatcheries. This also takes a look at those efforts. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife television show.

Guadalupe Bass- Restoring a State Treasure Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

This is a story on the efforts to save the state fish of Texas, the Guadalupe Bass.

Crappie Fishing; The Crappie Guys, Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

The Crappie Guys-Meet Tommy Tidwell, a high school science teacher and part time crappie fishing guide. Tommy spends a lot of time on Lake Granger helping anglers learn the finer points of crappie catching. Then there's Mr. Crappie, Wally Marshall. He's the founder of the Mr. Crappie Big Crappie Classic, a family friendly everybody wins something fishing tournament. Everything Wally does revolves around his favorite fish. Everything.

Crappie Cooking, Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Crappie Cooking; Tim Spice is the Boater Education Director for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He's also an accomplished outdoor chef. Catch up with Tim at McKinney Falls State Park as he cooks up a mess of crappie; lightly breaded and fried, and on the skillet with a touch of tarragon and lemon.

Texas Bass - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Bass-Not only are largemouth bass the most popular game fish in Texas, but they seem to get bigger every year. The Micropterus salmoides hasn't flourished on its own. It's taken a lot of research and work to get bass where they are today. Hit a couple of the state's best bass lakes, Lake Fork east of Dallas, and Purtis Creek State Park Lake near Athens. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show

Neighborhood Fishing - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Find a fully stocked fishing spot close to you. Check out our Neighborhood Fishing spots at

Night Fishing - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Fishing the Late Shift Well-lit piers and cooler temps make nighttime the right time to enjoy a little fishing. The camaraderie is fun, too. Find a nearby fishing spot at

Where to Wade Fish - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Tour some prime wade fishing spots along the Texas coast where the redfish, seatrout and coastal beauty are as good as it gets. See what's biting at

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