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Jan. 27, 2022

Lake Corpus Christi State Park to Host Kid Fish 2022 Event

MATHIS – Saturday, Jan. 29, park rangers at Lake Corpus Christi State Park are hosting their Kid Fish 2022 event as an opportunity for young anglers to learn how to fish and to enjoy the wonders of outdoor recreation.

Jan. 17, 2022

TPWD Closing Oyster Harvest Area in Aransas Bay

TPWD Closing Oyster Harvest Area in Aransas Bay

Jan. 13, 2022

TPWD Closing Oyster Harvest Area in San Antonio Bay

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is closing TX-25 in San Antonio Bay to commercial and recreational oyster harvest beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.

Jan. 11, 2022

2022 Toyota ShareLunker Legacy Class Season Kicks Off with Pair of Entries from O.H. Ivie

ATHENS – It didn’t take long for the first pair of Legacy Class largemouth bass of the 2022 Toyota ShareLunker season to find their way into angler’s boats. It was more than fitting that Tyler Anderson from Austin and Wendell Ramsey, Sr. of San Angelo, landed 14.48 and 14.92 – pounders respectively during week one of the season at O.H. Ivie. Last year, the fishery produced 12 of the 23 Legacy Lunkers during a remarkable 2021 season.

Jan. 5, 2022

TPWD Closing Oyster Harvest Area in Aransas Bay

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is closing TX-32 in Aransas Bay to commercial and recreational oyster harvest beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022.

Dec. 29, 2021

Toyota ShareLunker Program Kicks Off 36th Season This Weekend

ATHENS – The month of January begins a new year and with it the beginning of the 36th season of the Toyota ShareLunker program when anglers across the state, and for that matter the nation, cast their lines and fish for Largemouth Bass in Texas’ world class fisheries. The Toyota ShareLunker program has played an integral part in making Texas a destination for hundreds of thousands of anglers in search of this prized sport fish.

Dec. 24, 2021

TPWD Sets Public Scoping Meetings to Gather Input on Spotted Seatrout Regulations

AUSTIN- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking public input on the proposed rules changing bag and size limits for spotted seatrout on the middle and lower Texas coast. The proposed rules would reduce the spotted seatrout bag limit to 3 fish and restrict the allowable size to 17-23 inches for two years. The goal of this rule is to leave more spawning fish in the water for two spawning seasons in order to help the populations recover quickly from the 2021 winter storm. These regulation changes would only affect Matagorda Bay, San Antonio Bay, Aransas Bay, Corpus Christi Bay, and the Upper and Lower Laguna Madre systems.

Dec. 17, 2021

TPWD Closing Oyster Harvest Area in Mesquite Bay

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is closing TX-28 in Mesquite Bay, part of the Aransas Bay complex, to commercial and recreational oyster harvest beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021.

Dec. 9, 2021

Conservation Agencies, Bass Clubs, and Local Youth Increase Fish Habitat in Coleto Creek Reservoir

VICTORIA – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Corpus Christi Inland Fisheries team partnered with the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA), Texas B.A.S.S. Nation, Coleto BassMasters Friends of Reservoirs (FOR) chapter, and several youths from St. Joseph’s High School to complete Phase 2 (native aquatic vegetation planting) of a greater habitat initiative to restore and enhance fisheries habitats in the reservoir.

Dec. 6, 2021

Public Access Lease for Guadalupe River Trout Fishing is Open

AUSTIN – Anglers have the opportunity to target rainbow trout during the peak of cold-weather stocking and fishing season thanks to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) “no fee” public access lease on the Guadalupe River.