Archive for July, 2009

Texas Drought Takes Toll on Springs, Rivers, Lakes, Bays – FROM TPWD

| July 30, 2009 | 3 Comments

Fishing Still Good in Much of State

AUSTIN, Texas — A scorching one-two punch of prolonged low rainfall and record high temperatures in central and southern Texas is stressing fish and other aquatic creatures, especially rare species that depend on spring flows, and decreased river flows are sending salt content in mid-coast bays soaring. Nonetheless, biologists say fishing is actually good in many parts of Texas, and some fisheries could even improve long-term.

“It’s not as bad as the drought of record in the 1950s, but if it continues through summer and into fall, we’ve got a problem,” said Cindy Loeffler, a


Rob Woodruff Broken Bow Update and More

| July 29, 2009 | 2 Comments

Rob Woodruff is on the go, and I find it refreshing to see some honest accounting (instead of chamber of commerce reports) on Beaver’s Bend Broken Bow, Oklahoma. I am not sure why I did not run this earlier, but here it is in its entirety.
Mountain Fork River

Spillway Creek- Fishing has been good, especially in the afternoon. The weekday crowds have been light for this time of year. In addition to good numbers, we have landed nice looking; hard fighting Rainbows in the 16-18″ size range and some really pretty 10-12″ Browns in the past few weeks. BWO’s


Denison Dam – Recent Images

| July 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

I don’t think many images ran with the manuscript, on fishing below Texoma at Denison Dam, in the last issue (or two issues ago) of Lone Star Outdoor News. So, I though I would re-whack some of them and turn them loose here.

Paul works the water at Denison Dam

Denison Dam in the background at low flow

Casting along the Red River

Sunrise on the Red River

Crowded shores along the Red River at Denison Dam



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