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Feb. 5, 2013

Athens Eggfest 2013 Set for April 13 at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS—The third annual Athens Eggfest is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC).

Feb. 4, 2013

Toyota ShareLunker 540 Comes from Lake Fork

ATHENS—Richard Scibek of Granbury went to Lake Fork Saturday to enjoy a day of fishing with his friend James Quisenberry.

Giant Salvinia on the Move in East Texas

ATHENS—Giant salvinia, a non-native invasive aquatic plant, has been found at several lakes around East Texas over the past few months, leading to concerns over how quickly the destructive plant is spreading.

Jan. 25, 2013

Wanted: Coastal Ghost Busters

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is looking for volunteers interested in helping to remove abandoned crab traps — ghostlike killers of marine life — from their haunts along the coast.

Jan. 24, 2013

TPWD Proposing Changes to Fishing Regulations

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is proposing fishing regulation changes on two largemouth bass fisheries in East Texas, a clarification of fish harassment rules and new possession rules in state waters for aquatic resources taken in violation of federal regulations in the EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone).

Game Warden Named Texas “Officer of the Year” by Conservation Association

AUSTIN — Texas Game Warden Ryan Hunter has been named Texas “Officer of the Year” by the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

Jan. 23, 2013

Toyota Texas Bass Classic Announces 2013 Date; Future Changes

ATHENS—Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) officials have announced that this year’s World Championship of Bass Fishing is scheduled for Oct. 4-6, 2013 at Lake Conroe.

Jan. 22, 2013

Edward Parten Tapped for Induction into Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

ATHENS—Edward Parten of Kingwood, owner of a construction firm, has been selected as the 2013 inductee into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.

Jan. 17, 2013

Time to Begin Work on Texas State-Fish Art Contest Entries

ATHENS—Student artists across Texas in grades K — 12 take notice: It’s time to start preparing your entries for the 2013 Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest.

Jan. 8, 2013

Best Bass Lake in Texas? You Might be Surprised!

ATHENS—In reservoirs scattered throughout Texas, under the black skies of cool, fall nights, loud generators drone and bright lights beam from strange-looking boats built to transmit electrical current into the water to catch fish. Crews from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department  (TPWD) Inland Fisheries district offices use these electrofishing boats to collect information on fish populations, including Texas’ most popular fish—largemouth bass.