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TPWD News Release — Jan. 30, 2006

Flat Out Fishing Lake Jackson Goes to the Beach and Beyond

LAKE JACKSON, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will host a saltwater fishing seminar that takes a fresh look at fishing the near-shore Gulf of Mexico. The day-long seminar will feature presentations on fishing and boating from the shallow backwaters, beaches and jetties out into Texas' near-shore Gulf waters.

Kick-off is 8:00 a.m. Sat., Feb. 11, at the Lake Jackson Civic Center, at the intersection of Highway 332 and Oak.

Presentations will cover life history of the ugly, yet delicious tripletail, boating tips, jetty secrets, fly fishing, landing powerful kingfish and more.

“Flat Out Fishing - Lake Jackson will give fishermen a fresh, new look at fishing the totally accessible coastal waters just off our beaches and passes," said Bobby Miller, one of TPWD’s Coastal Fisheries' Outreach Specialists. "Beginners to well-salted fishermen will increase their understanding of coastal fishing through the experiences relayed by TPWD biologists like Bill Balboa, outdoors enthusiasts like Larry Bozka, and expert fishing guides like Capt. Sally Moffett."

The program benefits the 5th Annual Abandoned Crab Trap Cleanup, Miller said, with all of the admission fees going to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s abandoned crab trap removal program fund. That program has removed more than 18,000 abandoned crab traps from coastal waters since 2002.

The cost is $20 per person or $30 per couple, payable by cash, check or money order at the door. Registration fees are tax-deductible. Children 16 and younger may attend free with a paying adult. Participants will be eligible for door prizes and “goody bags.” Seating is limited to the first 100 participants.

To register, contact Bobby Miller at 281-534-0110 or .

Major sponsors of the event include Anheuser-Busch, CCA Texas and Saltwater Conservation Association Texas.


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