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Volume 14, Issue 7

Thankful for the harvest Laws Rogers landed this 10-pound snook while fishing near the Port Mansfield jetties. More large snook are being landed this fall than in past years. Photo from Steve Ellis.

Snook on the rocks By Robert Sloan

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With deer movement increasing, more hunters are finding bucks to dress and fill the freezer. Photo by David J. Sams, Lone Star Outdoor News.

By Craig Nyhus

Lone Star Outdoor News The ticking of the clock, if not cooler weather, has the deer moving in much of Texas, and some hunters celebrating the bounty of a fall buck or doe — and there is nothing like seeing active bucks in pursuit of does around the fall holiday. In Coleman County, the deer are rutting, but in Stephens County, the young bucks are

Hill Country hunters are reporting rutting bucks, and the rut is in full swing in San Saba County, according to hunter Rex Mitchell. “Every day, I’m seeing bucks cruising through in the middle of the day, even hitting some of the feeders midday,” he said. “The bucks are chasing everything that moves.” Mitchell shot a 10-pointer that came busting through the trees, chasing does.

“I was almost napping while in my blind on the power line right of way, but snapped awake at crashing sounds from behind me,” he wrote. “Two deer shot out of the woods and went back in just as fast. Then four deer blasted out of the woods, and it was three bucks chasing one doe, and the whole crowd was zooming around like a herd of cutting horses. That doe was having none of this rut business, though.”

Desert bighorn hunter bags impressive ram By Craig Nyhus

Lone Star Outdoor News Hank Dorris of Fort Worth bought a desert bighorn hunt at auction during the Houston Safari Club convention in January, hoping to take a nice one and also support the restoration program that has built the population of the animals. He didn’t expect his first sheep to be a giant.

The permit to take the hunt was provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, with the proceeds going to desert bighorn restoration. The hunt, at Elephant Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Brewster County, took place in October. “I was guided by Dewey Stockbridge and Cody McEntire, both TWPD employees,” Dorris said.

After a few days of golf at the Lajitas resort with friends Corey Knowlton and Nathan Olmstead, Dorris headed out with his guides and several TPWD scouts. “We drove to the top of the mountain on the west side and had four guys glassing,” Dorris said. “We saw three groups of rams, with six rams together in one group.” The guides decided to take Please turn to page 6

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running but the older bucks are still staying out of sight. “They were moving one day last weekend, but quiet the next,” said Palo Pinto County hunter Phillip Monier. At the Matador Wildlife Management Area, the gun hunts wrapped up last week, and deer movement was spotty. However, Ricardo Reyes Sr. and Ricardo Reyes Jr. teamed up to take two nice mainframe 8-pointers with one or more kickers.

Fort Worth hunter Hank Dorris won a desert bighorn tag at an auction during the Houston Safari Club convention, and recently completed his hunt, taking this ram. Photo from Hank Dorris.

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FISHING

Game Warden Blotter . . . . Page 12

Good year for snows (P. 4)

Fall pros fish TX (P. 8)

Hunting good in coastal prairies.

Reports from home lake.

Quail biologist in West Texas (P. 4)

Sabine after Harvey (P. 8)

Hunters band together, hire lobbyists to help.

Fewer birds, more shrimp.

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A front had just started to blow, the water along the Port Mansfield jetties was kicking up and the current was ripping. Just before guide Steve Ellis was about to call it a day and head in with his client, a rod bowed over, the hook was set and a big fish was on. “I was trying to keep the boat off the rocks and looked up just in time see a big snook do a head shake,” Ellis said. “I’ve been fishing for snook down here for over 30 years. I knew in an instant that was the biggest snook I had ever seen.” Up until that bite they had been catching several reds. Setting the hook on a snook was totally unexpected. It ate a white Norton Bull Minnow rigged on a 3/8-ounce jig head. “We were fishing close to the rocks and with such a strong current the key was to get the jig deep,” Ellis said. “I was fishing with Laws Rogers. He fishes here a lot. We netted the fish, measured


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HUNTING

Never give up Trio takes steps to get quail biologist in West Texas By Craig Nyhus

Lone Star Outdoor News A group of quail hunters felt like West Texas needed separate attention in managing quail populations from South Texas. So they did something about it. “One of the issues we’ve had is

that we felt Texas Parks and Wildlife Department relies on the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (in Kingsville) for much of its science,” said Stan Graff of Dallas. “Kleberg is great, but West Texas is not South Texas.” Graff noted that the bulk of quail research funding in North and West Texas comes from the efforts of Park Cities Quail. “They raise more money than anyone else in the country for quail research,” he said.

Having no luck in efforts to have a quail biologist designated to the areas where they hunt, Graff, Charles Hodges with Quail-Tech Alliance and quail pioneer Chuck Ribelin didn’t give up. “Brad Dabbert at Quail Alliance, Kelly Reyna at UNT Quail and Dale Rollins at the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch should be driving the science for West Texas quail,” Graff said. “Dabbert and Reyna are the future of quail scientists — Dale is ready to retire.” Please turn to page 23

John McLaughlin was hired as a TPWD quail biologist in West Texas after an effort by avid quail conservationists to bring more attention to quail management in the area. Photo from John McLaughlin.

Ducks moving in for North Texas hunters By Craig Nyhus

Lone Star Outdoor News North Texas duck hunters headed to the ponds and reservoirs on Nov. 11 for the waterfowl opener. Most hunters commented they saw more birds than on a typical opening day, while others struggled. Hunters and outfitters with choices of areas to hunt and time to scout fared best. Nic Drayovitch, Matt Severs and Brent Karrington hunted with Muddy Water Outfitters in Wichita Falls, and managed their 3-man limit of all puddle ducks on a pond near Archer City, including four mallards on opening morning. “The lake was holding a lot of ducks and coots, so it was hard to compete with them for the ducks’ attention,” Drayovitch said. “Another group of hunters from East Texas shot their limits faster, but the quality of our ducks was better.” Bullzeye Outfitters hunts private water in the Sherman area. The last two weekends have produced posts on Facebook about taking good mixed bags of mallards, teal, widgeon and a few divers. Their bonus last Saturday was taking lesser canadas and a snow goose. Other social media post from the weekend showed good shoots during the blustery 20-25 mph wind Saturday morning. Alex Brittingham posted, “It’s amazing what a north wind and some cool weather will do for duck hunting.”

A wigeon is retrieved in Central Texas on opening day of duck season. Hunters saw mixed numbers of birds in many areas. Photo by David J. Sams, Lone Star Outdoor News.

Best goose hunts in a decade By Robert Sloan

For Lone Star Outdoor News From the Katy/Brookshire area and on down to Wharton, goose hunts have been phenomenal since the season opener on Nov. 4. And outfitters are expecting a lot more birds to fall in within the next couple of weeks. That, coupled with the numbers of snows and specks already here, could lead to the best goose hunts in many years. Guide Scott Clary, with Coastal Prairie Outdoors, had back-to-back super hunts on

Nov. 11 and 12. They were hunting in the Eagle Lake area on a dry rice field and had 51 geese on a Saturday hunt and 48 on Sunday. “The numbers of snows decoying into our spreads are incredible,” Clary said. “We had a good hatch last spring and all those young birds are coming into the decoys and bringing in mature snows with them. On one hunt, I called a group of about 25 snows in that landed just outside the spread. They were followed by about 200 mature snows that came right over us and into the decoys.” That’s about as good as it gets on a Texas Please turn to page 19

Snow geese and white-fronted geese have arrived in Texas in better numbers than in past years. Photo by Robert Sloan, for Lone Star Outdoor News.


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Big desert bighorn another look. “We dropped down another 500 feet or so to the next bench,” Dorris said. “We glassed for an hour — the guides were very deliberate. They felt like the biggest ram was Boone & Crockett quality, scoring in the low 170s.” The group moved down the mountain again, with the scouts both on top of the mountain and below. “At one point, one of the scouts called on the radio and said the sheep were getting nervous,” Dorris said. “We backtracked and sat under a shade tree for a while.” Finally, after a third stop to glass and evaluate the ram, Dorris got to within 300 yards. “The big boy is standing on a rock,” one of his guides said. Dorris, using his backpack as a rest, made the shot with his .300 Win Mag Hill Country Rifle. “That’s when the real work started,” he said. “The steepest part was to get to him.” Once the group arrived, the ram shocked them. “He is bigger than we thought,” Stockbridge told Dorris. The large body size of the ram made the horns look smaller than they actually were. “The horns measured 38 inches on both sides,” Dorris said, “and the mass was 15plus on both.” The ram green-scored 182 5/8. Dorris said his favorite part of the trip was seeing how excited all of the agency staff was after the hunt. “Froylan Hernandez (the Desert Bighorn Sheep Program Leader) was scouting from the bottom of the mountain,” Dorris said. “He was in a complete ghillie suit and it was 90 degrees. He was so excited he came all the way up the mountain in that suit to see the ram. The guys were all great. They had scouted before we got there and they were

all real excited.” The story of desert bighorns at Elephant Mountain is a remarkable one. The land was donated by C.G. Johnson, the inventor of the garage door opener, under the condition the land be used to introduce desert bighorns. “We stayed in his old house called ‘The Big House.’ It was great,” Dorris said. Twenty sheep were introduced in 1985, and three more were brought in later that year. “From those 23, they now have 200 desert bighorns on the mountain, and they have transported 200 off of the mountain to other areas,” Dorris said. “And they take one or two each year.” After the hunt, Stockbridge packed out the hide and horns, while McEntire and the other scouts took the meat. “Going to the bottom was the hardest,” Dorris, who has had a knee replacement, said. “They still beat me down the mountain by 20 minutes, and all I had was a backpack and a rifle.” Once the work was complete, the celebration began. “We played washers and cranked up some music,” Dorris said. “There were 11 pretty excited guys there. I never thought my first sheep would be a ram of a lifetime.” Once he returned home, it was time to try the meat. “We’ve already had three meals from that sheep,” Dorris said. “It’s great, it’s not gamey at all — and it was packed off the mountain in 90 degrees. We had chicken-fried backstrap and made chili. We made some elk tenderloin for a backup, but we didn’t need to. “The price per pound is pretty high, though,” he said.


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Keeping in shape with prime fall fishing By Craig Lamb

For Lone Star Outdoor News Keith Combs, Dave Mansue and Lance Vick spend much of the year away from home on the tournament trail. That season has ended, and now the Texan pros are back home fishing their home lakes.

Professional athletes enjoy similar active hobbies to unwind in their downtime. Even so, they stay in shape with physical conditioning. The same theory applies with the anglers. Some fish for fun, others guide as second jobs. The sum of the whole is staying focused mentally and physically for the season ahead.

Dave Mansue lives in the better of two worlds, and taking advantage of them both now. The Hemphill resident guides on Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend, and lately time is being spent on the latter impoundment. “The lake is still in transition,” he said. “The fall fishing we normally enjoy by Please turn to page 14

Keith Combs casting on Sam Rayburn. Photo by Seigo Saito, B.A.S.S.

High school fishing cup

Teams at the LT Cup, hosted by the Lake Travis High School Fishing Team, prepare to take off at the tournament held on Nov. 11. Photo by Erich Schlegel, for Lone Star Outdoor News.

Lake Travis hosts 67 teams By Craig Nyhus

Lone Star Outdoor News High school bass fishing has become a success story in the fishing industry. The Lake Travis High School Fishing Team hosted its 5th an-

nual LT Cup on Nov. 11, and 67 teams competed. “The growth of high school fishing is off the charts,” said team president Todd Wagner. “Our club has grown to 78 student-anglers, and Marble Falls High School has grown to 50.” Students from the 7th to 12th grade are eligible to participate. The Lake Travis team participates in about a dozen tourna-

ments each school year, Wagner said, including tournaments hosted by the Faith Angler Network and hosts two of its own events each year. The Marble Falls team also hosts two tournaments per season. Each team is responsible for providing a boat, typically captained by a parent, relative or friend who is willing to help new people join the sport.

“And we send teams to the state championship, usually somewhere in East Texas,” Wagner said. The LT Cup was started by Tyler Anderson, the founding president of the LTHS team. At this year’s event, LTHS anglers Todd Moon and Miguel Millan won the event with 10.74 pounds, and the team’s big bass weighed 5.42 pounds. Another LTHS team placed sec-

ond, made up of anglers Jayden Walker and Jackson Lockhart, with 10.54 pounds. In third place was the team of Austin Schnieder and Mason Meier of Fredericksburg High School with 10.25 pounds, followed by Colton Etheridge and Titus Hall of LTHS with 9.38 pounds. Garrett Raines and Jace Thomas of Texas Bass Academy finished fifth with 9.35 pounds.

Unusual fall on Sabine Lake By Robert Sloan

For Lone Star Outdoor News Usually November catches of trout, reds and flounder are off-the-chart good on Sabine Lake, but something freaky has happened this fall — the fishing is much slower than normal. The birds aren’t working like they usually do; shrimp aren’t moving out of the upper lake marshes; and overall, it has been tougher to pin down a reliable pattern. “The fishing on Sabine is kind of freaky,” said longtime guide Bill Watkins. “It all started with the floods caused by Hurricane Harvey. All that freshwater pushed the saltwater way up in the marsh and that has held up

everything. The main thing is that the shrimp aren’t moving into the lake like they normally do.” Recent cold fronts have helped. “The water was blown out of the marsh,” Watkins said. “A lot of shrimp moved out with the water level drop and the falling water temperature. We had birds on the lake and fish feeding under them. But as the weather warmed up, the movement of baitfish and shrimp out of the marsh stopped.” Austin Dishman has been fishing on Sabine Lake for decades. “On my last run out on the lake it was clear that things were not up to par,” Dishman said. “It was a great day to be on the lake, but we didn’t

see too many groups of birds working over schools of trout. The birds we did fish were over lots of small trout. In years past, this is when we can usually load up with solid trout under birds working all over the lake. We ended up with a few trout, one red and two flounder. Not exactly a stellar catch.” The next good cold front should move the rest of the shrimp out of the marsh, according to Watkins. “If we can get a blast of cold air it’ll empty the upper lake marshes and everything will come together,” he said. “The fish will move up with the movement of baitfish and shrimp and slowly work their way to the south end of the lake. For the past Please turn to page 26

Floods from Hurricane Harvey altered the fishing on Sabine Lake, with the shrimp holding in the marshes. Fishing the birds, a typical occurrence this time of year, has been more difficult. Photo by Robert Sloan for Lone Star Outdoor News.


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Trout stocking time Lone Star Outdoor News A total of 302,525 rainbow trout will be stocked in city and neighborhood ponds, community fishing lakes and in river tailraces and state parks beginning in November. Some anglers prefer to be at the pond on stocking dates, while others take their fly rods to river tailraces to try their luck on catching a rainbow trout on fly in Texas. Fishermen age 17 and older need a fishing license and a $5 Freshwater Fishing Stamp. In most areas, there is no minimum length limit and a daily bag of five trout. Special limits are in effect on parts of the Guadalupe River. Licenses and stamps are not required when fishing within a state park.

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Goose Island boat ramp open Fly-fishing Rockport/Fulton-area fishermen and duck hunttournament debuts ers won’t have to make as long of a run to their favorite spots. Goose Island State Park reopened its boat ramp to general public use on Nov. 18. The park received significant damage during Hurricane Harvey and access has been limited during cleanup and while repairs are being made. The state park remains otherwise closed to visitors for camping and day use until road repairs are completed and trees weakened in the storm are cleared.
 “Goose Island State Park has been a beehive of activity as contractors and staff have worked to clean up downed trees and other damage from Harvey,” said Rick Meyers, state park regional director for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. “We wanted to make sure the park is safe for everyone before opening the ramp to the public. The site has a long road to recovery, but we look forward to providing some access for visitors to enjoy the waters of St. Charles and Aransas Bays.” —TPWD

A new fly-fishing tournament benefiting the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will be held the first weekend of December. The “Select a Fly Challenge” tournament will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at the fisheries center in Athens. For a $40 donation to Friends of Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, a support group that raises funds for special projects at the center, anglers can compete for prizes by targeting rainbow trout in TFFC’s stocked ponds. The tournament will use the catch, photograph and release format. Flyfishers will only be allowed to fish using a single fly on one fly rod throughout the challenge. Donated pre-tied flies can be purchased for an additional $20 donation to the TFFC friends group. —TFFC

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TEXAS FRESHWATER FISHING REPORT ALAN HENRY: Water clear main lake, stained up the river; 69-76 degrees; 4.46’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, spoons and jigs. Crappie and bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers. AMISTAD: Water murky; 76-80 degrees; 24.55’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on crankbaits and jigging spoons. White bass are fair on crankbaits, jigging spoons and minnows. Catfish are good on cheese bait over baited holes. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 63-72 degrees; 1.9’ low. Black bass are fair on drop-shot rigs, jigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers. ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 64-67 degrees; 0.85’ low. Black bass are fair on football jigs, bladed jigs and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait. AUSTIN: Water stained; 58-65 degrees; 0.8’ low. Black bass are slow. Sunfish are fair to good on cut nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers. BASTROP: Water stained; 73-77 degrees. Black bass are fair on spinner baits, crankbaits and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, nightcrawlers and stink bait. BELTON: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 2.31’ low. Black bass are fair on black/blue spinner baits and lipless crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on hot dogs and shrimp. BENBROOK: Water stained; 6568 degrees; 3.74’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas-rigged creature baits, drop-shot rigs and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on Little Georges and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait. BOB SANDLIN: Water lightly stained; 63-66 degrees; 0.98’ low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, black and blue jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines. BONHAM: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 1.28 low. Black bass are fair on Texas-rigged craws on boat docks and near reeds. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs near brush piles. Catfish are good along creek channel with punch bait and prepared bait. BRAUNIG: Water murky. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in reeds. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad. Redfish are good on crawfish, shad, shrimp and silver spoons. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp, cut bait and cheese bait near the dam. BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 63-65 degrees: 2.77’ low. Black bass are good on Texas-rigged creature baits, square-billed crankbaits and shaky-head worms. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 73-77 degrees; 2.68’ low. Black bass are fair on spinner baits, crankbaits and pumpkinseed soft plastic worms over brush piles. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and pet spoons off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and stink bait over baited

holes. BUCHANAN: Water stained; 7579 degrees; 4.29’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinner baits and Texas-rigged weightless stick worms at daylight. Striped bass are fair casting and jigging Spoiler Shads and lipless crankbaits along the river channel, and drifting or free-lining live bait. Crappie are fair on pink/white or chartreuse jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp, minnows and stink bait. CADDO: Water stained; 64-67 degrees; 0.02’ low. Black bass are fair on weightless stick worms, Texas-rigged craws, and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait. CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastic worms, spinner baits and lipless crankbaits near the dam. Redfish are good down-rigging silver spoons between the crappie wall and the dam. Channel and blue catfish are good on shad. CANYON LAKE: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 3.13’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse lipless crankbaits and white spinner baits in 6-15 feet, and on Texas-rigged grape worms on shaky-head jigs along main lake bluffs. Striped bass are fair jigging blade baits and trolling deep-running crankbaits over and around humps at first light. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stink bait. CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 63-66 degrees; 1.85’ low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, Texas-rigged craws and spinner baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. White bass and hybrids are good on slabs and minnows. CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 23.92’ low. Black bass are good on tequila sunrise soft plastics in 15-25 feet. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and stink bait. COLEMAN: Water stained; 7377 degrees; 1.97’ low. Black bass are fair on white spinner baits, crankbaits and lipless crankbaits. Hybrid striper are good on green striper jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and minnows. COLETO CREEK: Water clear; 90 degrees at the hot water discharge, 76 degrees in main lake; 0.66’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinner baits and crankbaits in 6-8 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines and drop lines baited with live perch. CONROE: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 0.41’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and crankbaits in 15-30 feet. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are fair on liver and shrimp. COOPER: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 1.53’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas-rigged worms, bladed jigs and swim jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Hybrid striper and white bass are good on slabs and minnows. CORPUS CHRISTI LAKE: Water off-color; 74-79 degrees; 0.12’

low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs and shaky heads. White bass are fair on tail spinners. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and stink bait. EAGLE MOUNTAIN: Water lightly stained; 63-66 degrees; 1.42’ low. Black bass are fair on Texasrigged craws, spinner baits and shaky-head worms. Crappie are fair on white jigs, Catfish are fair on rod and reel and prepared bait. FAIRFIELD: Water fairly clear. Black bass are fair on swim jigs, Texas-rigged craws and bladed jigs along shoreline vegetation. FALCON: Water murky; 78-82 degrees; 18.01’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinner baits and creature baits in 5-12 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and stink bait up the river. FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are good on watermelon and redbug Carolina-rigged worms, and on top-waters and shallow running crankbaits over grass. Channel and blue catfish are slow. FORK: Water stained; 62-65 degrees; 1.06’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas-rigged worms, football jigs and flutter spoons. White and yellow bass are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs Catfish are fair on trotlines. FT. PHANTOM HILL: Water off-color; 67-76 degrees; 1.05’ low. Black bass are fair on shaky heads, chatterbaits and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers. GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse lipless crankbaits, crankbaits and soft plastic worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on dough bait, shrimp and nightcrawlers. GRANBURY: Water stained; 73-77 degrees; 0.27’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms and lizards. Striped bass are good on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows, hellbenders and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on hot dogs, shrimp and live minnows. GRANGER: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 0.47’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shad and Zote soap in 3-15 feet. GRAPEVINE: Water lightly stained; 62-65 degrees; 0.77’ low. Black bass are fair on squarebilled crankbaits, spinner baits and flukes. White bass and hybrid bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines. GREENBELT: Water off-color; 62-71 degrees; 32.11 low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait. HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 70-74 degrees; 0.04’ high. Black bass are fair on dark grape worms, square-billed jigs and large pumpkinseed creature baits near stumps. Crappie are fair on live minnows at the pump station near stumps and around brush. Bream are fair on live worms in coves. Channel and blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shad and perch. HUBBARD CREEK: Water offcolor; 71-76 degrees; 2.67’ low.

Black bass are fair on split-shot weighted flukes, Texas rigs, shaky heads and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shiners. JOE POOL: Water lightly stained; 61-65 degrees; 0.97’ low. Black bass are good on Texas-rigged worms, bladed jigs and shaky heads. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 63-67 degrees: 0.55’ high. Black bass are fair on Texasrigged craws, flukes and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines. LAVON: Water stained; 62-66 degrees: 2.60’ low. Black bass are fair on spinner baits, Texas-rigged craws and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait. LBJ: Water stained; 75-79 degrees; 0.71’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics and wacky-rigged green/pumpkin stick worms along laydowns and stumps early and late. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on chartreuse/white crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles in 12–15 feet. Channel catfish are good on liver and stink bait. LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 61-64 degrees; 1.55’ low. Black bass are good on square-billed crankbaits and shaky-head worms. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 73-77 degrees; 0.71’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on chartreuse slabs off points. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. MACKENZIE: 73.62’ low. Black bass are fair on spoons and Texas rigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. No reports on crappie. MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 84-88 degrees; 2.92’ low. Black bass are fair on spinner baits and weightless worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow. MEREDITH: Water fairly clear; 59-68 degrees; 47.83’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and live minnows. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in good numbers. MONTICELLO: Water stained; 84-89 degrees; 0.15’ high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and Texas-rigged creature baits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait. NASWORTHY: 69-75 degrees; 1.25’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 1.56’ low. Black bass are good on soft plastic worms below the dam. White bass are fair on slabs and spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on stink bait. Blue catfish are good on shad and perch. O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 71-76

degrees; 37.11’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and drop-shot rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. OAK CREEK: Water stained; 68-74 degrees; 10.27’ low. Black bass are fair on drop-shot rigs and shaky heads. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 61-65 degrees; 0.99’ low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, swim jigs and Texas-rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines. POSSUM KINGDOM: Water offcolor; 72-77 degrees; 0.71’ low. Black bass are fair to good on drop-shot rigs, shaky heads and chrome/black lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and tail spinners. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers. PROCTOR: Water murky; 73-77 degrees; 2.54’ low. Black bass are good on purple, black/yellow, and black/chartreuse soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on jigging spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut shad and shrimp. RAY HUBBARD: Water lightly stained; 62-66 degrees; 1.67’ low. Black bass are fair on Texasrigged craws, and shaky-head worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines. RAY ROBERTS: Water lightly stained; 61-64 degrees; 0.89’ low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, Texas-rigged craws and medium crankbaits. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait. RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 61-65 degrees; 2.19’ low. Black bass are good on square-billed crankbaits, Texas-rigged craws and weightless flukes. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 73-77 degrees; 1.57’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon lipless crankbaits and deep-running crankbaits early and late. White bass are fair on minnows and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on live minnows and black/green tube jigs. Bream are slow. Catfish are good on blood bait, shrimp and minnows. SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 75-79 degrees; 0.67’ high. Black bass are fair on spinner baits and lipless crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and green/black jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stink bait, liver and cheese bait. STAMFORD: Water stained; 6775 degrees; 0.16’ low. Black bass are fair on drop-shot rigs, jigs and shaky heads. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair on live bait and Little Georges.

n Saltwater reports Page 11 Blue catfish are fair on cut and live bait. STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 74-78 degrees; 2.29’ low. Black bass are fair on green/pumpkin crankbaits. White bass are fair on jigging spoons and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stink bait. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait. TAWAKONI: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 0.95’ low. Black bass are fair on spinner baits and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and punch bait. TEXOMA: Water lightly stained; 61-64 degrees; 1.46’ high. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, shallow crankbaits and shaky-head worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait. TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 4.38’ low. Black bass are good on green/pumpkin, watermelon and redbug soft plastic worms in 20 feet. Striped bass are good on spoons. White bass are good on spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and stink bait. TRAVIS: Water stained; 75-79 degrees; 10.91’ low. Black bass are fair on chrome crankbaits, red shad worms and grubs in 10-28 feet. Striped bass are fair on green striper jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons, white grubs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue/white tube jigs in 15-25 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and fresh cut bait. WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are good on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms near the dam. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on slabs and minnows near the power plant. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shad and cut bait. WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 61-65 degrees; 1.80’ low. Black bass are fair on Texasrigged worms, shaky-head worms and finesse jigs. Crappie are good on minnows on docks. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait. WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 68-74 degrees; 20.97’ low. Black bass are slow to fair on lipless crankbaits and Texas rigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait. WHITNEY: Water stained; 75-79 degrees; 4.47’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon/red spinner baits and crankbaits, and on topwaters early and late. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are good on minnows, pet spoons and hellbenders. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on shrimp, stink bait and nightcrawlers.

—TPWD


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TEXAS SALTWATER FISHING REPORT

Bull red bonanza By Tony Vindell

For Lone Star Outdoor News While a good number of sport enthusiasts are preoccupied with bagging a deer for the freezer or for the wall, many others are having the time of their lives catching fish during what some are describing as one of the best times of the year. Just last week, a group of about 30 anglers took a trip on South Padre Islandbased Osprey Fishing, a headboat that has been making two daily trips just off the tips of the north and south jetties. The fishermen and fisherwomen on board came from as far as Kansas and other U.S. states and from as close as Bayview, Pharr and other Rio Grande Valley towns. Among them were Casey Love and her mom, Michella, of Louisiana, E.J. Gorey of Illinois, and a three-generation family of anglers — Collin, Duwayne and James Dikes — of Fort Worth. Love, who works in the pipeline industry, caught her biggest ever fish — a red drum nearing the 40-inch mark. She fought the fish and followed it around the boat as a crewman kept yelling so people would get out of the way. Minutes later, the fish was brought on board as Love took a breather on a corner of the boat. “Oh my God, there is nothing like it,” she said. “Back home I catch speckled trout, but I have never caught a fish as big as this one.” And to make her future fish tale more interesting, Love hooked the bull red on Nov. 16, her 24th birthday. On the other side of the boat, Gorey, just a few minutes later, caught a redfish. Several smaller species like croaker and mangrove snapper also were landed. They were using dead shrimp and live mullet for bait. “It’s too bad,” Gorey said. “I am leaving for Illinois in a couple of days.” “I do fish whenever I have time,” said the

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NORTH SABINE: Trout are good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish and flounder are good in the marsh on shrimp. SOUTH SABINE: Trout are good under birds and pods of shad. Redfish are good at the jetty on live bait and cracked crabs. Flounder are fair at the mouths of the bayous on a falling tide. BOLIVAR: Trout, black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Trout are fair to good while drifting shell on plastics. Trout are good under the birds around the pass. TRINITY BAY: Trout are fair to good under birds on soft plastics. Trout and redfish are fair around the spillway on live bait. EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good under the birds, though many have been undersized. Trout and are good for drifters working deep shell on plastics and fresh shrimp. Redfish and flounder are fair to good in the marsh around drains on shrimp. WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good for waders working top-waters along the shorelines. Bull redfish and flounder are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp and shad. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. TEXAS CITY: Flounder are good along the channel on scented plastics and Chicken Boy Lures. Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on crabs and shrimp. Gulf trout are good in the channel on fresh shrimp. FREEPORT: Bull redfish are good around Surfside and at the Quintana jetty on crabs, shrimp and mullet. Trout are good in Christmas Bay on live shrimp over the reefs.

Casey Love, left, caught her largest redfish ever on the Osprey. Photo by Tony Vindell for Lone Star Outdoor News.

man who works in the mortgage business. “I have been pretty busy lately.” Anytime Gorey comes to South Padre Island, he makes a point to spend time fishing either the jetty, surf or from a boat. “If I were to choose between fishing here and back home, I will choose here — anytime,” he said. “Saltwater fish fight a lot harder and taste a lot better.” David Daigle, an Inland resident who also caught a redfish, said he always enjoys fishing whether from a boat or from the beach. The Osprey is one of less than a handful of boats that take people on four-hour trips along the jetty or in waters of the Laguna Madre. Bobby Garcia of Pharr was on the second trip he made last week. “I will be back again next week,” he said. “Fishing is as good as it gets this time of year.”

back lakes on shrimp and mullet. Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs, mullet and shad. Trout are fair to good on the reefs in San Antonio Bay on live shrimp. ROCKPORT: Trout are good on reefs on live bait. Redfish are good in Redfish Bay on mullet and crabs. Bull redfish are good in the channel on shrimp and crabs.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair at Shamrock Cove and Pelican Island on top-waters and scented plastics. Bull redfish are good at the jetty and on the beachfront on natural baits. CORPUS CHRISTI: Bull redfish are good in the surf on mullet and shrimp. Trout are fair for waders working mud and grass on small top-waters and Corkies. Redfish and black drum are good in the Humble Channel on live bait. BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good over deep rocks on plum Bass Assassins, Gamblers, Down South Lures and Bull Minnows. Redfish are fair to good in the Land Cut on shrimp and crabs. Trout are good in the Land Cut at night under lights. PORT MANSFIELD: Redfish are fair to good while drifting potholes on top-waters and soft plastics under a popping cork. Trout are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on plastics and scented plastics. SOUTH PADRE: Trout are good on plastics under a popping cork over mud and grass. Redfish are fair to good on the Gas Well Flats on DOA Shrimp and scented plastics. Flounder and redfish are fair to good along the flats leading to the jetty on scented plastics. PORT ISABEL: Trout are good while drifting grass on plastics under popping corks. Redfish are fair at Airport Cove on shrimp and DOA Shrimp and scented plastics under popping corks.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Trout and redfish are good under the birds on soft plastics. WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and top-waters. Redfish are good on live shrimp at Shell Island, Mad Island and Oyster Lake. PORT O’CONNOR: Redfish are good in the

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GAME WARDEN BLOTTER FROM THE BACK YARD TO THE PARKING LOT A large amount of trash was dumped in the parking lot of the White Oak Creek Wildlife Management Area. A Titus County game warden searched the litter and identified one note with names on it. The note was from a landlord telling a tenant to remove all the trash from his back yard. A short time later, two suspects were identified, citations were issued, and the suspects were persuaded to clean the entire parking lot. SPIKE GROWS POINTS An illegal buck was harvested in a subdivision bow-hunting program in Trinity County. The game warden observed two dead bucks in a gut pile. One hunter had registered a spike in the books the evening before; however, the deer in the pile was a 5-point buck head with less than a 13-inch inside spread. The hunter advised the local constable that it was not his deer and that he shot a spike. After the game warden cited the first hunter with an illegal buck, he called the other hunter to return back to the gut pile. The hunter told the warden that he shot a spike and that the 5-point was not his deer. After a brief interview, the hunter finally confessed he did shoot the buck and said he wasn’t going to continue anymore with his story. Citations and civil restitution are pending on both illegal buck cases. PERSON ON WALK HELPS CATCH POACHER A Houston County game warden

ONE TRAIL CAMERA CATCHES GROUP STEALING ANOTHER The third of three trespassing and theft subjects was arrested by a Titus County game warden. The suspects were trespassing on a local ranch where they had stolen one of two game cameras. The second camera caught them on tape. Two of the

received information from a complainant who was out walking and heard two shots. The caller walked to the county road and found a buck deer still kicking in the brush, and then observed a green truck drive by slowly, but was unable to obtain the license plate information. The warden was able to locate the vehicle. The subject first lied, but later admitted to shooting the deer from the roadway with buckshot. The case and restitution are pending. BACK SEAT BUCK TAKEN ILLEGALLY During a traffic stop, an officer noticed a small white-tailed buck in the back seat of a truck. A Freestone County game warden responded. The subject initially claimed the deer was stuck in a hog trap, but later confessed that he took the deer as it was standing next to the hog trap. The subject also was a convicted felon. In addition to charges for the unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, the warden cited the subject for no hunting license, taking white-tailed

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buck deer under 13 inches and taking a white-tailed deer by illegal means and methods. WARDENS SHOW MERCY ON YOUNG HUNTER, BUT NOT DAD At the Davy Crockett National Forest, Houston County game wardens observed individuals behind a camp house who appeared to be cleaning a deer. Upon closer inspection, there were two white-tailed bucks being cleaned. Neither deer was tagged. Both deer were killed by a 15-year-old who had been taken hunting by his father and friends. The youth had no license and the adults were attempting to tag the deer with the father’s tags. After explaining the regulations to the youth and the adults, the father was cited for allowing another to hunt under his license and exceeding the bag limit on deer with several warnings issued as well. The youth was allowed to obtain a license to tag and keep the first buck he had ever killed. The cases are pending.

TRESPASSER LIKELY WOUNDS BUCK A landowner reported possible poaching activity near his property. The landowner provided a license plate from the suspect vehicle, and a Wharton County game warden acquired an address in Brazoria County. Wardens from the two counties teamed up and obtained voluntary statements and confessions from two suspects who admitted to shooting at a large buck on a property where they did not have permission to hunt. The suspect said he thought he had missed the buck because it ran off without showing any signs of being injured. The wardens found a light blood trail and spent ammunition casings at the scene, but did not recover a deer carcass. The cases are pending. POOR ATTEMPT TO DISPOSE OF EVIDENCE A state trooper observed an untagged deer head in the bed of a truck during a traffic stop. The driver told the trooper that he had cut the head off a deer he had

found dead. A Dewitt County game warden contacted the driver and the man confessed that the deer had been taken without a license and with a rifle during archery season. The deer head, which had been buried in the back yard, was recovered in some brush across the street. Apparently, while the warden was interviewing one subject at the front of the house, another person had uncovered the head and attempted to get rid of it. The cases and restitution are pending. NO LICENSE, UNDERSIZED FISH A Willacy County game warden noticed a vehicle discreetly parked at a popular fishing location off the Arroyo Colorado. The warden discovered two individuals fishing near the water’s edge. After conducting inspections, he discovered a stringer containing six undersized red drum, one undersized sheepshead, one undersized black drum, two legal black drum and one legal spotted seatrout. The individual who claimed to have caught the fish did not have a Texas fishing license. Citations were issued and all the fish were seized. Restitution and cases are pending.

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Check your fire extinguishers Fishing the off-season Continued from page 8

Lone Star Outdoor News Fishermen have fire extinguishers on their boats and personal watercraft. Hunters have, or should have them in their deer cabins, and often keep them in their trucks and recreational vehicles. After a series of recalls, on Nov. 2, Kidde United Technologies, one of the largest fire extinguisher manufacturers, issued a Product Safety Recall covering extinguishers with plastic handles and plastic push buttons. The notice said the fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard. According to Kidde, the firm is aware of a 2014 death involving a car fire following a crash. Emergency responders could not get the recalled Kidde

fire extinguishers to work. There have been approximately 391 reports of failed or limited activation or nozzle detachment, including the fatality, approximately 16 injuries, including smoke inhalation and minor burns, and approximately 91 reports of property damage. The affected extinguishers were sold at Menards, Montgomery Ward, Sears, The Home Depot, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores nationwide, and online at Amazon. com, ShopKidde.com and other online retailers for between $12 and $50 and for about $200 for model XL 5MR. These fire extinguishers were also sold with commercial trucks, recreational vehicles, personal watercraft and boats. Instructions regarding obtaining replacement extinguishers may be found at Kidde’s website inmarmarketaction.com/kidde/Kidde284US/.

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it and made the release ASAP.” The daily limit is one snook between 24 to 28 inches long. Their big snook was estimated to weigh about 10 pounds, and was 32 inches long. You might think that would be close to a state record, but not quite — not even close. The Texas state record for a common snook is 57.50 pounds. It was caught on Jan. 1, 1937 in the Gulf by Louis Rawalt. Regardless, the 10-pounder caught on Nov. 8 by Rogers is very impressive. Since Hurricane Harvey hit the lower Texas coast, catches of snook have been very good. Capt. Ron Arlitt runs charters out of Port O’Connor and says

catches of snook at the jetties have been pretty common since Hurricane Harvey. “Up until the storm catching a snook at the jetties here was unheard of,” Arlitt said. “Most are in the 17- to 20-inch class. But a few slot snook are being caught on live shrimp fished close to bottom in about 15 to 20 feet of water.” Angler Ben Little fishes Baffin Bay, and with his wife, Charlotte, has caught four snook over the past month while fishing plastics for trout and reds. A good number of snook have also been caught in the surf and at the new pass that was cut through Matagorda Island dur-

ing Harvey. Typically, the most consistent catches of snook are made in the deep-water basins down around Brownsville and Port Isabel. The basins are especially good during the winter months. “The snook fishing in South Texas was excellent after Hurricane Allen hit here in August of 1980,” Ellis said. “In fact, it was the best ever. And now just after Hurricane Harvey hit, the snook fishing is great from here on up to Port O’Connor. More than likely it’s the high tides and currents that have moved snook around to places where we don’t normally catch them.”

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now is coming later than usual.” Mansue, who fishes the FLW Costa Series, reports much of the impoundment’s largemouth population is scattered between the main lake and creek mouths. “Ideally, the water temperature needs to drop about five more degrees to improve the fishing.” Falling water temperatures draw bass into the creek channels. Change is soon coming with the cooler fall weather. Crankbaits and jigs fished around creek channel bends with isolated cover will be the best bet for success. Bassmaster Elite Series pro Keith Combs of Huntington is building a five-acre dream pond on his property in East Texas. He also recently took a break with friends to go fishing on Sam Rayburn, catching more than 100 bass on a Saturday. “The lake is about the best it’s been in 20 years,” he said. “There is twice the amount of grass and the lake has been unusually high.” Take your pick, shallow or deep. Combs reports the bass are biting

in either depth. For quality bites in midlake he suggests fishing the 15- to 25-foot zone on outside grass edges. Deep-diving crankbaits and football jigs are choice baits. Schooling fish, like those he caught on the day trip, are excellent on spinner baits and lipless crankbaits. The river arms and shallow creeks are productive on grass lines with spinner baits. Similar patterns are underway on Lake Fork, according to pro angler and guide Lance Vick. “Right now there is a bite from 2 to 25 feet and water clarity is prime,” he said. “There still is good grass, pondweed in the backs of the creeks.” Shallow creek channel bends with isolated stumps are producing strikes on spinner baits and Texasrigged craws. Out deep, structure spoons and umbrella rigs are good bets. Vick offered this best bet for dialing into the offshore bite. “Where there are sand bass, there will be largemouth,” he said.


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Fly-tying and bass fishing New book great for beginners By Shannon Drawe

For Lone Star Outdoor News The new fly-tying book, “The Best Bass Flies - How to Tie and Fish Them,” by Jay Zimmerman, is a great introduction to tying flies, and learning techniques for catching our dominant southern species — the largemouth bass. One of the first questions Texas fly-fishers typically get is, “You can fly-fish for bass?” The answer is always, yes, and many conventional tackle fishers probably have little idea how much time Texas fly-fishers actually spend pursuing bass on the fly. To pursue a bass on a fly rod may seem like bringing a knife to a gunfight, but from the fly line,

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goose hunt. They were hunting in a spread of 1,200 SilloSock decoys. “We’ve been getting our twobird limits on specks just about every hunt,” Clary said. “They are coming in with the snows, but for the first hour or so I’m calling the shot on the snows, and getting our specks a little later.” Clary says the Second-growth rice fields with nearby water are holding good numbers of geese in fields are holding some areas. Photo by Robert Sloan, for Lone Star Outdoor News. second growth the marsh. One is holding around 3,000. rice that has been freshly cut. What we’re seeing on our goose hunts are “Those rice fields are the ticket now,” big numbers of pintails. I think we’re lookhe said. “It’s some of the best hunting ing at another fantastic duck and goose I’ve seen in many years. I attribute that to season.” a good hatch, plenty of water and timely Guide Jeff Beckendorff with Double JJ cold fronts that delivered big numbers of outfitters in Katy said their duck hunts on geese a lot earlier than expected.” the Brazos River bottoms have been good But not everybody is loaded with birds. with plenty of woodies. Outfitter Brian Fischer with the Drake “We’re getting more ducks in every day,” Plantation, south of Winnie, says they’re he said. “What’s unusual are the numbers getting in some good hunts but not with of geese that fly over our river hunts evhuge numbers of birds. ery day. They are all new birds coming in “I’ve been hunting in Southeast Texas high and moving into roost ponds and rice for years and almost every season our best fields.” hunts start around Thanksgiving,” he said. “The snows will be here, probably with our Coastal Prairie Outdoors (281) 433-7782 next good cold front. Last season was one The Drake Plantation (409) 656-5765 of the best we’ve had in years. We’re huntDouble JJ Outfitters (281) 382-2644 ing rice fields, the marsh and reservoirs. Our biggest concentration of geese is in

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2017 A.M. P.M. SUN MOON Nov/Dec Minor Major Minor Major Rises Sets Rises Sets

2017 A.M. P.M. SUN MOON Nov/Dec Minor Major Minor Major Rises Sets Rises Sets

24 Fri 25 Sat 26 Sun 27 Mon 28 Tue 29 Wed 30 Thu 01 Fri 02 Sat 03 Sun 04 Mon 05 Tue 06 Wed 07 Thu 08 Fri

24 Fri 25 Sat 26 Sun 27 Mon 28 Tue 29 Wed 30 Thu 01 Fri 02 Sat 03 Sun 04 Mon 05 Tue 06 Wed 07 Thu 08 Fri

9:49 3:37 10:39 4:28 11:27 5:16 ----- 6:02 12:34 6:46 1:17 7:29 2:00 8:13 2:46 8:59 3:36 9:50 4:31 10:46 5:33 11:48 6:39 12:23 7:47 1:32 8:54 2:40 9:57 3:43

10:13 11:03 11:51 12:13 12:58 1:41 2:26 3:13 4:04 5:01 6:04 7:10 8:18 9:24 10:25

4:01 4:51 5:39 6:25 7:10 7:54 8:39 9:26 10:19 11:16 ----12:55 2:03 3:09 4:11

07:04 07:05 07:06 07:07 07:08 07:08 07:09 07:10 07:11 07:12 07:12 07:13 07:14 07:15 07:15

05:35 05:35 05:35 05:34 05:34 05:34 05:34 05:34 05:34 05:34 05:34 05:34 05:34 05:34 05:34

11:49a 10:54p 12:29p 11:48p 1:08p NoMoon 1:45p 12:44a 2:22p 1:40a 3:00p 2:39a 3:40p 3:40a 4:22p 4:44a 5:10p 5:50a 6:03p 6:58a 7:01p 8:05a 8:05p 9:09a 9:10p 10:08a 10:15p 11:02a 11:19p 11:50a

10:03 3:51 10:53 4:41 11:41 5:29 12:04 6:15 12:48 6:59 1:30 7:43 2:14 8:26 2:59 9:13 3:49 10:03 4:45 11:00 5:46 ----6:52 12:37 8:01 1:45 9:08 2:53 10:11 3:57

10:26 11:16 ----12:27 1:11 1:55 2:39 3:26 4:18 5:15 6:17 7:24 8:31 9:37 10:38

4:14 5:04 5:53 6:39 7:23 8:07 8:52 9:40 10:32 11:30 12:02 1:08 2:16 3:22 4:24

07:30 07:31 07:32 07:33 07:34 07:35 07:36 07:37 07:38 07:39 07:40 07:40 07:41 07:42 07:43

05:36 05:36 05:35 05:35 05:35 05:34 05:34 05:34 05:34 05:34 05:34 05:34 05:34 05:34 05:34

12:13p 10:58p 12:52p 11:54p 1:28p NoMoon 2:03p 12:52a 2:37p 1:52a 3:12p 2:53a 3:49p 3:57a 4:29p 5:04a 5:14p 6:13a 6:05p 7:23a 7:03p 8:31a 8:06p 9:36a 9:13p 10:34a 10:20p 11:26a 11:26p 12:12p

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 Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8

Time 12:56 PM 1:51 PM 2:52 PM 5:35 AM 5:42 AM 6:08 AM 12:04 AM 12:26 AM 12:51 AM 1:20 AM 1:53 AM 2:31 AM 3:12 AM 12:03 AM 1:26 AM

Port O’Connor Height 0.1L 0.2L 0.4L 0.8L 0.6L 0.3L 1.4H 1.4H 1.5H 1.5H 1.5H 1.5H 1.5H 1.1L 1.1L

Time 9:37 PM 10:22 PM 10:55 PM 10:11 AM 11:43 AM 12:46 PM 6:41 AM 7:18 AM 7:58 AM 8:42 AM 9:28 AM 10:17 AM 11:08 AM 4:00 AM 5:06 AM

Height 1.5H 1.5H 1.5H 1.0H 1.1H 1.3H 0.0L -0.3L -0.5L -0.7L -0.8L -0.8L -0.7L 1.3H 1.2H

Time

3:57 PM 5:02 PM 6:01 PM 1:40 PM 2:31 PM 3:21 PM 4:11 PM 5:04 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 12:03 PM 1:01 PM

Height

0.5L 0.6L 0.7L 1.5H 1.6H 1.7H 1.8H 1.8H 1.7H 1.6H -0.5L -0.3L

Time

Height

11:21 PM 11:43 PM

1.4H 1.4H

6:55 PM 7:46 PM 8:33 PM 9:20 PM 10:07 PM 11:00 PM

0.8L 0.9L 1.0L 1.1L 1.1L 1.2L

8:01 PM 9:01 PM

1.6H 1.5H

Galveston Bay entrance, north jetty Time 12:41 PM 1:30 PM 2:25 PM 6:20 AM 6:24 AM 6:35 AM 6:54 AM 12:24 AM 12:53 AM 1:24 AM 1:58 AM 2:37 AM 12:25 AM 1:43 AM 2:56 AM

Height 0.3L 0.4L 0.5L 1.0L 0.8L 0.6L 0.3L 1.5H 1.5H 1.6H 1.6H 1.6H 1.5L 1.4L 1.3L

Time 9:50 PM 10:25 PM 10:53 PM 9:11 AM 11:22 AM 12:56 PM 2:01 PM 7:23 AM 7:59 AM 8:42 AM 9:29 AM 10:18 AM 3:19 AM 4:05 AM 5:00 AM

Height 1.7H 1.7H 1.6H 1.1H 1.2H 1.4H 1.6H 0.0L -0.3L -0.5L -0.6L -0.6L 1.6H 1.5H 1.3H

Height 0.3L 0.3L 0.7L 0.6L 0.5L 0.3L 1.0H 1.0H 1.0H -0.3L -0.4L -0.4L -0.4L -0.3L -0.1L

Time 10:12 PM 10:41 PM 9:16 AM 10:52 AM 12:18 PM 1:25 PM 7:13 AM 7:39 AM 8:19 AM 5:47 PM 6:53 PM 8:00 PM 8:49 PM 9:29 PM 10:05 PM

Height 1.2H 1.2H 0.7H 0.8H 0.8H 0.9H 0.2L 0.0L -0.2L 1.3H 1.3H 1.3H 1.3H 1.2H 1.1H

Height 0.3L 0.4L 0.6L 0.9L 0.8L 0.6L 0.3L 0.0L 1.3H 1.3H -0.5L -0.6L -0.5L -0.3L -0.1L

Time 9:25 PM 9:54 PM 10:17 PM 9:15 AM 11:12 AM 12:43 PM 1:43 PM 2:38 PM 7:26 AM 8:06 AM 5:22 PM 6:16 PM 7:17 PM 8:17 PM 9:05 PM

Height 1.8H 1.7H 1.7H 1.0H 1.1H 1.3H 1.6H 1.8H -0.2L -0.4L 2.1H 2.1H 2.0H 1.9H 1.7H

Height 1.3H 1.3H 1.3H 1.2H 1.2H 1.1H 1.1H 1.1H 1.0L -0.3L -0.4L -0.4L 1.3H 1.3H 1.2H

Time 4:22 PM 5:20 PM 6:26 PM 9:50 AM 10:05 AM 10:26 AM 10:50 AM 11:18 AM 3:37 AM 9:47 PM 11:10 PM

Height 0.1L 0.2L 0.3L 0.7L 0.5L 0.3L 0.1L 0.0L 1.1H 1.3H 1.3H

2:53 PM 3:51 PM 4:55 PM

-0.3L -0.3L -0.1L

Time

3:27 PM 4:49 PM 6:10 PM 7:12 PM 3:00 PM 3:53 PM 4:42 PM 5:33 PM 6:30 PM 11:06 AM 11:57 AM 12:54 PM

Height

0.7L 0.8L 0.9L 1.1L 1.8H 1.9H 2.0H 2.1H 2.0H -0.6L -0.4L -0.1L

Time

Height

11:14 PM 11:35 PM 11:57 PM

1.6H 1.6H 1.5H

8:18 PM 9:38 PM 10:39 PM 11:29 PM

1.2L 1.3L 1.4L 1.5L

7:32 PM 8:29 PM 9:17 PM

1.9H 1.8H 1.7H

Time 1:48 PM 2:41 PM 6:35 AM 6:32 AM 6:46 AM 6:59 AM 12:05 AM 12:13 AM 12:25 AM 9:09 AM 10:04 AM 10:56 AM 11:49 AM 12:49 PM 1:59 PM

Time 3:32 4:41 6:16 7:16 2:37 3:54 4:52

PM PM PM PM PM PM PM

Height 0.4L 0.5L 0.6L 0.7L 1.0H 1.2H 1.3H

Time

Height

11:07 PM 11:30 PM 11:50 PM

1.1H 1.1H 1.0H

8:29 PM 10:01 PM

0.8L 0.9L

Freeport Harbor Date Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8

Time 12:08 PM 12:57 PM 2:01 PM 6:23 AM 6:11 AM 6:12 AM 6:27 AM 6:53 AM 12:21 AM 12:50 AM 8:51 AM 9:43 AM 10:37 AM 11:31 AM 12:27 PM

Time 2:45 AM 2:19 AM 2:22 AM 2:32 AM 2:44 AM 2:55 AM 3:08 AM 3:23 AM 12:37 AM 12:28 PM 1:11 PM 1:59 PM 12:20 AM 1:08 AM 1:36 AM

Time 3:13 PM 4:02 PM 4:50 PM 5:35 PM 6:17 PM 8:35 AM 11:07 PM 11:08 PM 11:22 PM 11:50 PM

Height 0.3L 0.3L 0.4L 0.5L 0.6L 0.5L 0.8H 0.9H 1.0H 1.0H

Time

12:25 PM 1:21 PM 2:18 PM 3:13 PM

-0.1L -0.2L -0.1L 0.0L

Time 5:34 AM 5:52 AM 3:30 AM 2:28 AM 2:00 AM 1:38 AM 1:18 AM 1:05 AM 1:05 AM 1:23 AM 1:59 AM 2:46 AM 3:40 AM 4:36 AM 5:32 AM

Height 0.5H 0.5H 0.4H 0.4H 0.4H 0.4H 0.4H 0.4H 0.4H 0.4H 0.5H 0.5H 0.4H 0.4H 0.4H

Time 4:24 PM 4:59 PM 5:29 PM 5:52 PM 5:59 PM 9:43 AM 10:10 AM 10:46 AM 11:28 AM 12:15 PM 1:04 PM 1:56 PM 2:46 PM 3:33 PM 4:13 PM

Height 0.2L 0.2L 0.2L 0.2L 0.3L 0.3L 0.2L 0.1L 0.1L 0.0L 0.0L 0.0L 0.0L 0.0L 0.0L

Time

Height 0.2L 0.3L 0.4L 0.5L 0.6L 0.5L 0.3L 0.1L -0.1L -0.2L 1.1H -0.4L -0.3L -0.2L -0.1L

Time 9:54 PM 10:38 PM 10:03 PM 10:14 PM 10:15 AM 12:04 PM 2:09 PM 3:08 PM 4:01 PM 4:53 PM 8:51 AM 6:47 PM 7:47 PM 8:44 PM 9:32 PM

Height 1.1H 1.0H 1.0H 0.9H 0.8H 0.8H 0.9H 1.1H 1.1H 1.2H -0.3L 1.2H 1.1H 1.0H 0.9H

Time

Height 0.1L 0.2L 0.4L 0.5L 0.7L 0.5L 0.3L 0.0L -0.2L -0.4L -0.5L -0.5L -0.4L -0.3L -0.1L

Time 9:55 PM 10:24 PM 10:44 PM 10:58 PM 11:05 AM 12:45 PM 2:02 PM 3:08 PM 4:10 PM 5:12 PM 6:15 PM 7:18 PM 8:18 PM 9:07 PM 9:41 PM

Height 1.4H 1.3H 1.2H 1.2H 0.9H 1.0H 1.2H 1.4H 1.5H 1.6H 1.6H 1.6H 1.6H 1.5H 1.3H

Height 0.4H 0.4H 0.3H 0.3H 0.3H 0.3H 0.3H 0.3H 0.4H 0.4H -0.1L 0.5H 0.4H 0.4H 0.4H

Time 2:35 PM 3:06 PM 3:49 PM 8:02 AM 8:21 AM 8:38 AM 8:53 AM 9:15 AM 9:43 AM 10:15 AM

Height 0.1L 0.1L 0.1L 0.2L 0.2L 0.1L 0.1L 0.0L -0.1L -0.1L

11:47 AM 1:14 PM 2:05 PM 2:42 PM

-0.1L -0.1L 0.0L 0.0L

11:53 PM

Height

Time

Height

Height

Time

Height

Height

Time

Height

0.8H

Date Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8

Time 11:52 AM 12:38 PM 1:27 PM 2:22 PM 6:12 AM 6:25 AM 6:40 AM 6:57 AM 7:27 AM 8:06 AM 12:21 AM 9:40 AM 10:33 AM 11:28 AM 12:29 PM

3:29 PM 6:30 PM 7:36 PM 8:34 PM 9:27 PM 10:17 PM 5:48 PM

0.6L 0.7L 0.8L 0.9L 1.0L 1.0L 1.2H

10:34 10:54 11:11 11:27 11:49

PM PM PM PM PM

0.9H 0.9H 0.9H 1.0H 1.0H

South Padre Island Time

3:12 4:34 6:20 7:39 9:00 3:34 4:29

PM PM PM PM PM PM PM

Height

0.7L 0.9L 1.0L 1.1L 1.2L 2.0H 2.1H

Time

10:38 11:00 11:25 11:52

Height

PM PM PM PM

1.6H 1.5H 1.4H 1.4H

10:32 PM

1.3L

Rollover Pass Date Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8

Date Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8

Height 1.1H 1.1H 1.0H 0.9H 0.8H 0.8H 0.4L 0.2L 0.1L 0.0L -0.1L 1.0H 1.0H 1.0H 0.9H

Port Aransas

San Luis Pass Date Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8

Rockport

Time 1:26 AM 2:00 AM 2:28 AM 2:46 AM 2:18 AM 12:51 AM 8:50 AM 9:20 AM 9:58 AM 10:42 AM 11:31 AM 12:35 AM 1:28 AM 2:15 AM 1:45 AM

Date Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8

Time 12:04 PM 12:53 PM 1:53 PM 3:13 PM 5:59 AM 6:07 AM 6:26 AM 6:55 AM 7:31 AM 8:12 AM 8:59 AM 9:49 AM 10:41 AM 11:37 AM 12:37 PM

Time

4:49 PM 6:17 PM 7:39 PM

Height

0.7L 0.8L 1.0L

Time

11:02 PM 10:56 PM 10:46 PM

Height

1.1H 1.0H 1.1H

East Matagorda Time

12:45 PM 2:43 PM 4:27 PM 5:54 PM 7:12 PM 11:50 AM

Height

0.8H 0.8H 0.9H 1.0H 1.2H -0.2L

Time

Height

7:38 PM 8:52 PM 10:06 PM 11:20 PM

0.4L 0.5L 0.7L 0.9L

8:28 PM

1.2H

Date Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8

Time 12:44 AM 12:53 AM 1:00 AM 12:46 AM 12:16 AM 12:18 AM 12:32 AM 12:47 AM 12:57 AM 12:05 AM 10:53 AM 12:14 AM 12:35 AM 12:47 AM 12:30 AM

Time

Height

10:48 AM 12:12 PM 3:59 PM 4:50 PM 6:01 PM

0.2H 0.3H 0.3H 0.3H 0.4H

11:54 PM

0.4H

Time

5:43 PM 6:21 PM 6:51 PM 9:43 PM 10:08 PM

Height

0.2L 0.2L 0.2L 0.3L 0.3L

Texas Coast Tides

Date Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8

Date Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8


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Sec. Zinke creates advisory committee The U.S. Department of the Interior is devoting important new resources to outdoor recreation on America’s public lands and waters. Secretary Ryan Zinke today announced the creation of a Recreation Advisory Committee to help improve visitor experiences through expanded public-private partnerships. The committee will be “dedicated to looking at public-private partnerships across all public lands, with the goal of expanding access to and improving the infrastructure on public lands.” The Secretary has also appointed former Navy SEAL Capt. Rick May as a new senior advisor to the Secretary, focusing on outdoor recreation. According to the Outdoor Industry Association, outdoor recreation generates $887 billion in economic impact and supports 7.6 million jobs across the country. “We used to have a Bureau of Recreation — we’re bringing recreation back,” Secretary Zinke said. “So, I’ve hired a former Navy SEAL captain to evaluate our public lands and look at the recreation opportunities, so the American public can enjoy our lands.” —Staff report

Hurricanes cause $650m in boat damage

ED THE RAIN , 8, OF ROCKWALL BRAV MONTGOMERY WEAVER IN TRINITY CK BU T KE THIS 8-POIN IN LATE OCTOBER TO TA HIS SECOND BIG S WA IT S. 3 AT 80 YARD .24 A ED US HE . TY UN CO 8-POINTER.

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More than 63,000 boats were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, according to the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The combined dollar damage estimate for the loss or damage to boats is $655 million. These numbers are close to 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, which remains the single-largest industry loss with more than 65,000 boats damaged and more than $650 million in estimated losses. Hurricane Irma damaged or destroyed 50,000 vessels with approximately $500 million in recreational boat damage. About 13,500 boats were damaged or lost costing $155 million in boat damage as the result of Hurricane Harvey. —BoatUS

MISSOURI

detector systems. Sophia’s Law, named for 7-year-old Sophia Baechler, who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while boating on Lake Minnetonka, requires that motorboats with an enclosed accommodation compartment install the devices to monitor the main cabin and each sleeping area. The boats also must display three CO poisoning warning stickers. The law takes effect on May 1, 2018. —MNDNR

CONNECTICUT

Maverick Arms recall Maverick Arms has discovered some Maverick Hunter over/under 12-gauge shotguns have been marked incorrectly. This mistake, the company announced, has resulted in a safety warning and recall notice being issued. The incorrect marking includes chambering being listed for 3 1/2-inch shells. The shotgun, however, is chambered for only 2 3/4-inch and 3-inch shells. Firing 3 1/2-inch shells through the Maverick Hunter might cause increased chamber pressure, which could result in the barrel rupturing. To know if your Maverick Hunter is affected in the recall, simply check the chamber designation on the right side of the barrel, just below the safety warning. Maverick Arms writes that if your marking reads “12 Ga 3 1/2” then your shotgun is affected. The company strongly suggests discontinuing use of the gun immediately. —Maverick Arms

NEBRASKA

State joins wildlife violator compact Nebraska has joined the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, an agreement that recognizes the suspension of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses in states that are members of the compact. Any person whose license, privileges or rights are suspended in any compact member state may also be suspended in all other member states. Nebraska became the 46th compact member state in 2017. Suspensions on or after Nov. 7, 2017 are subject to the compact.

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Legendary Missouri turkey biologist, John B. Lewis, passed away Oct. 31 in Columbia, Missouri. He was 90. Lewis had a distinguished career spanning 37 years of work as a wildlife research biologist and supervisor for the Missouri Department of Conservation. His work helped restore the native wild turkey to huntable populations in the state. His contributions included creating habitats for the native wild turkey for all counties in Missouri. This resulted in the establishment of both fall and spring hunting seasons. —MDC

PENNSYLVANIA

Elk season a success More than 89 percent of the hunters participating in Pennsylvania’s 2017 elk hunt took home a trophy. The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced 104 elk were taken by hunters during the regular one-week elk season that ended Nov. 4. And for those licensed to hunt bull elk, the success rate was 100 percent. Ten bulls each were estimated to weigh 700 pounds or more, with three of them going more than 800 pounds. The heaviest weighed 833 pounds, an 8x7 bull taken Oct. 30 by Shawn Latshaw, of Franklin.

—NGFC

NORTH DAKOTA

Notice, permit required for fishing tourneys Organizers planning fishing tournaments, including ice fishing contests, must submit an application along with fishing tournament regulations to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department at least 30 days prior to the start of the event. The 30-day advance notice allows for review by agency staff to ensure the proposed tournament will not have negative consequences or conflicts with other proposed tournaments for the same location and/or time. In addition, the number of open-water tournaments on lakes Sakakawea and Oahe, the Missouri River and Devils Lake are capped each year, depending on the time of the year and location. —NDGFD

INTERNATIONAL

Elephant imports up in the air

CO monitors required on certain boats

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it has made a positive enhancement finding for the import of elephant trophies from both Zimbabwe and Zambia for 20162018. The permits for Zimbabwe require a Federal Register Notice. The Zambia permits are already being issued. On Nov. 17, President Donald Trump suspended the order, tweeting that he would review the issue with Dept. of the Interior Secy. Ryan Zinke before making a decision.

A new law requires boats with enclosed departments be equipped with carbon monoxide

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West Texas quail Continued from page 4

The three men, with the support of Kelly Thompson, the chair of Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s board of trustees, and funding from the TPWF, hired lobbyists Jim Dow and Keats Norfleet to push for a biologist with TPWD to work with quail management in West Texas. “None of this would have happened without Ribelin’s determination and Hodges’ support and their joint leadership,” Graff said. After the year-long effort, a new quail biologist, John McLaughlin, was hired and began with the department on Nov. 6. McLaughlin received his Master’s in Wildlife and Wildlife Science from Texas Tech University and worked under Dabbert in conducting research on broadcast feeding for quail. McLaughlin came back to Texas after working with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

McLaughlin is the primary TPWD contact for quail-related activities and programs in the High Plains, Rolling Plains, and Cross Timbers ecoregions of Texas. “I am excited to be back in Texas and even moreso to work with the many people who share my passion for upland game birds and their conservation,” McLaughlin said. “We’re excited,” Graff said. “John will be a tremendous resource for us up here.” Moving forward, Graff said the efforts can now be focused on increasing the number of quail on the landscape. “If you have plenty of quail, you’ll have quail hunters,” he said. “We can make a difference by all working together. I didn’t want to be a troublemaker, but I want my son to able to hunt quail.”

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Simms Fishing Products appointed Casey Sheahan its chief executive officer.

The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies named Dan Gibbs, Tennessee’s bear program leader, the 2017 Wildlife Biologist of the Year and George C. Palmer of Virginia the Fisheries Biologist of the Year.

Promotions at Leupold Leupold & Stevens, Inc., promoted Michael Wunnicke to director of marketing; Lucas Burt to brand creative manager; and Riza Lesser to strategic partnerships manager.

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Job openings at SIG SIG SAUER is seeking qualified candidates for the positions of digital marketing manager-director and media relations manager.

Habitat program opening at RMEF The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation seeks an experienced individual to provide oversight and management to RMEF’s habitat stewardship programs and national granting programs.

Product developer job at Academy

Scout boats expanding Scout Boats, Inc. is expanding its Summerville, South Carolina, manufacturing headquarters with the addition of a 120,000-square foot building on its campus.

CKWRI seeks whitetail research chair A Ph.d.-level position, the Stedman Chair for White-tailed Deer Research at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute in Kingsville, is available for applications.

New execs at T-H Marine

Academy Sports + Outdoors is seeking a product developer – hunting/shooting at its Katy location.

Bryan Layton was hired as corporate quality director and Chuck Loeffelholz as corporate operations manager at T-H Marine Supplies, Inc., in Huntsville, Alabama.

Swanson Russell to represent Hatteras

New ammo from HEVI-Shot

Hatteras Yachts has selected Swanson Russell as its agency of record.

Environ-Metal Inc., makers of HEVI-Shot is pleased to announce its new Snow Goose ammunition, HEVI-Snow.

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Nick of thyme striped bass 1 tbsp. canola oil 4 striped bass fillets Salt and pepper to taste 8 ozs. roughly chopped mixed mushrooms 4 ribs celery, sliced 1 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme 1/2 cup white wine Heat canola oil in a large sauté pan over high heat. Season wild striped bass with salt and pepper, then place in pan to sear on one side for 1-2

minutes until golden. Using a spatula, transfer fish to a clean plate and set aside. Turn heat down to medium-high, add in mushrooms, celery and thyme. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 3 minutes. Pour in wine, return fish to pan (golden side up), and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes until fish is cooked through. —Virginai Marine Products Board

Easy Asian venison 1 lb. ground venison Oil for cooking Minced garlic to taste 2 packages (3 oz.) instant ramen noodles, broken up 2 cups frozen stir fry vegetable mix 2 cups water 1/4 tsp. ground ginger 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin Pineapple chunks Soy sauce to taste Brown the venison and garlic in a small amount of oil in a large nonstick skillet until done. Use a slotted spoon to

remove the venison from the pan and put in a bowl. Add to the venison the seasoning from one of the ramen noodle packages and stir well. Put the noodles in the skillet and add the vegetable mixture, 2 cups of water, ginger, soy sauce and the remaining seasoning package. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 2 or 3 minutes, until the noodles are tender. Return venison to skillet, stir in green onions and pineapple chunks and heat through. —Ohio DNR


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Big buck poachers brought to justice Three poachers who illegally took deer last year were successfully prosecuted this October. In December 2016, John Walker Drinnon, 34, of Whitesboro, Texas, told game wardens that he shot a 19-point buck in Oklahoma, but game wardens were able to make a case against him after obtaining a game camera image of the deer on the Texas side of Lake Texoma. He eventually confessed and pleaded guilty to a felony charge of taking a whitetailed deer without landowner consent. Civil restitution on the deer, which scored 202 B&C, was estimated at $18,048. In another Grayson case, Timothy Kane Sweet, 37, of Sherman, claimed he killed another Grayson County monster buck in neighboring Fannin County. However the buck had a unique rack that had been captured on a game camera in Grayson County. As it turned out, he shot the buck five or six times illegally at night with a pistol. Sweet pled no contest to charges of illegal means and methods, improperly tagged whitetail deer, and hunting out of season. Civil restitution was estimated at $10,664. The third case involved a 10-point buck taken during the 2016-17 hunting season. The hunter, Brian Eugene Culp, 47, of Gunter, Texas, tagged the 157-inch B&C whitetail using a Super Combo hunting and fishing license (available at no cost to disabled veterans) that he did not qualify to possess. On May 19, Culp pled no contest to a charge of hunting without a valid license. Civil restitution was estimated at $6,242. —TPWD

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Cabela’s (all stores) Black Friday Giveaway cabelas.com

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Kimble County Chamber of Commerce Wild Game Dinner Stevenson Center, Junction (325) 446-3190 junctiontexas.net

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3/8-ounce Assassin Spring Lock jig head for distance and fast sinking. This is a soft-sided swim bait that will catch both trout and reds under the birds. Watkins has been using 4-inch Mirrolure Lil John and a 3-3/4-inch Marsh Minnow with a paddle tail rigged on a 1/4-ounce jighead. His best colors have been glow/yellow and amber/red flake. The flounder run is still sputtering. But some of the better catches have been up around East Pass and in Sabine Pass along the Texas and Louisiana shorelines. Dishman recommends using a 5-inch Shad Assassin mudbug or opening night color patterns. Capt. Bill Watkins (409) 673-9211

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