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Big trout in different places

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By Craig Nyhus

Lone Star Outdoor News The first location coastal anglers think about when looking for big speckled trout in April is Baffin Bay. According to other fishermen and Baffin guides, they would be right. But other areas along the Texas coast have been producing big trout like never before. Daniel Kubeka at Run-NGun Adventures said the Matagorda area is in great shape, and the big fish are responding. Depending on the weather, the group of guides has been putting clients on fish either wading or drifting. “When the winds allow, drifting has been a blast for customers catching trout and reds,” Kubeka said. “Some of the trout are in the 25-inch range. When the winds are too strong, wading is best, and most of our 27-plus-inch fish have come wading.” Kubeka said the fish look BITING ALL OVER: It’s been a good spring so far for speckled trout fishermen, with good-sized trout being landed from Port Mansfield much different from past to Galveston Bay. Photo by David J. Sams, Lone Star Outdoor News. years. more than 10 years — the whole bay looks terns are beginning to unfold in his area. “They are super healthy,” he said. “Some alive, with bait, crabs, mullet and glass min“We are seeing activity over hard sand and of the trout look out of proportion — the nows. It’s amazing how it Mother Nature can grass and over oyster shell,” he said. “The heads are small and their bodies are fat like rebound with the right conditions.” trout we are seeing are solid 4- to 6-pound footballs. In past years, the trout were all head The word on the good fishing is out, too. trout.” with long, skinny bodies.” “We’re running more trips than ever beOut of Seadrift, Capt. Stephen Boriskie “The bay is in such shape, find good wafore,” Kubeka said. guides out of Bay Flats Lodge, and said his anter with bait and the fish aren’t far away,” he Capt. Nathan Beabout fishes the Port glers found nice trout on a long wade in guts said. “I haven’t seen East Bay in this shape in O’Connor area, and said the springtime pat- while in thigh-deep water over mud, using

FLOWERS IN THE FIELD: CamoGirl Brand’s hunting wear for women includes a giant sunflower shirt that may work well in the middle of the field. Photo by CamoGirl.

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For Lone Star Outdoor News These days, many businesses claim to make products on American soil. But selling 100 percent U.S.-made goods means more than assembling products in states or selling goods made from some American ingredients. Frisco-based women’s clothing brand CamoGirl is the real deal. Founded in 2013, the brand sells tops, leggings, shorts, swimsuits and more for female hunters and fishers. Founder Jenn Wilks orders white fabrics made in California, prints various camouflage prints and patterns on the fabric in the brand’s Frisco warehouse. When customers place an order online (camogirlbrand.com), seamstresses in Frisco Please turn to page 6

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Aflatoxins don’t impact quail reproduction, study shows

Jug-lining South Texas cats

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When the Texas quail population continued to decline, especially up until two years ago when the rains returned to much of the state, people began looking for reasons why. Lack of rainfall and habitat loss were apparent, but some populations declined in areas with good rains and ample habitat. One possible contributor kept getting repeated in articles, forums and seminars — aflatoxin from deer THEORY DEBUNKED: Quail often congregate around a deer feeder for corn, where people and an easy meal, and some worried that levels of toxins in the corn could writers speculated that tox- affect reproduction. Research showed otherwise. Photo by Lone Star Outdoor News. ins from the fungus affected quail reproduction. After research conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde, the fungal toxins that can contaminate grain are an

For Lone Star Outdoor News At 94 years of age, Elmo Coffey has been catching and eating catfish a long, long time in South Texas. While rigging up some PERFECT SIZE: This 10-pound catfish lines, he said, was caught on a jug line last week “Life doesn’t by Dodd Coffey on Coleto Creek get much bet- Reservoir. Photo by Robert Sloan. ter than when you’re catfishing on a local river or lake.” Coffey’s son, Dodd, made a recent trip to Coleto Creek Reservoir, about 15 miles southwest of Victoria. “I don’t get a chance to run jug lines as much

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HUNTING

Gobblers for twins

Trapping appeal

Season open in North Zone, one-bird counties. Page 4

TV shows spur interest.

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FISHING

Live shrimp on the line Where is Green Lake?

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Bait is good choice at jetties.

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Calhoun County lake not well-known even to locals. Page 8


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Twin gobblers for twin sons

A QUICK LIMIT: Clay Wiatrek of Georgetown and a friend each bagged gobblers on opening morning in one of Texas’ one-bird counties. Photo by Clay Wiatrek.

Lone Star Outdoor News Cole Thompson of Krum hunts on family property in Wise County. Although the 37-acre tract is small, it is next to several hundred acres of the LBJ National Grasslands. On opening morning of the North Zone season (April 2), Thompson was hunting with friend Paul Walton, who was fairly new to turkey hunting. “He’s afraid to call, he thinks he’ll mess up,” Thompson said. “We set up in a food plot and the birds came to the decoys, two hen decoys and a Funky Chicken jake decoy, like they usually do. They came in gobbling.” Coyotes threatened to mess up the hunt, though. “They started singing and the turkeys stopped and shut up,” he said. “But after the coyotes stopped, the birds came on down.” Thompson and Walton shot their toms at the same time. “I told him the night before that when I count to three, I shoot on three,” he said. “It worked out.” Reports varied from across the northern portions

DOUBLE WHAMMY: Brennan Moore, left, and his fraternal twin brother, Ashton, 9, each got their first gobbler during the youth season in Texas’ North Zone. Brennan shot his tom first, but the others returned and one attacked the downed bird. Ashton was next. Photo by James Moore.

By Craig Nyhus

Lone Star Outdoor News James Moore of Corsicana took his twin sons, Ashton and Brennan, to Comanche County during the youth weekend March 28-29.

“They both play football, basketball and baseball, so our time in the woods is limited,” Moore said. “Last weekend was our chance and we jumped all over it.” After sitting in one area until 8:30 opening morning, Moore asked his sons to help carry the chairs, backpacks

and decoys while he carried the ground blind and shotgun. “We stopped and called every hundred yards or so, and finally after moving about half of a mile we got a response from several birds,” Moore said. “I set up the ground blind real quick, threw the

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Changes to Son, father bag two double-droptine bucks deer hunting regulations

By Craig Nyhus

Lone Star Outdoor News Mark Anthony Budzise Jr. has been hunting on a lease in Mexico for 15 years with his father. This year, he targeted a doubledroptine buck he had seen on trail cameras. “It’s a 10,000-acre ranch, Rancho Cuevas, south of Nuevo Laredo,” the Cypress resident, who is in the construction business in Houston, said. “It has some good, native deer.” Budzise had seen this buck last year. “He was 6 years old and had one drop on the right,” he said. “We try to shoot deer 7 years or older, so I passed on him.” It was a good decision. “We had good rains this spring and he started showing up on camera,” Budzise said. “He was wider and had two droptines.” Budzise hunted this particular deer hard. “I started in archery season in October,” he said. “I hunted him every weekend for six weeks. He would only come out at night, between midnight and 4 a.m.; we would see the pictures of him.” After a morning hunt during the rifle portion of the season, the group of 10 or so hunters met back at the house. “We have a road behind the house and there is a feeder there,” Budzise said. “My dad was looking through his binoculars and saw a buck the better part of a mile away and said, ‘There’s a huge buck coming down the hill — he has drops, it’s probably your buck.’” Budzise checked him through the binoculars and got ready. Please turn to page 7

BIG SURPRISE: After Mark Budzise Jr. had hunted a double-droptine buck for more than six weeks on a Mexico lease, he shot one that turned out to be a different buck. His father bagged the buck his son had been seeking a week later. Photos by Mark Budzise Jr.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted changes to deer hunting regulations that include expanding white-tailed deer hunting into 14 counties across the western Panhandle, and creating additional deer hunting opportunities in East Texas. The changes will be incorporated into this year’s Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Outdoor Annual: • Elimination of the Antlerless and Spike-buck Control Permit due to lack of demand; • Define “unbranched antlered deer” to clarify what constitutes a legal buck across seasons and to alleviate confusion among hunters, and replace the “Special Late Antlerless and Spike-buck Season” with a “Special Late Season” to accommodate the inclusion of “unbranched antlered deer” in the bag limit; • Allow the take of antlerless deer without a permit on certain U.S. Forest Service Lands during youth-only seasons; • Clarify that white-tailed antlerless deer harvest during the archery-only season does not require a permit and harvest of antlerless deer during youth seasons is restricted to persons 16 years of age and younger including on properties issued Level 1 Managed Lands Deer Permits; • Implement both a general and special archery-only season for white-tailed deer in Andrews, Bailey, Castro, Cochran, Gaines, Hale, Hockley, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Parmer, Terry and Yoakum counties, with a bag limit of three deer (no more than one buck and no more than two antlerless; • Implement both a general and special archery-only season for white-tailed deer in Winkler County, with a bag limit of three deer (no more than one buck and no more than two antlerless, with the take of antlerless deer restricted to the archery-only season or properties issued MLDP antlerless tags); • Establish four “doe days” (time periods in when antlerless deer may be taken without a permit in parts of the state where antlerless harvest regulations are conservative) in Bell (east of IH35), Burleson, Ellis, Falls, Freestone, Kaufman, Limestone, Milam, Navarro and Williamson (east of IH35) counties;

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Newcomers showing interest in trapping Lone Star Outdoor News An array of television shows have spurred interest in trapping as an outdoor activity, whether to control predators or to trap furbearers for the money. Shows like the Discovery Channel’s Yukon Men, and the History Channel’s Great Wild North and Klondike Trappers have young people asking questions and looking for information. At Outdoor Texas SETTING THE SNARE: Most effective along net-wire fencing where the paths Camp, director David of predators traveling under the fence are easily seen, snares are placed to Todd said teenagers are intercept the animal. Photo by David J. Sams, Lone Star Outdoor News. constantly asking about trapping. “There was so much interest, we added trapping sessions to our Deer and Hunting camps,” Todd said. Mitchell Simpson is a trapper in the Texas Panhandle and is vice president of the Texas Trappers and Fur Hunters Association. “We just finished a two-week training academy put on by expert trapper Mark June where we ran 52 students through in three-day courses,” Simpson said. “They came from all over the country, especially Pennsylvania and Missouri, although there were a few Texans in each course.” Texas has been a difficult place for a person to trap for the money, although it can be done. “Most of the trapping down here is for predator control,” Simpson said. “Up north, they do more fur trapping — their furs are worth more. Our prices for bobcats have been pretty good, though; you can get from $225 to $750 for a good cat.” Worldwide economic woes have hurt the fur prices, Simpson said. “The high-end market is best in Russia and Greece,” he said. “Of course, now Greece is bankrupt. The best market for low-end furs has been China, and their economy is down.” The group is holding its annual convention April 15-16 in Brownwood, and expects about 300 attendees. Please turn to page 19

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New CWD regulation proposals incorporate live testing Lone Star Outdoor News At the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission work session on March 23, Clayton Wolf, director of the Wildlife Division of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department presented proposals for new regulations that include antemortem (live) testing of deer in certain circumstances. The proposals came just before two additional deer were confirmed positive for the disease from two facilities. “Our new rules enhance Chronic Wasting Disease sampling,” Wolf said. “We intend to finalize these and present them at the May commission meeting.” The rules were developed with input from stakeholders including biologists, deer breeders, wildlife enthusiasts and veterinarians to handle the creation of models, and with the additional help of an outside facilitator to handle the negotiations. Biostatisticians created models to determine the probabilities of detection of disease. “Our strategy is early detection and containment,” Wolf said. The proposals included strategies for breeder facilities, release sites, DMP, TTT and TTP. Testing requirements for deer breeders and release sites: The proposals create four pathways to “TC1” status, meaning a certified herd where no release site testing is required after the landowner meets testing requirements for five years. 1. Previously certified herds will be recognized; 2. Post-mortem: Testing 80 percent of eligible mortalities for five consecutive years; 3. Antemortem (rectal biopsy of deer 16 months or older); Testing 80 percent of the entire herd followed by 80 percent of eligible mortalities each year thereafter; 4. Combination: Testing 25 percent of the herd (rectal biopsy) and 50 percent of eligible mortalities annually. For “TC2” sites, meaning those sites that have not reached certified status, the provisions require the testing of 50 percent of eligible mortalities annually. At release sites, the owner must test 50 percent of harvested deer if no liberated deer, or 50 percent of liberated deer released, whichever is less. The standards will not change for TC3 sites. “These are exposed herds,” Wolf said. “They must test 100 percent of eligible mortalities, and at release sites they must test 100 percent of harvested deer or 50 percent of liberated deer, whichever is greater. All liberated deer must be tagged.” The proposal also indicates that all release sites must be high fenced. If a release site fails to comply with the new regulations, it will not be eligible to receive deer in the Please turn to page 15


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custom-make each item with a one-week turnaround. “You can’t find anything like our products anywhere else,” Wilks said. “We know we could get fabrics and labor super cheap overseas, but we want it to set us apart that we make everything here. We want to bring more manufacturing home.” What started as a small operation selling camouflage bikinis has turned into a successful brand with more than 40 different products. Today, Wilks, a behind-the-scenes partner, and three seamstresses make up the CamoGirl team in Frisco, while brand ambassadors all over the U.S. and Canada help CamoGirl get the word out to women who love to hunt and fish. Currently, CamoGirl custom-makes all orders after purchase, leaving no inventory. (Their site also offers a few accessories such as a computer mouse pad, earrings and toboggans.) But in the upcoming weeks, the brand will roll out a wholesale option for retailers. While CamoGirl does sell everyday wear, most customers are wearing their sunflower print top while dove hunting or their fishing lure-print leggings under waders when they head to the coast. CamoGirl’s average customer ranges in age from 18–50 and from expert to beginner outdoorswoman. “You can find camo tanks or dresses many places,” Wilks says. “But we wanted to make something that women can wear more casually and actually while they’re hunting and fishing.” Best sellers include camouflage swimsuits and antler-print leggings, and the brand has a new line of sun-protective UPF fishing leggings, which will expand in upcoming months to include more prints and patterns. CamoGirl will launch exercise wear this summer with thicker and more sweat-resistant materials. The new line promises sports bras, athletic shorts, spandex and tops for active ladies. Moonlighting as the point person for CamoGirl takes up most of Wilks’ evening and weekend time. She remains a pediatric physical therapist in Conroe during the week and ventures to Frisco on weekends, where the rest of the team resides. Wilks draws inspiration for the brand from her own love of hunting and fishing. She hunts waterfowl and spearfishes along the Texas coast and hunts big game such as elk and mule deer in Colorado or Wyoming as often as she can. “I played basketball at (Texas) A&M (University) and that was a challenge, but now that I’m out of college, I need a new personal challenge,” Wilks said. “When you’re hunting and fishing, you’re competing against nature, but you have to keep pushing until you’re successful.”

unlikely culprit. The scientists investigated whether regular ingestion of low levels of aflatoxins by bobwhite and scaled quail may impact their ability to reproduce. “We wondered whether eating grain-based feed supplements for wildlife, especially deer corn, might possibly expose quail to chronic low levels of aflatoxin poisoning, thereby affecting their reproductive ability,” said Dr. Susan Cooper, the wildlife ecologist who led the study. Previous research had shown acute dosages of 100 parts per billion of aflatoxin in poultry could cause liver damage or dysfunction, leading to ill health as well as reduced egg production and hatchability. The researchers conducted feeding trials using 30 northern bobwhites and 30 scaled quail housed in breeding pairs. They initially conducted freechoice trials on three replicate pairs of each type of quail to determine if they could detect the presence of aflatoxin in their feed. The birds could not detect and avoid aflatoxins. Then, for 25 weeks from March through August, the remaining birds were fed diets that included twice-weekly feedings of 20 grams of corn. The corn had either 0, 25, 50 or 100 parts per billion of aflatoxin B1 added to it prior to consumption by the quail. “These amounts of aflatoxin represented the recommended maximum levels for bird feed and legal limits for wildlife and livestock feed respectively,” Cooper said. “And the feeding schedule mimicked what would occur with wild quail periodically visiting a source of supplemental feed.” At Mumme’s, Inc. in Hondo, Russell Meyer has been working with and testing corn for aflatoxin for more than 35 years. “We test all the corn ourselves using an approved test that gives us good, reliable and consistent results,” Meyer said. “Our policy is not to clean and

package anything above 20 parts per billion, the amount allowable for human consumption. We don’t use warning stamp because without a stamp it means it’s below 20 ppb.” Meyer said the corn producers have improved the quality over the years. “There not a lot of high aflatoxin corn around here anymore,” he said. The researchers measured any changes in reproductive output and quail health over the sixmonth breeding period. Reproductive output was measured in terms of number of eggs produced per week as well as the weight of the eggs and their yolks. Health changes were measured by the amount of food consumed by the quail on a weekly basis and by any reduction in weight as measured on a monthly basis. Cooper said the results of the study showed intermittent consumption of aflatoxin-contaminated feed had no measurable effect on the body weight, feed consumption and visible health of either species of quail. “The reproductive output, measured by number of eggs produced, egg weight and yolk weight, was also unaffected,” she said. “Thus, in the short term, it appears that chronic low-level exposure to aflatoxins has no measurable deleterious effects on the health and productivity of quail.” Cooper said as a result of the study it was possible to conclude that aflatoxins in supplemental feed are unlikely to be a factor contributing to the long-term population decline of northern bobwhite and scaled quail through reduced health or egg production. However, she cautioned that feed should be kept dry to avoid potential contamination with higher levels of aflatoxin that may be harmful. Cooper was helped in the study by research assistant Shane Sieckenius and research technician Andrea Silva.

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chairs in and told the boys to get it situated while I belly crawled to set up the hen and jake decoy.” Moore called a few more times, and the gobblers responded, but still seemed far away. “Brennan had been practicing with a mouth call so I told him to call and see if they would respond,” he said. “When he did, the toms fired off and the big smile on his face could not be wiped off. Then we gave them the silent treatment.” After some time, one of the toms gobbled and the others chimed in. “I told Brennan to call again, but his mouth was dry and he let out a squeak that sounded nothing like a turkey — we were giggling at the sound when one of the toms gobbled back — closer this time.” The next thing the trio observed was five red heads bobbing below the hill.

“I told Brennan to get the gun up and ready,” Moore said. “The toms crested the hill and the lead tom began strutting and walking to the decoy.” Brennan’s shot was good and the turkey was down. “I decided to try something I have only seen on TV,” Moore said. “I began to purr aggressively and the four toms that were running away from the shot turned on a dime and marched back up the hill to us.” Brennan and Ashton switched spots in the ground blind. “The birds made it back to the downed bird and began to attack,” Moore said. Ashton took his shot and the second bird was down. “During our celebration, the blind collapsed on us,” Moore said. “I told the boys a double was something special, especially at 9 years old.”

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“I crawled down there through the brush and mud and finally got to within 150 yards,” he said. “The buck turned and I saw the drop on the left. Then I saw the other drop and squeezed. I was nervous, the other guys were watching through their binoculars back at the house.” The group came down to see the deer, and all were surprised. “It was a different deer, we hadn’t seen it before,” Budzise said. “This buck was 8 years old, not 7, and his drops were not as long.” My dad said, ‘I guess I’m hunting your buck now.’” About a week later, the original 7-year-old buck Budzise sought came out of his nocturnal pattern and the senior Budzise made the shot. “Dad’s was 210 inches,” Budzise said. “He beat me on the score, mine was 196, but my droptine is longer.” The senior Budzise is in second place in the Cola Blanca Deer Contest in Laredo, in the Mexico division. His son’s buck is leading in the longest droptine category. Budzise credits the management program on the ranch, especially where they let deer get to age 7 before harvesting. “My dad’s buck grew 30 inches from the previous year,” he said.

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Fish where the fishing is hot By Craig Nyhus

Lone Star Outdoor News When the fishing is good on one of Texas reservoirs, Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist Greg Binion, based in Mathis, has a piece of advice. Go. Binion started with the department in 2008, and one of his first assignments was to go to a big bass tournament at Choke Canyon Reservoir. “I was blown away,” he said. “Then, in 2009, the water body bass record was broken twice in a relatively short time with fish weighing more than 15 pounds.” Drought hit the area thereafter, and the fishing fell off. “It’s mostly related to the water level, the habitat quantity and its quality,” Binion said. “We lost the grass and vegetation that had been flourishing.” The heavy rains over the past year haven’t filled up Choke Canyon. “We have a small watershed,” Binion said. “We haven’t caught the water to get it full again.” Binion said there are still reports of big fish being landed on the reservoir. “The guys that fish all day for that one, big bite are getting some good ones,” he said.

Similar stories could be told about O.H. Ivie Reservoir, that was a hot spot in Texas in 2010, Lake Alan Henry from its heyday in 2006, Lake Falcon and Lake Amistad, when it was a top-ten ranked bass lake in the U.S. and Paul Elias landed more than 111 pounds in a four-day tournament in 2007. So far this year, Toledo Bend Reservoir has gathered the most attention. Named the number one lake in the country by Bassmaster Magazine last summer, the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program has seen 126 largemouths topping 10 pounds brought to check stations since last May. Jeff Massey of Ponder has fished tournaments for years, winning a few Bass Champs events. He also travels to fish. “The last year Choke Canyon was good, I fished a tournament where there were two fish landed over 15 pounds,” he said. “Six months later, you couldn’t buy a bite there.” Massey had similar experiences at Amistad and Falcon. “We would catch 100 fish a day at Amistad,” he said. “Then it got terrible, the lake went down and it killed all the grass. At Falcon, during the last year it was good, I don’t know how many 10-pounders I caught. We went from getting an average of 30 pounds per day to hardly buying a bite.”

Has he been to Toledo Bend this year? “No,” Massey said. “But I sure know a bunch of guys that have, and they did great.” Binion said Choke Canyon is showing signs of improvement. “There is some submerged vegetation, with coontail and hydrilla pockets starting to come back,” he said. “It’s an encouraging sign.” Binion said don’t give up on Choke Canyon. “Everything is a cycle in South Texas,” he said. “The lake will fill

again and it will come back strong — it has everything it needs.” And when it does come back, don’t make the same mistake. “When the fishing is good, go,” he said. HIT THE HOT LAKE: At Choke Canyon Reservoir in 2007, the lake was full and the bass fishing was world-class. The hot spot this year has been Toledo Bend Reservoir, where 126 bass weighing more than 10 pounds have been reported, like this one landed by Steven Smith. Top photo by Lone Star Outdoor News. Bottom photo by Toledo Bend Lake Association.

Using live shrimp at jetties By Robert Sloan

For Lone Star Outdoor News There are many ways to catch fish at the jetties, but one of the all-time, go-to favorite tactics by top fishing guides is to free-line shrimp along the rocks. “It’s a great way to catch a variety of fish that include trout, reds, sheepshead, jacks and even the occasional ling or tarpon,” said Capt. Ron Arlitt. “I run a lot of jetty trips here in Port O’Connor year round. Much of the time we’ll be fishing on the bottom because that’s where slot reds are feeding on many days. But when my customers want to catch a variety of fish, a free-lined live shrimp is the way to go.” One of the nice things about free-lining a live shrimp is that it keeps fishermen active, instead of sitting and waiting for a bottom bite to develop. Free-lining is easy. And the rigs are simple to put together. Basically there are two rigs for free-lining. While many think the only true method is simply a live shrimp on a treble hook attached directly to the line, with no other weight, old-timers disagree, saying Please turn to page 15

FREE-LINING: A simple rig with a live shrimp can prove effective along the jetties, like this bull red caught free-lining at the Port O’Connor jetties by Will Froebel. Photo by Robert Sloan.

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Green Lake, Calhoun County’s natural lake By Mark England

Lone Star Outdoor News A park featuring a distinctive habitat home to redfish and catfish looms on the horizon for the Texas coast near Seadrift. Good luck finding a fishing report, though. “I’ve never read a fishing report for Green Lake,” said Greg Binion, a biologist for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. “Never seen one. I troll the fishing forums, and I’ve never even seen a mention of it.” Google Maps

It’s a secret to area bait shop employees, too. “Green Lake?” asked one in Victoria, approximately 20 miles away. Many people may know it as Camp Green Lake. It inspired the Louis Sachar novel and Disney movie Holes, where young offenders dig in a dry lake bed (the real Green Lake went dry, too) for a Texas warden desperately seeking buried treasure. For the record, Green Lake is in Calhoun County. Please turn to page 15


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as I’d like, but when I do it’s usually right about now,” Dodd said. “This is when blue and channel catfish are spawning.” According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, both channel and blue catfish tend to spawn in late spring and early summer when water temperatures reach 75 degrees. The Coffey family has a spread of land along a stretch of the Guadalupe River, about 15 minutes from Coleto Creek. “Our whole family likes to catfish, and living where we do is about as good as it gets,” Coffey said. “Over the years we’ve caught a lot of them.” On Dodd’s trip, blue cats up to 10 pounds were landed, along with channel cats in the 2 -to 3-pound class. All were caught in about 18 feet of water along drops on jug lines. This South Texas lake doesn’t get that much catfishing pressure, when compared to other hotspots like Lake Livingston and Toledo Bend. But it’s definitely one worth checking out. The lake is part of the Guadalupe River Basin with a surface area of 3,100 acres, and was impounded in 1980. The lake record blue catfish weighed 32.79 pounds and was caught on June 11, 2006 by Christina Greathouse. The heaviest channel cat weighed 5.14 pounds. It was caught on Feb. 4, 1998 by Tony Saenz. And the lake record flathead weighed 41 pounds, and was caught on Feb. 27, 2003 by Raymond Watts. “We’ve got certain areas on this lake that have produced good numbers of catfish each spring during the spawn,” Coffey said. “Jug-lining is one of the most popular ways to catch them on most days. But we’ll also run a couple of trotlines in some of the more productive spots.” One of their favorite ways to rig a jug line is simple. They prefer 1-gallon white bleach jugs. Since they live on the Guadalupe they use river rocks, shaped like a big potato, for weights. About 25 feet of braided nylon line is tied to the rock. Three feet above the rock, the first of two to three 100-pound-test swivels is attached to the line. Each swivel is attached to about 18 inches of monofilament line tied to a 5/0 Eagle Claw hook. It’s that simple. The potato-shaped rock is used to wrap the line around. A 5-gallon bucket is used to store the line wrapped rocks. When setting out the jug lines you take the tag end of the line, clip it onto a jug, flip it over, unwind the line from the rock, bait up the hooks and let it go. It’s simple, safe and fast. Each hook is baited with either a live perch, or a piece of a fresh dead perch. “It’s tough to beat a live perch,” Dodd said. “A 3- to 4-inch perch is perfect. We’ll use them whole, or cut them up into pieces about the size of a quarter. The key is to keep fresh baits on the hooks. I like to set them out, take about a two-hour break and run them again. That’ll keep you busy, and usually put fish in the box.” Catfish are the second most preferred group of fish among Texas anglers, and TPWD just released its Catfish Management Plan, outlining ways to encourage more Texas anglers to pursue the fish, both in reservoirs and in urban ponds.

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soft plastics and top-waters. “We ended up hooking the most on the TTF Killer in Texas roach,” he said. Boriskie said while many people prefer the boat, getting out will help find the big fish. “You gotta log some foot time to really figure out their environment, so that next time you know right where the big girls may be loafing — in that gut you stepped in while wading,” he said. Galveston Bay has joined in the trout

frenzy, according to Capt. LG Boyd. “The trout bite has been best on the outgoing tide and slows once it start coming back in,” he said after spending April 2 scouting for fish. The darker-colored Down South Lures have been producing best for him. Daniel Kubeka Captain Nathan Beabout Capt. Stephen Boriskie Capt. LG Boyd

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Missing kayaker found Texas game wardens found the body of 21-year-old Adrian Garcia in waters near Port Isabel. According to The Brownsville Herald, Garcia had gone fishing with a friend, leaving from Holly Beach, when his kayak overturned. The friend lost sight of Garcia after the kayak overturned. Searchers were hindered by fog. The search was conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Cameron County Sheriff’s Deparment and Texas game wardens. —Staff report

Crappie Fest brings 193 anglers to Fork Phillip Law of Dallas landed a $9,000 crappie at the Crappie Angler’s of Texas 3rd Annual Crappie Fest tournament at Lake Fork on Saturday. The event, a big fish tournament, each angler weighs in only one fish, and for CAT members, if only one fish exceeded 3 pounds, the angler would win $10,000. Law’s 3.2-pound slab was the only fish exceeding the 3-pound mark, but he wasn’t a member of the group. “Most anglers were catching male fish in the back of creeks,” said CAT director Jay Don Reeve. “The females were in the creeks but not in the shallows, yet; they were mostly in 8- to 11-feet of water. We had male fish that weighed more than 2 pounds,

though. There are going to be some big fish coming out of Fork.” Dannie Holder fell just short with his crappie. His fish weighed 2.97 pounds, but since he is a CAT member, he won $2,000 plus a $1,000 bonus for being a member. Doug Broadway finished third with 2.84 pounds, winning $1,500. The event bills itself as the largest big fish crappie tournament in the country, and had 193 adults and 23 juniors register. Langdon Froebe topped the junior division for ages 10 and under with his 2.22-pound crappie, and Stewart Turner’s 2.11-pound slab topped the age 11-17 field. —CAT

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TEXAS FRESHWATER FISHING REPORT ALAN HENRY: Water fairly clear; 58–65 degrees; 2.68’ low. Black bass are fair to jigs, Texas-rigged lizards and flukes. Crappie are fair on live minnows in the shallows. Catfish are fair on live bait. AMISTAD: Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 24.45’ low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, crankbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass and white bass are good on slabs, white grubs and small crankbaits. Catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. ATHENS: Water stained; 62– 66 degrees; 0.45’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas-rigged craws, weightless Senkos and flukes. Crappie are fair on minnows white jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait. BASTROP: Water clear; 63–67 degrees. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and spinner baits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live bait, liver and bloodbait. BELTON: Water murky; 61–65 degrees; 1.17’ high. All species are slow. BOB SANDLIN: Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 0.27’ high. Black bass are good on Texas-rigged creature baits and craws. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait. BONHAM: Water muddy, 63– 66 degrees; 0.01’ high. Black bass are slow on Texas-rigged creature baits and flipping jigs around shallow cover. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on cut bait and stink baits. BRAUNIG: Water stained. Black bass are good on small spinner baits around structure. Striped bass are fair to good on chicken livers. Redfish are good on live perch and tilapia. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stink bait. Blue catfish are fair on shrimp, stink bait and nightcrawlers. BRIDGEPORT: Water stained to muddy, 62–65 degrees: 0.06’ high. Black bass are fair on square-billed crankbaits and finesse jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait. BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 60–64 degrees; 0.01’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinner baits and jigs, craw-colored crankbaits, and watermelon soft plastics. Hybrid striper and white bass are slow. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. BUCHANAN: Water murky; 58–62 degrees; 4.20’ low. Black bass are good on white/ red spinner baits, blue/chartreuse-tailed whacky worms

and watermelon soft jerkbaits. Striped bass are fair to good vertically jigging silver Blade Runners and on live bait in 25–35 feet. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Channel catfish are fair on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are

fair on juglines baited with live bait. CADDO: Water muddy; 3.30’ high. No report available. Some ramps may be closed due to flooding in the area. CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastic worms and minnows around reed beds. Striped bass are good on shad and silver spoons. Redfish are good on perch and shrimp on the bottom. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, shad and stink bait. CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 59–63 degrees; 0.54’ high. Black bass are good on yellow spinner baits and watermelon jerkbaits along stickups in 5–12 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver in 6–12 feet. Channel catfish are fair upriver on minnows. CEDAR CREEK: Water stained; 62–65 degrees; 0.01’ high. Black bass are fair on swimjigs, square-billed crankbaits and spinner baits near docks and shallow cover. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. CHOKE CANYON: Water murky; 60–64 degrees; 22.86’ low. Black bass are good on swimbaits and jerkbaits early. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs at night under lights. Channel and blue catfish are good on dough bait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait. COLEMAN: Water murky; 58–62 degrees; 3.74’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms and lizards, and on small crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp. COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 68 degrees in main lake; 0.22’ high. Black bass are fair on soft plastics and

lipless crankbaits in 8–15 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs in 10–15 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on perch, liver and shrimp. CONROE: Water murky; 60–64 degrees; 0.01’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and lipless crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on stink bait and nightcrawlers. FALCON: Water murky; 68–72 degrees; 16.66’ low. Black bass are very good on watermelon red spinner baits, creature baits, crankbaits and magnum flukes. Crappie are excellent on minnows and tube jigs under bridges. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait, especially in the upper end of the lake. FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are good on watermelon and chartreuse spinner baits and crankbaits. Channel and blue catfish are good on shad and shrimp over baited holes. FORK: Water stained to muddy; 61–64 degrees; 0.34’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas-rigged creature baits, weedless soft swimbaits and football jigs. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows near bridges. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad. FT. PHANTOM HILL: Water murky; 59–65 degrees; 0.25’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, spinner baits and Senkos. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows around shallow cover. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait. GIBBONS CREEK: Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and spinner baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp, nightcrawlers and stinkbait. GRANBURY: Water murky; 57–61 degrees; 0.06’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. GRANGER: Water murky; 60–64 degrees; 2.41’ high. Black bass are fair on black soft plastic worms and white spinner baits upriver. White

bass are fair on jigs and minnows upriver. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are good on prepared baits, and on juglines baited with Zote soap. HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 0.23’ high. Black bass are good on white or pumpkinseed lizards and off points in 3–7 feet, and on June bug lipless crankbaits, crankbaits and soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around docks and brush. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with beef hearts. HUBBARD CREEK: Water offcolor; 61–69 degrees; 14.47’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and small swimbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and split shot weighted minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and prepared bait. JOE POOL: Water stained; 61–64 degrees; 0.82’ high. Black bass are fair on Texasrigged craws, swimjigs and small crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on rod and reel. LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water muddy; 12.06’ high. No report available. Call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water. LAVON: Water stained to muddy; 63–65 degrees: 0.74’ high. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs, Texas-rigged creature baits and lipless crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines. LBJ: Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 0.58’ low. Black bass are fair on blue/green spinner baits, chartreuse Whacky Sticks, and soft plastic jerkbaits in 4–10 feet. Striped bass are fair on green striper jigs early. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs in 4–8 feet. Channel catfish are fair on live bait and stink bait. LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 1.33’ high. Black bass are good on Texasrigged tubes, creature baits and flipping jigs in flooded bushes. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 0.64’ high. All species are slow. MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 75–80 degrees; 0.02’ high. Black bass are good on spinner baits and hollow-bodied frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait. MONTICELLO: Water stained; 63–66 degrees; 0.24’ high. Black bass are good on

Texas-rigged creature baits, bladed jigs and spinner baits. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and stink bait. NASWORTHY: 59–65 degrees; 1.38’ low. Black bass are fair to good on jigs, Texasrigged lizards and weightless flukes. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait. NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 60–64 degrees; 3.91’ high. All species are slow. O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 59–67 degrees; 46.32’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs fished shallow. Catfish are fair to good on live bait. OAK CREEK: Water stained; 58–66 degrees; 15.18’ low. Black bass are fair on jigs and Texas-rigged creature baits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs in the shallows. Catfish are fair on chartreuse nightcrawlers. PALESTINE: Water stained;

61–64 degrees; 0.97’ high. Black bass are good on flipping jigs, Texas-rigged craws and tubes. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad. POSSUM KINGDOM: Water off-color; 58–67 degrees; 0.06’ low. Black bass are fair on chatterbaits, Texas rigs and drop-shot rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers. PROCTOR: Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 1.16’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and lizards. Striped bass are fair on green striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stink bait. RAY HUBBARD: Water stained; 62–65 degrees; 0.02’ high. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait. RAY ROBERTS: Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 2.39’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas-rigged creature baits, spinner baits and swimjigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows near brush piles. Catfish are fair on

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trotlines and prepared bait. RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 61–64 degrees; 0.10’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait. SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 59–63 degrees; 6.23’ high. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow. SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 58–62 degrees; 1.65’ high. All species are slow. STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 59–63 degrees; 2.11’ high. All species are are slow. TAWAKONI: Water stained to muddy; 62–65 degrees; 0.49’ high. Black bass slow on white spinner baits with a Colorado blade, black/blue flipping jigs and Texas-rigged creature baits around docks and shallow structure. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and stink bait. TEXOMA: Water stained; 61–64 degrees; 1.46’ low. Black bass are good on medium crankbaits, spinner baits and small plastic swimbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Striped bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 60–64 degrees; 0.83’ high. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. TRAVIS: Water murky; 60–64 degrees; 0.15’ high. All species are slow. WHITNEY: Water murky; 58–62 degrees; 0.19’ high. All species are slow. WRIGHT PATMAN: Water muddy; 62–65 degrees; 29.45’ high. All species are slow.

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GAME WARDEN BLOTTER CAST NETTER THOUGHT HIS CRAPPIE WERE PERCH A report was made of two men using a cast net to catch undersized crappie at the Granger Spillway. Williamson County Game Warden Joel Campos responded and observed one man using a cast net. The man said he had some fish but they were given to him by another fisherman who had left. He was not able to produce a wildlife resource document. The fisherman admitted he caught three crappie with his cast net and he thought they were perch. The 3 crappie measured 7, 7 1/2, and 8 inches. Cases and civil restitution pending. KAYAKERS MAKE GOOD DECISION At a boat ramp area on Lake Amistad in late January, Val Verde County Game Warden Andrew Banda was approached by two individuals wearing camo and waders. The hunters had gone out that morning to duck hunt a few miles away via kayaks. A cold front came in making the lake impossible to navigate so the hunters sought shelter in a cove and then decided to walk out and seek help. Banda launched his boat and made his way across the white-capping lake. With the help of the two hunters, the two kayaks and gear were rescued. Wind gusts that day had reached 47 miles an hour. GROUP CAUGHT HUNTING DEER WITH DOGS San Augustine County Game Warden Jeff Cox and a U.S. Forest Service officer apprehended two men who were hunting deer with dogs in closed season. They were part of a group of about a dozen poachers who came from different counties for the hunt. The two subjects were

WARDEN WATCHES AS MAN DISPOSES OF DOE CARCASS IN CREEK Red River County Game Warden Daniel Roraback was watching for night road hunting activity when, around midnight, a truck drove down the road slowed down and turned around using the gate entrance that Roraback was hiding behind. Unaware of the warden’s presence, the driver drove to a

arrested. Other members of the group were identified and released. WELL-PLACED TRAIL CAMERAS CATCH TRESPASSERS Tyler County Game Warden Brandon Mosley placed two trail cameras and obtained photos of multiple subjects trespassing on a timber company’s hunting lease. One photo showed a man pointing at a camera. The cameras were pointing at each other and another photo showed the subject with the camera in his hand. Another showed the subjects broadcasting corn from an ATV feeder. Mosley and Jasper County Game Warden Morgan Inman made contact with two subjects and statements were obtained regarding the killing of an 8-point buck and a coyote on the lease. One subject admitted to taking the surveillance camera. Additional subjects were identified from the interview. WIRELESS TRAIL CAMERA STOLEN, PICTURES SENT TO CELLPHONE OF OWNER A hunter told Delta County Game Warden Chris Fried that his wireless game camera had been stolen from the Cooper Wildlife Manage-

nearby creek and stopped. Roraback was listening as the truck stopped and he heard a loud splash. After Roraback stopped the truck, the subject admitted to killing a doe that night, out of season, while coyote hunting and then dumping the carcass in the creek. Multiple cases pending.

ment Area. The man began receiving pictures to his cellphone of a woman eating at a table inside a residence. Later that week, Fried received a tip about a possible location of the camera from Collin County Game Warden Josh Ross. Fried and Hunt County Game Warden Benny Richards went to the address, and features of the house matched the trail camera pictures. When presented with the evidence, the owner of the house admitted to having the camera. Charges are pending. GROUP SHOOTING DOVE WERE OUT OF SEASON AND WASTING GAME At a deer camp, Val Verde County Game Warden Andrew Banda noticed some fresh dove feathers. The hunters said they had hunted some quail and dove that day. It was explained that the Central Zone dove season closed Jan. 1 and the Special White-Winged Zone, which was still open, was about 75 miles to the south of their location. A closer look at the camp then produced dove that had been wasted and thrown over a nearby fence. The hunters were then educated on waste of game laws. Cases and civil restitution pending.

GROUP SHOOTING SO LONG AFTER LEGAL SHOOTING TIME THEY WERE SHOOTING AT BATS At the end of duck season, Smith County Game Wardens Chris Swift and Brad Clark and Wood County Game Warden Derek Spitzer worked a duck roost in Smith County. Four men were caught shooting 45 minutes after legal shooting time. Others violations included lead shot, exceeding the daily bag limit, shooting at bats, no hunting licenses and other violations. Cases and civil restitution pending. WARDEN RESCUES PAIR AFTER THEIR BOAT CAPSIZES Two fishermen on Lake Limestone, one a juvenile, did not return home and were not answering cellphone calls. The man’s wife contacted Limestone County Game Warden Trent Marker after she and her son had gone to the lake and observed the man’s truck and trailer, but no boat in sight. Marker and the son saw a light flashing sporadically off in the distance, in the middle of the lake. Marker launched his patrol boat and discovered that the missing pair were sitting on top of a capsized vessel. The boat had capsized on top of a stump which

kept the boat partially above water. High winds caused the 15-foot bass boat to swamp and by the time they realized how much water they were taking on, it was too late. The two were wearing their life jackets, OK but cold, hungry and shaken. The two males boarded the patrol boat and were transported to the boat ramp. No medical attention was needed. LONG WAIT FOR WARDEN TO CATCH HOOP NETTERS Shelby County Game Warden Anthony King patrolled to an area where he had previously observed hoop nets hanging in a tree during early deer season. King was able to locate multiple nets in the river that night and monitored the area much of the day without seeing any fisherman. King returned before daylight the next day and observed the nets were baited the day before, and a few nets were moved to different locations. King monitored the area for 10 hours and observed a fisherman baiting a few nets and placing the nets in the river. King soon made contact with the subject. San Augustine Game Warden Lee Hall arrived shortly for assistance. The wardens located 22 hoop nets with approximately 15 catfish. The fish were immediately released back into the river. Cases pending.

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Fishing with live shrimp Continued from page 8

a little weight (less than 1/8 ounce) is needed to keep the shrimp below the surface and moving with the current. Most tie on a No. 2 treble hook, then add a split shot about 18-inches above the hook. Another rig involves threading the fishing line through a small barrel weight and tying it off to a swivel. A leader is added to the swivel. On the tag end of the leader is a TroKar Kahle or treble hook. “My go-to free-line rig starts with 30-pound braided line that has the diameter of 8-pound test line,” Arlitt said. “The thin diameter line won’t get pulled down with the current like a thicker line will. That’s important.” Arlitt then runs the end of the braided line through a 1/8- or 1/4-ounce barrel weight and ties it off to a No. 7 black barrel swivel. “The black swivel won’t get snipped off by Spanish mackerel,” he said. “A silver one will. I’ll use an 18- to 20-inch, 30-pound test monofilament leader. A 3/0 hook is usually best. But if I’ve got big live shrimp I’ll go with a 4/0 hook. Most of the time I’ll hook a shrimp through the horn. Another option is to run a hook through the tail of the shrimp.” Either a baitcasting or spincasting rod and reel will work. The most successful free-liners use spinning reels because they are easier to cast into the wind along the jetties. “What I’ll normally do is anchor off the rocks about 20 to 30 yards,” Arlitt said. “From there we’ll cast up to the rocks and free-line shrimp with the current. The trick is to keep the shrimp from sinking down in the rocks and getting hung up. In a slow current, I’ll use a 1/8-ounce slip weight. But if the current picks up I’ll rerig with 1/4-ounce weights. It’s important to feed out line and keep the shrimp moving with the current just above the submerged rocks.”

ADD WEIGHT: If the shrimp are small, some anglers add a second shrimp to the hook for added weight, to help cast the shrimp farther. Photo by David J. Sams, Lone Star Outdoor News.

Another option is to ease along the rocks with a trolling motor. That allows you to control the position of the boat, and the distance you fish from the rocks. A few little tricks will help you catch more fish. One is to twitch the rod tip to keep the shrimp active. Another one is to keep enough tension on the line to feel a bite. You’ll also want to pay close attention to the line. If it twitches or suddenly takes off, set the hook. — Capt. Ron Arlitt (361) 564-0958

Green Lake gets attention Continued from page 8

It’s a freshwater lake despite being less than three miles from coastal waters, as it’s within the Guadalupe River flood basin. And it’s the largest natural lake “... totally within Texas. You have to be careful how you say that,” said TPWD biologist Brent Ortego. “Those Caddo Lake people will fight you over that.” Green Lake’s roughly 5,500 acres have been in private hands almost entirely since the 1850s — Kentucky cotton farmers established thriving plantations that disappeared after the Civil War — although Texas wrestled away control of the property in 1918. The state then promptly sold it to another private owner. Calhoun County bought the lake and neighboring 1,000 acres or so for $3.5 million in 2012, thanks to the RESTORE Act, which created a Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund financed by administrative and civil penalties from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Green Lake wasn’t touched, but the act funds projects benefiting the environment and wildlife along the Gulf coast. Calhoun County Commissioners plan to operate a park at Green Lake, but first must build a road system, campsites, picnic areas, a boat ramp, a fishing pier and trails to walk.

“Green Lake has lots of things to offer people,” said Commissioner Kenneth Finster, whose precinct contains the lake. “If you want to see eagles and hummingbirds, you go to this part. Alligators, you go to another part. If you want to catch catfish, you go to the lake. It’s all there.” Most campsites and picnic areas will be on a bluff in the park, Finster said. There are also wetlands. There’s a possibility hunting will be allowed in that area. “We identified early on the possibility of a variety of hunting,” said Ortego, who worked on the park’s master plan. “Definitely feral hogs. Everyone wants to get rid of them. (As far as waterfowl)... The only issue is the lake isn’t very vegetated in its current state. The birds would be dispersed. It’s something they may develop in the future, based on their needs and its compatibility with the park’s other uses.” Finster expects fishing to be the bigger activity. “On Google, what you notice is the Victoria Barge Canal goes by the edge of Green Lake,” he said. “That’s saltwater. It’s absolutely beautiful water, 12 feet deep for barge traffic. It’s a major source of fishing during the winter months. You have saltwater and freshwater fishing all in one

place.” Binion said the park will offer Texans a unique opportunity. “On the canal side, you can catch yourself a big redfish, then walk over to the lake and catch a big blue catfish before heading home,” he said. “That’s kinda neat.” Redfish and trout actually inhabited the lake until the construction of an embankment prevented coastal overflow from reaching Green Lake. A preliminary lake survey by TPWD failed to detect any bass. “It’s primarily a catfish, alligator gar fishery,” Binion said. “There’s also good crappie in the lake.” Grant proposals should go out this week to fund construction of the park, with its three phases projected to cost about $8 million. Calhoun County will be trying for more RESTORE Act money — with about $55 million designated annually for restorative coastal projects in Texas until 2033 — said Kathy Smartt, the county’s grant consultant. “I have a feeling we’ll get all the amenities in there fairly soon,” she said. If Green Lake qualifies for RESTORE Act money this year, park construction could start next February or March, according to Smartt.

CWD testing proposals Continued from page 5

future. Trap, Transport and Transplant (TTT) At the trap site, 15 post-mortem samples must be obtained from each site prior to approval, and each deer transplanted must be tagged. At release sites for TTT deer, TC2 regulations apply. Trap, Transport and Process (TTP) A total of 15 samples must be obtained from each release site (may be done after deer euthanized). Wolf told the commission that additional regulations, including mandatory check stations, carcass removal regulations and CWD Zones will be proposed in May.


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TEXAS SALTWATER FISHING REPORT NORTH SABINE: Most of the north end of the lake is fresh. SOUTH SABINE: Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are fair to good at the jetty on live shrimp. Redfish are fair on the surf on crabs. 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: The Trinity River continues to pump freshwater in the bay from recent rains. Most of the bay is fresh. EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good on the south shoreline on Catch 5s, MirrOlures and Catch 2000s. 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. Trout are fair for drifters in the back lakes on live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet. WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair for waders tossing Down South Lures and Soft–Dines. 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. Trout and redfish are fair for

drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp. Trout, black drum and redfish are good at the jetty on mullet. ROCKPORT: Trout are fair to good in Morris–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: 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. Red snapper are good in state waters. CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish are fair to good in the channels on crabs. Trout are good in Oso Bay on top-waters for kayakers. BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good over sand and grass on Bass Assassins, Gamblers, Down South Lures and top-waters. Black drum are good in the Land Cut on crabs. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp and soft plastics. PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on topwaters 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 and channel edges on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp cracked blue crabs. PORT ISABEL: Trout are good while wading bars and guts on artificial shrimp and scented plastics. Redfish are fair to good on artificial and live shrimp while wading back bays. —TPWD

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Fishing regulation changes The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted a series of fishing regulation changes affecting bass and catfish in specific fresh waters, and clarifying saltwater length limits on black drum and amberjack, and rules prohibiting snagging of fish with pole-and-line. The changes to the 2016-17 Statewide Recreational and Commercial Fishing regulations take effect on September 1, and include: • Modifying harvest regulations for largemouth bass on Lake Naconiche (Nacogdoches County) from an 18-inch minimum length limit to a 16-inch maximum. • Modifying harvest regulations for smallmouth bass on Lake Meredith (Hutchinson, Moore, and Potter counties) from a 12- to 15-inch slot and three per day bag to a 14-inch minimum length limit and five per day bag. • Modifying harvest regulations for channel and blue catfish bass on Lake Tawakoni (Hunt; Raines, and Van Zandt counties). The new proposal would remove the current 12-inch minimum length limit, but with a modified 25 fish daily bag (blues and channels combined). Within the 25 bag, only seven fish could exceed 20 inches in length and of those seven fish, only two could exceed 30 inches. • Modifying harvest regulations for largemouth bass on the Sabine River in Newton and Orange counties, and in Chambers, Galveston, Jefferson, and Orange counties. This proposal would reduce the minimum length limit for largemouth bass to 12 inches. The daily bag limit would remain at five fish in the four counties and at eight fish for the Sabine River (same as limit for waters shared with Louisiana). • Clarifying the recreational maximum size limit for black drum is 30 inches, and the recreational minimum total length limit on greater amberjack is 38 inches to align with new federal regulations that utilize a different measurement guideline. • Clarifying that snagging or foul hooking any fish using pole-and-line in fresh and salt water is prohibited. —TPWD


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HEROES

Cason Ragsdale, 11, connected on his first South Texas turkey hunt with his father, Josh.

11-year-old Federico G Cappadona caught this 6-pound, 8-ounce channel catfish at Inks Lake State Park, a junior angler catfish record at the park.

Ricky Torres caught and released his first mako shark when fishing 50 miles offshore of South Padre Island aboard the Fish & Fun II.

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On a father/son hunt with his dad, JC Burgess, Cooper Burgess shot this 8-point buck at the JL Bar Ranch in Sonora.

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TEXAS SUN, MOON AND TIDES Moon Phases

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2016 A.M. P.M. SUN MOON Apr. Minor Major Minor Major Rises Sets Rises Sets

2016 A.M. P.M. SUN MOON Apr. Minor Major Minor Major Rises Sets Rises Sets

08 Fri 09 Sat 10 Sun 11 Mon 12 Tue 13 Wed 14 Thu 15 Fri 16 Sat 17 Sun 18 Mon 19 Tue 20 Wed 21 Thu 22 Fri

08 Fri 09 Sat 10 Sun 11 Mon 12 Tue 13 Wed 14 Thu 15 Fri 16 Sat 17 Sun 18 Mon 19 Tue 20 Wed 21 Thu 22 Fri

6:46 12:31 7:48 1:33 8:52 2:38 9:57 3:42 10:59 4:45 11:57 5:43 12:24 6:37 1:13 7:25 1:58 8:09 2:39 8:50 3:18 9:28 3:56 10:06 4:34 10:45 5:15 11:26 5:58 -----

7:14 8:17 9:21 10:26 11:27 ----12:50 1:37 2:21 3:01 3:39 4:17 4:56 5:36 6:20

1:00 2:02 3:07 4:11 5:13 6:10 7:02 7:49 8:32 9:12 9:50 10:28 11:06 11:47 12:09

07:01 07:00 06:59 06:58 06:57 06:56 06:55 06:54 06:53 06:52 06:50 06:49 06:48 06:47 06:46

07:43 07:44 07:44 07:45 07:45 07:46 07:47 07:47 07:48 07:48 07:49 07:50 07:50 07:51 07:52

8:06a 9:25p 8:54a 10:32p 9:45a 11:36p 10:39a NoMoon 11:34a 12:36a 12:31p 1:31a 1:27p 2:20a 2:23p 3:04a 3:17p 3:45a 4:10p 4:22a 5:02p 4:57a 5:54p 5:31a 6:45p 6:05a 7:37p 6:39a 8:29p 7:14a

6:51 12:37 7:54 1:39 8:58 2:43 10:03 3:48 11:05 4:51 ----- 5:49 12:30 6:43 1:19 7:31 2:03 8:15 2:45 8:56 3:23 9:34 4:02 10:12 4:40 10:51 5:21 11:31 6:04 -----

7:20 8:23 9:27 10:31 11:33 12:03 12:55 1:43 2:27 3:07 3:45 4:23 5:02 5:42 6:25

1:06 2:08 3:13 4:17 5:19 6:16 7:08 7:55 8:38 9:18 9:56 10:34 11:12 11:53 12:14

07:05 07:04 07:03 07:02 07:00 06:59 06:58 06:57 06:55 06:54 06:53 06:52 06:51 06:50 06:49

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

8:09a 9:35p 8:56a 10:43p 9:46a 11:48p 10:39a NoMoon 11:35a 12:48a 12:31p 1:42a 1:29p 2:31a 2:25p 3:15a 3:20p 3:54a 4:14p 4:30a 5:08p 5:05a 6:00p 5:38a 6:53p 6:10a 7:45p 6:43a 8:38p 7:17a

San Antonio 2016 Apr.

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08 Fri 09 Sat 10 Sun 11 Mon 12 Tue 13 Wed 14 Thu 15 Fri 16 Sat 17 Sun 18 Mon 19 Tue 20 Wed 21 Thu 22 Fri

6:58 12:44 8:00 1:46 9:05 2:50 10:09 3:55 11:11 4:57 ----- 5:56 12:37 6:49 1:26 7:38 2:10 8:22 2:51 9:02 3:30 9:41 4:08 10:19 4:47 10:58 5:27 11:38 6:10 -----

7:27 8:29 9:34 10:38 11:39 12:09 1:02 1:50 2:33 3:13 3:52 4:30 5:08 5:49 6:32

1:12 2:15 3:19 4:24 5:25 6:23 7:15 8:02 8:45 9:24 10:02 10:40 11:19 ----12:21

07:14 07:13 07:12 07:11 07:10 07:09 07:08 07:07 07:05 07:04 07:03 07:02 07:01 07:00 06:59

07:55 07:56 07:56 07:57 07:57 07:58 07:59 07:59 08:00 08:00 08:01 08:02 08:02 08:03 08:03

8:19a 9:38p 9:08a 10:44p 9:59a 11:48p 10:52a NoMoon 11:48a 12:48a 12:45p 1:43a 1:41p 2:32a 2:36p 3:17a 3:31p 3:57a 4:23p 4:35a 5:15p 5:10a 6:07p 5:44a 6:58p 6:18a 7:50p 6:52a 8:41p 7:27a

Amarillo

2016 A.M. P.M. SUN MOON Apr. Minor Major Minor Major Rises Sets Rises Sets

08 Fri 09 Sat 10 Sun 11 Mon 12 Tue 13 Wed 14 Thu 15 Fri 16 Sat 17 Sun 18 Mon 19 Tue 20 Wed 21 Thu 22 Fri

7:12 12:57 8:14 1:59 9:18 3:04 10:23 4:08 11:25 5:11 ----- 6:09 12:50 7:03 1:39 7:51 2:24 8:35 3:05 9:16 3:44 9:54 4:22 10:32 5:00 11:11 5:41 11:52 6:24 12:11

7:40 8:43 9:47 10:51 11:53 12:23 1:16 2:03 2:47 3:27 4:05 4:43 5:22 6:02 6:46

1:26 2:28 3:33 4:37 5:39 6:36 7:28 8:15 8:58 9:38 10:16 10:54 11:32 ----12:35

07:24 07:22 07:21 07:20 07:18 07:17 07:16 07:14 07:13 07:12 07:11 07:09 07:08 07:07 07:06

08:13 08:13 08:14 08:15 08:16 08:17 08:17 08:18 08:19 08:20 08:21 08:22 08:22 08:23 08:24

8:28a 9:59p 9:14a 11:08p 10:03a NoMoon 10:55a 12:13a 11:51a 1:14a 12:48p 2:08a 1:45p 2:56a 2:42p 3:39a 3:39p 4:18a 4:34p 4:53a 5:28p 5:26a 6:21p 5:58a 7:15p 6:30a 8:09p 7:02a 9:02p 7:35a

Legend: Major=2 hours. Minor=1 hour. Times centered on the major-minor window. For other locations, subtract 1 minute per 12 miles east of a location, and add 1 minute per 12 miles west of a location.

Sabine Pass, north Date Apr 8 Apr 9 Apr 10 Apr 11 Apr 12 Apr 13 Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 16 Apr 17 Apr 18 Apr 19 Apr 20 Apr 21 Apr 22

Time 5:17 AM 6:18 AM 12:04 AM 12:59 AM 1:57 AM 3:01 AM 4:11 AM 5:24 AM 12:25 AM 1:33 AM 2:30 AM 3:17 AM 3:58 AM 4:36 AM 5:11 AM

Port O’Connor Height 2.0H 2.0H -0.1L -0.1L 0.0L 0.1L 0.2L 0.4L 1.4H 1.5H 1.6H 1.6H 1.7H 1.7H 1.8H

Time 11:13 AM 12:04 PM 7:22 AM 8:33 AM 9:53 AM 11:17 AM 12:30 PM 1:24 PM 6:34 AM 7:34 AM 8:24 AM 9:07 AM 9:43 AM 10:16 AM 10:49 AM

Time 4:41 PM 5:14 PM 12:57 PM 2:00 PM 3:27 PM 5:45 PM 7:04 PM 7:42 PM 2:03 PM 2:32 PM 2:55 PM 3:14 PM 3:30 PM 3:45 PM 3:59 PM

Height 1.6H 1.6H 1.2L 1.3L 1.4L 1.3L 1.2L 1.1L 1.6H 1.6H 1.5H 1.5H 1.5H 1.5H 1.5H

Time 11:14 PM

Height -0.1L

5:49 PM 6:28 PM 7:21 PM 9:02 PM 10:57 PM

1.6H 1.5H 1.5H 1.4H 1.4H

8:08 PM 8:29 PM 8:49 PM 9:11 PM 9:36 PM 10:05 PM 10:37 PM

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Time 11:33 PM

Height -0.1L

5:33 PM 6:04 PM 6:57 PM 8:41 PM 10:02 PM

1.6H 1.5H 1.4H 1.4H 1.3H

7:56 PM 8:19 PM 8:46 PM 9:20 PM 9:55 PM 10:27 PM 10:58 PM

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Increase the number of doe days to 16 in Anderson, Brazos, Camp, Gregg, Grimes, Henderson, Lamar, Leon, Madison, Morris, Red River, Robertson and Upshur counties; and Implement a muzzleloaderonly late season in Anderson, Bell (East of IH 35), Brazos, Burleson, Comal (East of IH 35), Delta, Ellis, Fannin, Falls, Franklin, Freestone, Grimes, Hays (East of IH 35), Henderson, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Milam, Navarro, Rains, Red River, Robertson, Smith, Titus, Travis (East of IH 35), Van Zandt, Williamson (East of IH 35), and Wood counties.

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Game-fence hunting legal in Indiana Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law Senate Bill 109, legalizing the hunting of captive deer in the state. According to the Journal Gazette, there are currently believed to be seven captive deer facilities in the state. In 2005, there were more than a dozen in operation, but the Indiana Department of Natural Resources ordered them to shut down, due in part to concern over the spread of diseases. The owners of the hunting preserves countered with a lawsuit, arguing that the DNR had no authority over privately owned wild animals. Last February, a three-judge panel with the Indiana Court of Appeals ended the decadelong legal battle by siding with the high-fence hunting facilities and ruled that the DNR went beyond its authority.

Apply for Kansas nonresident deer permits Throughout most of the month of April, hunters interested in obtaining a Kansas nonresident deer permit may begin the online application process by visiting ks.wildlifelicense.com. The cost to apply is $454.59 for hunters 16 and older and $121.46 for hunters 15 and younger, including all processing fees. The deadline to apply is April 29. Applying early will not give hunters preference in the lottery draw. Hunters interested in purchasing a preference point in lieu of applying may do so for $28.19, including all processing fees. A total of 21,816 nonresident deer permits will be made available for the 2016-2017 season and will be distributed among the state’s 18 Deer Management Units. The 2016 deer season will be open Sept. 3-11 for youth and disabled hunters; Sept. 12-25 for muzzleloader season; Sept. 12Dec. 31 for archery season; Oct. 8-9 for the prerut white-tailed deer antlerless-only season; and Nov. 30-Dec. 11 for firearms seasons. Extended firearms seasons will be open in some areas. —ksoutdoors.com

Florida bear numbers up Recently completed scientific estimates of black bear populations in Florida indicate the statewide population is now 4,350 adult bears. In the 1970s, estimates were at 300 to 500 bears. Field surveys completed in 2015 showed strong growth in adult black

bear populations in all three bear management units studied — West Panhandle, East Panhandle, and South BMUs. Survey work in 2014 also showed significant increases in bear populations in the North and Central BMUs. —Florida Wildlife Commission

Livestock-depredating wolves to be killed The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed five livestock depredation incidents on private land within the past three weeks by some wolves in the Imnaha pack. After efforts to deter wolf-livestock conflict with nonlethal measures, ODFW will lethally remove depredating wolves to reduce the likelihood of further losses. Information from two collared wolves — OR4, the alpha male, and OR39, the alpha female — indicate that they and two younger wolves have regularly used an area of private land on the westernmost portion of their known home range. Coinciding with this changed pattern, ODFW documented livestock depredation by the pack in investigations on March 9, March 25, two more on March 28 and one more on March 30. —ODFW

Plans for International Bass Fishing Center canceled When Cullman, Alabama was selected in 2013 as the host site for the International Bass Fishing Center and home of the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, that started the work by the Hall’s volunteer Board of Directors to raise up to $10 million for its share of the project. After three years of efforts to raise the necessary capital, the board has reached its self-imposed deadline and has stepped away from the Cullman partnership. “For all of us who serve on the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame board, there’s great disappointment, but it’s the fiscally responsible thing to do,” said board Vice President Donald Howell. —BFHOF

Successful year for lesser prairie-chickens On March 31, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service its second annual report detailing achievements under the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan. Among other highlights, the estimated lesser prairie-chicken range-wide population increased by 25 percent to just over 29,000 birds, industry partners committed nearly $51 million in fees to pay for mitigation actions, and landowners across the range agreed to conserve more than 67,000 acres of habitat. The range-wide plan is a collaborative effort of WAFWA and the state wildlife agencies of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. The plan, endorsed by USFWS, was developed to ensure conservation of the lesser prairie-chicken with voluntary cooperation of landowners and industry. This plan allows agriculture producers and industry to continue operations while reducing impacts to the bird and its grassland habitat. —WAFWA

Wisconsin outlaws hunter harassment Gov. Scott Walker signed a hunter harassment bill that expanded current provisions after concerns that harassment of hunters in the state has increased since animal rights activists followed and filmed wolf hunters in Wisconsin and Montana in 2014.  —Wisconsin DNR


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SIG SAUER hires Blue Heron Blue Heron Communications has partnered with SIG SAUER, Inc., to provide public relations and marketing support to the New Hampshire-based complete weapons systems provider.

New CEO at Costa Costa Del Mar announced the appointment of Holly Rush to the position of CEO effective April 25.

New NSSF board member Martin Zacha, the vice president of ammunition products for Vista Outdoor, was named the newest board member of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Ramcat Broadheads acquired Arcus Hunting, LLC has completed its acquisition of Ramcat Broadheads, a provider of broadheads, replacement blades and quivers.

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Wild turkey pot pie Turkey, quartered with or without breast meat 3 stalks celery, cut into large chunks 1 carrot per 4 pounds of meat, chopped 2 onions A handful thyme (or to taste) A handful whole pepper seeds (or to taste) 1 potato per 4 pounds of meat Cornstarch or other thickening agent Ready-to-bake dinner rolls Water Place turkey in a deep pot, along with carrots, whole onions and celery. Add thyme and black pepper seeds. Pack ev-

erything to bottom of pot, then fill it with water to about 1 inch above the top of turkey. Cook at just below boil until water is 1 inch below the top of bird. Once cooked, let turkey cool completely, then hand-pick meat off bones and cut into bite-size chunks. Throw away celery, onion and carrots. Chop potatoes and fresh carrots and celery into bite-size pieces. Boil vegetables until softened to your liking, then add meat. Cook another 30 minutes. Remove from heat and add thickening agent to reach desired thickness. Bake rolls and place on top. —NWTF

Crispy dill baked crappie 1 cup milk 2 eggs 1 cup breadcrumbs 2 cups pecan pieces 1 tsp. basil leaves 1 tsp. dried thyme 1 tsp. dried oregano 1 tsp. white pepper 1 tsp. granulated garlic 1 tsp. granulated onion 1 cup flour 6 snapper fillets, boned 6‑8 ozs. each 1 cup canola oil To prepare fish, combine milk and eggs in a shallow bowl, whisking to create a wash.

To make breading, combine breadcrumbs, pecan pieces, herbs and seasonings in a food processor, pulsing until medium‑fine; Pour onto a flat dish and set aside. Pour flour onto a flat dish. Dredge fillet in flour until well‑dusted, dip in egg wash and dip in breading mixture; set aside on a dry sheet pan, and repeat with remaining fillets. Heat oil in large skillet over medium‑high heat until it simmers, then sauté fillets until golden brown. —H-E-B


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Floyd County commissioner indicted for poaching A Briscoe County grand jury indicted Floyd County Commissioner Michael Anderson in connection with an incident that took place Dec. 5, 2015. The indictment claims that Anderson “intentionally and knowingly hunted a wildlife resource” (a white-tailed deer) on land owned by Mark McCormick, without consent of McCormick. The charge is considered a state jail felony with a punishment range of 180 days to two years in jail and a fine of not more than $10,000.

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Fishing their first season with Bass Champs, Jerry Olds and Jason May, both of Grand Prairie, topped a field of 267 teams at the North Region Bass Champs tournament on Lake Ray Roberts, winning $20,000. Olds and May brought in 28.32 pounds, highlighted by a 9.98-pound largemouth. The teams used Texas-rigged Baby Brush Hogs, throwing at specific bushes that kept reloading with fish. Kody Haverkamp of Grapevine and Ryan Emmert of Aubrey also fished with Brush Hogs and finished second with 23.85 pounds, including a 7.83-pound kicker, earning the team $5,600. Third place and $4,500 went to Trent Menees of Saginaw and Terry Bollom of Frisco, who used several types of creature baits to land their fish. —Bass Champs

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LBCC works to improve Inks Lake fishery Lake Buchanan Conservation Corp. has made the commitment to extend the philanthropic activities it has offered Lake Buchanan to assisting Inks Lake personnel in achieving their goals. With the assistance of the parks personnel and members of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries Division, the LBCC volunteers completed its first involvement with the Inks program by putting more than 100 cedar trees into the lake to serve as fish attractors. The trees were bundled and sunk in several predetermined locations. These sites will have GPS coordinates that will be available to the public via the TPWD website. Inks Lake has come into its own as a great location for both camping and fishing. Kids love fishing from the lighted dock, and are successful in catching big largemouth bass like the above fish landed by Tate Young (above) and his brother, Garrett (below). TPWD have consistently stocked this lake with Florida largemouth bass and 10-pound fish are not uncommon. Big hybrids, which most likely came from Lake Buchanan, are becoming common on the lake, like the new lake record of 11.25 pounds caught by Tony Rios earlier this year. TPWD has asked LBCC to stock Inks Lake with hybrid fry at the same time LBCC stocks Lake Buchanan. That will occur in April or May depending on water temperatures. This is only the beginning of TPWD’s goal of developing Inks Lake into a trophy fishing lake which will primarily become catch-and-release for some species. The LBCC is looking forward to the relationship with the TPWD Inks Lake personnel and their efforts in creating a really outstanding fishery! Lake Buchanan Conservation Corporation (512) 470-1138 Lakebuchanancc.org

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of the state, with hunters in the Throckmorton and Palo Pinto areas being frustrated by the lack of gobbling, and hunters near Menard seeing and hearing just the opposite. Clay Wiatrek hunted with a friend, in an area of Fayette County not known for having many turkeys. “It’s a one-bird county,” he said. “There aren’t a lot of turkeys there, but we’ve done well the last few years.” In Texas, the Special 1 Turkey Bag Limit season in 10 counties, including Fayette County, is from April 1-30 each year, so Wiatrek got his bird on Friday, April 1. “It was one of the few times it worked perfectly,” he said. “We scouted Thursday evening

and saw some birds head to the roost. The next morning, they had roosted exactly where we left them.” A ground blind was set up by the two bowhunters about 150 yards away. “The first one flew down and came running in,” Wiatrek said. “My buddy shot him with his bow at about 7:15. Then, four jakes came in and we passed on them.” A few minutes later, Wiatrek got his shot. “Two gobblers came in after the jakes left and I shot mine,” he said. “We were done and my buddy was back at work by 9 a.m. It has been cool to get a bird in that area each of the last two years.” Kieth Heinrich of Georgetown

had access to some property and took his 9-year-old son, Cameron, on his first turkey hunt. Heinrich, who also fishes in bass club tournaments, puts the rods and reels aside for the month of April. “On our second set, I called for five minutes and one gobbled, he was about 100 yards out at 1 o’clock,” Heinrich said. “Then he gobbled again and he was at 9 o’clock. Finally he gobbled behind us and I thought he was leaving.” The next sounds Heinrich heard from the ground blind told him something different. “I heard him spit and drum right behind the blind,” he said. “I told my son to get ready.” The tom came in front of the blind and attacked the jake de-

coy. “I told my son not to shoot the decoy,” Heinrich said. “The gobbler had his butt to us the whole time. Finally, I said, ‘Just shoot him.’ Cameron hit him on the first shot; the bird tried to get away, he missed his second shot but dropped him on the third.” The big tom had an 11 1/4 –inch beard and weighed 20 pounds. “It took three shots and a wounded decoy, but he got him,” Heinrich said. SMALL TRACT, BIG BIRDS: Cole Thompson, pictured, and Paul Walton each bagged a Rio Grande gobbler on the opening day in Texas’ North Zone on Thompson’s 37-acre family property in Wise County. Photo by Paul Walton.

CKWRI receives conservation award A university research program in South Texas received the Boone and Crockett Club’s second Conservation and Stewardship Award. The Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute was founded at Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 1981 by the Caesar Kleberg Foundation for Wildlife Conservation. During the past 35 years, CKWRI has grown to become the leading wildlife research organization in Texas and one of the best university wildlife research programs in the nation. Research at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute is largely focused on the habitat and population ecology of game species of the South Texas ecological region. Its primary product is applied wildlife research that is of high value to land managers, hunters, ranchers and other conservationists to sustain and enhance wildlife populations and their habitats. The award was presented during the North American Wildlife Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “Compared to many other university wildlife programs that now have a strong focus on conservation biology and the nonconsumptive use of wildlife, we are completely unapologetic of our research focus on game species and our avid support of hunters and hunting,” said Dr. Fred Bryant, director of CKWRI. “At the same time, however, we also conduct research on threatened and endangered species, and other nonhunted species. We respect and embrace the culture and ranching heritage of South Texas.” Since 1981, CKWRI scientists have produced 24 books, with at least three more currently in preparation. More than 800 peerreviewed articles written by CKWRI scientists and graduate students have appeared in scientific journals that are published around the world. —B&C Club

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MSRP: $15,899 Kawaski Freight Charge: $700 Dealer Make Ready: $312 Ranch Package: $3,900

Ranch Packages of Del Rio LLC (not affiliated with Kawasaki Motors USA or Del Rio Powersports and installed by Ranch Packages of Del Rio LLC, 501 Veterans Blvd, Tx 78840)

Retail Total: $20,910 Dealer Discount: -$2,211

6 passenger GREEN R16RVA57A1(in stock for immediate delivery)

Equipment list : • 4,000 lb. Winch • Steel Rollbar Basket • Front Floor Double Gun Holder • HD Tire Tractor Seal • Steel Roof, Insulated, Powder Coated • Roof Oversize Steel Basket • Rear Utility Seat • Double Gun Holder • Double Adjustable Gun Rests • 50” LED Double Light Bar

MSRP: $12,799 Polaris Freight Charge: $775 Dealer Make Ready: $349 Ranch Package: $3,900

Ranch Packages of Del Rio LLC (not affiliated with Polaris Industries or Del Rio Powersports and installed by Ranch Packages of Del Rio LLC, 501 Veterans Blvd, Tx 78840)

Retail Total: $17,922 Dealer Discount: -$1,923

Special: $15,699

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DATEBOOK APRIL 9

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation South Texas Banquet San Antonio Shrine Auditorium (830) 935-4754 rmef.org

APRIL 9-10

Lone Star Knife Expo Dallas Market Hall (972) 937-3000 lonestarknifeexpo.com

APRIL 14

Houston Safari Club Crawfish Boil Noah’s of Katy (713) 623-8844 houstonsafariclub.org Coastal Conservation Association Fort Bend Banquet Fort Bend County Fairgrounds (281) 232-7707 ccatexas.org Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Brazos Valley Big Game Dinner The Brazos Center, Bryan rmef.org Ducks Unlimited Texas State University Dinner Hill Country Event Center (979) 645-1246 ducks.org/Texas

APRIL 15-16

Texas Trappers and Fur Hunters Association Spring Rendezvous Brown County Fairgrounds (806) 847-7562 txtrappers.com

APRIL 16

Dallas Woods and Waters Club Annual Banquet Southfork Ranch, Parker (214) 570-8700 dwwcc.org

Safari Club International – Houston Annual Casino Night (281) 353-2771 scihouston.org National Wild Turkey Federation East Texas Banquet Maude Cobb Convention Center, Longview (903) 736-3683 nwtf.org

APRIL 16-17

Texas Gun & Knife Show Hill Country Youth Event Center, Kerrville (830) 285-0575 texasgunandknifeshows.com

APRIL 19

Ducks Unlimited Fort Worth Gun/Cooler Raffle Night Esperanza’s Mexican Café (817) 291-6696 ducks.org/Texas

APRIL 21

Ducks Unlimited Galveston Dinner Lone Star Flight Museum (409) 789-5034 ducks.org/Texas Coastal Conservation Association Dallas Banquet Frontiers of Flight Museum (713) 626-4222 ccatexas.org Dallas Safari Club Annual Trophy and Photo Competition Omni Hotel Park West (972) 980-9800 biggame.org

APRIL 22

Coastal Conservation Association Bay Area Banquet Bay Area Community Center, Seabrook (832) 435-0257 ccatexas.org

Ducks Unlimited Dayton Dinner Dayton Community Center (936) 776-1859 ducks.org/Texas

APRIL 22-23

Big Game Trophy Mount & Western Auction Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth (512) 451-7633 taxidermyking.com

APRIL 23

DSC’s Conservation Society Crawfish Boil Tailwaters Fly Fishing Co. (972) 980-9800 biggame.org Texas Boys Outdoors Texas Slam Fishing Tournament West End Marina, Galveston texasboysoutdoors.com Texas Dove Hunters Association 3rd Annual Pullin’ for Kids American Shooting Center, Houston (210) 764-1189 texasdovehunters.com Coastal Conservation Association Redfish Bay Banquet Port Aransas Civic Center (713) 626-4222 ccatexas.org Lake Fork Classic Big Bass Charity Tournament Axton’s Bass City (214) 215-9200

APRIL 28

Coastal Conservation Association Central Houston Banquet Bayou City Event Center (713) 626-4222 ccatexas.org

Ducks Unlimited McKinney Dinner Meyers Park Event Center (214) 856-9776 Coastal Conservation Association Rio Grande Valley Banquet Boggus Ford Events Center, Pharr (713) 626-4222 ccatexas.org Ducks Unlimited Bellaire Banquet Meridian Banquet Room (832) 723-6113 ducks.org/Texas

APRIL 29

Operation Game Thief Clay Stoppers Shootout Texas Disposal System, Creedmore ogttx.org

APRIL 29-MAY 1

Total Archery Challenge Natural Bridge Caverns, San Antonio (801) 380-6442 totalarcherychallenge.com

MAY 5

Ducks Unlimited Metrocrest Dinner Addison Conference Center (972) 979-8579 ducks.org/Texas Coastal Conservation Association San Antonio Banquet Freeman Coliseum Grounds (210) 599-3690 ccatexas.org

MAY 7

Bass on the Fly World Championship Fly Fishing Tournament Lake Fork Marina bassonthefly.org

For Tables or Tickets Contact Joe Eaton 210 599-3690 E-mail CCASanAntonio @yahoo.com

For San Antonio Banquet Details

Visit Online: CCATEXAS.ORG/SAN-ANTONIO


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Please join us in conservation, education and protecting hunters’ rights.

Next DSC Convention January 5-8, 2017 biggame.org

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