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Postcard: Fish in the Viewfinder - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Postcard From Texas Watch a Longear sunfish watch the camera in the flowing waters of the Pedernales River.

Crappie Cooking, Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Crappie Cooking; Tim Spice is the Boater Education Director for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He's also an accomplished outdoor chef. Catch up with Tim at McKinney Falls State Park as he cooks up a mess of crappie; lightly breaded and fried, and on the skillet with a touch of tarragon and lemon. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv

Crappie Fishing; The Crappie Guys, Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


The Crappie Guys-Meet Tommy Tidwell, a high school science teacher and part time crappie fishing guide. Tommy spends a lot of time on Lake Granger helping anglers learn the finer points of crappie catching. Then there's Mr. Crappie, Wally Marshall. He's the founder of the Mr. Crappie Big Crappie Classic, a family friendly everybody wins something fishing tournament. Everything Wally does revolves around his favorite fish. Everything. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv

Flounder Fishing, The Rise of the Forgotten Flounder-Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


The Rise of the Forgotten Flounder This is a story that looks at the Southern Flounder here in Texas. From fishing to gigging to stocking, all things flounder. Texas Parks and Wildlife has started raising Southern Flounder at their coastal hatcheries. This also takes a look at those efforts. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife television show. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv

Catfish: Fishing for Cats - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Catfish are the largest freshwater sportfish in Texas and are second only to bass in popularity among anglers. They are also quite popular on the dinner table, but for many the fun is in getting them there.

Guadalupe Bass- Restoring a State Treasure Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


This is a story on the efforts to save the state fish of Texas, the Guadalupe Bass.

Texas Bass - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Texas Bass-Not only are largemouth bass the most popular game fish in Texas, but they seem to get bigger every year. The Micropterus salmoides hasn't flourished on its own. It's taken a lot of research and work to get bass where they are today. Hit a couple of the state's best bass lakes, Lake Fork east of Dallas, and Purtis Creek State Park Lake near Athens. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv

Guadalupe Bass Success - Texas Parks and Wildlife


Found only in Texas, the Guadalupe Bass nearly got outnumbered by non-native fish. Here’s how helping this species is about more than just a fish: http://bit.ly/SpeakOut4StateFish #SpeakOut4Wildlife

The DNA Dude: Dijar Lutz-Carrillo - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Fisheries science requires a lot of complex knowledge and instrumentation. Dijar Lutz-Carrillo knows how to pull it all together. For more information about fisheries science and management visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/management/

Lake Fork Sportsman’s Association inducted into 2018 Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame


The Lake Fork Sportsman’s Association has partnered with state and local agencies, community organizations, and high schools on many projects to promote Texas fishing, including operating a live release boat to decrease tournament stress on the fishery, donating fishing tackle to high school fishing teams, hosting free fishing events to draw kids into the outdoors, placing artificial habitats into the lake to enhance recreational fishing, and planting native aquatic vegetation to improve habitat for fish and wildlife. Learn more about the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame at https://tpwd.texas.gov/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/visit/virtualtour/halloffame/

Shannon Tompkins inducted into 2018 Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame


Shannon Tompkins, a reporter and columnist with the Houston Chronicle, has reached millions of people with his articles about fishing and the outdoors. “He doesn’t just tell people how to fish, he has the unique ability and talent to help people understand why they should care about freshwater fishing and conservation in Texas," said Dan Kessler, Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Committee Chair. Learn more about the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame at https://tpwd.texas.gov/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/visit/virtualtour/halloffame/

Return of the Guadalupe Bass - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]


Return of the Guadalupe Bass The official state fish, the Guadalupe Bass, has been restored to the South Llano River. Threatened by loss of habitat and hybridization with non-native, introduced Smallmouth Bass, the Guadalupe Bass was close to being wiped out. We’ll learn what happened and how biologists figured out how to restore the Texas native back to the South Llano River.

Fishing for Habitat - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]


Fishing for Habitat Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries staff and the Still Waters Bass Club placed 150 Christmas trees into Stamford Reservoir near Abilene to enhance angling opportunities on the lake.

Building Fish Structure, Hands-On Habitat - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Hands-On Habitat: As reservoirs age, natural places for fish to find food and shelter can be lost. So crews in Northeast Texas are sinking some strange-looking structures and seeding native plants to improve the situation for both fish and fishermen. This project was funded in part by a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

Sea Center Fish Stocking - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]


Sea Center Fish Stocking Sea Center Texas is the largest redfish hatchery in the world. Now biologists hope to replicate that success with spotted seatrout. Learn more about Sea Center Texas at https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishing/sea-center-texas/

Video from the Field: Bass Spawning at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center


The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is a hatchery and aquaria in Athens, Texas, 75 miles southeast of Dallas. Learn more about the Center at http://tpwd.texas.gov/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/

Video from the Field: Brooder Harvest at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center


The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is a hatchery and aquaria in Athens, Texas, 75 miles southeast of Dallas. Learn more about the Center at http://tpwd.texas.gov/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/

Video from the Field: Harvesting Bass Fry at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center


The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is a hatchery and aquaria in Athens, Texas, 75 miles southeast of Dallas. Learn more about the Center at http://tpwd.texas.gov/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/

Aaron Martens vs Invasive Species - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Pro anlger Aaron Martens talks about the importance of cleaning, draining and drying your boat to help stop the spread of invasive species.

Release The Kraken VNR - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


With so many miles of coastal bottom in the Texas Gulf Coast and very little reef structure for fish to feed upon, Texas Parks and Wildlife has created an Artificial Reef Program that consists of everything from toppled oil rigs to man-made reef balls. Once these structures are encrusted with plants and animals that create habitat, the fish come and the fishermen come too. The latest offering to the reef program is a 371-foot cargo ship called The Kraken. To find out more about the Artificial Reef Program go to http://tpwd.texas.gov/artificialreef

Christmas Trees to Fish Habitat - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries staff and the Still Waters Bass Club placed 150 Christmas trees into Stamford Reservior near Abilene to enhance angling opportunities on the lake on January, 28, 2017. Get coordinates on these and other fish attractors around Texas at http://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/fish_attractors.phtml

Field Notes: Sinking fish attractors in Lake Buchanan


Texas Parks & Wildlife Fisheries staff sunk these structures in Lake Buchanan to attract bass, crappie and other sport fish. Made of PVC and composite, they're designed to mimic underwater brush, which fish use for protection, as places to hide and ambush prey, and even for spawning. The natural brush can decay over time in reservoirs, which is why we put in artificial attractors. The attractors are sunk 15-20 feet deep and marked by buoys. Anglers can find locations of fish attractors in lakes around Texas at https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/fish_attractors.phtml

A Creel Survey


A Creel Survey Join a team of fisheries technicians as they perform a creel survey on Lake Conroe. Fisheries biologists doing creel surveys interview anglers, measure fish, and track the number of hours fished. These surveys help get information about the fishing quality and the health of fish populations in the lake.

75th Anniversary- Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program- Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Overview of the impact of the Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program, a funding source generated by hunters, anglers, shooters and boaters that supports wildlife and fisheries restoration, research, habitat protection, education and outreach for hunters and anglers, along with improving public access through boat ramps and fishing piers.

Outdoor Tourism: Selling Texas - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Selling Texas Each year, outdoor tourism contributes around 36 billion dollars to the state economy. Part of our popularity comes from the good public relations generated by the scores of outdoor-television programs. We'll look at some of those shows that can't wait to come here and show off our state. From the Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, for stations and air times: http:\\www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv