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April 26, 2023

Game Warden Field Notes, April 26, 2023

April 24, 2023

Texas State-Fish Art Contest Announces 2023 Winners

ATHENS — The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is pleased to announce the Texas division winners of Wildlife Forever’s Fish Art Contest for 2023.

April 21, 2023

Toyota ShareLunker Program Enjoys Another Exceptional Collection Season

ATHENS — The 2023 Toyota ShareLunker program delivered an exciting collection season for the third year in a row. Anglers contributed 18 Legacy Class ShareLunkers from four different lakes across the state, but the spotlight shined brightest on O.H. Ivie in west Texas. The waterbody produced a record-breaking 15 Legacy Class fish in 2023, following back-to-back years of 12 each during the 2021 and 2022 collection seasons.

April 19, 2023

Angler Recognition Program Shines Spotlight on Fishing Excellence

ATHENS – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Angler Recognition Program (ARP) exists to recognize fishing excellence in Texas, and to further that purpose, TPWD staff recently completed a revitalization initiative for the program. The ARP was established in 1971 and maintains the fish record lists for all public and private waterbodies across the state, inspiring anglers to get outside and enjoy the water.

April 12, 2023

Cierre del TPWD de las áreas de recolección de ostras en Matagorda Bay

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) cerro TX-19 and TX-20 en Matagorda Bay a la recolección comercial y recreativa de ostras a partir de martes, el 11 de abril de 2023.

TPWD Closes Oyster Harvest Areas in Matagorda Bay

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) closed TX-19 and TX-20 in Matagorda Bay to commercial and recreational oyster harvest on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.

April 10, 2023

El Reabastecimiento de Bagre Llega en Abril a los Lagos dePesca en la Vecindad

AUSTIN — Ya llegó la primavera y eso significa que regresó el reabastecimiento    de bagre en los lagos del programa Pesca en la Vecindad de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWD).  Este programa ofrece a familias y amigos la oportunidad de participar en las tradiciones de Texas de la recreación al aire libre y la divertida pesca de bagre con caña; y todo muy cerca de casa.

Catfish Stocking Arrives at Neighborhood Fishin’ Lakes in April

AUSTIN – Spring is here and that means catfish angling is back at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Neighborhood Fishin’ lakes across the state. The program provides an opportunity for friends and families to participate in the Texas traditions of outdoor recreation by reeling in catfish close to home.

April 3, 2023

TFFC Hosts First Deaf Day and Picnic Event April 15

ATHENS — The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is pleased to announce a brand-new, daylong event on Saturday, April 15. The first-ever Deaf Day and Picnic at the TFFC will run during the center’s regular hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) with a variety of family-friendly activities. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own picnic, try their hand at fishing with loaner gear provided by TFFC and enjoy a fun spring day.

March 27, 2023

O.H. Ivie Churns Out 15th Legacy Class Lunker

ATHENS – O.H. Ivie Lake’s historic run of Legacy Class Lunkers charged forward on Saturday with another massive largemouth bass. Kevin Winchester of Ballinger reeled in 13.08-pound ShareLunker 650, giving the lake its 15th Legacy Class fish of the 2023 Toyota ShareLunker collection season. Winchester’s catch was also the 18th overall Legacy Lunker that anglers across the nation have landed in Texas this season.