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[ Media Contact: TPWD News, news@tpwd.texas.gov, 512-389-8030 ]
May 23, 2019
TPWD Reopens Alligator Gar Fishing in Trinity River
AUSTIN - The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reopening fishing for alligator gar in portions of the river between the Highway 287 bridge near Cayuga and State Highway 7 near Crockett effective Friday, May 24th.
TPWD temporarily prohibited taking or attempting to take alligator gar on May 6 to protect spawning alligator gar, which is a species of conservation concern in the Trinity River. Water conditions that trigger spawning activity in alligator gar, such as water temperature above 68 F and presence of flood levels at the moderate stage as reported by U.S. Geological Survey gauges, were earlier identified by department staff. Some stretches have receded from those flood levels and others are forecast to recede in coming days. Staff believes that the decrease in flood levels indicates that most of the alligator gar spawning has likely occurred, eliminating the need for a fishing closure.
The temporary prohibition did not affect alligator gar fishing in parts of the state other than those areas of the Trinity River detailed above.
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May 23, 2019
Ray Roberts Lake State Park Isle Du Bois Unit Closes Day Use Area Starting May 28 for Repair Project
PILOT POINT-- Ray Roberts Lake State Parks' Isle Du Bois Unit is closing its day use area for a major capital repair project until fall 2019. The closure begins May 28 and includes the swimming area, picnic area and pavilions.
"We are excited the renovations to the flood damaged areas at the park are underway and we look forward to having the new and improved facilities once the projects are completed," says Mark Stewart, park manager of the Ray Roberts Lake State Park Isle Du Bois Unit. "Although these repairs will impact plans for this summer, the improvements will enhance the park experience for our visitors in the future."
During the closure, the campgrounds, trails and boat ramp will remain open for use. For information about the Ray Roberts Lake State Park Complex, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website.
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