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DOWNTOWN FISHING: Charles Harvey of Round Rock casts a fly on the south side of Lady Bird Lake in front of downtown Austin. He occasionally takes clients out fishing. Ten-plus pounders have been caught at Lady Bird Lake recently. Photo by Erich Schlegel, for Lone Star Outdoor News.

Charles Harvey of Round Rock didn’t fish much growing up, but in college in 2001 had a buddy who was going everywhere flyfishing. “He gave me a lesson, and one thing led to another. I was hooked. Now my wife is into it and my 4-year-old is giving it a try.” Now in the commercial real estate business, Harvey uses his passion as a client relationship tool, much like others use golf or take customers to hunting leases. “I’m not a guide,” Harvey said. “But clients like to get out and try something new.” On Lady Bird Lake, Harvey enjoys the scenery, the fishing and Please turn to page 17

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The white bass run is on by varying degrees in rivers and creeks across Texas. Some areas might have experienced the best part of the run, while others expect it to peak in March. Simon Cosper, who guides with Get the Net Guide Service, said on FOLLOW THE CROWDS: Anglers are heading upstream from a recent fishing trip an- many Texas reservoirs, pursuing white bass as they move up glers were catching up to to spawn. Photo by David J. Sams, Lone Star Outdoor News. 200 undersized males at mixed in,” he said. the end of February. He expects it to be in full swing by “The run is going on, I wouldn’t the first or second week of March. say it’s 100 percent. We’re starting to Each year anglers are delighted as see a lot of males with a few females white bass make their annual spring

Lone Star Outdoor News On Feb. 24, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced approval of a warfarinbased product as a statelimited-use pesticide for control of feral hogs. The approved pesticide, “Kaput Feral Hog Lure,” is the first toxicant to be listed specifically HOG TOXICANT: An approved product to target and kill feral hogs is receiving for use in controlling the mixed responses. Photo by Lone Star feral hog population. Outdoor News. Miller cited the estimated $52 million annual damage to Texas farmers and ranchers caused by feral hogs, and diseases carried by hogs that can harm humans. The response from several groups exhibited less than full support. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, which has been working on a different toxicant, sodium nitrite, wasn’t consulted before Miller’s announcement, and issued a statement saying Please turn to page 17

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An archery birthday celebration By Craig Nyhus

Lone Star Outdoor News Sarah Jane Vandermark turned 50 over the weekend, and her sister, Gretchen Buckley, and best friend, Ellen Orr, planned an unusual birthday celebration. Eleven women descended on the Cinnamon Creek Archery Events Center for an archery shoot. Seven of them had never pulled back a bow. The other four had been to one similar party. After receiving instructions and shooting tips from one of Cinnamon Creek’s instructors, the 11 ladies took to the range. After several shots each, it was time for some competition. Breaking up into two teams, the Angel Archers and the Hot Hunger Babes, the ladies fired arrows at the target, improving along the way. Those that started off missing the target completely eventually hit the bull’s-eye. Their teammates shared whooping, hollering and high-fiving. A shoot-off came to a fitting end, with the birthday girl, Vandermark, emerging as the winner. Birthday parties have become a regular occurrence since the recent completion of the 24,000-square-foot Archery Events Center. “We had five of them Saturday, and we have three more today,” said Cinnamon Creek Ranch owner Joe Musacchio. A group of youngsters competed in Archery Tag, best described as paintball, dodge ball and archery, all mixed together. “They had a blast,” Musacchio said. “And the evening adult groups have even more fun with it.”

The Archery Events Center includes party rooms, a kid’s room with archery games, and a large shooting area that can accommodate 130 shooters at one time, perfect for large competition shoots such as the National Archery in the Schools Program shoots. The party rooms are just a few steps away from the indoor/outdoor kitchen and eating area, where Musacchio prepares top-quality food from age-old recipes, similar to those used in preparing the cuts of meat sold by the popular Cinnamon Creek Wild Game Processing. After their shoot, the 11 ladies enjoyed one of those meals, but not before they shared a champagne toast to their shooting success. “This was such a blast,” Vandermark said. “I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday party.” NEW TWIST ON BIRTHDAY PARTY: Sarah Jane Vandermark takes aim at her 50th birthday part at Cinnamon Creek Ranch in Roanoke. After the shoot, she celebrated with lunch and champagne at the facility. Photos by Craig Nyhus, Lone Star Outdoor News.

Quail study dispels idea that predator reduction is for the birds

Contest hunters bank on bacon

By Darlene McCormick Sanchez

Hogs may be a lowly nuisance to many, but they’re money in the bank to some. Several lucky hog hunters who entered the 7th Annual Wise County Hog Contest won thousands of dollars and raffle prizes this year. Trey Hawkins, who runs the contest with co-owner Tres Poynor, said the event has grown over the years — as has the money. When the first contest began in 2011, only 27 teams entered. This year 158 teams of hunters from Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana signed up. The contest started Feb. 6 and ran through March 6. The rules allow hogs to be hunted anywhere in Texas, but they were required to be weighed in at a designated location in Wise County within 24 hours. Trapping, using dogs or helicopters aren’t allowed. Hunters can’t harvest hogs from high-fenced areas either. “People love to hunt hogs. People are saving their hogs for this contest,” Hawkins said. The month-long contest ended in Decatur. As of press time, the top prize of $7,900 for the heaviest hog weighing in at 298 pounds went to Buck Wheat and Seth Williamson. Second place winners Cody and Corey Anderle took home $4,740 for a 290-pounder, and Scott Graham and Scott Seal grabbed third place with a hog weighing 289 pounds for a prize of $1,580. The longest cutter, or lower tusk, side pot winners Ray Faglie and Michael Kenny walked away with $2,260 with a length of 3 1/8 inches. Everyone who entered the contest, which cost $100 per team, was entered into a raffle for prizes such as feeder lights, game callers and more.

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Predator management has been dismissed by many as ineffective in increasing quail populations in Texas, but a new Texas Tech study suggests it could be a successful strategy. Brad Dabbert, Burnett Foundation endowed professor of quail ecology at Texas Tech, said the new research on Rolling Plains quail is based on information from Florida’s Tall Timbers Research Station. Dabbert said quail management in Florida uses a three-prong intensive management plan consisting of habitat quality, supplemental feed and predator control when predators become abundant compared to the quail population. “They are way ahead of us. We don’t have the data out here,” he said. It was the last part of the strategy that caught the interest of local researchers. Dabbert said traditional predator control methods didn’t prove successful in increasing bobwhite nest success or population density in the Rolling Plains. In the past, Texas studies used low-trap densities of 1 trap per 49.4 acres. However, trapping efforts did not reduce mesomammals, such as skunks and raccoons, as measured by scent station surveys conducted before and after the trapping effort. Scent stations are places where carcasses are placed to monitor the number of predators in the area. But managers and researchers in the southeastern states use a trapping density of 1 trap per 20 acres and regularly report reductions in mesomammals in trapped areas. Dabbert’s team decided to measure the relationship between predator abundance and nest success and density and see if reducing predators could increase nest success and numbers. Researchers monitored 135 bobwhite hens, their 112 nests and brood of chicks in 2016 at the 6666 Ranch, which helped support the project, along with the Park Cities chapter of the Quail Coalition and the Burnett Foundation. The results were potentially groundbreaking, Dabbert said.

FEWER PREDATORS, BETTER NESTING: Researchers learned that predator management can increase quail nesting success by 10 percent. Photo From Brad Dabbert.

“We actually increased the nest success by 10 percent,” he said. The nest success rate at the predator reduction site was 64 percent, compared to a 54 percent nest success rate at the control site with no predator reduction. Chick survival to 21 days of age was essentially the same between predator reduction and control sites (24 percent with predator reduction and 23 percent with no predator reduction). Considering the average clutch size of 14 eggs for the sites, this represents a 24 percent increase in bobwhite chicks on the ground at 21 days of age in predator reduction areas compared to control areas where no predator reduction occurred. While the success is exciting, Dabbert said the downside is cost. Traps are $80-$100 each and the manpower needed to check the traps would be expensive as well. One way to mitigate labor costs would be to use a system that alerts managers as to when tarp doors are dropped. Dabbert added that the study will continue for a second year to see if the results can be duplicated. Jason Hardin, former Audubon Texas’ Quail and Please turn to page 22

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One of the first-place winners, Buck Wheat, said he got the hog on the family ranch in Eastland County near Morton Valley after hearing about the contest and entering at the last minute. “I saw a big bore. I was checking some cows. I didn’t think he was big enough, but I got him in the head.” As it turns out, that first hog was the best one Wheat got throughout the entire contest. He hunted another 25 hogs, and his partner was onto one they estimated to be a 400-pounder but was never able to shoot. “I prayed and God made a way,” Wheat said. “God just knew I needed a little money.” Wheat, who has three children, said he is going to pay some bills with his share and maybe build a fence and get a new dishwasher. Contestant Bradley Burkett of Crowell goes all out for the contest, pulling all-nighters in the field for nearly a week at a time. He entered the contest for the first time in 2016 and ended up winning second place with a hog just shy of 300 pounds, and a side pot for longest cutter, at 3 5/8 inches. This year Burkett brought in a hog weighing 286 pounds, just missing third place. His strategy is to study the movement of the hogs via game cameras and try to predict where he might find the behemoths. He also uses night vision. “You’ve got to pattern them,” he said, but added they aren’t very predictable, making it a real challenge. Burkett said it’s a misconception that 300-pound hogs are running amuck all over Texas. He’s only gotten three hogs over that weight in his lifetime, with the largest weighing in at 427 pounds. “I live and breathe hunting. My wife thinks I’m half crazy.”


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Brokaw honored at Park Cities Quail

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By Craig Nyhus

Lone Star Outdoor News The 11th annual Park Cities Quail banquet and fundraiser took place March 2 in Dallas. Like other years, it was quite a spectacle, with a full house of 970 attendees. Tom Brokaw, the former anchor of NBC Nightly News, was honored with the T. Boone Pickens Lifetime Sportsman Award. The former Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree (2014) shared his love of hunting and a few stories with the crowd. “The award means a great deal,” Brokaw said. “It recognizes me outside of the realm where I worked.” Brokaw grew up in South Dakota and remains an avid pheasant hunter. After moving to New York with NBC, he put his guns away for a while. “It wasn’t long before I yearned for that kind of life again,” he said. “I still go back to South Dakota every year.” It’s not as long of a trip now, as Brokaw owns and lives on a ranch near Livingston, Montana.

It was a trip to Texas that spurred Brokaw’s love of quail hunting. “Jim Baker, the former Secretary of State, invited me after I left Nightly News,” Brokaw said. “He said, ‘Now, we can be friends.’” Brokaw’s first quail hunt had him walking with a former president on one side and former Secretary of State on the other. “I was pretty nervous about that,” he said. After the hunt, he was hooked. “I love the challenge and the culture of quail hunting,” Brokaw said. Also an avid fly-fisher, Brokaw offered a two-day fishing trip on his Montana ranch, with the proceeds going to support veterans’ charities. It sold for $85,000. The mission of Park Cities Quail is “to sustain and restore huntable wild quail populations, to encourage and educate interested youth and to celebrate our quail hunting heritage in this region.” Since inception, the group has raised more than $9 million.

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Mule deer relocated to Brewster County Ninety-eight mule deer does traveled by helicopter, then trailers and found themselves in new homes as part of a joint restoration and research project through Sul Ross State University’s Borderlands Research Institute. This marks the third year of a collaborative effort by the BRI, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, El Carmen Land & Conservation Co. and several other sponsoring organizations. The program seeks to invigorate mule deer populations at Black Gap Wildlife Management Area and adjacent ECLCC-CEMEX property in southeastern Brewster County. The mule deer does were net-gunned by helicopter from a private ranch near Fort Stockton and from Elephant Mountain WMA Feb. 20-22. Following capture, the deer were hobbled, blindfolded and then transported by slinging via animal bags and cable to the staging areas. After veterinarians and biologists took blood and fecal samples, administered inoculations, and recorded ages, the deer were fitted with VHF (Very High Frequency) collars, transported and released.

Sul Ross graduate student John Clayton “Kiddo” Campbell, of Castroville, has monitored deer released in 2015 and 2016 as well as this year’s relocated animals. He records the deer’s movements, habitat selection, survival rates, and other relevant data. Comparisons will be made between deer released into the enclosure (soft-release) and those liberated without the use of an enclosure (hard-release). “So far, there has been a pretty high survival rate,” Campbell said. Both he and Shawn Gray, TPWD mule deer and pronghorn program leader, noted a difference in movements between animals “soft-released” for a two-week period in a 500-acre enclosure, and those “hard-released” directly into the wild. “Some of the hard-released deer (from 2016) covered over a 40-mile circuit,” Campbell said. “The majority of the does soft-released stayed in Black Gap, but those who travel farther also help restoration efforts for the entire area.” —Sul Ross State University


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Ben Carter announced he is stepping down as Dallas Safari Club’s executive director but hopes to remain involved in the hunting world. “I’ve made some great friends. Let’s see if I can find some more challenges out there,” Carter said. Carter’s resignation takes effect May 31 after some 10 years at the helm. During his stint as executive director, the club has experienced tremendous growth and emerged as a leader in wildlife conservation and sustainable use. The most challenging part of his job has been advocating and facilitating that growth, he said. At the beginning of his tenure the organization had a fraction of its current members and about 500 booths at its annual convention held at Market Hall. Since then, membership has grown to nearly 6,000, and the expo had 996 exhibitors in 1,833 booths at the Dallas Convention Center this year. Carter said growth wasn’t always embraced, but, once it was, the payoff was apparent. “It’s become the premier show,” he said. “The atmosphere is really a positive thing, too.” Carter said he is most proud of winning DSC’s Outstanding Hunter Achievement Award in 2015. The award came after he harvested one of all 28 North American big game animals. He said joining the club so many years ago broadened his horizons. “I ended up hunting big game all over the world,” he said. He has also been happy to give hunters, who are in the minority nowadays, a voice. In today’s society, it’s important to get out a clear message that hunting dollars are what funds wildlife conservation.

MOVING ON: Ben Carter will step down as DSC executive director at the end of May. Photo by David J. Sams, Lone Star Outdoor News.

Anti-hunting groups try to paint a negative picture of the sport, so getting out the facts are critical, he said, especially when it comes to international hunting. Before he steps down, Carter will assist DSC in the search for, and transition to, his successor. “It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve DSC, and to lead us into the international reputation that we enjoy today. I am proud of the accomplishments made on my watch and grateful for the support from my excellent staff and volunteers over the years. I will continue to be involved with DSC, in support of the important mission and programs that protect and advance our hunting heritage,” Carter said.


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FISHING

East Matty options for solid trout By Robert Sloan

For Lone Star Outdoor News The unique thing about fishing East Matagorda Bay is that you have two very good options. One is wading and the other is drifting. Both can be good even though the weather is about as stable as a melting iceberg. East Matty’s trout can be just about anywhere on any given day when Texas is having one of the warmest winters on record. “So far this winter we’ve had days with water temperatures up into the lower 70s, then turn around the next and fall into the mid-60s and lower,” said guide Charlie Paradoski. “On the warmer days we’ll be able to wade the reefs and stand a pretty good chance of catching solid trout. But if the wind is blowing cold we’ll usually do better by drifting shell in water that’s anywhere from 4- to 6-feet deep.” Which is the best tactic for catching bigger trout? “I like to wade,” Paradoski said. “That’s my comfort zone and a way to fish that has delivered some very good stringers over the years. But without a doubt drifting can produce some big trout — fish in the 7- to 10-pound class.” David and Dianne Klam are proof that drifting can deliver wall-class trout in this bay. They have been fishing here for more than 20 years. David’s best is a 10.2-pounder. His wife’s best is 9.5 pounds. Both were caught on soft plastics while drifting over mud and shell during the winter months. “I caught the 10.2-pound trout on Dec. 13,” David said. “It was a cold and foggy day. She bit a purple and chartreuse tail. My wife caught hers on an Assassin woodpecker. We caught both of those

trout along the west shoreline. We like to wade, but seem to catch more trout and cover more water while drifting. Once we find some good areas with shell, they are good for drift-fishing just about every winter.” Paradoski, who has been working as a guide for decades, is adept at both fishing methods. “If you’re going to drift, you have to know exactly how to set up your boat so you stay on the shell and in the fish,” he said. “Ten to 20 feet one way or the other can be the difference of catching fish and not getting a bite. A trolling motor is a big help. But you can do it with the wind, too. If I’m going to wade, I’ll pick a reef or an area with scattered shell that’s holding mullet. That’s very important.” Paradoski’s go-to colors for Assassin plastics include black/glitter, hot chicken, plum/chartreuse, chicken on a chain and pumpkin seed/green tail. “I never know what color is going to work at any given time,” he said. “But I will say this the black/glitter and hot chicken are good colors to start with. Also, I’ll either be fishing them on 1/4 or 1/8 ounce jig heads.” Does the color of the jig head make a difference? “Not that I can tell,” he said. “But I do like the screw lock Assassin jig heads. They keep the tails tight to the head.”

DRIFTING SUCCESS: David Klam landed this trout while drifting in East Matagorda Bay. He prepares for both wading or drifting, depending on the conditions. Photo by Robert Sloan.

Bass team scholarships scarce

Fly-fishing reds on Port O’Connor flats

By Mark England

Lone Star Outdoor News Many people think Jared Penton is joking when the sophomore tells them he has a scholarship to fish from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall. “They kinda laugh,” said Penton, from Sanger High School. “They think it’s a joke a little bit. When I explain that I go to college and I get paid to fish, they’re impressed. A lot of student anglers have to pay for everything. Having that help from the school is a huge blessing.” The sport of bass fishing has exploded at the collegiate level. Five years ago, there were about 100 bass fishing clubs on campuses. Today, there are more than 600, according to FLW Outdoors. Despite the sport’s booming growth, East Texas Baptist is one of a handful of schools nationally that offer true scholarships — and the only one in Texas. “Scholarships have not kept up with the pace,” said Kevin Hunt, FLW’s director of tournament operations for college fishing. “The only ones I know about are Bethel, Dallas Baptist, Adrian and East Texas Baptist.” Dallas Baptist University and Adrian College in Michigan offer

Photo by Robert Sloan, for Lone Star Outdoor News FEW AND FAR BETWEEN: Only a few colleges offer scholarships for bass fishing team members. Photo from flwfishing.com

what are called “fishing scholarships.” The schools provide student anglers a bass boat, a truck to haul it, tackle, and pay their tournament fees, food expenses, lodging and so on. Students are responsible for tuition and books. Still, such assistance furnishes team members with an edge over anglers at most other schools, who either pay for everything or have to solicit sponsors. At one Texas university, the bass fishing team’s website warns: “Be aware that we don’t always have

enough boats for everyone that wants to fish.” Bethel University was the first to offer partial bass fishing scholarships in 2010. Colleges and universities haven’t been racing to copy the Tennessee school. And LSON couldn’t find a single school in the country that’s stepped up to offer student anglers a full ride. As one young collegiate angler put it on bassresource.com: “Scholarships aren’t really a thing for fishing.” ETBU is at the forefront of schools Please turn to page 9

By Robert Sloan

For Lone Star Outdoor News The cold and clear water along the many miles of prime fishing water at Port O’Connor can be a tough challenge for fly-fishermen. But this is a time when reds feeding in 6 inches to a foot of water can set up some excellent action on the fly. “Skinny and clear water is what we have lots of at Port O’Connor,” said guide Eric Knipling, who has been working as a fulltime fly-fishing guide for 10 years. “During

the summer months the water is not nearly as clear as what we have during winter and early spring. It’s my favorite time to target reds here. The fish are finicky and that requires smaller flies, and accurate casts.” Some of the best areas to fish are along the many islands that can be found from Port O’Connor south towards Pringle and Contee lakes. These are shallow, estuary lakes that hold excellent numbers of reds during the winter months. Both of these lakes are along Vanderveer Please turn to page 9


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trying to change that. “We give them annual $5,000 scholarships,” said head coach Cameron Burger, who also serves as ETBU’s director of Construction Management. “It’s not a full ride, but it helps with their tuition and books. And their food, gas, boat gas, tournament fees and lodging are picked up by the university.” New Skeeter performance boats transport the students in style, thanks to a sponsorship agreement with the company, based in Kilgore. Emblazoned on each boat’s side is Mark 1:17, “Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” All the schools offering scholarships are smaller religious schools. In collegiate bass fishing, there is no NCAA. Therefore, community colleges and smaller schools such as East Texas Baptist (enrollment: 1,450) fish against goliaths such as the University of Alabama, Cabela’s School of the Year for bass fishing in 2016. “Bass fishing keeps getting bigger each year,” Burger said. “As a small school, setting ourselves apart gives us a bit of an edge as far as recruiting.” ETBU’s high school recruits are signed to letters of intent, just like football players. Penton was one of 12 students who made the 2015 Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team. He transferred

to East Texas Baptist from the University of North Texas. “At North Texas, I was just another student,” Penton said. “Coming here on scholarship, it’s like I’m another athlete. It’s been awesome.” Penton said going up against powerhouse schools doesn’t faze him. “It’s not really like a D-3 school playing a D-1 school in football,” he said. “Fishing is a level playing field.” Burger said scholarships have sparked interest in his program, and he meets with about four prospective team members monthly. He requires them to send him a fishing résumé and biographical information. “Fishing experience alone won’t get you a scholarship,” Burger said. “But experience, knowing how to handle a boat and yourself will.” With no overseer like the NCAA around, collegiate fishing tournaments can offer money and gift cards to winners. Anglers who receive no backing from their schools often pocket at least some of the funds. At ETBU, winnings go to the school. Penton isn’t complaining. “Thanks to the school, and what they provide, I honestly feel like we have a competitive advantage when we go to a tournament,” he said.

Island. The water along this particular island is as clear as mountain air on most days and reds love to feed in and along the grassy shallows. “We have a lot of water that’s dropdead perfect for reds,” said Dwayne Simmons, who lives in Austin but has been fly-fishing the Port O’Connor area for years. “Right now, we don’t have that many boats on the water, especially up on the skinny flats where I wade and sight-cast to reds. With the water being so clear, the fish are easy to see. I use a 6-weight rod with a 10-foot leader. That’s a long leader but in the clear water these reds are super spooky. Small flies rule. My favorite is a No. 4 or 6 bend back with tan and gold flash.” Knipling also uses long leaders, in the 9- to 12-foot range. “I’m poling in 12 to 18 inches of water,” he said. “And the reds I’m targeting will often be so shallow their backs are out of the water. The longer leaders won’t spook them. That plus a small No. 2 or 4 fly will hook more fish. I like to work areas with grass and sand. The guts are good, too. Low tides caused by a strong cold front will force reds to seek deeper guts and potholes. But as the southerly breeze picks up reds will move out to the

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open flats. But they will be very, very spooky. You have to pole along as quietly as possible and make perfect casts. A 7- or 8-weight fly rod is perfect.” Knipling’s go-to flies during late winter and early spring include the EP Crab, Borski Slider and various shrimp imitations. “In really clear and shallow water a No. 4 tan and olive shrimp pattern is tough to beat,” he said. “But the smaller crab flies are good, too. When reds are up tight against the shoreline and moving in and out of pockets of grass, a Borski Slider is very good.”

Anglers experiencing thefts near Sam Rayburn

2017 Mega Bass coming up The Mega Bass fishing tournament on Lake Fork is set for Sunday, March 19, and will be even bigger and better than last year. Held at Lake Fork Marina, Mega Bass will pay out more than $20,000 cash each hour. The overall winner will win a Skeeter ZX 200 plus $15,000 cash. Each hour of the event, first place will pay a whopping $15,000, and cash payouts will go to the top 10 finishers. Even the 11th and 12th place finishers can cash a $150 check each hour, as long as they are wearing the official Mega Bass T-shirt. Entry fees are $160 if paid in cash; $170 by credit card, and registration begins Friday, March 17. Details may be found by calling (817) 439-3274 or at basschamps.com. —Staff report

Local anglers and tournament fishermen should be aware of thefts targeting anglers in Jasper County. An angler fishing a tournament at Lake Sam Rayburn got out of his boat to weigh in the bass that he had caught, and he returned to the boat a few minutes later to find his rods and reels stolen, according to authorities. Also, someone recently stole a trolling motor off of a boat parked at a residence on County Road 112 near Highway 63 West in the Curtis Community. A cash box at a privately owned boat ramp on the Neches River at Sheffield Ferry off of Farm to Market Road 1013 was taken as well. Tips can be called in to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department at (409) 384-5417. No name is required. —Jasper County Sheriff’s Office

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TEXAS FRESHWATER FISHING REPORT ALAN HENRY: Water clear on the main lake, stained toward the river; 60 degrees; 1.54’ low. Black bass are good on shaky heads with trick worms, 7-inch worms, swim jigs and mediumand deep-diving crankbaits. Crappie and bass are good on minnows. Catfish are excellent with cut bait and punch bait on baited holes. AMISTAD: Water murky; 66–70 degrees; 20.52’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, jerkbaits, soft plastics and jigs. Striped bass and white bass are fair on slabs, small crankbaits and minnows. Crappie are fair on live minnows up Devils River. Catfish are fair on cheese bait, shrimp and nightcrawlers over baited holes. ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 49–56 degrees; 0.08’ low. Black bass are fair on finesse jigs, Texas rigs and slow-rolled spinner baits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers. ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 58–63 degrees; 0.40’ high. Black bass are good on Texasrigged creature baits, weightless stick baits and spinner baits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad. BASTROP: Water stained; 63–67 degrees. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics, crankbaits and spinner baits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, shrimp and minnows. BELTON: Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 1.11’ high. Black bass are good on perch-colored lipless crankbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and stink bait. BOB SANDLIN: Water lightly stained; 59–64 degrees; 0.83’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas-rigged craws, bladed jigs and spinner baits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines. BONHAM: Water stained; 58–62 degrees; 2.81’ low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good drifting cut bait. BRAUNIG: Water murky. Black bass are good on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in the reeds and near the dam. Striped bass are good on liver and shad near the pier. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are excellent on shrimp, nightcrawlers and cut bait near the dam. Blue catfish are good on cut bait in 15–20 feet. BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained, 59–63 degrees: 0.28’ high. Black bass are fair on shaky-head worms, square-billed crankbaits and spinner baits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines. BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 63–67 degrees; 0.54’ high. Black bass are fair on craw jigs, watermelon spinner baits, crawcolored crankbaits, and chrome/ blue lipless crankbaits along the shorelines. Hybrid striper are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White

bass are good on Li’l Fishies, lipless crankbaits and shad crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. BUCHANAN: Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 1.97’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkin jigs, jerkbaits, and Carolina-rigged lizards along break lines in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are good drifting live bait in 20–30 feet. White bass are fair on slabs and crankbaits in creeks. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. CADDO: Water stained; 59–64 degrees; 0.90’ high. Black bass are good on Texas-rigged craws, lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad. CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, spinner baits and crankbaits in reed beds. Striped bass are good on chartreuse spoons and jigs near the crappie wall. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on liver, shrimp and blood bait near the railroad trestle. CANYON LAKE: Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 1.35’ high. Black bass are fair on black/ chartreuse hair jigs, jerkbaits and Texas-rigged worms in 20–30 feet. Striped bass are good trolling white jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and crappie jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. CEDAR CREEK: Water stained; 58–62 degrees; 0.01’ low. Black bass are fair on square-billed crankbaits, Texas-rigged craws and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows, Catfish are fair on trotlines. CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 20.19’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinner baits and lipless crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and stink bait. COLEMAN: Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 0.15’ low. All species are slow. COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 81 degrees at the hot water discharge, 68 degrees in main lake; 0.51’ low. All species are slow. CONROE: Water stained; 63– 67 degrees; 0.19’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black soft plastics, crankbaits and lipless crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stink bait, live minnows and nightcrawlers. FAIRFIELD: Water lightly stained; 63–72 degrees; 0.10’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas-rigged craws, spinner baits and flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. FALCON: Water murky; 65–69 degrees; 30.50’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon creature

baits, crankbaits and spinner baits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp, stink bait and cut bait. FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are good on watermelon red and redbug Carolina-rigged soft plastics, spinner baits and lipless crankbaits off deep points. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and stink bait. FORK: Water lightly stained; 59–63 degrees; 2.04’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas-rigged lizards and craws, soft plastic swimbaits and square-billed crankbaits. White and yellow bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. FT. PHANTOM HILL: Water murky; 50–56 degrees; 0.36’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, drop-shot rigs and slowrolled spinner baits with a Colorado blade. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers. GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinner baits, crankbaits and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are fair on frozen shrimp, hot dogs and stink bait. GRANBURY: Water stained; 63–67 degrees; 0.04’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics and lipless crankbaits over grass. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are slow. GRANGER: Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 0.83’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse jigs and soft plastic worms upriver in heavy timber. White bass are fair upriver. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver under lights at night. Blue catfish are good on prepared baits and on juglines baited with cut bait and Zote soap. GRAPEVINE: Water stained; 57–61 degrees; 0.20’ high. Black bass are good on flipping jigs, weightless stick baits and spinner baits. White bass and hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. GREENBELT: 30.92’ low. Black bass are fair on shallow-running crankbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 0.27’ high. Black bass are very good on soft plastics in shallow water. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows near the dam, from piers and near the pump station. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with perch and shad. HUBBARD CREEK: Water offcolor; 51–55 degrees; 0.21’ low. Black bass are fair on black/blue jigs, chatterbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good

on nightcrawlers and cut bait. JOE POOL: Water lightly stained; 58–62 degrees; 0.14’ high. Black bass are good on weightless stick baits, bladed jigs and shaky-head worms. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow. LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 59–63 degrees: 0.87’ high. Black bass are good on spinner baits, bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad. LAVON: Water stained; 58–62 degrees: 2.10’ low. Black bass are fair on square-billed crankbaits, spinner baits and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. LBJ: Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 0.84’ low. All species are slow. LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 57–61 degrees; 0.17’ high. Black bass are fair on spinner baits, bladed jigs and soft jerkbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines. LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 0.46’ high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin crankbaits, spinner baits and lipless crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad and stinkbait. MACKENZIE: 73.83’ low. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers. MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 73–79 degrees; 0.63’ low. Black bass are fair on spinner baits, wake baits and Texas-rigged craws. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. MEREDITH: 60.33’ low. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in good numbers. MONTICELLO: Water stained; 72–77 degrees; 0.65’ high. Black bass are good on spinner baits, bladed jigs and Texasrigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad. NASWORTHY: 49–55 degrees; 1.58’ low. Black bass are fair to good on jigs, Texas rigs and crankbaits. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait. NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 0.15’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and spinner baits. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on chicken livers and stink bait. O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 49–56 degrees; 32.96’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, swimjigs and shaky heads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good

on cut bait and nightcrawlers. OAK CREEK: Water stained; 48–56 degrees; 8.12’ low. Black bass are fair on drop-shot rigs, Texas rigs and shaky heads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on chartreuse nightcrawlers. PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 58–61 degrees; 0.25’ high. Black bass are good on Texas-rigged creature baits, bladed jigs and weightless stick baits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. POSSUM KINGDOM: Water off-color; 48–55 degrees; 0.05’ low. Black bass are fair to good on drop-shot rigs, Texas rigs and shaky heads. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers. PROCTOR: Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 0.11’ high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and spinner baits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on small spinner baits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live shad and stink bait. RAY HUBBARD: Water lightly stained; 58–62 degrees; 0.62’ low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow. RAY ROBERTS: Water stained; 58–61 degrees; 0.02’ low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, Texas-rigged creature baits and spinner baits. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait. RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 57–61 degrees; 0.19’ low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, Texas-rigged craws and spinner baits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines. SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 1.44’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed and watermelon soft plastics and spinner baits. White bass are fair on live minnows and watermelon spinner baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are fair on frozen shrimp, live minnows and stink bait. SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 2.15’ high. All species are slow. STAMFORD: 0.42’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on minnows and Rooster Tails. Blue catfish are fair to good on cut and live bait.

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STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 1.08’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinner baits and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and minnows. TAWAKONI: Water stained; 59–63 degrees; 2.71’ low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, flipping jigs and Texas-rigged craws. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. TEXOMA: Water stained; 57–61 degrees; 0.73’ low. Black bass are good on shaky-head worms, square-billed crankbaits and Texas-rigged worms. Crappie are good on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 2.68’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, spinner baits and lipless crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. TRAVIS: Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 1.22’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse jigs, smoke grubs and watermelon crankbaits in 8–20 feet. Striped bass are fair on white spoons in 20-35 feet. White bass are fair on white spoons and chrome crankbaits in 20-35 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are fair on chartreuse and green pumpkin soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are very good on slabs. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stink bait. WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 45–52 degrees; 19.36’ low. Black bass are very slow. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait. WHITNEY: Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 1.16’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on swimbaits on downriggers. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow. —TPWD


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GAME WARDEN BLOTTER ANGLER SNAGGED UP A Williamson County game warden patrolling the Granger Spillway was informed by a fisherman in the parking lot that a subject was snagging catfish. The warden eased up on the fisherman and while observing from a distance watched him snag a channel catfish and put it on a stringer. The warden made contact with the individual, who confessed to snagging three channel catfish, but stated he didn’t know it was illegal. The warden educated the man on legal fishing means and methods after an inspection revealed hook marks in the bodies of the fish. Snagging charges and civil restitution were filed for each fish. The fish were donated to a needy family. DOUBLE-DIGIT DEER CITATIONS Wardens in Travis and Bastrop counties concluded an investigation pertaining to numerous alleged white-tailed deer violations. During the course of the investigation, the wardens discovered that four individuals had harvested more than 10 deer from both counties in violation of antler restrictions. Three of the four individuals had previous hunting violations and all cooperated with the investigation. With more than 30 violations uncovered, wardens issued 12 citations and five warnings for hunting antlerless white-tailed deer without a permit, not tagging/improperly tagging white-tailed deer, harvest log violations, taking buck white-tailed deer having an antler spread less than the required 13 inches, exceeding the bag limit for buck white-tailed deer greater than 13 inches, and possession of white-tailed deer

gation continues about possible trespassing.

WILL DRIVE FOR QUAIL Game wardens responded to a call from a Foard County landowner concerning two men hunting from a vehicle on a county road. Upon arrival they discovered a local Foard County sheriff’s deputy had the two subjects stopped in the middle of a county road. The wardens interviewed both individuals separately and they confessed to renting a car in Tennessee and driving to Texas to hunt quail. They indicated that since they didn’t have a hunting lease they were just driving around and shooting quail from the rural public roads. A search of their vehicle uncovered 13 quail in a suitcase

without proof of sex. In addition, eight deer were seized and civil restitution assessed. The already processed meat was donated. Cases are pending. DON’T TAKE THE ROAD KILL A Cameron County game warden was called to the scene of an accident where a vehicle had struck a white-tailed deer and the deer needed to be dispatched. By the time the warden arrived on the scene, the deer was gone and the person who struck the deer advised that someone in a white truck who lived down the street had taken the animal. The warden made contact with the person who had taken the deer from the scene and was informed that the meat and the antlers were at a house in a neighboring town. The warden found two deer legs and a set of 8-point antlers at that location and another leg was seized from the man who had taken the deer. That individual was issued a citation for illegal take and possession of white-tailed deer.

in the backseat of their rental car and numerous empty shotgun shells and boxes. The wardens learned that the suspects were staying at a hotel in Vernon and that there were about 15 more illegally taken quail back at their hotel room. After conducting a consensual search of the hotel room, the wardens ended up seizing over 100 quail packed away in an ice chest, all of which allegedly were killed from a public roadway. The game warden issued citations and took both subjects into custody for arraignment. Cases are pending in addition to civil restitution.

DOVE BAITING BACKFIRES Game wardens were made aware of a ranch in Jim Wells County that had been baited heavily for dove. After entering the ranch and inspecting the hunters for violations, it was obvious that they were hunting in areas that had been baited with a milo/corn mixture. In total, 101 dove were seized and 16 citations were issued. Cases and restitution are pending. SNAPCHAT ATTENTION-GETTER A Tyler County game warden received some information that an individual had posted images of a white-tailed buck on Snapchat. The warden knew where the subject lived and upon arrival did not observe anyone at the house and received no answer at the door. However, he noticed a long water hose stretched across the yard that was still running. The warden followed the running water hose to the back of several tool sheds where he caught glimpses of two individuals attempting to run and hide. He

instructed both to stop and after a brief conversation with the subjects — including questions about the blood on their clothing — they led the warden to the buck hidden in a nearby brush pile. One of the subjects admitted to taking the deer with a .22 rifle in a closed season in his yard. Charges were filed and the case is pending. TAG IT BEFORE YOU BRAG ABOUT IT A Titus County game warden wrapped up an investigation about a subject with an untagged deer in the back of his truck in northeast Texas. The guy had been bragging about this being his second deer of the day. The warden contacted the suspect and discovered he had fraudulently obtained a free active-duty military hunting license and killed two white-tailed bucks. Citations and warnings were issued for two untagged deer, no hunter education certification and taking an illegal white-tailed buck that did not meet the antler restriction minimum requirements. Investi-

LONG ARM OF THE LAW A retired game warden notified a Titus County warden about a man in a vehicle seen road hunting. The suspect was located in Daingerfield where he gave a full confession for shooting at and missing a doe from the roadway. Citations and warnings were issued for no hunting license, shooting from a public road and hunting without landowner’s consent. BEST DAY TAKES A TURN FOR THE WORST The White Oak Creek Wildlife Management Area staff notified a Titus County game warden about possible illegal duck hunting after the noon cutoff. The warden made contact with two men in possession of 10 mallards and a wigeon. Both said this was their very best hunting trip of the year. The warden issued citations and civil restitution to both subjects for not having the required annual public hunting permits and for hunting ducks after noon on the WMA. One subject was also issued citations for no hunting license and no hunter education certification.

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Buffalo Springs Reservoir will get habitat improvements By Darlene McCormick Sanchez Lone Star Outdoor News

The Inland Fisheries Panhandle District of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the board of Buffalo Springs Reservoir Board are pitching in to improve Buffalo Springs Reservoir southeast of Lubbock. John Clayton, assistant district supervisor, met with Buffalo Springs Reservoir Board of Directors this month in hopes of starting a joint project. “They told me they were committed to improving conditions out there,” Clayton said. “The lake is old. The whole lake really is house docks all the way around. There’s no habitat left.” But the lake has one great thing going for it — the lake level remains consistent because of a steady supply of water runoff from the surrounding Lubbock area. Right now there are some cattails that provide limited habitat on the deep end of the lake, but little else, Clayton said. Clayton said the fisheries district doesn’t have the money to rehabilitate the lake on its own. So he approached the board to see if they would be interested in helping fund the project. The board approved $5,000 to improve some of the 225-acre lake. TPWD’s part will be the planning, habitat installation labor, the aquatic vegetation, planting labor, and possibly more habitat if the funds are available. He intends on applying for funding — which is highly competitive at TPWD. The money provided by the board is being used to purchase artificial fish habitat and needed materials for installation. The plan is to place the artificial habitat in 14 different locations (public access), all of which are located on the west end of the lake, Clayton said.

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Artificial structures placed around the lake would be best for Buffalo Springs due to the level of nitrates that enter the water. Adding native aquatic vegetation would further improve the fish habitat, Clayton said. The project should start in May and be completed by the end of June. Penny Jones, promotion director for the Buffalo Springs Reservoir board, said the board had been reviewing the idea. “I’m really excited about it,” Jones said,

adding fishing at the lake has been great for the past year. The lake is also home to fishing tournaments, with one planned for April. Once placed on the district’s Facebook page, the idea drew comments from several anglers who were happy at the prospect. “Yes! Best news ever! I volunteer my boat and myself to help place it and do whatever is needed!” wrote one. Another angler said he remembered when the lake had three different kinds of

aquatic vegetation 20 years ago. Freshwater shrimp were plentiful in the lake making it an excellent bluegill fishery. “The lake is devoid of any aquatic vegetation now,” he wrote. The lack of vegetation along the shoreline has hurt the fishing and contributed to erosion, much to the displeasure of bank fishermen. “My fingers are crossed, but the proof will be in the pudding,” he penned.


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Uncover more fish with Storm 360GT Searchbait Stingy fish staying hidden? Tie on a search party. Throw ’em the Storm 360GT Searchbait, a versatile new bait the world’s most respected professional anglers trust to deliver strike after strike in nearly any scenario. “A searchbait is a lure designed to be retrieved horizontally, imparting fish-attracting action over a large area in which fish have many places to hide,” said legendary angler Al Lindner. “You basically cast and retrieve the bait to cover lots of water and, when you find fish, it allows you to slow down your presentation to make the most of your opportunities.” Expert and novice anglers alike will love it too. “I’m always looking for a searchbait that I can throw out there that looks realistic and can cover a lot of water,” said Jacob Wheeler, winner of FLW’s 2012 championship tournament. “The 360GT Searchbait does just that with an amazing, lifelike action. It’s crazy — this bait is in a league all its own.” Creating the ultimate illusion of natural movement, the 360GT Searchbait pairs a lifelike, single-ball rattling jig head with a realistic, phthalate-free soft body with 3-D holographic eyes and a toe-in boot tail that elicits incredible action at any retrieve speed. Ease of use will ensure this bait becomes the go-to choice for anglers of all skill levels.

“There’s no need to make it pause and jump at things,” Lindner said. “The idea is to cast it out and turn the reel handle — that’s it.” The 360GT Searchbait is available in 11 color patterns and three sizes, and comes in a package with one pre-rigged bait and two extra bodies. The bodies sport entrance and exit holes, making it easy to rig. “It’s the perfect lure to catch everything that swims,” Hite said. “When you’re ready to cover more water and uncover more fish, tie on a Storm 360GT Searchbait and start searchin’. Throw it anywhere. Catch fish everywhere!” Suggested retail pricing for the Storm 360GT Searchbait is as follows: • 3-1/2 inch model: $4.99 • 4-1/2 inch model: $5.49 • 5-1/2 inch model: $5.99

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Late last fall, McKenna Quinn launched hunting apparel for women. Now, a fishing shirt in three colors is available. The Adelaide is American-made, functional, made of lightweight materials, water repellent and quick-drying. “You’ll never have to wear a man’s shirt again,” said part owner Amber Haynes. “The shirt has a lot of functionality, but we kept it simple.” The “we” is Haynes and her business partner, Carly Green. Both from Boerne, they came up with the company name while watching their daughters ride horses after school. The pair design each shirt

themselves, combining Amber’s outdoor experience with Carly’s fashion background. The first fishing shirt available is The Adelaide, a long-sleeved seersucker fishing tunic in aqua/white, yellow/white and pink/white. The shirt is pre-shrunk, yarn dyed, fast-drying and made of an elegant, feminine poly/cotton blend. For women, it has a flattering fit with seam for maximum movement. The shirts may be purchased ($156) at the company’s website (shop.mckennaquinn.com) and are available in the Joshua Creek Pro Shop in Boerne.

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Research shows that the supplemental feeding of fish in a recreational pond or lake can dramatically enhance the size of the catfish, bluegill and other forage fish that the largemouth bass consume. The bass in ponds and lakes benefit from the production of these larger, healthier forage fish. University studies have proven that fish-feeding programs cause forage fish like bluegill to spawn more frequently, so not only does a feeding program develop larger, healthier fish — it also produces more of them. By utilizing the Texas Hunter Fish Feeders, you add a consistent, daily addition to the food chain, and this supplemental feeding regimen leads to bigger, healthier fish that grow faster. The patented Fish Feeders by Texas Hunter Products feature a specially designed, dual-motor system that delivers a consistent, metered flow of feed into a powerful centrifugal air blower system. Utilizing a high velocity air stream, fish feed is projected up to 45 feet into the water with a 20-foot wide, wedge-shaped pattern. Because of this unique design, the feed does not drop directly in front of the feeder and, as a result, does not waste any of the fish feed. All Texas Hunter Fish Feeders include their exclusive Premium Digital Timer with a 5-year warranty that controls the feeder’s two motors. The feeders are powered by a 12-volt rechargeable battery allowing you to set them up anywhere, regardless of access to electricity. Their optional 2-watt solar charger, twice as powerful as other solar chargers, keeps the battery fully charged year-round and includes a specially

designed mounting bracket to capture and maximize the sun’s energy. Fish feeders create “feeding zones” that make catching fish more fun. The large feed pattern spreads fish feed across the lake’s surface giving more fish a chance to consume the feed. Fish are drawn to the fish feeders, creating “feeding zones” that help make catching fish fun and enjoyable for the whole family. How much should you feed? As a general rule, all feed should be consumed by the fish within 10 minutes after each feed event. If the fish eat all of the feed within a few minutes, increase the amount of feed dispensed. If you observe fish feed floating on the water after this time, reduce the number of seconds of the feeding. Tips for pond and lake owners: For great fishing information such as How to Produce Trophy Bass, Designing a Feeding Program for your Fish or Targeting Different Fish with the Right Bait and Techniques, check out TexasHunterProducts.com/Blog. Texas Hunter Products has delivered reliable and durable products that have met the real-life needs of outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. Texas Hunter Fish Feeders are available in three fish feed capacities: 70, 175 or 250 pounds.

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G3 Boats’ new offering for bass anglers New for 2017, G3 is introducing the new Sportsman 18 bass boat, a complete package designed to fulfill experienced anglers’ “wish list” of features and benefits for their next boat. The Sportsman 18 has all the fishing necessities, including deck space, storage and layout. This is one boat that exceeds expectations from the start, as it hits the “sweet spot” in length at 18 feet, 10 inches. Pair this ideal hull with a Yamaha VF115 SHO motor, and you have a first-class combination of power and performance. The plus-sized front deck, with a beam of 92 inches, allows freedom of movement; enough to dance with your next great catch from gunnel to gunnel. A lockable, dry storage box and organized rod locker are located nearby to your bow fishing location, which features a comfortable pedestal high-back chair and recessed trolling motor foot control. Even the “step to front deck” furnishes an extra storage area. A separate deck compartment includes a convenient cooler for quick refreshment. A spacious 33-gallon divided livewell with pump-out is flanked by more tackle storage on the stern deck. The comfortable seating also provides under-seat

storage for quick access to small items. The stylish console provides a true “command central” as quality Faria gauges, in-dash color Garmin fishfinder and Yamaha controls give the serious sportsman total control over his fishing opportunities. The Sportsman 18 is standard with hydraulic steering, a new in-dash Garmin Striker 4, GPS color fishfinder w/ CHIRP ClearVu sonar, plus a Minn Kota 12 Volt, 55-pound thrust trolling motor. For the selective fisherman, the new Sportsman 18 comes in your choice of carpeted or vinyl decks, in custom painted two-tone, Red/Silver or Blue/Silver or in two Mossy Oak camo patterns.

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The new Texas Avenger The Texas Avenger is the most userfriendly fish feeder in the industry. No assembly required, it easily mounts to a dock or inclined pond bank. Its patent-pending leg system comes installed and rotates and tilts as well. The Texas Avenger features the time-tested Eliminator Spinner Plate and The Timer. It is powered by a 12-volt system, battery and solar panel included. Both the timer and battery are housed in the lid for easy access, and the Eliminator spinner plate keeps varmints away from you fish food. The Texas Avenger holds two bags of fish food and throws food up and away from dock or bank. The galvanized hopper eliminates internal sweating. Install the 12-volt battery, program the timer, fill it and feed. The feeder comes with a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty and 1-year motor warranty.

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NEW WEIGHTED JIGS FROM EAGLE CLAW, TROKAR

Eagle Claw once again sets itself apart from the competition by launching the world’s first tungsten and lead jig featuring TroKar’s patented Surgically Sharpened Techology, triple-sided point technology. These champion grade, weighted jig hooks feature molded bait holders, and come in five key styles to suit nearly every condition an angler may encounter on the water. Whether they are tackling deep, rocky bottoms, or taking a more finesse approach, this lineup offers the competitive advantage you seek. Proudly designed and manufactured in the United States, these new jigs feature TroKar’s faster, deeper, surer point penetration requiring half the pressure of the competition. The hooks are manufactured using cold forged high-carbon American-made steel, offering better durability and stronger holds. The unique weighted heads were designed from years of testing and pro staff input. “We worked closely with industry experts and Eagle Claw Pro Staff to design the ultimate jig range to cover nearly every situation,” said Adam Reid, TroKar Brand Manager. “For the first time ever, anglers can now appreciate the same TroKar point technology when fishing an Eagle Claw jig.” The five styles: TroKar Scorpion Shakey Head Jig (in six sizes and two head colors) TroKar Shell Buster Jig (in three sizes and two head colors) TroKar Pro-V Ball Head Jig (in six sizes and two head finishes) TroKar Swimbait Head Jig (in eight sizes and three head finishes) TroKar Tube Jig (in three sizes)

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By Craig Nyhus

Lone Star Outdoor News You’ve been kept up all winter long, and you’re longing to go fishing at your favorite spot. The run from Corpus Christi to Baffin Bay and beyond used to be quite an adventure, with smaller boats, extra gas cans on board, and a three-day excursion planned. One avid angler fondly recalled his trips as a young man. He and his friends would start off and it would take up to three hours to get down there. They would fish all day, tie up to a cabin and get some sleep and get up and do it again. Some fishermen don’t mind the long trip, taking advantage of the sunrise view of the water and fishing cabins dotting the canal, and longing to stay in one of the cabins for a weekend, or maybe a week. Others, while getting passed repeatedly by the faster boats, dream of someday upgrading their equipment and being right up with those other boats leaving them in their wake. The group that used to tie to cabins to sleep now ride in a 25-foot boat with a 350-horsepower motor. The same trip that took hours now takes 35 minutes, with a bank of fog being the only thing slowing the trip down. It can seem like a lot of investment, especially when, at fishing time, you usually get out of the boat and wade. The nostalgia of the trips from years ago isn’t lost, though. Maybe some that started out with the big boat and motor are missing out on the adventures of yesteryear.

You’ve landed the fish of your lifetime, and you’re wondering what to do. Mount the fish? Get a replica? Both are expensive, and one requires killing the fish. Maybe you can’t take it to work and there’s no room to display the fullsized fish at home. What about using your favorite photo of you with your catch, on a plaque with a carving of Texas (or the state where you made your catch), the fish species, the weight of the fish, the lake and, of course, your name at the top. Simply Different Woodworking makes it easy. All you need to provide is your name and your catch information and you’ll receive the completed plaque, ready for your photo. A culmination of 30 years of woodworking as a hobby, Simply Different Woodworking does more than just plaques. From entertainment centers, cabinetry to candle holders and custom work, all your woodworking needs can be fulfilled.

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TEXAS SALTWATER FISHING REPORT NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good on the Louisiana shoreline on top-waters and Corkies. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains. Redfish are good in the marsh. SOUTH SABINE: Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Blue Buck Point on top-waters and live shrimp. Trout are good under

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slicks. 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 fair for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Gamblers and Lil Johns. Trout are fair for waders on the east shoreline on top-waters. EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good on the south shoreline on Soft-Dines, MirrOlures and soft plastics. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Black drum are fair to good in the Ship Channel on crabs. WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good for drifters working shell on live shrimp. Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Redfish are good in the back lakes on shrimp and scented plastics. TEXAS CITY: Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on shrimp. Trout and black drum are good on the reefs on live shrimp. FREEPORT: Trout are fair at San Luis Pass on live bait. Sand trout, trout, redfish and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay and at the jetties. Bull redfish are good just off the beach on sardines. EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair to good over deep shell on scented plastics and live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet. Redfish are fair over deep shell on shrimp. WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Black drum and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on crabs. PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on soft plastics over sand and grass near Grass Island. Trout, black drum and redfish are good at the jetty on mullet. ROCKPORT: Trout are fair to good in Morris-

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Cummings Cut on free-lined shrimp. Black drum are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs. Redfish are fair to good on the Estes Flats on mullet and crabs. PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on gold spoons and small topwaters. Black drum are good in the Shrimpboat Channel on crabs and finger mullet. Redfish, trout and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp. CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on scented plastics and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish are fair to good in the Packery Channel on crabs. Trout are good in Oso Bay on top-waters. BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good over sand and grass on Bass Assassins, Gamblers and Corkies. Black drum are good in the Land Cut on crabs. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp. PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on top-waters around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting potholes. Black drum and redfish are good on crabs at East Cut. SOUTH PADRE: Trout are good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish have been taken at the jetty on shrimp. PORT ISABEL: Trout are fair to good at on the ledges on DOA Shrimp and scented plastics. Redfish are fair to good at Holly Beach on DOA and live shrimp.

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Jacob Ridgem, 9, of New Braunfels shot his first deer with his brother’s crossbow while hunting on a friend’s property in Comal Co. Jake and his dad got out to the woods after school and got settled in to their spot and the buck came in just before 5 p.m. Jake took the shot at 19 yards. Linda Koehler, of Marion, shot this free-range blackbuck antelope in Kendall County with her .270 at 100 yards.

Brady John Nelson, 13, took his first deer hunt in Orange Grove while hunting with his grandfather. He shot it with a youth .243 at 40 yards.

SHARE AN ADVENTURE Russell Roland, of Forney, was fishing his local bass club tournament on Martin Creek Lake in February when he caught these two bass, helping him win the tournament and big bass of the tournament.

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Ruly Sanchez, 10, shot his first turkey after he shot a whistling duck that same morning. He was hunting with his dad at a friend’s ranch in Jordanton.


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NATIONAL NWTF hands out awards

Pro angler dies in crash

At its 41st annual convention in Nashville, the National Wild Turkey Federation presented awards to a number of individuals and groups involved in conservation efforts. Corporate Achievement: Mossy Oak Natural Resources Conservation Service: Galon Hall and Barb McWhorter Officer of the Year: Rob Brazie, Idaho Department of Fish and Game Mentor of the Year: Ralph Warzecka Joe Kurz Wildlife Manager of the Year: Micah Poteet JAKES Volunteer of the Year: Theodore Lidie Special Recognition: Johnny Morris National Award: Gib Rhodes, David and Judy Vaughan Land Stewardship: Nebraska Game and Parks Commission —NWTF

Former BASS and FLW Tour pro Kyle Mabrey was killed late Feb. 19 in an automobile accident in Alabama. Mabrey’s vehicle went off the road while he was en route to his parents’ home near Lay Lake after a day of fishing on Logan Martin. Mabrey fished the FLW Tour from 2008-2012 and returned last year to the FLW Tour. According to Jefferson County authorities, Mabrey’s Chevrolet Tahoe, pulling a boat, left the roadway and went down an embankment between the northbound and southbound lanes. The vehicle came to rest on railroad tracks. Shortly before midnight, a train struck the boat, causing the victim to be ejected from the SUV.

Shooting scholarships available The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation 2017 SCTP and SASP Scholarship Program rewards deserving Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program graduating seniors with college assistance. The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation has provided more than $200,000 in scholarship funds in the last four years. The application deadline is April 17 at sssfonline.org. —SSSF

FLW holds largest collegiate tournament The Tusculum College duo of Nick Hatfield of Jonesborough, Tennessee, and Corey Neece of Bristol, Tennessee, won the YETI FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference event on Lake Guntersville with a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 13 ounces. The team topped the largest field ever assembled for a collegiate bass fishing tournament — 248 teams. The new participation record eclipses the previous all-time mark of 214 teams set last season at the Bassmaster College Series Southern Regional at Lake Martin. —FLW Outdoors

Moose stabilizing in Minn. Minnesota’s moose population showed signs of stability when comparing this year’s population estimate of 3,710 northeastern Minnesota moose with estimates since 2012, according to the Department of Natural Resources. “At this point, results do not indicate that moose are recovering in northeastern Minnesota,” said Glenn DelGiudice, DNR moose project leader. “While it is encouraging to see that the decline in the population since 2012 has not been as steep, the apparent stability does not allow us to forecast the direction of the population’s trajectory into the future.” The 2017 aerial moose survey estimate of 3,710 moose in the northeastern part of the state is statistically unchanged from last year’s estimate of 4,020. In 2006, the moose population was 8,840 in the state. —MNDNR

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Paddlefish snaggers get benefits for donations Oklahoma’s Paddlefish Research Center opened March 1 for the spring snagging season. Successful anglers are encouraged to donate their paddlefish to the center for biological research, and the PRC cleans and fillets the fish for the angler to pick up. Since opening in 2008, the PRC has processed and gathered data on more than 32,000 paddlefish. The eggs are then collected and processed to sell as caviar, which adds funding for the program. Data collected over the past nine years has helped biologists manage a healthy, expanding population of paddlefish in Oklahoma, while the populations in other states have not fared as well. —ODWC

D.C. court rules in favor of Wyoming wolf delisting The Washington D.C. Court of Appeals issued a ruling in favor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), State of Wyoming, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and others regarding the delisting of wolves from the Endangered Species List in Wyoming. This case, originally filed in November of 2012, involved a challenge to the FWS’s delisting of wolves in Wyoming. “It’s great news. It’s especially great news for the state of Wyoming,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “States should have the ability to manage all wildlife within their borders. This is a great day for the fundamental issue of state-based management of wildlife.” The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision affirmed the District Court on the issues of genetic connectivity and range, and reversed the District Court on the issue of Wyoming’s management plan. The Appeals Court ruled the FWS reasonably determined that Wyoming’s management plan, in conjunction with statutes and regulations, is sufficient to maintain the minimum number of wolves within the state. This effectively means that the Circuit Court of Appeals found that the FWS determination was lawful, and Wyoming wolves should be delisted. —RMEF

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2017 A.M. P.M. SUN MOON Mar. Minor Major Minor Major Rises Sets Rises Sets

10 Fri 11 Sat 12 Sun 13 Mon 14 Tue 15 Wed 16 Thu 17 Fri 18 Sat 19 Sun 20 Mon 21 Tue 22 Wed 23 Thu 24 Fri

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17 Fri 18 Sat 19 Sun 20 Mon 21 Tue 22 Wed 23 Thu 24 Fri

3:14 9:27 4:01 10:14 5:48 ----6:36 12:24 7:24 1:13 8:13 2:02 9:03 2:52 9:52 3:41 10:42 4:31 11:31 5:19 ----- 6:08 12:43 6:55 1:29 7:41 2:14 8:27 3:00 9:12

3:40 9:53 4:26 10:38 6:12 12:00 6:59 12:47 7:46 1:35 8:35 2:24 9:25 3:14 10:15 4:04 11:05 4:53 11:54 5:43 12:20 6:32 1:07 7:19 1:54 8:06 2:40 8:52 3:25 9:38

06:36 06:35 07:34 07:33 07:31 07:30 07:29 07:28 07:27 07:26 07:24 07:23 07:22 07:21 07:20

06:26 06:26 07:27 07:28 07:28 07:29 07:29 07:30 07:31 07:31 07:32 07:32 07:33 07:34 07:34

4:52p 5:22a 5:50p 6:03a 7:47p 7:41a 8:43p 8:18a 9:37p 8:53a 10:30p 9:28a 11:23p 10:03a NoMoon 10:40a 12:15a 11:19a 1:07a 12:01p 1:57a 12:46p 2:46a 1:35p 3:33a 2:27p 4:19a 3:23p 5:03a 4:21p

9:33 10:19 ----12:30 1:19 2:08 2:57

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10 Fri 11 Sat 12 Sun 13 Mon 14 Tue 15 Wed 16 Thu 17 Fri 18 Sat 19 Sun 20 Mon 21 Tue 22 Wed 23 Thu 24 Fri

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3:52 4:38 6:24 7:11 7:59 8:48 9:37 10:27 11:17 ----12:32 1:20 2:06 2:52 3:37

10:05 10:51 12:13 1:00 1:48 2:37 3:26 4:16 5:06 5:55 6:44 7:32 8:19 9:05 9:50

06:48 06:47 07:46 07:45 07:44 07:43 07:41 07:40 07:39 07:38 07:37 07:36 07:34 07:33 07:32

06:38 06:39 07:40 07:40 07:41 07:41 07:42 07:42 07:43 07:44 07:44 07:45 07:45 07:46 07:46

5:05p 5:34a 6:04p 6:16a 8:00p 7:54a 8:56p 8:31a 9:50p 9:06a 10:43p 9:41a 11:35p 10:17a NoMoon 10:54a 12:28a 11:33a 1:19a 12:15p 2:09a 1:00p 2:58a 1:49p 3:45a 2:41p 4:31a 3:37p 5:16a 4:35p

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10 Fri 11 Sat 12 Sun 13 Mon 14 Tue 15 Wed 16 Thu 17 Fri 18 Sat 19 Sun 20 Mon 21 Tue 22 Wed 23 Thu 24 Fri

3:40 9:53 4:27 10:40 6:14 12:02 7:02 12:50 7:50 1:39 8:39 2:28 9:29 3:17 10:18 4:07 11:08 4:57 11:57 5:45 12:22 6:34 1:09 7:21 1:55 8:07 2:40 8:53 3:25 9:38

4:06 4:52 6:38 7:25 8:12 9:01 9:51 10:41 11:31 ----12:46 1:33 2:20 3:06 3:51

10:19 11:04 12:26 1:13 2:01 2:50 3:40 4:30 5:19 6:09 6:57 7:45 8:32 9:18 10:04

07:04 07:03 08:01 08:00 07:59 07:57 07:56 07:55 07:53 07:52 07:50 07:49 07:47 07:46 07:45

06:49 06:50 07:51 07:52 07:53 07:54 07:54 07:55 07:56 07:57 07:58 07:58 07:59 08:00 08:01

5:13p 5:56a 6:14p 6:35a 8:13p 8:11a 9:10p 8:45a 10:07p 9:18a 11:02p 9:50a NoMoon 10:24a NoMoon 10:59a 12:51a 11:36a 1:44a 12:17p 2:35a 1:02p 3:24a 1:51p 4:11a 2:44p 4:56a 3:41p 5:38a 4:41p

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Time 1:06 AM 2:12 AM 4:11 AM 5:03 AM 5:51 AM 12:01 AM 12:34 AM 1:12 AM 1:58 AM 2:52 AM 3:49 AM 4:52 AM 6:01 AM 7:00 AM 12:05 AM

Height 1.2H 1.2H 1.3H 1.3H 1.3H 0.2L 0.1L 0.1L 0.1L 0.0L 0.0L 0.0L 0.0L 0.0L 1.1H

Time 8:06 AM 9:00 AM 10:49 AM 11:31 AM 12:08 PM 6:42 AM 7:46 AM 9:06 AM 10:20 AM 11:44 AM 1:16 PM 2:11 PM 2:48 PM 3:16 PM 7:47 AM

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Time 9:00 AM 9:56 AM 11:44 AM 12:26 PM 6:12 AM 7:06 AM 8:16 AM 9:45 AM 11:25 AM 1:20 PM 2:13 PM 2:53 PM 3:30 PM 4:02 PM 8:46 AM

Height -0.2L -0.1L 0.0L 0.2L 0.9H 0.9H 0.8H 0.8H 0.9H 0.9H 1.0H 1.0H 1.0H 1.0H 0.1L

Time 4:32 PM 4:44 PM 5:50 PM 6:00 PM 1:06 PM 1:48 PM 2:44 PM 3:53 PM

Height 0.9H 0.8H 0.7H 0.7H 0.3L 0.5L 0.6L 0.7L

Time 1:14 AM 2:21 AM 4:25 AM 5:21 AM 12:23 AM 12:48 AM 1:19 AM 2:03 AM 2:59 AM 3:54 AM 4:56 AM 6:15 AM 7:15 AM 8:02 AM 12:48 AM

9:55 PM 4:23 PM

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Time 7:49 AM 8:40 AM 10:31 AM 11:22 AM 12:07 PM 12:50 PM 7:20 AM 8:38 AM 10:06 AM 11:20 AM 12:38 PM 1:38 PM 2:18 PM 2:48 PM 3:10 PM

Height -0.3L -0.1L 0.0L 0.2L 0.4L 0.6L 1.2H 1.2H 1.3H 1.3H 1.4H 1.4H 1.4H 1.4H 1.4H

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the lack of competition for water. “I still call it Town Lake,” he said. “It’s a no motor zone for boats — you only have to dodge paddleboarders and kayaks.” Much of his time is spent fishing on Lake Austin, but his passion has become saltwater fly-fishing, especially for tarpon. “I spend quite a bit of time in the summer and fall in Port O’Connor trying to catch them off the beach,” Harvey said. “I go to Florida once or twice a year — the water is clear and the migration makes them easier to find. They are really hard to catch, though.” His boat, a 19-foot East Cape skiff built in Orlando, works on Lady Bird Lake, powered by the trolling motor, and on the Tex-

as and Florida Gulf. “It a fun little boat, but actually it’s a really big skiff,” he said. The best tarpon-fishing day eluded him by just one day last July. “There were 35 tarpon jumped on fly the day before I got there,” Harvey said. “The next day — nothing. That’s fishing.” The fishing has yet to pick up at Lady Bird Lake, and Lake Austin is showing signs of improving. Harvey will be out there giving it a try with his fly rod. “The spawn should get going very soon,” Harvey said.

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spawning migration into rivers above reservoirs. Cosper has been successful fishing white grubs, inline spinners and small Rat-LTraps in 2-4 feet of water. “The sandbars you can find tend to hold the majority of the fish,” he added. Water temperatures in the creeks are about 67 degrees, Cosper said, which should be ripe for spawning, but that doesn’t always dictate the timing of the run. Richard Ott, Tyler South Inland Fisheries district supervisor with Texas Parks and Wildlife, said the run will vary depending on the temperature, length of day and rainfall producing flow in the tributaries. The run has started on the Neches River in East Texas, he said, adding that this year TPWD is helping to accommodate anglers with free public access sites at three of the best white bass runs in the state. One is the Neches River access site at Chandler River Park located 20 minutes outside Tyler. It features a boat ramp, kayak launch and a half-mile of riverbank for

anglers looking to target white bass from the shore. “It’s the unique combination of access and biology that makes these locations really stand out,” said Ott. “The Neches is the main river that runs into Lake Palestine, and in spring when we have the right water conditions, it attracts the white bass and concentrates fish to anglers near this site. We have had some substantial rainfalls recently, and that flow is the final trigger to get those bass to run.” Other public access areas include the Grand Bluff Boat Ramp on the Sabine River downstream from Black Shoals, and the Kingsland Slab RV Camp on the Llano River above Lake LBJ. Travis Goodson, manager at Kingland Slab RV Camp, said the parking lot was starting to fill up with anglers on the hunt for white bass. He expects it to peak by mid-March. “I’m sure I’ll see people with full stringers,” he said.

it wants to see the research before commenting further. “Our phones have definitely been ringing about the announcement,” said Wildlife Director Clayton Wolf. TPWD’s statement included the following: “While TPWD has supported and encouraged responsible feral hog control management practices, it has not yet evaluated the risks and impacts this toxicant may have on nontarget species when used as a means to control feral hog populations. TPWD is in the process of requesting the research information utilized by the EPA in recently approving the use of Kaput as a feral hog toxicant. Once an assessment of the research on Kaput is completed, TPWD hopes to express its position on the risks the use of this toxicant may have on Texas wildlife.” Other groups opposed to the Kaput product made their feelings known. The Texas Hog Hunters Association started and delivered a petition against the product with 15,000 signatures. The group then joined with an odd bedfellow, the Environment Defense Fund, in supporting a lawsuit filed by Wild Boar Meats, a feral-hog processing business headquartered in Hubbard. The suit was successful, as a restraining order was issued temporarily halting the approval.

10.24 pounds on certified scales, and also was tagged. Both fish were released back into the lake. Courville will receive a free replica of the second fish this May. The guide’s huge bass is lunker No. 44 for the 2016-17 Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program, and was his third fish weighing more than 10 pounds taken at Toledo Bend.

State District Judge Jan Soifer, of Austin, said in the order that the emergency rules used “did not follow the requirements of the Texas Administrative Procedure Act... and so therefore the rule is invalid.” Miller and other defenders of the use of Kaput focused on the state-limiteduse of the pesticides, that may only be bought and used by a licensed applicator or someone under the direct supervision of a licensed applicator. They also claim that warfarin is a logical choice because it is effective in swine but requires much higher dosage levels to potentially affect other wildlife populations or livestock. Hogs are particularly susceptible to the warfarin-based toxin, compared to most other mammals. The proposed bait approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is one-fifth the potency of that used on rats and mice. Kaput underwent 12 years of testing before the EPA approved it. And warfarin has been used in Australia, but is being phased out there because it’s considered inhumane due to the time it takes for the hogs to expire. The delivery system used to administer Kaput will likely engage further discussion, with the goal of creating a closed feeder that hogs can open but other critters cannot and limiting the effects on nontarget organisms.

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Ritual Large Duffle: This 18.5-inch by 9.5-inch by 11.25inch duffle by Flambeau offers plenty of storage for a fisherman’s gear. It comes with four partitioned containers that will protect tackle against rust and corrosion while keeping it well organized. These four containers tuck neatly into the duffle’s main compartment. Additional storage includes two exterior mesh pockets and two zippered side pockets, one of which has a line spool purse with an exterior grommet for quickly accessing leader or line. And, of course, there is a waterproof vinyl pouch for that ubiquitous cell phone. The duffle, which is UV- and water-resistant, sells for under $70. (800) 232-3474 flambeauoutdoors.com


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New sales manager at Hogue

For the 16th consecutive year, the National Marine Manufacturers Association recognized Yamaha with a CSI Award for excellence in customer satisfaction in the Outboard Engine category.

Mike Keegan was named the sales manager for law enforcement, government and international sales at Hogue, Inc.

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By Aaron Anderson, For Lone Star Outdoor News

Sellmark opens in Europe Sellmark Corporation opened Sellmark OOD, located in Sofia, Bulgaria, to service its European customers.

New COO at Zanders Stefanie Zanders has been appointed vice resident and chief operating officer at Zanders Sporting Goods.

Lawson named VP at Brothers & Company James B. Lawson was promoted to vice president in Brothers & Company’s Tulsa office.

Smith promoted at GSM Ben Smith was named director of sales and marketing at GSM Outdoors, that includes the Stealth Cam, Walker’s, Western Rivers, Cyclops, American Hunter, HME and SSI brands.

Skeeter, Bass Champs extend partnership Skeeter and Bass Champs entered into a three-year sponsorship extension. The deal will extend the relationship to 18 consecutive years.

Outboard sales up According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, there was a 7-percent increase in outboard engine retail sales in 2015, with 254,200 units sold.

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

Steubenville venison pasta 1 pound ground venison Olive oil for browning 1 cup shredded carrots 2/3 cup chopped onion 1 garlic clove-crushed 1 tsp. basil 1 tsp. oregano 1 beef bullion cube 1 tsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning 2 15-ounce cans of tomato sauce 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1 pound pasta of your choice

In a large skillet, brown venison in olive oil until it loses redness. Add carrots, onion and garlic. Sauté until onion is tender. Add remaining ingredients except pasta. Cover, simmer 20 minutes. Stir occasionally. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain. Serve sauce over hot pasta. — NSSF.org

Shrimp and asparagus bisque 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup yellow onion, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning 1 cup dry white wine 2 cups half and half 8 cups seafood stock 2 pounds fresh asparagus, roasted 2 pounds fresh medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, roughly chopped Cajun seasoning Croutons Parsley for garnish Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Trim off the tough ends of asparagus and place on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Spread aspara-

gus in a single layer and roast for 20-25 minutes. For bisque, in a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, about 6 minutes. Stir in onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic, Old Bay and wine. Cook, stirring constantly for 7 minutes. Add half and half, roasted asparagus and half of the shrimp to the mixture and use a blender until smooth. Add seafood stock and incorporate well with blender. Bring to a boil over mediumhigh heat, then reduce to low and simmer 35-40 minutes. Add remaining half of shrimp and 1.5 teaspoons Cajun seasoning and cook until shrimp are pink and firm, about 10 minutes. Spoon bisque into individual bowls, garnish with croutons and chopped parsley. —CCA


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Mule Deer Foundation Kimble County Chapter Banquet, Roosevelt (817) 565-7121 muledeer.org/calendar/

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MARCH 11-12

Costal Conservation Association San Antonio 4th Annual Sporting Clays Shoot National Shooting Complex ccatexas.org (210) 862-2421

MARCH 16

Costal Conservation Association Texas State Chapter Banquet Hill Country Event Center, San Marcos ccatexas.org

Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival Plano Center, Plano txflyfishingfestival.org Dallas Safari Club Annual General Meeting Stonebriar Country Club (972) 980-9800 biggame.org Ducks Unlimited Seguin Happy Hour The Power Plant Texas Grill, Seguin (830) 221-8046 ducks.org/texas

MARCH 18

Snake Avoidance Training Landmark Retrievers, Ennis roger@landmarkretrievers.com Mule Deer Foundation Pecos County Chapter Banquet (817) 565-7121 muledeer.org/calendar/

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Whitetails Unlimited North Texas Deer Camp Myers Park Show Barn, McKinney whitetailsunlimited.com/events Ducks Unlimited San Antonio Rescue Our Wetlands Banquet San Antonio Country Club (830) 221-8046 ducks.org/texas

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Ducks Unlimited Lake Lewisville Sporting Clay Fundraiser Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds, Decatur (417) 576-5582 ducks.org/texas

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Great Outdoors Expo Lubbock Civic Center (806) 253-1322 goetx.com Rinehart R100 Archery Shoot Cinnamon Creek Ranch, Roanoke r100.org

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Texas’ own Exotic Wildlife Association celebrated its 50th anniversary the first week of March with contests and auctions in Kerrville. The event included seminars and an auction of some 40 exotic animals, a photo contest and a venison product competition. Proceeds from the grand auction will fund the group’s efforts to preserve the rights of exotic wildlife owners, while developing and expanding the exotic wildlife industry. “In 50 years we’ve seen so much change in our industry,” said Executive Director Charley Seale. The group takes on issues that affect exotic owners. Recent concerns include regulations for Chronic Wasting Disease and fever ticks. Seale also expects the organization to face challenges in the future concerning regulations. Animal rights groups could also impact the exotic industry, he said. Eddy Blassingame, who has a ranch in San Angelo, has been a member for about 20 years. He joined to get information on how to operate an exotic game business. The organization fights for property rights of

Whitetails Unlimited Brazos Valley Deer Camp Brazos County Expo, Bryan whitetailsunlimited.com/events

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Texas Trappers and Fur Hunters Association Spring Rendezvous, Jacksonville (806) 847-7562

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Taxidermy King Auction Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth (512) 451-7633 taxidermyking.com

Hoffpauir Expo Lampasas (512) 748-2810 Lone Star Knife Expo Dallas Market Hall (903) 640-6484 lonestarknifeexpo.com

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EWA celebrates half a century of advocacy By Darlene Sanchez

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Ducks Unlimited Lone Star Flyway Shoot Westside Sporting Grounds, Katy (713) 724-2237 ducks.org/texas

Costal Conservation Association Colorado Valley Chapter Banquet Knights of Columbus Hall, LaGrange (713) 626-4222 ccatexas.org

Costal Conservation Association Dallas Chapter Banquet Frontiers of Flight Museum (713) 626-4222 ccatexas.org

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Ducks Unlimited Centex Dinner VFW Post 1820, Temple (254) 289-0121 ducks.org/texas

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Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation Banquet Westin Galleria, Dallas dallasecologicalfoundation.org

Teen arrested for shooting bald eagle

essary hardships on exotic owners. “Overregulation … is the biggest thing we’re going to face,” Blassingame said. The group has attracted supporters in the outdoor retailers as it matured. Jason Maroney with Hoffpauir, which sells products such as recreational vehicles, said he has seen EWA grow over the years. “I think they just try to protect the rights for people to own these animals, hunt these animals and care for these animals,” Maroney said. EWA was started in 1967 by a group of ranchers interested in the exotic wildlife industry. It has grown into what is now the oldest and one of the most successful associations of its type in North America, according to the association’s website. The group believes conservation through commerce is the answer to preserving wildlife and suitable habitat. The EWA represents members throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries that have propagated and protected some of the largest populations of privately owned exotic wildlife.

wardens, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service special agents, and Harris County sheriff’s deputies to an area in north Harris County. The eagle carcass was recovered and following a brief investigation an arrest was made. Texas game wardens charged a 17-year-old Harris County teen in connection with the indicident. The teenager was booked into the Harris County Jail on a Class A misdemeanor violation for hunting without landowner consent. The charge carries a possible fine of $500-$4,000 and/or up to a one year state jail term. Game wardens issued the teenager an additional citation for the take of a state threatened species, a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $25-$500, and civil restitution for the eagle in an

Wildlife Department, Center Point Energy, Harris County Flood Control District, and The Wildlife Center of Texas undertook a rescue effort to recover any eaglets that might be in the nest. Once at the nest, the forester observed one eaglet sitting quietly in the nest. He carefully removed the bird and carried it safely down the ladder. The 5- to 6-weekold eaglet was immediately taken to The Wildlife Center of Texas where a preliminary examination indicated that the eaglet was dehydrated and had not recently been fed. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service transported the eaglet to a Texas rehabilitation center where it will be cared for until it is able to forage and care for itself with the ultimate goal of releasing it back into the wild. —TPWD

Predators and quail Continued from page 4

Grassland Bird Initiative coordinator and now Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s turkey program leader, said it makes sense that fewer predators would increase nesting success. “So far it looks promising,” he said, particularly in localized management. However, the most important part of management remains habitat, Hardin added. As

proof, he pointed out that no quail are left in East Texas due to habitat destruction with the development of towns, roads and croplands. Robert Perez, quail upland gamebird program leader for TPWD, said bobwhite quail are highly studied. While supplemental feed and predator reduction can be helpful, the mainstay of promoting a healthy quail

population remains habitat in his book. “It’s easy for me to go down to the feed store and put it out and say I did something,” Perez said. “It’s just human nature… we want a quick return, a big headline.” As for predators, he believes reducing them is only a temporary fix. Predator reduction can be beneficial in maximizing

quail populations if habitat is in place. The technique could be useful in times of drought, for example. Managing the population in down times means a faster recovery when favorable conditions return, he said.


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