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Fishing With Your Piers-Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]

Pier fishing along the Texas coast is easy and convenient. Whether you're fishing for shark, red fish, spotted sea trout, or flounder, there's a pier close by with plenty of room for everyone. Check out what's biting at

How to Filet a Fish - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Cindy Haenel, a chef instructor at the Central Market Cooking School, demonstrates how to filet fish. Find places to fish in Texas at

FIELD NOTES: Trophy Blue Catfish Study - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

A Fisheries biologist gives the details on a current study to see if Texas can manage for trophy blue catfish.

Toyota Texas ShareLunker Program - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas is a top destination for bass fishing, thanks in part to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Toyota ShareLunker program. Anglers who catch largemouth "lunker" bass weighing 13 pounds or more are encouraged to lend or donate the fish to Texas Parks and Wildlife for spawning to improve the quality of fish stocked in Texas waters. In this video, see how the program works, visit the Lunker Bunker and follow the Lunker Cam in action. For more information, visit

ShareLunker 500 Makes Wishes Come True - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

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, and

ShareLunker 500 Angler Donates Prize to Make-A-Wish - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

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 More on Make-A-Wish at Hear more about Sam's big catch at

Toyota ShareLunker #500 Nets Angler Big Prize - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

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

ShareLunker #400 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

[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

Casting Call- The Neighborhood Fishing Program- Texas Parks and Wildlife {Official]

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

Carp Fishing, The International Pursuit - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

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

Toyota Texas Bass Classic 2011-Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

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

Battle at the Fork: Fishing the Bass Classic - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

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

Eat More Bass: Slot Limits Help Grow Bigger Fish

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.

FIELD NOTES: Biologists and Anglers Team Up to Remove Carp from Lake Conroe

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.

Through-the-Gill Hook Removal

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.

Catch a Fish a Day - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

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

Winter Trout Stocking - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

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

Flounder Stocking - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

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

Scouting for Redfish - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

A Boy Scout troop learns how to kayak for redfish. Explore Texas fishing at

Go Fish Classes in State Parks - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

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

Striped Bass Production - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists are catching striped bass to make more fish at Lake Livingston

White Bass Run - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

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

Catfish: Fishing for Cats (2 mins) - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Here's a story about some Texas-sized catfish and some catfish-crazed Texans. For more information, visit

Carp and Buffalo Fishing Catch On - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

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

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