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TPWD News Release — May 17, 2004

Official State Fishing Map Is First for Texas

ATHENS, Texas — A new official Texas freshwater fishing map available May 24 will promote family fishing and benefit the construction fund for a new education building at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens.

The 37-inch by 38-inch four-color map is the first of its kind for Texas, according to Eric Kincaid. His Dallas-based company, Recognition Communications, Inc., produced the map in partnership with the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) and GMC.

"The front side of the colorful shaded relief map features accurate and detailed locations of lakes on a highway map of Texas. The lakes are listed in alphabetical order, then color-coded, to help users find the region of the state where each lake is located," Kincaid said.

The back side of the map presents the lakes in tabular form and includes pertinent information about each body of water, including size, facilities available and principal types of fish present. Regulations, fishing tips and contact information for sources of information for anglers are also included.

Part of the proceeds from sales of the map will go toward the construction of a new education building at TFFC.

Locations of retailers where the map can be purchased can be found online (

PHOTO EDITORS: The map front cover image is also available as a small PDF file. Please e-mail Eric Kincaid at and reference GFT PDF for immediate assistance.