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Volume 13, Issue 4

Pronghorn season successes

It’s official: Bass Pro buying Cabela’s

By Craig Nyhus

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Chase Clark shot his first pronghorn during the early part of the season that ran Oct. 1-9. “I had hunted at an old friend’s place in Culberson County before, and got to go with Troy (Calloway) again this year,” he said. During the hunt, several good bucks were seen, but Clark passed on them. “I set my sights a little high,” he said. “I passed on some beautiful bucks in the 68- to 72-inch range, and saw one with a double prong and another with amazing mass, but he was long and skinny. I bet we passed on 20-30 bucks.” The hunters covered a lot of ground and did a lot of driving in the 90-degree heat of the season’s first weekend. “We rolled around for two days and never saw the same bush,” Clark said. “It’s beautiful country — it felt like you were hunting buffalo in the rolling prairie with high grass. It was hot; I took a lot of grief for wearing shorts and a T-shirt.” On the last afternoon, they saw the buck they were looking for. “There was a big group with two bucks,” Clark said. “He was one of them.” The 150-yard shot was uneventful. “We came around a corner, and they were there,” Clark said. “He is real unusual with the large left prong.” The buck grossed just over 80 inches. In the Panhandle, Kelli Vogler of Abilene got her first pronghorn buck while hunting with her husband, Brent.

In what cannot be described as a well-kept secret in hunting and fishing circles, it became official on Oct. 3 that a consortium of Bass Pro Shops, Goldman Sachs Group’s private equity arm, and Capital One Financial will purchase the publicly traded Cabela’s. Bass Pro reached a deal to buy Cabela’s for $65.50 per share, coming to a total value of $5.5 billion. Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro, will serve as CEO of the combined entity and will retain majority ownership. The deal was delayed while Cabela’s sought a buyer for its World’s Foremost Bank operations. Capital One Financial entered a 10-year partnership with Bass Pro Shops for which it will originate and service Cabela’s cobranded credit card. In an open letter to employees published on Bass Pro’s website, Morris laid out his plans for the combined entity. “The prospect of bringing together our time-tested, iconic outdoor brands: Cabela’s — a leader in hunting, Bass Pro Shops — a leader in fishing, and White River Marine Group — a worldwide

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BIG PRONG: Chase Clark’s pronghorn buck, taken in Culberson County, was one of many good bucks he and his friend saw over two days of hunting in 90-degree heat. Photo from Chase Clark.

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Gig the night away for big flounder

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October is the prime month to be flounder gigging along the Texas coast. It’s when “flatties” by the thousands are beginning their migration to the Gulf of Mexico. Not only are there a whole lot of targets to gig, but the nights are cool, fishing pressure is at a minimum and the end result is a whole lot of very tasty flounder. “Without a doubt it’s my favorite time of year to be gigging,” said Capt. Pat Lester. “It’s a fun way to see all sorts of things in the water from redfish to doormat-sized flounder. During October, I’ll be gigging around the islands at Port O’Connor. That’s my favorite place — lots of flounder. But if things get slow I’ll move over to East Matagorda Bay.” Lester has gigged flounder from the Chandeleur Islands to the middle Texas coast. “It’s all fun,” he said. “Most of what I do is from the boat. But we’ll set up wading Please turn to page 9

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FUN IN THE DARK: Capt. Pat Lester prepares to gig a flounder around the islands at Port O’Connor. Photo by Robert Sloan, for Lone Star Outdoor News.

Archers in the field

Black lab in wedding

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FISHING

Fishing the birds

Same bass

Gulls active at Sabine. Page 8

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HUNTING

Couple’s black lab as best man

FRONT AND CENTER: Shiner, the black lab of Jason and Kimberly Dunbar, walked down the aisle and waited patiently as the Stephenville couple got married. Photo by Jynnifer Lacy Photography.

By Craig Nyhus

Lone Star Outdoor News Jason and Kimberly Dunbar have been together for two years, and their first major purchase together was Shiner, their black lab. It was natural that Shiner would be in their wedding. The 1 1/2 year-old lab, named Lame Duck’s Shiner Black, is part of the family. “Kim works at the vet clinic, La Paloma, in Granbury,” said Dunbar, a gunsmith and owner of Diamond D Arms in Stephenville.

“She sent me pictures of the puppies when they were 2 days old.” That was all it took. “I knew we would be getting one of those labs,” Dunbar said. Once the pups were ripe for weaning, the couple looked at the pups when there were two of them left. “One ran right up to Kim,” Dunbar said. “We brought him home.” The couple has been working with a trainer, Deborah Lee of Rave Retrievers, on weekends. “She is helping train us,” Dunbar said.

Shiner tagged along on some hunts last season, and has been dove hunting this season. He is doing well. “He has retrieved all of our birds for us,” Dunbar said. “He’s definitely part of the family, but he knows when it’s work time.” The couple was engaged last December, and married on Aug. 24 at the LC Ranch in Tolar. “It was our first main purchase as a couple,” Dunbar said. “She had a dog, and I had two.” Shiner performed well at the ceremony, walking with Dunbar and the preacher

down the aisle, and waiting patiently during the wedding. “He’s well-behaved,” Dunbar said. “At the wedding, he just sat there and stared at everything that was flying around.” The couple’s honeymoon was short. “We went to Jamaica for four days,” Dunbar said. “Her mom kept Shiner and her dog. My mom kept my two dogs. We figured about four days was all they could stand.” Since their return, the newly married couple and Shiner have been on a few more dove hunts. Shiner retrieved all of the birds.

Some great bucks Don’t forget the dove Birds on the move through Texas arrowed Lone Star Outdoor News

Other archery hunters struggle to see deer Lone Star Outdoor News Archery season is open in Texas, and hunters have been patiently waiting for that big buck to step out. Many are struggling to see any deer. A few others, though, have had great success. Justin Wiederhold of Weatherford named a buck he and his wife, Krystal, had been watching for years. “His G2s swooped back and his beams swooped up so we named him Swoop Daddy,” he said. “Last year, he was mature and I made up my mind to hunt for this particular deer. All through the month of October and early November Please turn to page 6

PATIENCE PAYS OFF: Krystal Wiederhold arrowed the buck that she and her husband had been watching for five years and named Swoop Daddy. Photo by Justin Wiederhold.

The description of the first few weeks of dove hunting in Texas’ South Zone mimicked much of the North Zone. Weird. “I heard lots of good things, lots of bad things and everything in between,” said Shaun Oldenburger, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s dove program leader. “In Kingsville and Carrizo Springs, they did great, but results were all over the board this year.” Oldenburger said the weather was to blame for moving the birds around, and the results were locally dependent. “Since the opener, folks have been going out and doing well, and it’s been chilly so more birds should push down,” he said. “People that go out the next few weeks could see some

new birds.” The unpredictability of success isn’t new based on where the hunters are, Oldenburger said. “But, generally, even in the worst years, we still shoot a lot of birds in South Texas,” he said. Bob Thornton of the Texas Dove Hunters Association has been out and receives reports from member hunters and outfitters. “It’s been a very weird year,” he said. “With all the rain we had previously, everything is pretty green. A lot of seed didn’t make its way to the ground and the birds haven’t needed to move very much.” Members told Thornton the opener was not good close to Highway 90, but the Dilley area along I-35 had a very good opener, and they still have birds, while outfitters in the usually reliable Hondo area canceled several hunts. Please turn to page 31

IT’S A LONG SEASON: Good dove shoots took place in certain areas of South Texas, while other traditional hot spots lacked the usual numbers of birds. More birds have been observed migrating into the state. Photo by David J. Sams, Lone Star Outdoor News.


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“We hunted northwest of Hereford on two sections of CRP land,” Brent said. “We saw a tons of pronghorn.” The first weekend, the couple saw the buck Kelli eventually shot. “I missed the buck at about 300 yards,” Kelli said. “Then they kept going to the wheat field on the neighbor’s property. The buck would just stand by the fence and watch us.” “We saw several smaller bucks but passed on them,” Brent said. Upset at missing the shot, SUCCESS: Kelli Vogler of Abilene bagged her first pronghorn buck on Kelli was anxious to return the second weekend of the nine-day season. Photo by Brent Vogler. the final weekend of the short season. The buck scored about 70 inches. “On Saturday, the herd hung out in the “He was very old; he had only two botneighbor’s wheat field all day,” Kelli said. tom teeth,” Brent said. “He had scars — The season’s final day saw a change in kind of a hunchback. He was very mature.” the weather pattern that the couple used Reports of good bucks came from both to their advantage. regions of the state. In the Trans Pecos, “On Sunday morning, it was 43 degrees High West Outfitters said their hunters and foggy with only 50-yard visibility,” harvested good bucks, including one taken Brent said. by Dane Driver, who bought his hunt at a “It was super foggy,” Kelli said. “We junior rodeo association auction. Driver’s couldn’t see anything so we drove around buck was 21 inches wide and more than 17 the edge of the field. I caught a glimpse inches long. of them and we got out and got closer to Hunters Jim Entler and Jeff Dobbins each them.” harvested good bucks with guide Wayne The group of pronghorn saw them and Wiemers of Alamito Hunting & Guide Serdisappeared into the fog, but the couple vice in Marfa. moved through the fog and found the In the Panhandle, the check station in group again. Dalhart saw 50 bucks come through on This time the shot at 250 yards hit its opening weekend, said Shawn Gray, the mark. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. “We were done at 8:30 in the morning “We were over 100 bucks at the two and headed back an hour or so later,” Kelli check stations, Dalhart and Pampa,” Gray said. “We got back to Abilene in time for said. “I think it was a pretty good year.” church on Sunday evening.”

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Check station locations in CWD zones Hunters who harvest mule deer, white-tailed deer, or elk within the Trans-Pecos and Panhandle CWD Zones are REQUIRED to bring their animals to a TPWD check station within 24 hours of harvest. Hunters who harvest white-tailed deer within the Medina County CWD Zone are recommended to bring the animals to a TPWD check station within 24 hours of harvest. Check Station locations: Trans Pecos: Check stations will be open during the general mule deer season (Nov. 25 to Dec. 11) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time, and on Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Van Horn: Van Horn Convention Center, 1801 West Broadway Street, Van Horn. Contact number (512) 2218491. East U.S. 62/180: Pine Springs TXDOT Rest Area, U.S. 62/180 eastbound, about seven miles from Texas/New Mexico state line. Contact number (512) 803-5822 Cornudas: Mays Café on U.S. 62/180 at mile 82.5. Contact number (512) 803-5822. Hunters who harvest deer or elk during the archery season and extended MLPD season should contact TPWD at (512) 221-8491. Panhandle: Open Dates: Nov. 5–7, Nov. 11–14, Nov. 18–Dec. 5, Dec. 9–12, Dec. 16–19, Dec. 23, and Dec. 26–Jan. 2 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time. Please call TPWD at (512) 806-3563 to have your animals sampled during dates the check stations are closed. Dalhart: Rita Blanca Lake Park off Lake

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Drive. Contact number (512) 803-6158. Vega: Walnut RV Park, Business Loop of I-40, 1403 Vega Blvd. Contact number (512) 803-6158 Medina County: CWD sampling of harvested deer/elk and carcass movement restrictions are voluntary within the Medina County CWD Zone. Open Dates: Oct. 1, 2016 — Jan. 15, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time. Closed Dates: Nov. 24, Dec. 24 (at 12 p.m.), and Dec. 25. Hondo: 1701 19th Street. Check station is in the parking lot adjacent to Life Check Drug Store located on Hwy. 90. Contact number (512) 803-6184. Tarpley: 264 Valentine Road. Check station is next to the Tarpley Volunteer Fire Department. Contact number (512) 803-6174. —TPWD

2015 he was a no show.” After he had already arrowed a different buck, Swoop Daddy appeared. “The next afternoon, Swoop Daddy came out in front of me and we saw him pretty much every hunt for the rest of the season.” This season, the deer was easy to pattern again. “Krystal was up to bat and we were stuck on getting her Swoop Daddy,” Wiederhold said. “On October 1, he came out but it was too early for her to shoot. The next few hunts were good ones with 8-10 bucks per sit, but no Swoop.” Things changed on the afternoon of Oct. 9, when Swoop came in. “I told her not to look at his antlers and to draw when I say,” Wiederhold said. “The time comes and she draws, but the buck ran at another buck and faced her while she was holding. He finally eased toward the protein feeder and she touched off. He ran out 50 yards and walked into a thicket.” The couple decided to wait until morning to begin their search. “He only made it about 50 more yards before bedding for good,” Wiederhold said. “I am so proud of her and proud to have fed and basically raised this deer called Swoop Daddy. He grossed 142 4/8.” On texasbowhunter.com, Roostar14’s post tells the tale of some other hunters. “There is so much natural food out here in East Texas the deer don’t even care the feeder is going off. Watched as the feeder went off and the deer headed the other way.” Another hunter knew his hunt was doomed.

“Climbed up in the stand a few minutes ago and can already see that nothing came to eat the corn from yesterday,” posted texasforever. For a few other hunters, though, the results were quite different. “I lost my lease around the beginning of September, and after a lot of searching for a good decent-priced lease, I decided to book a hunt with a guide,” posted Hookem84. “He said he had a 180-class buck. The cold front blew through when we got up it was raining so we waited until the rain let up some. Not even 30 minutes after we got in the pop-up, that buck came walking by and made it to 20 yards. I didn’t even have time to get nervous or anything.” The buck ran 30 yards and dropped. According to the post, the Coleman County buck had 203 inches of antler. Another archer, Jmh05 of Water Valley, hunted in West Texas, and arrowed his buck Oct. 9. “I filled a feeder yesterday as it was low,” he posted. “I walked down there at 5:40 this morning from our house. I opened the blind window at 7:20 when the feeder went off, and there were two young 8-pointers there feeding. Then this guy steps out. I immediately knew he was one of the bigger bucks I’ve seen in awhile.” The shot at the 10-point buck was made at 19 yards. “He bolted at a dead sprint and I heard him crash right in to some brush,” the post continued. “I walked right to him.”


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FISHING

Same place, same bass By Craig Nyhus

Lone Star Outdoor News Andrew Norton of Austin likes to fish the Colorado River east of Austin out of his kayak, canoe, or his buddy’s jet boat. Not long ago, he landed the same big river bass on two occasions from the same spot, one week apart. “I was out with my girlfriend in the canoe, and we hadn’t caught anything but a catfish,” Norton said. “Then we stopped at an eddy on the river. The fish slammed a jig.” The largemouth weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and

Norton noticed an unusual feature before releasing the fish. “The fish was blind in the left eye,” Norton said. “The eye was all marbled.” A week later, Norton found himself fishing with a friend in their kayaks. “The fishing was better, we caught 12,” he said. “Then we went by the same spot, within four feet of where I was the week before. I caught the same fish with the same messed up eye. It was perfect fishermen karma.” The 25-year-old University of Texas graduate said he fishes the river regularly Please turn to page 14

HOT SPOT: Andrew Norton of Austin likes to fish the Colorado River east of the city, and landed the same, nearly 7-pound bass from the same spot, one week apart. Photos from Andrew Norton.

Mangrove snapper – catch them while you can By Robert Sloan

For Lone Star Outdoor News Mangrove snapper are far from being the biggest fish you’ll ever catch along the Texas coast, but they are hard-fighting, tasty and easy to catch at the Port O’Connor jetties, wells in West Matagorda Bay and even in town around boat docks and bait camps. “They are fun to catch and we’re catching lots of them,” said guide Dodd Coffey. “It’s kind of odd; they were here in big numbers a couple of years ago, then just disappeared. But

JETTY FUN: Smaller live shrimp and pieces of dead shrimp are the baits of choice for anglers looking to land mangrove snapper. Photo by Robert Sloan, for Lone Star Outdoor News.

they showed up again in July, and are being caught all over the place.” The mangrove snapper, aka gray snapper, are not fish that you actually go out and target. They are more like a side show at the jetties. Most boats along the rocks are there to catch reds and trout. But nowadays the mangroves are being counted on for adding to the daily take of delicious fillets. “They aren’t really that tough to catch,” said guide Ron Arlitt. “On most days they are mixed in with reds at about 12- to 25feet deep along the jetties. We’ve been catching lots of them on dead and live shrimp. The smaller shrimp, about 3 to 4 inches long, are best. But they will also hit small pieces of fresh dead shrimp all day long.” The mangroves being caught weigh 3/4 to 1-1/2 pounds. Most are in the 10- to 15-inch range — Please turn to page 16

Birds lead the way to Sabine Lake trout, reds By Robert Sloan

For Lone Star Outdoor News After a late September cool front, it didn’t take long for the action under the birds to get a jump-start on Sabine Lake. “Fishing under the birds was good just before the cold front, especially for reds,” said Sabine Lake guide Jerry Norris. “Once that north wind blew in overnight, we began seeing more trout feeding on shrimp and shad under

gulls and pelicans. The best catches were on the south end of the lake, but now that we’ve had two decent cool fronts, catches of trout are good on the middle and upper lake areas.” Norris says he’s using red/shad Assassins on a 1/4-ounce jighead to catch reds and trout. “The water on Sabine Lake averages 6 to 8 feet deep,” Norris said. “Right now, the fish are feeding deep so you want to use the heavier 1/4-ounce jighead

to get the tails down fast. My best producing tail is the 5-inch Saltwater shad. The red/shad is my favorite, but the black/chartreuse is good, too.” You don’t always have to use tails to catch trout under the birds. Joe Golias has been fishing on Sabine Lake for over 30 years. His go-to lure is a Rat-L-Trap. “I learned a long time ago that distance is the key to catching more trout under the birds,” Golias said. Please turn to page 18

SHOWING THE WAY: Speckled trout are feeding on shrimp and shad on Sabine Lake, and gulls and pelicans are helping anglers locate the fish. Photo by Robert Sloan, for Lone Star Outdoor News.


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October gigging

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PRIME MONTH: A flounder is brought into the boat during an October night. The gigging action is very good. Gigging flounder will be closed in Texas in November. Photo by Robert Sloan, for Lone Star Outdoor News.

trips with gigs, too.” Lester runs fishing charters out of Port O’Connor for trout, reds and flounder. “Gigging is something that gets into your blood,” he said. “It’s a totally new experience just about every time I leave the dock. The kids are especially crazy about flounder gigging. When I turn the big lights on at the bow of the boat, it’s game on for kids and adults. It’s a whole new world. It’s like looking into an aquarium. On any given night we’re apt to see sheepshead, black drum, reds, trout, croaker, eel, stingray and pigs, coyotes and even swimming rattle snakes.” Lester runs a commercial-grade gigging boat with a big front deck that can handle three giggers at a time. “On a typical trip we’ll get easy limits of flounder up to about 4 or 5 pounds,” he said. “I prefer an incoming tide. That’ll move flounder up on the clear-water flats around the islands.” Dennis Mize, of Victoria, has been flounder gigging out of Port O’Connor for over 40 years. “I just do it for fun and lots of fried flounder,” he said. “Flounder gigging is all about having fun. I’ve got a 17-foot jonboat with a small outboard and air motor on the stern, with lights on the bow. It’s a low-cost way to have lots of fun at night. We’ll not only gig flounder, but black drum and big blue crabs, as well.” Capt. Jeff Larson runs guided gigging trips out of Seadrift and Port O’Connor.

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Some of his go-to areas are out of Seadrift in San Antonio and Espiritu Santo bays. “The thing that makes the middle Texas coast such a great flounder gigging area is the clear water and all the islands and backwater estuary lakes we have,” Larson said. “From Seadrift, I can cut across the bays and find just about unlimited water to gig. Some of the good areas include Shoalwater Bay, Contee Lake and Steamboat Island.” So what makes a good night of gigging? “Clear water and a falling tide,” Larson said. “The clear water makes it so much easier to see flounder. And the falling tide pulls them out of the shallows that I can’t get to.” Lester says that getting out on the water just as the tide starts to come back in allows him to run the shallows and find numbers of flounder moving up with the incoming tide. “Gigging is kind of crazy,” he said. “You can make a run down a shoreline and see practically no fish. Then hit the same spot an hour later and they are all over the place.” Lester uses custom-made gigs. They are 10-foot long calcutta poles that are lightweight and easy to handle. The fivepronged gigs are about 8 inches wide, making it easy to hit your target. Capt. Pat Lester at (281) 808 –5581 Capt. Jeff Larson at (281) 217-0399

Kinship leads to championship in Bass Champs tournament A father-son team took home the top prize in the two-day Bass Champs championship tournament in Orange that ended Oct. 9. Wendell Ramsey, of San Angelo, and his son, Wendell Ramsey Jr. of Pflugerville, brought in a total weight of 22.64 pounds, beating 189 other teams to take home a new Skeeter FX20 boat powered by a Yamaha 250 SHO. Their first day total weight was 13.10 pounds, with another 9.54 pounds added on the second day. The winners used spinner baits, Rage Tail Minnows and Cutter baits to clinch the title. The winners edged out second-place finishers Lance Duff, of Liberty, and Cole Costlow, of Baston, by less than a pound. They collected a Skeeter ZX225 boat powered by a Yamaha SHO for their total weight of 21.92 pounds. They had luck with spinner baits and craw worms. The battle between second and third place was settled by the slimmest of margins. Third-place winners Rusty Clark, of Sam Rayburn, and Cory Rambo, of Orange, won $6,000 and a $1,000 Lowrance Gen 3 bonus. Their total weight came in 21.88 pounds. In total, more than $200,000 was awarded in cash and prizes to the top 40 teams competing for the championship. —Bass Champs

There will likely be two Alton Jones on the Bassmaster Elite Series next season. Alton Jones Jr., the 24-year-old son of tour veteran Alton Jones, won the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on the Red River with 35 pounds, 14 ounces. Jones also will earn a berth in the 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe after fishing in the final Central Open, where he will compete against his father, the 2008 past CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK: After winning the Central Open tournament on the Red River, Alton Jones Jr. qualified to fish the Bassmaster Classic. His father, champion. Jones was hop- a past Classic winner, also qualified. Photo by B.A.S.S. ing to join his father on the Elite Series by finishing in the Top 5 of the point standings through the Northern Opens. But, he fell one point short on the final day at New York’s Lake Champlain, then made the 27-hour drive to the Red River. At the tournament, Jones Jr. was in sixth place after the first day. He caught only four keepers on the second day, but one of them was a 5-pound, 15-ounce largemouth that vaulted him into a first-place lead of 2 ounces. He landed an estimated 20 keepers on the final day, using a 3/8-ounce drop-shot with a Robo Worm. Jones took the grand prize of a $45,000 Skeeter ZX200/Yamaha VF200LA rig and $7,595 in cash. —B.A.S.S.


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TEXAS FRESHWATER FISHING REPORT ALAN HENRY: Water clear main lake to stained upriver; 76 degrees; 2.61’ low. Black bass are slow to fair on small crankbaits, spoons, 7- and 10-inch worms and watermelon red creature baits/ Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on jug lines baited with goldfish, perch and minnows. AMISTAD: Water murky; 83–87 degrees; 18.11’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinner baits, and lipless crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on large top-water jerkbaits. White bass are fair on crankbaits and minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on cheese bait over baited holes in 6–25 feet. ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 85–89 degrees; 1.06’ low. Black bass are fair to good on buzzbaits early, midday switching to square-billed crankbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are good on worms and stink bait. ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 78–81 degrees; 0.92’ low. Black bass are good on top-waters, hollow-body frogs and Texasrigged worms on docks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines. BASTROP: Water stained; 81–85 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon lipless or diving crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, nightcrawlers and punch bait. BELTON: Water stained; 80–84 degrees; 0.23’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits early and late. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and white Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch and live shad. BOB SANDLIN: Water lightly stained; 77–82 degrees; 1.00’ low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, hollow-body frogs, and buzz frogs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and top-waters. Catfish are fair on punch bait and stink bait. BONHAM: Water lightly stained; 77–81 degrees; 2.24’ low. Black bass are good on top-waters, frogs and buzzbaits. Jigs, shaky heads and Texas-rigged worms are effective under boat docks. Crappie are good on boat docks. Catfish are good on cut bait. BRAUNIG: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are good on liver and shad near the pier. Redfish are good downrigging spoons near the dam. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and cheese bait near the dam. Blue catfish are slow. BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained, 77–81 degrees: 0.11’ high. Black bass are good on crankbaits and white buzzbaits as well as Texas-rigged craws in sungill or green pumpkin with claws dipped in chartreuse. Crappie are good on minnows and white bass are good on slabs and top-waters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and top-waters. Catfish are fair on prepared bait. BROWNWOOD: Water stained;

82–86 degrees; 1.21’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics, and on crankbaits and top-waters early and late. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are very good on minnows, spinner baits, and lipless crankbaits under lights at night. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles under lights at night in 5–18 feet. Channel catfish are slow. BUCHANAN: Water stained; 80–84 degrees; 0.03’ low. Black bass are fair on silver flake stick baits on jigheads, and on chartreuse spinner baits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair drifting live bait and jigging shad swimbaits near the dam early. White bass are good on minnows and 2-inch plastic swim baits along the river channel in 20 feet. Crappie are fair on live minnows, and on pink and chartreuse crappie jigs. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and live bait upriver. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live bait upriver. CADDO: Water stained to muddy; 80–84 degrees; 0.50’ high. Black bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait. CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, spinner baits and lipless crankbaits near the dam. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are good down-rigging spoons near the dam in 15–25 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and cheese bait near the railroad trestle. CANYON LAKE: Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.20’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon red stick baits, chartreuse crankbaits and Texasrigged pumpkin worms. Striped bass are good trolling crankbaits around humps in the lower end of the lake. White bass are fair on minnows. Smallmouth bass are fair on white grubs and pumpkinseed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stink bait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait. CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 76–80 degrees; 1.47’ low. Black bass are good on Texas-rigged worms, top-water walking baits and spinner baits near shallow cover. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 18.75’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits and top-waters off points. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stink bait. COLEMAN: Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 1.00’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinner baits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on liver and minnows. COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 93 degrees at the hot water

discharge, 84 degrees in main lake; 1.70’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits and spinner baits in 8–10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows and blue tube jigs near Coletoville Bridge in 8–12 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live perch and cut bait in 8–12 feet. CONROE: Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.25’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinner baits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stink bait and shrimp. FALCON: Water murky; 83–87 degrees; 30.23’ low. Black bass are fair. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and Carolina-rigged soft plastics. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and shrimp over baited holes. FORK: Water lightly stained; 78–81 degrees; 1.93’ low. Black bass are fair on squarebilled crankbaits, spinner baits and Texas-rigged worms. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait. FT. PHANTOM HILL: Water murky; 84–88 degrees; 0.07’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and chatterbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait. GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, spinner baits and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on liver, shrimp and nightcrawlers. GRANBURY: Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 0.13’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and lipless crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on white Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, shrimp and live bait. GRANGER: Water stained; 82– 86 degrees; 0.48’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on lipless crankbaits over shallow roadbeds and off points. Crappie are very good on minnows and watermelon tube jigs over brush piles. Blue catfish are good on prepared baits and on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. GRAPEVINE: Water lightly stained; 77–81 degrees; 0.03’ low. Black bass are fair on white buzzbaits and Texas-rigged craws in green pumpkin near shallow cover. White bass and hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 77–81 degrees; 0.03’ low. Black bass are good on blue flake worms and clear watermelon seed flukes with chartreuse tails in 5 feet. Crappie are fair on live minnows near the pump station. Bream are fair on live worms off piers. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with perch. HUBBARD CREEK: Water offcolor; 85–90 degrees; 1.54’ low. Black bass are fair to good on top-waters early and late, midday

switching to Texas rigs, drop-shot rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and live shad. JOE POOL: Water lightly stained; 77–80 degrees; 1.08’ low. Black bass are good on top-waters, spinner baits and swim jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut shad. LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 78–82 degrees: 0.55’ high. Black bass are good on buzz frogs, black buzzbaits, hollow-body frogs and Texasrigged creature baits. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and stink bait. LAVON: Water stained; 79–82 degrees: 2.86’ low. Black bass are fair on black buzzbaits, bladed jigs and Texas-rigged craws. White bass are fair on slabs and top-waters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and punch bait. LBJ: Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.75’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse top-waters and watermelon wacky rigged green pumpkin stick baits early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are fair on pink tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and stink bait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair to good on trotlines baited with perch. LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 77–81 degrees; 0.60’ low. Black bass are good on small plastic swimbaits, shallow crankbaits and top-waters. White bass are good on slabs and top-waters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines. LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 0.21’ high. Black bass are fair on soft plastics, spinner baits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Blue catfish are fair on shad. MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 83–87 degrees; 1.48’ low. Black bass are good on hollow-body frogs, weightless stick baits and Texas-rigged trick worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows and top-waters. Catfish are fair on trotlines. MONTICELLO: Water stained; 83–88 degrees; 0.41’ low. Black bass are fair on medium to deep crankbaits, Carolina-rigged flukes and drop-shot worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait. NASWORTHY: 84–89 degrees; 1.22’ low. Black bass are fair to good on shallow-running crankbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers

and cut bait. NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 0.06’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon top-waters and shallow-running crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shad and minnows. O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 86–90 degrees; 35.14’ low. Black bass are fair to good on top-waters early, midday switching to Carolina rigs, Texas rigs, drop-shot rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on live bait. OAK CREEK: Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 10.5’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, dropshot rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on chartreuse nightcrawlers. PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 77–80 degrees; 1.52’ low. Black bass are good on top-waters, buzzbaits and Texasrigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on slabs and top-waters. Catfish are fair on trotlines. POSSUM KINGDOM: Water off-color; 84–90 degrees; 0.24’ low. Black bass are fair to good on deep-diving crankbaits, drop-shot rigs, Texas rigs and Carolina rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair to good on Little Georges. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers. PROCTOR: Water stained; 80–84 degrees; 0.96’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon top-waters and lipless crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are good on live minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stink bait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow. RAY HUBBARD: Water lightly stained; 78–81 degrees; 0.98’ low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits, top-waters and spinner baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow. RAY ROBERTS: Water lightly

stained; 77–81 degrees; 0.50’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait. RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 77–80 degrees; 0.52’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are good on slabs and top-waters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines. SAM RAYBURN: Water stained;

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80–84 degrees; 1.99’ low. Black bass are fair on tequila sunrise soft plastic worms and lizards, and on perch-colored top-waters early. White bass are fair on minnows and white Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on live bait, shrimp and stink bait. SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 83– 87 degrees; 0.56’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and lipless crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver and nightcrawlers. STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 80–84 degrees; 0.66’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black soft plastic worms and white spinner baits. White bass are good on white Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stink bait. Yellow catfish are slow. TAWAKONI: Water stained; 78–81 degrees; 1.98’ low. Black bass are fair on hollow-body frogs, black buzzbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and rod and reel. TEXOMA: Water stained; 77–80 degrees; 0.48’ low. Black bass are good on top-waters, soft jerkbaits and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs and top-waters. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad. TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 3.90’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/ gold flake soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows and silver slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on stink bait and live bait. TRAVIS: Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.36’ high. All species are slow. WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are good on white Li’l Fishies and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stink bait and shrimp. WHITNEY: Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 1.99’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair using downriggers. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow. WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 4.69’ high. No report available.

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GAME WARDEN BLOTTER WARDEN FINDS SUSPECT WHO STABBED MAN MULTIPLE TIMES Lamar County Game Warden Bryan Newman heard a call on the radio regarding a man who had been stabbed multiple times in the chest and the suspect had fled on foot. Newman was in the area and came across a suspicious man walking down a county road with blood on his legs. Newman detained the individual until backup arrived. DPS troopers arrived and both officers questioned the man who eventually admitted to stabbing the victim. He was arrested and transported to Lamar County Jail where the case was turned over to the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office. TRUCK DRIVES ON BOAT RAMP, SLIDES IN, WARDEN HELPS RECOVER VEHICLE Titus County Game Warden Jerry Ash assisted a Titus County Freshwater Supply District officer in retrieving a pickup that went off of a boat ramp at the county park. Ash dove in to hook up the truck, but couldn’t stay underwater long enough. He drove back into town, soaking wet, to retrieve a tank and more gear and returned and recovered the truck in the dark. The truck operator said they were sightseeing and got too close to the water when the truck started sliding on the slick ramp. They were very appreciative. ILLEGAL BYCATCH DEVICE FOUND ON SHRIMP BOAT Matagorda County Game Warden

JUVENILE DEER POACHERS RECEIVE 70 CITATIONS Van Zandt and Smith County game wardens completed an investigation into an alleged road hunting incident. The investigation stemmed from a lead received several weeks ago about a possible large white-tailed buck that was shot at night in Van Zandt County. It was determined at

Aaron Koenig and Wharton County Game Warden Chris Bird were patrolling for commercial shrimping activity in West Matagorda Bay. Upon boarding a shrimp boat to perform a net inspection, they observed an illegally sized by-catch reduction device installed in the shrimp net and also discovered marijuana and paraphernalia in the wheelhouse of the shrimp boat. Charges pending. FLOOR IN BATHROOM OPENS TO BUNKER FULL OF POT While assisting the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area officers with executing a search warrant, Starr County Game Wardens Brad Whitworth and Aiden Dietz and the officers located an underground bunker that contained 725 bundles of marijuana. The bunker was accessed through a hole in the floor from inside the bathroom. A total of 5,108 pounds of marijuana were recovered.

least eight deer were killed over several nights of road hunting during the summer by several juveniles. None of the deer were retrieved except for one large buck, still in velvet. In all, 70 citations and warnings were issued and two rifles were seized. Cases and civil restitution are pending.

BOAT AGROUND IN BAY, OCCUPANTS STAY ON ISLAND, BUT ONE MAN FOUND HANGING ONTO WELLHEAD IN BAY Matagorda County Game Warden David Janssen received a request for assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard involving a boat that had run aground in West Matagorda Bay. According to statements made by two of the occupants of the vessel, they, along with a third individual, had been riding near the Port O’Connor Jetties the evening before and had run aground on Bird Island. The couple told officers that they had decided to just build a fire and spend the night on the island. However, the next morning the third individual was missing, and they could not locate him on the island. Coast Guard boats and a helicopter began searching the waters around the island, and Janssen did a foot search of the island. That search

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TEXAS SALTWATER FISHING REPORT NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under the birds on soft plastics and good in the river on live shad. Redfish are good in the marsh on small top-waters, Ribbits and small SkitterWalks. SOUTH SABINE: Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs. Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair around the Reef on live shrimp and under birds on soft plastics. BOLIVAR: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. TRINITY BAY: Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and shrimp. Small trout are good under the birds. Redfish are good at the spillway on crabs and mullet. Trout are fair to good under birds throughout the bay. EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good under birds on the north shoreline. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Gulf trout have been caught in the channel on shrimp. WEST GALVESTON BAY: Bull redfish are good on the beachfront on crabs, mullet and table shrimp. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout are good on deep shell on the lower end of the bay. TEXAS CITY: Gulf trout and sand trout are good on fresh shrimp around the dike. Bull redfish are good on the end of the dike on natural baits. FREEPORT: Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Bull redfish are good in Cold Pass and San Luis pass on cracked blue crabs. Redfish are good at the jetties on natural baits. EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good in Lake Austin on live shrimp. WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout and redfish are good in the surf. Redfish are fair to good in Oyster Lake on shrimp. Trout are fair on shell and grass on soft

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plastics. PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on topwaters over soft mud in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp and top-waters. Redfish are good at the jetty. ROCKPORT: Bull redfish are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on the Estes Flats on mullet and shrimp. PORT ARANSAS: Bull redfish are good in the Shrimpboat Channel and at the jetty on crabs and finger mullet. Redfish are fair to good on the East Flats on top-waters and scented plastics. CORPUS CHRISTI: Redfish are fair to good around Shamrock Cove on small top-waters and gold spoons. Redfish are good in the Humble Channel on crabs and table shrimp. Black drum are good on the reefs. BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good around the spoils on top-waters and soft plastics. Trout are fair to good in mud and grass on Corkies and top-waters. Redfish are good in the Land Cut on natural baits. PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on top-waters around sand and grass holes. Redfish are fair to good while drifting potholes and sight-casting to the shallows. Bull redfish are good at East Cut. SOUTH PADRE: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on artificial shrimp and scented plastics. Tarpon and redfish are good along the beach and at the jetty on live shad. PORT ISABEL: Redfish are fair to good in Cullen Bay on scented plastics. Trout and redfish are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp. Trout are good over sand and grass humps on plastics under popping corks. —TPWD

The 40-year-old rule that has limited Bassmaster tournament competitors to rods that were 8 feet or shorter will be changed for 2017, allowing competitors to use rods as long as 10 feet. The new rule will apply to all B.A.S.S. trails, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens and all B.A.S.S. Nation and youth events. Bassmaster Elite Series angler Skeet Reese of California said he planned to suggest a change to the rule, believing it would help the sport grow. The change was formally proposed and discussed during last month’s Elite Advisory Board meeting in Waldorf, Maryland. “You can fish a 16-inch swimbait with a 400-pound-test leader if you wanted,” Reese said. “There are no reel-speed restrictions. Having the length limit makes no sense. It’s antiquated.” Some rod makers agreed with Reese about the rule change’s impact on the industry. “St. Croix is excited about the change B.A.S.S. is making to increase rod lengths,” said Jesse Simpkins, marketing director for St. Croix Rod. “It grows the market and broadens product lines.” The 8-foot maximum was added to B.A.S.S. rules by B.A.S.S. founder Ray Scott and Tournament Director Harold Sharp in 1976. Scott and Sharp believed a rod longer than 8 feet gave the angler operating the boat a distinct advantage over an angler at the back of the boat. Today’s Elite Series events pair one angler with a marshal or cameraman who is not fishing. “I’ve always wanted an 8 1/2-foot spinning rod for fighting smallmouth in open water,” Reese said. “With a longer crankbait rod, we could cast a lure longer distances and get the rod down further to help it dive. Think of what you could do with a longer punching rod — that kind of leverage over the fish would be amazing.” —B.A.S.S.

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with his brother. “We put in between Highways 183 and 973 and fish for a few hours,” he said. “We meet people left and right, and most are kayak fishermen. My brother has a jet boat, when we use that we can cover more of the river.” They have stopped at the same eddy where he landed his big bass twice, to no avail. “We hit that spot about every time, but we haven’t caught the fish again,” he said.


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about the size of a keeper crappie. “Most of what we’ve been catching are on live shrimp,” Coffee said. “But a small piece of shrimp on a No. 4 treble is a good way to catch a lot of them. The key is to get the bait down to bottom quickly, otherwise pinfish, small jacks and grunts will pick the hook clean. These are small fish when compared to a slot red. So if you’re going to target them, scale down your hook size.” Once you’ve got a mangrove in the boat be careful. They have very sharp spines on their dorsal fins, and they can use some very sharp teeth to latch onto a finger. One other fishing option is to target mangroves offshore around the rigs, where they are favorite targets of spearfishermen. The larger mangroves run in schools of 20 to 50, and range in size from 3 to 5 pounds. Catching the big mangroves around rigs is not all that easy. Once you catch a couple they become very line wary, and extremely difficult to catch. Mangroves provide small fillets that when fried are very tasty. Other anglers cut their heads off, gut and scale them for grilling or frying whole. They make excellent ceviche, as well. There are no limits on mangroves in Texas. The Texas state record weighed 18.67 pounds and was caught on May 31, 1998 in the Gulf of Mexico.


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Sharkathon, the popular Texas catch-and-release surf-fishing tournament, took place with a full field of 850 anglers Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Duke Washmon was the big winner, with a first-place greater hammerhead measuring 98.25 inches. Washmon won $20,000 for the catch and release. Eric Ozolins’ 86.25-inch bull shark finished second for the $10,000 prize, followed by Blayne Mozisek’s 79-inch bull shark, for Photo from Sharkathon $5,000. Bob Underbrink brought in the most inches of shark, at 403.5-inches total. Tammy Ellis was the top woman with her 69-inch blacktip shark, earning $2,500, followed by Jennifer Baker with a 64-inch blacktip and Kari Reyes with a 63.25-inch blacktip. Other categories: Redfish: 1st: Jason Dragoo, 39 inches (won by tiebreaker), $8,000 2nd: Russell Book, 29 inches, $4,000 3rd: Jason Arredondo, 28.75 inches, $2,000 Speckled trout: A miscommunication between a volunteer and a participant led to the participant not completing the process of data entry and the catches not being recorded to the system. This participant, Robert Arnold, would have won first place with his entry. Sharkathon awarded two first place awards for the 2016 event. 1. Robert Arnold, 24.75 inches, $4,000 1. Bennie Glenn, 23 inches, $4,000 2. Clayton Laskowski, 22.25 inches, $2,000 3. Chad Richards, 22 inches, $1,000 Tarpon Pot Winner: Russell Book 46 inches, $16,000 Kids: 1. Guillermo Guillen III, 48-inch kingfish, $1,000 2. Emilio Perez Jr., 42-inch stingray, $500 3. Jackson Prince, 42.5-inch jack crevalle, $250 Sharkathon began in 2004 after organizers observed worldwide shark populations declining at an alarming rate. The nonprofit organization seeks to promote catch-and-release and educate fellow anglers about the merits of this format. Tournament participants have risen from 50 to the event’s capacity of 850, and prizes have increased from $2,500 to more than $80,000 in cash and prizes. Sharkathon serves as a fundraising entity for the several nonprofit and educational organizations, and participates in Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s shark-tagging program during the tournament.

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“Usually the first person in the boat who drops a lure under feeding gulls will consistently rack up the best numbers of big trout. My favorite color combinations include silver/black, silver/blue or chartreuse/ silver. I’ll usually go with a 1/2-ounce Trap. It’s 3-inches long and looks just like the shad these fish are feeding on. Plus, it gets deep in a hurry.” At times, trout will be feeding on the surface. That’s when a top-water lure like a Super Spook Jr. will get their attention. But most of the time the bigger fish will be feeding deep. “You can use a variety of lures to catch fish under the birds,” Norris said. “But the most effective lure, day in and day out, is going to be a fast-sinking jig. It’ll get down deep and won’t catch so many smaller trout.” Golias says the run and gun technique is the way to put more fish in the boat. “I use a pair of binoculars to search for flocks of gulls,” he said. “Once we see the birds, I don’t waste any time racing to them. The first boat to get within casting range will catch the most fish before the action quits.” Norris said the smaller groups of birds will often produce heavier trout and reds. “I like to target the small groups of birds, like maybe three to six,” he said. “Those are the birds that are usually first to see shrimp flipping on the surface. Plus, the smaller groups of birds don’t attract so much attention from other boats.” Norris said the birds will be working well into November. “Until we get the first hard cold front the birds will be working,” he said. “My favorite time to be fishing under the birds is November. Most people are out deer hunting by then. And that’s when the heavier trout and reds will be under the birds.”

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Research fellowships awarded Three Texas scientists are recipients of Early-Career Research Fellowships from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Brad Erisman, Ph.D., a marine biologist at the University of Texas at Port Aransas, will study fish spawning aggregations that occur when many members of a single species gather in one location to reproduce. FSAs are productivity hot spots critical to marine food webs and ecosystem function. They also support the most productive and important commercial, recreational, and subsistence fisheries. Diego Figueroa, Ph.D., at the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley, will work to establish a baseline of oceanographic and biological characteristics of this region to serve as a foundation for long-term oceanographic monitoring.

Huilin Gao, Ph.D., a civil and environmental engineer at Texas A&M University in College Station, will study the impact of oil spills on microscopic organisms such at photoplankton. Gao’s research will provide a better understanding of the role phytoplankton play in altering oil compounds, which phytoplankton functional types are most affected by oil spills and which functional types are most likely to aid oil decomposition. Each of the fellows will receive professional guidance from a mentor who is a senior faculty member at their home institution. Fellows will receive an award of $76,000, paid to their institution in the form of a two-year grant, for research expenses and professional development. —Gulf Research Program

New hunter workshop offered Texas Parks and Wildlife and Matagorda County Marine Extension Agency is offering a New Hunter Workshop at the Nannie M. Stringfellow WMA, 2317 CR 316, Brazoria Oct. 15. Bill Balboa, Matagorda County Marine Extension agent, will address the basics of Texas hunting. The workshop will cover public land access, how to stay legal during a hunt, and the types of firearms needed to hunt different types of game. It will also involve hands-on field dressing, skinning and processing. Feral hog harvesting will be discussed as a well. The event is limited to the first 30 people. The cost is $50, which includes lunch. Visit passporttotexas.org for more information.

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Stanley’s Frog Fight kicks off high school fishing season The second annual Stanley’s High School Frog Fight was held at Jackson Hill Marina on September 24 with 50 high school teams representing 20 separate high schools competing for this year’s crown. Sponsored by Stanley/Hale Lures, Outdoor Freedom Network and Jackson Hill Marina, the participants used only Stanley/Hale baits on a day that saw a good daylong frog bite along with limits generated by Stanley spinner baits, jigs and plastics flipping grass. The West Sabine Bass Club team of Hunter Muncrief and Landon McCary produced a solid 17.57-pound limit to win the event. Eighth-graders Tyler Shearin and Kamryn Henderson of LSM teamed up to catch 16.99 pounds, good enough for second place. Third place was won by another veteran team from Jasper High School, students Hunter Martindale and Kaleb Barnett finished third with 15.75 pounds. The big bass of the day, 5.67 pounds, was caught by Don Hutto and Mark Tucker from Woodville. Legendary anglers and lure designers Lonnie Stanley and John Hale were on hand to see how the student anglers would do with their collection of Rayburntested baits including their new Poppin’Toad and Da Bug soft plastic flipping bait. “Everyone had a great day on the lake,” Stanley said. ‘After spending my life in the fishing business, it is so great to see so many kids coming out to enjoy the sport we love.” —Hale Lures

Gander Mountain expands into Frisco Gander Mountain opened its fifth store in the Dallas area with a fourday celebration ending Oct. 2. The new store in Frisco is located in a new 60,000-square-foot building on Dallas Parkway next to Market Street and brought about 70 new jobs to the area. It is the 22nd Gander Mountain location in Texas, joining existing stores in Lewisville, Lake Worth, Arlington and Mesquite. “Texas is one of the most active states for outdoor enthusiasts who love hunting, shooting sports, fishing and camping, which makes adding a new store in Frisco a great addition to the community,” said Gander Mountain’s Frisco Store Manager Rodney Tolar.

Strangers combine to win HS bass event With his fishing partner ill, Kyle Learned of Harker Heights teamed with Joshua Gonzales of Ellison High School to win the Central Texas High School Tournament Trail’s first qualifying event at Belton Lake against 40 other teams. Learned and Gonzales caught four fish totaling 15 pounds, but one of them was big. Learned, a senior at Harker Heights High School, and Gonzales had never fished together as a team before. Due to Learned’s partner’s illness and Gonzalez’ partner noshowing, the two were paired up. Learned said the team located bass in submerged brush later in the day. “We caught six or seven dinks (fish too small to weigh in) and the four keepers,” he said. Anchoring their limit was a 6.27-pound largemouth landed by Gonzales on a Sissy Rig. The team of Braedon Metzqar and Brooks Barnett of the Midway High School Fishing Team finished second with a five-fish limit totaling 13.62 pounds. Landen Bennett and Bryant Mitchell from Troy ISD brought 13.47 pounds, good for third place. Cameron Clouse and Clayton Green, of Team Tightlines, finished fourth with 12.78 pounds, followed by the team of Case Markham and Logan Duncan, fishing for the Brownwood Lions Fishing Team, with 9.79 pounds. —CTHSTT

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At the Redfish Lodge on Copano Bay, a Wall of Fame rests on the wall, indicating each redfish caught by guests at the lodge that measured more than 28 inches in length. Over the past 22 years, several thousand entries have been made on the wall. “We probably get 250 per year,” said Brian Holden, the lodge’s general manager. Now, room needs to be made at the top. On October 1, Randy Jenkins of Round Rock landed and released 47-inch, 42-pound bull red, a new lodge record. Holden was Jenkins’ guide. “It was a calm day and we were fishing the surf,” Holden said. “We were catching a lot of slot fish, and this one came down the bar and hit. The fish ran toward the beach and got into the second gut, it took Randy 15 minutes to pull him over the bar.”

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Sabine Pass, north Date Oct 14 Oct 15 Oct 16 Oct 17 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct 25 Oct 26 Oct 27 Oct 28

Time 2:43 AM 3:09 AM 3:35 AM 4:03 AM 4:33 AM 12:19 AM 1:20 AM 2:44 AM 3:37 PM 12:01 AM 12:53 AM 1:33 AM 2:04 AM 2:29 AM 2:50 AM

Port O’Connor Height 1.9H 1.9H 1.9H 1.9H 1.9H 1.4L 1.5L 1.6L 0.2L 1.9H 1.9H 1.8H 1.8H 1.7H 1.7H

Time 8:41 AM 9:21 AM 10:03 AM 10:49 AM 11:38 AM 5:04 AM 5:37 AM 6:13 AM

Height 0.7L 0.4L 0.2L 0.0L -0.1L 1.8H 1.8H 1.7H

Time 3:01 PM 3:58 PM 4:56 PM 5:55 PM 6:59 PM 12:31 PM 1:28 PM 2:30 PM

Height 1.9H 2.1H 2.1H 2.2H 2.1H -0.1L 0.0L 0.1L

Time 9:03 PM 9:51 PM 10:38 PM 11:27 PM

Height 0.7L 0.9L 1.1L 1.2L

8:10 PM 9:28 PM 10:50 PM

2.1H 2.0H 1.9H

6:54 7:28 7:55 8:19 8:41 9:04

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10:00 AM 11:48 AM 1:07 PM 2:11 PM 3:04 PM 3:50 PM

1.5H 1.5H 1.5H 1.6H 1.7H 1.7H

4:48 5:57 7:00 7:54 8:39 9:17

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Galveston Bay entrance, north jetty Time 3:00 AM 3:24 AM 3:44 AM 4:09 AM 12:03 AM 1:01 AM 2:07 AM 3:03 AM 5:53 AM 6:44 AM 12:26 AM 1:09 AM 1:46 AM 2:24 AM 3:01 AM

Height 1.9H 1.8H 1.8H 1.9H 1.4L 1.6L 1.6L 1.6L 1.6L 1.4L 2.0H 1.9H 1.9H 1.8H 1.7H

Time 8:42 AM 9:31 AM 10:19 AM 11:05 AM 4:36 AM 5:05 AM 5:35 AM 6:10 AM 7:56 AM 9:38 AM 7:14 AM 7:39 AM 8:04 AM 8:30 AM 9:01 AM

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Time 3:44 PM 4:40 PM 5:30 PM 6:27 PM 11:51 AM 12:43 PM 1:41 PM 2:37 PM 3:33 PM 4:45 PM 11:51 AM 1:06 PM 2:10 PM 3:15 PM 4:08 PM

Height 2.0H 2.2H 2.3H 2.3H 0.0L 0.0L 0.1L 0.2L 0.4L 0.6L 1.6H 1.6H 1.7H 1.8H 1.9H

Time 9:19 PM 10:21 PM 11:13 PM

Height 1.0L 1.1L 1.3L

7:38 PM 8:43 PM 9:38 PM 10:33 PM 11:33 PM

2.3H 2.3H 2.2H 2.2H 2.1H

6:17 7:12 7:56 8:47 9:57

0.7L 0.8L 1.0L 1.1L 1.2L

Height 1.5H 1.5H 1.5H 1.3L 1.4L 0.5L 0.5L 0.6L 1.8H 1.8H 1.7H 1.6H 1.5H 1.4H 1.4H

Time 8:39 AM 9:18 AM 10:11 AM 4:04 AM 4:25 AM 10:07 PM 11:11 PM

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Time 3:27 PM 4:36 PM 5:42 PM 11:08 AM 12:04 PM

Height 1.7H 1.8H 1.8H 0.6L 0.5L

Time 10:19 PM 11:33 PM

Height 1.1L 1.2L

6:52 PM 8:37 PM

1.9H 1.9H

4:50 7:34 7:49 8:12 8:37 9:02 9:26

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10:36 AM 12:02 PM 1:21 PM 2:21 PM 3:19 PM 4:21 PM

1.4H 1.4H 1.5H 1.5H 1.5H 1.6H

6:07 PM 7:14 PM 8:08 PM 8:59 PM 9:56 PM 11:01 PM

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Time 8:46 AM 9:12 AM 9:44 AM 10:24 AM 4:06 AM 4:15 AM 9:37 PM 10:51 PM 11:55 PM

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Time 2:48 PM 3:52 PM 4:55 PM 6:01 PM 11:08 AM 11:58 AM

Height 1.9H 2.1H 2.2H 2.3H 0.2L 0.1L

Time 9:12 PM 10:14 PM 11:19 PM

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7:09 PM 8:21 PM

2.3H 2.3H

7:34 7:52 8:14 8:38 9:01

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10:40 AM 12:21 PM 1:40 PM 2:44 PM 3:39 PM

1.5H 1.5H 1.6H 1.8H 1.8H

5:59 7:10 8:11 9:07 9:59

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Time 6:24 AM 6:34 AM 6:43 AM 6:53 AM 7:04 AM

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Time 1:06 PM 1:26 PM 1:51 PM 2:23 PM 3:03 PM

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Time 6:52 PM 8:01 PM 9:10 PM 10:23 PM 11:51 PM

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4:46 PM 5:57 PM 7:25 PM 8:47 PM 9:57 PM 11:48 AM 12:15 PM 12:45 PM 5:37 AM

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Time 2:41 AM 3:05 AM 3:28 AM 3:48 AM 12:34 AM 2:10 AM 12:55 PM 2:00 PM 3:16 PM 4:40 PM 12:42 AM 1:16 AM 1:40 AM 2:00 AM 2:17 AM

Time 12:41 AM 1:34 AM 2:30 AM 3:33 AM 4:49 AM 3:50 PM 1:36 AM 3:08 AM 4:10 AM 4:51 AM 5:21 AM 5:40 AM 5:45 AM 5:39 AM 12:39 AM

Time 10:53 AM 11:16 AM 11:54 AM 2:46 AM

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Time 10:55 PM 11:46 PM

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Height 0.6H 0.7H 0.7H 0.7H 0.8H 0.8H 0.8H 0.8H 0.8H 0.7H 0.7H 0.7H 0.6H 0.6H 0.7H

Time 11:22 AM 12:22 PM 1:17 PM 2:10 PM 3:03 PM 3:57 PM 4:50 PM 5:43 PM 6:33 PM 7:18 PM 7:56 PM 8:24 PM 8:24 AM 10:08 AM 11:17 AM

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8:42 PM 8:42 PM

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Date Oct 14 Oct 15 Oct 16 Oct 17 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct 25 Oct 26 Oct 27 Oct 28

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Time 8:10 AM 8:40 AM 9:16 AM 9:58 AM 7:29 PM 8:45 PM 10:00 PM 11:05 PM 11:55 PM

Height 1.1L 0.8L 0.5L 0.2L 2.2H 2.2H 2.2H 2.1H 2.1H

4:59 7:10 7:28 7:53 8:20

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Time 10:28 AM 10:43 AM 11:11 AM 11:43 AM 12:32 PM 2:36 PM 3:13 PM 3:49 PM 4:38 PM 6:45 PM 7:33 AM 7:57 AM 8:06 AM 10:15 AM 10:42 AM

Time 2:20 AM 2:32 AM 2:40 AM 2:43 AM 12:22 AM 11:41 AM 12:35 PM 1:35 PM 2:42 PM 3:53 PM 12:30 AM 1:01 AM 1:24 AM 1:41 AM 1:52 AM

Time 8:22 AM 8:52 AM 9:27 AM 10:07 AM 2:35 AM 8:39 PM 9:51 PM 10:56 PM 11:49 PM

Height 1.2L 1.0L 0.8L 0.6L 2.1H 2.7H 2.6H 2.5H 2.4H

Time 2:44 PM 3:55 PM 5:04 PM 6:14 PM 10:52 AM

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Time 8:53 PM 9:56 PM 11:03 PM

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7:25 PM

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1.6H 1.7H 1.9H 2.0H

6:19 7:27 8:30 9:31

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Time 8:52 PM 9:58 PM 11:10 PM

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11:25 AM 1:12 PM 2:32 PM 3:37 PM

1.6H 1.7H 1.8H 1.9H

6:11 7:19 8:24 9:28

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Height 0.4H 0.3H 0.4H

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12:43 PM 1:22 PM 2:01 PM 3:14 PM 4:40 PM

0.3H 0.4H 0.4H 0.3H 0.4H

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Rollover Pass Date Oct 14 Oct 15 Oct 16 Oct 17 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct 25 Oct 26 Oct 27 Oct 28

Date Oct 14 Oct 15 Oct 16 Oct 17 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct 25 Oct 26 Oct 27 Oct 28

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Port Aransas

San Luis Pass Date Oct 14 Oct 15 Oct 16 Oct 17 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct 25 Oct 26 Oct 27 Oct 28

Rockport

Time 4:48 AM 3:53 AM 2:58 AM 12:42 AM 1:31 PM 2:06 AM 3:05 AM 3:54 AM 4:31 AM 4:45 AM 4:47 AM 04:56 AM 5:05 AM 4:55 AM 3:45 AM

Date Oct 14 Oct 15 Oct 16 Oct 17 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct 25 Oct 26 Oct 27 Oct 28

Time 2:09 AM 2:17 AM 2:20 AM 2:16 AM 10:44 AM 11:35 AM 12:30 PM 1:30 PM 2:35 PM 3:46 PM 12:32 AM 12:58 AM 1:16 AM 1:29 AM 1:35 AM

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East Matagorda

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Date Oct 14 Oct 15 Oct 16 Oct 17 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct 25 Oct 26 Oct 27 Oct 28

Time 1:50 AM 4:43 AM 2:49 AM 3:51 AM 4:37 AM 12:21 AM 12:50 AM 1:19 AM 1:48 AM 2:20 AM 3:15 AM 1:36 AM 4:54 AM 2:28 AM 1:33 AM

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Texas Coast Tides

Date Oct 14 Oct 15 Oct 16 Oct 17 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct 25 Oct 26 Oct 27 Oct 28

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Fishermen winning hunting vehicles at STAR At the CCA STAR Awards Ceremony in Houston on Oct. 7, prizes were awarded for the winners in each category in the summer-long event. Tagged redfish winners took home the big prize, a Ford F150 and a 23-foot, Haynie boat with trailer. Speckled trout winners won Mowdy boats and Inshore Division winners won Shoalwater boats. Youngsters received scholarships. In the Offshore Division, though, the anglers received a different sort of prize: a Polaris Ranger Crew 570 EPS UVs in Polaris Pursuit Camo, each with a Big Tex 35sa Trailer sponsored by Hoffpauir Polaris. Matthew Bronstein of Houston landed the second largest kingfish WINNING DORADO: Shane Huff’s 24-pound, 11-ounce dorado in the history of the CCA STAR won the Canyon resident a Polaris UTV and trailer from Hofftournament, winning the cat- pauir Polaris in CCA’s STAR tournament. Photo from Shane Huff. egory in 2016 with his 62-pound, cal kingfish fashion, he headed straight for 13-ounce king. “It’s the largest kingfish since at least and past the boat.” Once the fish was on the boat, Bronstein 2000,” Bronstein said. Bronstein caught the fish in June, and realized what he had. “We knew it had a good shot of winhad to wait all summer to see if he would ning,” he said. “It was the biggest kingfish claim his prize. “It was a little stressful waiting all sum- I’ve ever seen.” Shane Huff of Canyon Lake took the top mer,” he said. “I sweated out the big kingdorado, at 24 pounds, 11 ounces. fish tournaments that took place.” “We went 145 miles out from Port AranBronstein’s fish was caught out of Surfsas; we were trolling lures right next to the side Marina in Freeport. “We were fishing about 60 miles offshore rig,” he said. “That’s where we hooked up during snapper season,” he said. “It start- — I just knew someone else would catch a ed raining, and I was the only one with a bigger one.” Hunter Reed of Nassau Bay landed the rain jacket, so I kept fishing. The fish hit it and took off like a banshee. Then, in typi- top ling at 63 pounds, 2 ounces.

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HEROES

Reed Graff landed this nice rainbow trout while fishing in Kamchatka, Russia, in August. Reed was fishing with his father, Stan.

Harrison Oliver Pittman, 8, of Dallas, caught this 4-pound bass using a Senko at a private lake in Fredericksburg.

Ruly Sanchez, 10, of Uvalde, with the family lab, Remington, harvested the first bird of the season on opening day while hunting with his father, Jorge, his uncle and a few friends near Mission.

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On the last day of last season’s youth rifle season Bailey Felpel, 10, of New Braunfels, was hunting with her father, Daryl. Bailey had shot and missed this buck on opening day. The buck wasn’t seen again until the last morning, when she bagged her first buck with her .223 at 95 yards.

Braedon Kramer, 14, of Corpus Christi, was hunting with his grandfather, Mike Ralls, in McMullen County, but never got a shot at a deer with his bow until December of last year. Braedon made a perfect double lung shot.


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Garmin International was honored by the National Marine Electronics Association as the most recognized company in the marine electronics field.

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The Mule Deer Foundation is seeking a director of marketing and development to create and implement its marketing and communications efforts.

Terminal tackle companies combine The Rome Specialty Company has acquired the assets of Sampo and Donnmar Enterprises.

BoatUS president retires After 23 years at Boat Owners Association of The United States, Margaret Bonds Podlich retired Sept. 30.

Berger Bullets hiring

Winchester Ammunition has an open position in the East Alton, Illinois office for a qualified media relations specialist.

Yamaha doubling warranty period Yamaha Marine’s “Why Wait for Spring” sales event allows customers who purchase eligible, new Yamaha four-stroke outboards the opportunity to add three years of Yamaha Extended Service for a total of six years of coverage at no additional cost.

CSF looking for event manager The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation located in Washington, D.C., is seeking an event manager to plan events and assist in fundraising efforts.

Triton adds aluminum models Triton Boats has doubled the number of aluminum models in its fishing, hunting and utility boat lineup with the introduction of 11 new models.

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FOR THE TABLE *email LSON your favorite recipe to news@lonestaroutdoornews.com.

Stuffed flounder

By Aaron Anderson, For Lone Star Outdoor News

1/2 pound butter 1 cup white onion, minced 1/2 cup green onions, minced 1-1/2 cups celery, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup parsley, chopped 2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs 2 cups cornbread, finely chopped 1/2 pound crabmeat Salt and pepper, to taste 8 flounder 16 whole shrimp In butter, sauté white onions, green onions, celery, garlic and

parsley. Gradually stir in 1 cup of bread and 1 cup of cornbread, cooking until thickened. Add crabmeat and thicken further with remaining breadcrumbs and cornbread. Add salt and pepper to taste. To prepare flounder: split each flounder, and fill with dressing. Garnish each fish with 2 whole shrimp. Cook under broiler about 15 minutes. —Outdoor Alabama

Teal breast with apricot demi jus 6 teal breast fillets, skinned 1 tsp. K-Paul’s Blackened Steak Magic 3 tbsps. whole butter 6 ozs. chicken stock 4 ozs. dry red wine 1 tbsp. apricot preserves Lightly season all duck fillets with seasoning spice. Melt 2 tbsps. butter in an 8-inch sauté pan. When foaming of butter subsides, add seasoned duck breasts skin side down to the pan. Turn after breast is seared and well browned (approximately 2-3 minutes per side) or until desired doneness. Remove

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Frank Johnson, of Lighthouse Point, Florida, died at the age of 77. Johnson created Mold Craft Soft Head lures. The lures set more than 200 International Game Fish Association world records, including the alltackle Atlantic blue marlin record of 1,402 pounds that was caught in Brazil.

Arkansas had the second-highest waterfowl harvest and highest mallard harvest in the United States during the 2015-16 waterfowl season, according to preliminary estimates from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Luke Naylor, AGFC waterfowl program coordinator, said the estimated harvest in Arkansas for all ducks was just under 930,000, and mallard harvest was 501,555. The next highest mallard harvest in the U.S. was Missouri with 234,387. “Arkansas continues to be the bottom of the funnel for mallard migration,” Naylor said.

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Illinois man wins in fantasy fishing CJ Meyer has grown up fishing his whole life in his hometown of Greenville, Illinois, and now after earning more than $37,000 in merchandise by winning the grand prize in Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing presented by Toyota, he can share that passion with his three sons. Meyer scored 11,160 total points with his picks in the 2016 Bassmaster Elite Series events, earning a Triton 189 TrX bass boat with a Yamaha VF150LA outboard, MotorGuide trolling motor and a Lowrance Mark 5 Fishfinder. Meyer has fished tournaments for two years as a co-angler. “Now my son is going to have more than enough to get out there and start high school bass fishing,” he said. —B.A.S.S.

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INTERNATIONAL Rhino horn smugglers get 14 years in prison Four Chinese citizens convicted of attempting to smuggle 14 rhinoceros horns and a leopard skin out of Namibia in March of 2014 were sentenced to 14 years imprisonment each. “The message must be clear to the rest of the community and the international community that this type of behavior will not be tolerated,” magistrate Alexis Diergaardt told the four convicted men during their sentencing in the Windhoek Regional Court. Thirty months of the sentences of Li Zhibing (55), Pu Xuexin (51) and Li Xiaoliang (32), who have been in custody over the past two years and six months, were suspended for a period of five years on condition that they are not convicted of the export, attempted export, possession of or dealing in controlled wildlife products without a permit during the period of suspension. —The Namibian

Delta Waterfowl opens center in Ontario Delta Waterfowl has established a Hunting Heritage & Conservation Center in Ontario, as the organization continues to expand its scope of work on behalf of ducks and duck hunters throughout North America. The HHCC is a modern facility, with five main buildings located on 40 acres near Long Point and Lake Erie. It will provide seasonal and year-round accommodation and office space for Delta Waterfowl staff, students, technicians and volunteers. In taking over the HHCC, which had been operated until recently by Long Point Waterfowl, Delta gains a solid base of operations in the Great Lakes region. Delta will operate the HHCC as a conservation and hunting learning center and as a resource for other area groups. —Delta Waterfowl

New CEO at DU Canada Karla Guyn was named the chief executive officer of Ducks Unlimited Canada. With more than 20 years of experience, Karla Guyn is a respected international conservation leader with a Ph.D. in biology. Her love for wetlands and waterfowl first brought her to DUC in 1994 as a summer student. Over the years, she’s advanced through the organization, working on a variety of national and regional conservation programs. Most recently, she’s been serving as DUC’s national director of conservation. —DU


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Near Pearsall, Craig Wilson with Wilson Whitetail Ranch said the hunting remains good in the area. “We still have birds,” he said. “Not as many as at the opener. We went from being as good as it could be to fewer birds, but we’ve had birds since day one.” Wilson said milo fields have been the key. “They are moving earlier in the day. I think some birds have been staying in the fields,” he said. “We are shooting mostly mourning dove now.” In Brooks County, TexasRenegade reported on 2coolfishing that the whitewings had arrived. “I hadn’t seen a single whitewing all year and suddenly I was flooded with them today,” he posted. “It was honestly as close as you can get to Argentina in Texas. There were constant flight of groups of 10-plus birds all evening. It’s the best hunting I’ve had on the ranch since we got it in 2001.” Thornton drove from San Antonio to the Panhandle, and said once he got north of San Angelo, he started seeing more birds. “The reports from the Coleman, Santa Anna and Cross Plains have been good,” he said. “And the Midland area is still amazing.” Thornton said the push of birds from the north is running late this year. “The movement has just started in the last 10 days,” he said. “I talked to a few Oklahoma outfitters that said they were covered up in birds, and usually they are gone from there by now.” Thornton said diehard dove hunters shouldn’t give up, as the birds can move in as fast as they left. “I’m really looking forward to the late season this year,” he said.

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TROPHY WHITETAIL HUNTS “May kill buck of lifetime “ $ 700 - 2 DAYS Wife or child  1/2 price South TX-  Brackettville Web site www.b-jranch.com E-mail: Huntsbj@gmail.com (830) 563-2658 SOUTH TEXAS TROPHY HUNTS Management hunts also. Maverick County. Native, mature herd. Quality, comfortable lodging. Txdiamondcranch.com (713) 516-2954

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PRODUCTS ECHO1 THERMAL REFLEX SIGHT: Sig Sauer has added a new sight to its Electro-Optics line. The ECHO1, described by the company as a true game changer, offers day or nighttime predator and hog hunting while functioning similarly to a conventional reflex sight, which allows the use of both eyes open for fast and intuitive target acquisition with improved situational awareness. The digital sight will quickly acquire a target’s thermal signature in light or dark, through dust, fog or haze, and through foliage. Among its features are eight display modes, including “White Hot” and “Black Hot,” to enhance the display for optimal thermal image contrast against the background; five default reticles; thermal detection of up to 1,000 yards and targeting range of up to 300 yards; and pictures in single image and burst mode. The MSRP is $2,999.99.

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OLD TOWN PREDATOR PDL: Johnson Outdoors’ fishing kayak offers anglers no-fail forward and reverse for unrivaled hands-free boat control via an efficient and easy-to-use propriety pedal-drive system. It pedals exactly like a bicycle, converting modest pedaling into maximum propulsion. A 10.3:1 gear ratio means that anglers can reach speeds up to 5.5 mph to reach fishing spots fast and efficiently. It also makes trolling through a range of user-adjustable speeds easy and effective. Plus, its drive, which offers a weedless prop design, allows for a small turn radius. The 13foot, 2-inch compact and lightweight kayak, with 16 inches of draft for navigating skinny waters and a unique pivot and docking system, has an MSRP of $2,799.99.

>> EXTRACTOR: For deer hunters who want a call that can do everything well, the Extractor from Flextone Game Calls is capable of producing a wide range of grunts, bleats and bawls in varying pitch, volume and inflection. It also features a built-in snort-wheeze, delivering true versatility. The freeze-proof call costs about $25.

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(603) 610-3000 sigoptics.com

SFB FIELD 8-INCH BOOTS: Nike’s military-inspired hunting boots provide support and stability for quick movement on the must rugged of terrains. The boot’s height coupled with the reinforced rubber outsole and ventilated fabrics offer premium performance while the full-grain waterproof leather and breathable canvas upper offers comfort and ventilation on all-day hunts. The web lacing system ensures a snug fit. The boots are available in Realtree Xtra camo and cost about $160. (800) 806-6453 nike.com

(262) 631-6600 johnsonoutdoors.com

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flextonegamecalls.com

OFFSET WIDE GAP HOOK: Trapper Tackle won the 2016 ICAST award in the Terminal Tackle category for this hook. The lip-piercing hook serves as the foundation for a wide variety of soft plastic lures. Forged from quality high-carbon steel and sporting both a traditional Z-bend below the line tie and a sticky-sharp piercing point, the hook utilizes a “Trapper Box,” which is a set of right-angle bends at the bottom of the hook that locks lures in place thus locking the fish in place. The Offset Wide Gap Hook will be available in December in five sizes and two wire gauges. Packs of four to six (depending on size and wire gauge) will cost about $5 while Pro Packs of 25 will cost about $18 to $28. trappertackle.com

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DATEBOOK OCTOBER 15

Texas Youth Education in Shooting Sports Alpine Shooting Academy, Fort Worth usayess.org/events Coastal Conservation Association Port O’Connor Banquet POC Community Center Pavilion (361) 983-4690 ccatexas.org

OCTOBER 16

National Wild Turkey Federation SFA Banquet Nacogdoches VFW Hall (512) 734-1259 nwtf.org

OCTOBER 18

Ducks Unlimited Texoma Dinner Ray Davis Hangar (903) 815-2229

OCTOBER 19

Ducks Unlimited Kingwood/Humble Banquet Oakhurst Country Club (832) 858-2872 ducks.org/texas

OCTOBER 19-20

South Texas Farm & Ranch Show Victoria Community Center (361) 575-4581 Southtexasfarmandranchshow.com

OCTOBER 20

Delta Waterfowl Park Cities Banquet Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas (214) 543-6505 deltawaterfowl.org

National Wild Turkey Federation West Texas Banquet Elks Lodge, Hereford (620) 339-9026 nwtf.org

Ducks Unlimited San Antonio Banquet Alzafar Shrine Temple (832) 256-3630 ducks.org/Texas

Ducks Unlimited Uvalde Banquet Uvalde Civic Center (210) 844-9306 ducks.org/texas

Coastal Conservation Association Lee County Banquet Sons of Herman Hall, Giddings (979) 540-0056 ccatexas.org

Ducks Unlimited Lufkin Dinner Pitson Garrison Convention Center (936) 208-6951 ducks.org/texas

Ducks Unlimited Longview Dinner Maude Cobb Activity Center (903) 720-0608 ducks.org/texas

OCTOBER 21

Friends of Rob TX Shootout Elm Fork Shooting Range fcdallas.com

OCTOBER 22-23

Austin Canoe & Kayak Parking Lot Sale and Auction Austin store (512) 719-4386 ack.com/evxu Texas Gun and Knife Shows Abilene Civic Center texasgunandknifeshows.com

OCTOBER 21-22

OCTOBER 24

OCTOBER 22

OCTOBER 25

Taxidermy King Big Game Trophy Auction Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth (512) 451-7633 Taxidermyking.com

Quail Coalition Cross Timbers Banquet River Ranch Stockyards, Fort Worth quailcoalition.org

Dallas Safari Club Monthly Meeting Royal Oaks Country Club (972) 980-9800 biggame.org

Dallas Safari Club Monthly Meeting Royal Oaks Country Club (972) 980-9800 biggame.org

Ducks Unlimited Rockport-Fulton Banquet Aransas Pass Civic Center (361) 463-6934 ducks.org/texas

National Wild Turkey Federation North Texas Banquet The Courses at Watters Creek, Plano (972) 496-1141 nwtf.org Ducks Unlimited Palestine Dinner Anderson County Youth Livestock Arena (903) 724-4392 ducks.org/texas

OCTOBER 27

Ducks Unlimited Dallas Banquet Sixty Five Hundred (214) 673-9636 ducks.org/Texas

Mule Deer Foundation Odessa Banquet (432) 254-7992 muledeer.org Ducks Unlimited Corpus Christi Banquet American Bank Center (361) 793-3535 ducks.org/texas Ducks Unlimited Fort Bend County Banquet American Legion Hall, Rosenberg (832) 205-4212

OCTOBER 29

Delta Waterfowl Coastal Bend Banquet Port O’Connor Community Center (361) 648-1905 deltawaterfowl.org

OCTOBER 29-30

Texas Gun and Knife Show Gillespie County Fairgrounds, Fredericksburg texasgunandknifeshows.com

NOVEMBER 1

Delta Waterfowl Mount Pleasant Banquet Mount Pleasant Civic Center (903) 380-0842 deltawaterfowl.org Ducks Unlimited Gladewater Dinner Gladewater Ex Student Building (903) 738-0523 ducks.org/texas

NOVEMBER 2

Houston Safari Club Monthly Meeting Norris Conference Center (832) 804-8959 houstonsafariclub.org


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