Texas Fishing News & Reports

Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Season to Open
AUSTIN — The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both state and federal waters will open 30 minutes after sunset Friday, July 15. The opening date is based on an evaluation of the biological, social and economic information to maximize the benefits to the industry and the public.

In making its determination, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Coastal Fisheries Division used the best available scientific information including samples collected by using trawls and bag seines in TPWD routine data collection....Read More

Regulations Helping Keep Redfish Bay Seagrass Healthy
AUSTIN —Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) field sampling surveys show a significant reduction in propeller scarring since it became illegal to destroy any of the five species of seagrass found in the Redfish Bay State Scientific Area (RBSSA) a decade ago.

Motorboat “prop scars” are created when a boat propeller digs into the bay bottom where seagrass occurs, effectively uprooting and destroying these important aquatic vegetation communities in the process. This typically occurs when a boat accelerates to get on plane in extremely shallow water, although it can occur at any operating speed when the water is shallow enough for the propeller to come in contact with the sediment and roots of the seagrass plants.....Read More

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There's hardly a region of Texas that doesn't offer excellent fresh water fishing. And, although the Lone Star State is primarily known for producing lunker largemouth bass, there is an amazing variety of fresh water fish available to Texas fishermen. Everything from white bass to rainbow trout, from warmouth to walleye, even redfish, believe it or not, are swimming in rivers, ponds and lakes across the Lone Star State. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced pro, you're sure to find something to help you catch more fish while reading online at Texas Weekend Angler. Simply click on a title from the article index below to begin enjoying TWA's informative and entertaining articles. Be sure to check back regularly, as Texas Weekend Angler is updated weekly.



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