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Jan. 28, 2004

Freshwater Fishing Stamp Raises Need To Revamp Licenses

This release has been updated. Read the latest release dated Feb. 2, 2004.

Jan. 26, 2004

New Rod-and-Reel Record Blue Catfish at TFFC

ATHENS, Texas – The 121-pound ‘cat’ is now out of the bag. Cody Mullennix of Howe caught a new rod and reel record blue catfish from Lake Texoma on Jan. 16. The leviathan weighed 121 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 58 inches in length, shattering the previous Texas rod and reel record of 100 pounds also caught from Lake Texoma in 2000. Mullennix was fishing from the bank with a surf rod and 20-pound test line using 3-inch shad for bait when he caught the giant fish.

TPWD Preparing for Third Crab Trap Cleanup

AUSTIN, Texas – Hoping to add to the pile of almost 12,000 lost and abandoned crab traps hauled from Texas bays during the last two years, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials are gearing up for another round of cleanups, this time on Feb. 20-29.

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, Jan. 26, 2004

The following are excerpts from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

Jan. 20, 2004

Scientists Discover New Species of Fish

AUSTIN, Texas — Two scientists have reported the discovery of America’s newest vertebrate species. The species, a fish, is described in the current issue of the prestigious, quarterly international journal Copeia, the official publication of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, Jan. 20, 2004

The following are excerpts from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

Jan. 12, 2004

Nominations Sought for Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

ATHENS, Texas — Each year Texans have a chance to nominate their favorite fishing icon for consideration as an inductee to the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. Nominations are now being accepted and will be until Feb. 20.

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, Jan. 12, 2004

The following are excerpts from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.