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June 28, 2004

Rowland’s Record Trout Shows Texas Potential

AUSTIN, Texas — While many anglers along the Texas coast were complaining about unusually poor catch rates during 2002, Carl "Bud" Rowland was enjoying a record year. While flyfishing the lower Laguna Madre on May 23, 2002, Rowland caught and released a spotted seatrout that measured 37 ¼ inches and weighed 15 pounds, 6 ounces — a new line class world record and eventual Texas state record.

June 21, 2004

Seven Sites in Running for New Texas Fish Hatchery

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has received proposals from seven entities vying to be the site of a new freshwater fish hatchery for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

June 14, 2004

Powers Inducted Into Texas Fishing Hall of Fame

ATHENS, Texas — For his ongoing efforts as a spokesman, role model and mentor for physically challenged outdoorsmen, Michael "Shorty" Powers has become the newest member of the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. Powers was recognized here at the recent Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and Budweiser ShareLunker Banquet.

Reyes Honored As Sharelunker Angler of the Year

ATHENS, Texas — Jason Reyes of Humble was honored at a banquet May 29 at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center for having caught the largest Budweiser ShareLunker of the 2004 season

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, June 14, 2004

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

May 24, 2004

Free Family Fishing Continues in Texas With Special Events in State Parks June 5

AUSTIN, Texas — Today’s tech-savvy kids may know how to tie up the line between cell phones and Instant Messenger, but can they cast a line? A fishing line, that is.

This Big Fish Story Is For Real

ATHENS, Texas — Call something a "big fish story" and everyone knows immediately it’s a tall tale.

Saltwater Anglers Asked To Share Attitudes About Fishing

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is responsible for understanding not only the biology of coastal fisheries systems, but also the social and economic impacts on the resource as well.

Aquatic Life on the Line With Monofilament Recycling

AUSTIN, Texas — Snagging that monofilament fishing line on the submerged tire or seaweed is annoying at the very least, but it can also be deadly to the birds and aquatic animals that might get entangled in the line. A new recycling program aims to help clean up Texas shores of unsightly fishing line snarls and everyone can help.

Nature Photography Exhibit, Digital Photo Workshop Featured at TFFC

ATHENS, Texas — The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will host a traveling photo exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. from June 5 through July 20.