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Water Wednesday – Port Lavaca Texas

| February 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

TPWD Report Lavaca Bay Texas Alcoa Aluminum History

FROM TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE

“Achieving conservation goals requires effort by all of us, from individuals to government agencies.

At times, combined forces are called for, as in the mercury clean-up of Lavaca Bay, seen in this video. The ongoing effort to keep the Gulf stocked with game fish relies on strong partnerships, too. It also took a group effort to bring about Gulf restoration to compensate for effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill; see the project tracker for updates.

Individual anglers like you also play an important part. Your license fees support conservation, as does your compliance with regulations. Your vigilance is also necessary. If you see a fish or wildlife kill or suspect a pollution event, immediately report the location by calling (512) 389-4848 or (281) 842-8100, 24 hours a day.”

Days After Texas Fly Fishing Harmonic Convergence of Events – Monday Morning Sidewalk

| March 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

So you say there’s not enough to do with fly fishing in Texas?

Well, where were you last Saturday (3-11-17)? Three major fly fishing events, two in North Texas and one in East Texas comprised the busiest weekend of the year in Texas fly fishing. And it’s only March!

Talk about a weekend? I hope yours was as interesting to you as mine was to me. Driving, as I have said in the past, gives a lot of time to think, and driving back from the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center – a “turn-and-burn” – from Athens, Texas, Saturday, definitely gave some time to debate (multiple personalities at work here) the biggest single day of Texas Fly Fishing events  in Texas in 2017.

WHAT I KNOW? WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

TPWD FLY FISH TEXAS

I can only speak for the event I attended, the annual Texas Freshwater Fisheries event, “Fly Fish Texas,” that happened on Saturday, March 11, in Athens, Texas. The big picture of that event, verified by administrative types there, was the event had weak attendance. It was obvious to me that none of the vendors (speaking strictly of the outdoor vendors) from the past were there, with the exception of representation of Mariner Sails, Dallas, Texas. My hat is off to Mariner Sails! Indoors, there were vendors as usual, the usual vendors, and another Texas Fish Artist who I was somewhat familiar with, but had plenty of time to talk to about his art.

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Fly Fish Texas

The new lecture, the “New Perspectives” on fly fishing for carp went over just fine in Hall B, to about five people (holds at least 50 souls), even if there were insufficient a/v connections to run the slides that would have potentially done a great job of illustrating the “New Perspectives.” It taught me a great lesson on expecting a State agency to be prepared for guest speakers – they never are completely prepared. I brought every adapter I had, and they didn’t have any. Even if I had the adapter to hook-up my laptop, guess what? They had NO way to plug it (HDMI) in cleanly anyway. The breakdown of the video presentation lead me to  blow off the idea of a video rebroadcast as well. Post lecture, there was a good round of casual q-and-a that ranged from flies to how to pole a skiff (asked by an Ankona owner from Louisiana).

TRWD Tarrant Regional Water District FlyFest Fort Worth Texas

I have heard that the turnout for this year’s FlyFest in Fort Worth, Texas, was also tepid. And there was a shortage of vendors there as well. I am waiting to hear more about this event, so feel free to pipe in, or this will be in digital stone forever!

Texas Fly Fishing Festival

Now this may have been the event that sucked all the air out of the other rooms! I don’t know, but I will tell you what I do know. I offered up marketing and PR help within two days after the event took wings on the internet. I guess I should’ve expected the cold shoulder from an East Coast expert, and I knew I could be in for a lot of work (if my offer were accepted) because of the promotional syntax inaccuracies right off the top. OBVIOUSLY, they had it all under control though! A rip roaring four micro-brewery tastes on tap, and a huge $50-75-dollar a person per (intermediate-advanced) lecture? I was a bit floored, and still am by that last fact. To think information like this has value – reminds me of me! SO PLEASE TELL ME how this event shook down when all was said-and-done. If I were a betting man, I would bet this first could well be the last.

OUT IN THE COLD!

And I actually let one event slip right by me. This was one of the weekends for the, typically huge, Fishing Show in Houston Texas! Nobody talks much about that one around North Texas, but it is a big deal. One of the worst websites ever – Houston Fishing Show .

CONCLUSION

Which event did you attend? l know all three events a had part of my fly fishing family at them, but I am still taken aback when complete strangers come up to me and ID me from the videos or the website, and then take their time to ask how I have been doing, and express their thoughts on the content. I appreciate that from those of you who take the time! Whatever you do, never hesitate to come up to me and give me a piece of your mind! That’s motivating, and enlightening in so many ways.

THE WEEK AHEAD

Finally! The coast is clear to do some video updates. And the time is also right. This is Texas Spring Break Week 2017. You know my opinion on this week when it comes to hitting TPWD parks for recreation, and if you don’t be sure to read below*.

Nathan Brown Watercolor Artist East Texas Fish

Nathan Brown is an East Texas fly fisher artist who works in watercolor.

It looks like I found a couple more stories to bring readers – while visiting folks at the Freshwater Fishery Saturday. One story is about an organization I had never heard of (or forgot about), called the Texas Brigades, and an artist (I think I have seen before), Nathan Brown of East Texas. Nathan does watercolors, very good ones, of fish he catches and the water mixed with the color? It’s from the water where that fish was caught. How cool is that?

Texas Brigades


*I stopped at Purtis Creek Lake State Park on my way back, only to remember I had been there before – years ago. The line at the ranger station was long, the sign said “no vacancy,” and the lady working the window was pretty worn out. That’s how it is – Spring Break in Texas. And that’s why I stay away during this special week. However, stopping there also reminded me; this is one fun little lake and park! The attendant said it’s never crowded during the week (except spring break), and they “have never ever had 50 boats on the lake,” which is the limit for that no-wake lake. Purtis Creek is also a catch-and-release largemouth lake, and the map they give at the window has brush piles showing on it! Amazing. There may have been three boats there Saturday.

TPWD Trout Stocking Schedule 2015-2016

| November 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

TPWD trout stocking schedule texas trout stocking

Ablon Park Pond [Directions] Garland 1,200 1/7/2016, 2/25/2016 TFFC
Amsler Park McGregor 1,000 12/16/2015 AEW
Arena Park Pond Marshall 1,500 12/17/2015 TFFC
Ascarate [Directions] El Paso 4,000 12/9/2015, 1/13/2016, 2/3/2016, 3/13/2016 AEW
Bailey Lake Burleson 1,300 12/1/2015 AEW
Bandera City Park Lake [Directions] Bandera 578 12/10/2015 AEW
Bane Park Lake [Directions] Houston 2,400 1/15/2016 ETFH
Barg Park [Directions] Ft. Worth 1,100 12/22/2016 TFFC
Bates Allen Park 2 [Directions] Rosenberg 1,100 1/5/2016 ETFH
Beal Park Lake Midland 1,500 12/8/2015, 1/12/2016, 2/11/2016 PK
Bear Creek Park [Directions] Keller 1,000 1/14/2016, 2/19/2016 PK
Bethany Park Pond C [Directions] Allen 1,700 12/18/2015 TFFC
Blanco State Park #4 [Directions] Blanco 4,000 12/11/2015, 12/23/2015, 1/15/2016, 2/5/2016 AEW
Blue Hole Park Lake [Directions] Georgetown 1,250 1/15/2016 AEW
Blue Ridge Park Pond [Directions] Missouri City 750 1/6/2016 ETFH
Bob Sandlin State Park [Directions] Mt. Pleasant 2,000 12/17/2015, 2/1/2016 TFFC
Breshears Lake Levelland 900 12/1/2015 PK
Buena Vista Park Lake * [Directions] Waco 1,896 11/25/2015, 12/2/2015, 12/11/2015, 12/23/2015, 1/8/2016, 1/22/2016, 2/5/2016, 2/19/2015, 3/4/2016 AEW
Buescher State Park [Directions] Smithville 2,000 12/18/2015, 1/8/2016 AEW
Bullfrog Pond * [Directions] Austin 896 11/25/2015, 12/12/2015, 12/23/2015, 1/8/2016, 1/22/2016, 2/5/2016, 2/19/2015, 3/4/2016 AEW
Burke-Crenshaw Lake [Directions] Pasadena 1,000 1/14/2016 ETFH
Burroughs Park [Directions] Conroe 2,200 1/15/2016 ETFH
C. J. Kelly Park Pond Midland 1,500 12/8/2015, 1/12/2016, 2/11/2016 PK
Cal Young Park Lake Abilene 1,350 12/17/2015, 1/27/2016, 2/10/2016 PK
Camp Mabry (Upper and Lower Ponds) [Directions] Austin 1,175 12/1/2015, 1/17/2016 AEW
Canyon Southeast Park Lake [Directions] Canyon 1,500 12/3/2015 PK
Canyon Tailrace [Directions] New Braunfels 17,662 12/6/2015, 12/11/2015, 12/18/2015, 12/23/2015, 12/30/2015, 1/8/2016, 1/15/2016, 1/22/2016, 1/29/2016 AEW
Carl Barton Jr. Park Pond [Directions] Conroe 2,400 1/6/2016 ETFH
Caudle [Directions] Hale Center 1,200 12/6/2015 PK
Cedar Hill State Park Perch Pond [Directions] Cedar Hill 1,200 2/9/2016 TFFC
Centennial Park Lake [Directions] Friendswood 750 2/3/2016 ETFH
Centennial Park Pond Pearland 250 1/21/2016 ETFH
Central Park Pond #1 * [Directions] College Station 1,792 11/25/2015, 12/11/2015, 12/23/2015, 1/8/2016, 1/22/2016, 2/5/2016, 2/19/2015, 3/4/2016 AEW
Claiborne West Park [Directions] Vidor 1,000 1/12/2016, 2/9/2016 ETFH
Cleburne-Hulen Park [Directions] Cleburne 1,200 12/20/2015 AEW
Comanche Trails Park Odessa 6,000 12/15/2015, 1/13/2016, 2/7/2016 PK
Comanche Trails [Directions] Big Spring 4,000 12/9/2015, 1/14/2016 PK
Copperas Cove City [Directions] Copperas Cove 1,400 12/22/2015, 2/21/2016 AEW
Crane County Pond Crane 800 12/10/2015, 1/19/2016 PK
Dennis Johnston Park Spring 920 1/15/2016 ETFH
Doornbos Park Nederland 500 2/21/2016 ETFH
Dow Park Pool Deer Park 500 1/31/2016 ETFH
Eisenhower Park Pond [Directions] Houston 1,000 1/7/2016 ETFH
Elder Lake [Directions] Kilgore 3,000 12/16/2015 TFFC
Eldridge Park Pond [Directions] Sugar Land 750 1/27/2016 ETFH
Emory City Park Emory 250 2/4/2016 TFFC
Faulkner Park Lake [Directions] Tyler 2,100 12/3/2015 TFFC
First Capitol Park Pond [Directions] West Columbia 1,000 12/9/2015 ETFH
Fort Richardson State Park [Directions] Jacksboro 2,330 12/2/2015, 12/21/2015, 1/18/2016, 2/21/2016 PK
Frisco Commons Pond Frisco 3,600 2/14/2016 TFFC
Frontier Park Pond [Directions] Prosper 2,910 2/28/2016 TFFC
Fryer Lake – Wolf Creek Park [Directions] Perryton 2,600 12/8/2015, 1/12/2016 PK
Garner State Park (Frio River) [Directions] Leakey 3,000 12/18/2015, 1/22/2016, 2/12/2016 AEW
Glen Rose Town Lake [Directions] Glen Rose 2,000 12/1/2015, 1/6/2016 PK
Greenbriar Park * [Directions] Fort Worth 1,896 11/25/2015, 12/11/2015, 12/23/2015, 1/8/2016, 1/22/2016, 2/5/2016, 2/19/2015, 3/4/2016 TFFC
Grover-Nelson Small Pond * [Directions] Abilene 1,794 11/25/2015, 12/11/2015, 12/23/2015, 1/8/2016, 1/15/2016, 1/22/2016, 2/5/2016, 2/19/2015, 3/4/2016 PK
Guadalupe River (see Canyon Tailrace)
Harlingen Sports Complex [Directions] Harlingen 1,000 1/27/2016 AEW
Hearne Eastside Park Pond Hearne 1,000 12/15/2015 ETFH
Heritage Park Lake Mt. Pleasant 1,000 12/17/2015 TFFC
Herman Brown Park Pond Houston 750 1/27/2016 ETFH
Holland Lake Park Weatherford 1,538 12/1/2015, 1/19/2016, 2/16/2016 TFFC
Hubbard City #2 Hill 900 12/16/2015 TFFC
Hurst Chisholm Park * [Directions] Hurst 1,896 11/25/2015, 12/23/2015, 1/22/2016, 2/19/2016 TFFC
Jasper City Park Pond [Directions] Jasper 1,800 1/24/2016 ETFH
Javalina Draw [Directions] San Angelo 900 12/10/2015, 1/19/2016 PK
Johnson Branch 2 [Directions] Sanger 1,070 12/13/2015 TFFC
Keneteso Pond [Directions] Gainesville 2,600 1/10/2016 TFFC
Kennedale City Park Kennedale 1,700 1/13/2016 TFFC
Kidd Springs Park [Directions] Dallas 3,100 1/5/2016, 2/14/2016 TFFC
Kingfisher Lake * [Directions] Austin 1,792 11/25/2015, 12/12/2015, 12/23/2015, 1/8/2016, 1/22/2016, 2/5/2016, 2/19/2015, 3/4/2016 AEW
Kitty Hollow Lake [Directions] Missouri City 1,100 1/5/2016 ETFH
L.B.J. State Park Fredericksburg 533 1/8/2016 AEW
LNVA Barrier Pond [Directions] Beaumont 3,846 12/15/2015, 1/13/2016 ETFH
Lake Corpus Christi [Directions] Mathis 1,600 1/31/2016 AEW
Lakeside Park * [Directions] Duncanville 1,896 11/25/2015, 12/11/2015, 12/23/2015, 1/8/2016, 1/22/2016, 2/5/2016, 2/19/2015, 3/4/2016 TFFC
Lakeside Park Pond Nacogdoches 769 1/24/2016 ETFH
Lamesa 9th Street Park Lake [Directions] Lamesa 4,000 12/2/2015, 2/3/2016 PK
Legacy Park Pond El Campo 1,428 2/21/2016 ETFH
Lewisville Tailrace (Elm Fork Trinity River) [Directions] Lewisville 4,000 12/11/2015, 1/15/2016 TFFC
Live Oak City [Directions] San Antonio 1,050 12/18/2015, 1/15/2016, 2/12/2016 AEW
Llano River (Castell downstream) [Directions] Llano 2,400 12/9/2015 AEW
Llano River (Grenwelge Park) Llano 769 1/14/2016 AEW
Lobo Lake Levelland 900 12/1/2015 PK
Lost Maples State Park – Lower [Directions] Vanderpool 400 1/7/2016 AEW
Louise Hays Park Kerrville 2,400 12/10/2015, 1/29/2016 AEW
Magnolia Ridge Pond Woodville 1,800 1/5/2016 ETFH
Mary Jo Peckham Park * [Directions] Houston 3,160 11/25/2015, 12/11/2015, 12/23/2015, 1/8/2016, 1/22/2016, 2/5/2016, 2/19/2015, 3/4/2016 ETFH
Meadows Place City – The Lake Meadows Place 750 12/9/2015 ETFH
Medical Center South * [Directions] Amarillo 4,424 11/25/2015, 12/11/2015, 12/23/2015, 1/8/2016, 1/22/2016, 2/5/2016, 2/19/2015, 3/4/2016 PK
Meridian State Park [Directions] Meridian 2,000 1/7/2016 AEW
Mesquite City Lake * [Directions] Mesquite 3,160 11/25/2015, 12/23/2015, 1/22/2016, 2/19/2016 TFFC
Meyer Park Pond Harris 2,400 1/15/2016 ETFH
Mike Lewis Park [Directions] Grand Prairie 2,900 1/20/2016, 2/28/2016 PK
Miller’s Pond * [Directions] San Antonio 3,792 11/25/2015, 12/23/2015, 1/22/2016, 2/19/2016 AEW
Missouri City C.P.L. * [Directions] Missouri City 1,896 11/25/2015, 12/11/2015, 12/23/2015, 1/8/2016, 1/22/2016, 2/5/2016, 2/19/2015, 3/4/2016 ETFH
Monahans Perch Pond [Directions] Monahans 2,500 12/3/2015 PK
Mueller Lake Park [Directions] Ausin 2,300 2/28/2016 AEW
Murphy City Hall Pond [Directions] Murphy 3,200 2/21/2016 TFFC
Nolan Creek [Directions] Belton 2,000 12/19/2015, 12/31/2015 AEW
Nora Pond Waco 500 2/21/2016 AEW
Northwest Park Pond [Directions] Irving 1,300 1/7/2016, 1/28/2016 TFFC
Oakes Street * [Directions] San Angelo 2,656 11/25/2015, 12/23/2015, 1/22/2016, 2/19/2016 PK
Oliver Park Mansfield 150 12/22/2015 TFFC
Pair-O-Trees Pond [Directions] Wills Point 500 2/21/2016 TFFC
Palmetto State Park [Directions] Luling 600 1/17/2016 AEW
Pampa City [Directions] Pampa City 2,000 12/3/2015, 2/18/2016 PK
Pena Colorado Marathon 334 1/13/2016 PK
Penick Park Pond White Oak 250 12/15/2015 TFFC
Pittsburg City Lake [Directions] Pittsburg 2,000 12/16/2015, 2/29/2016 TFFC
Plum Lake [Directions] Wichita Falls 1,145 21/2/2015, 1/13/2016, 3/5/2016 PK
Possum Kingdom Tailrace [Directions] Graford 9,000 12/3/2015, 12/17/2015, 12/30/2015, 1/14/2016, 2/4/2016, 2/25/2016 PK
Pundt Park Spring 1,380 1/15/2016 ETFH
Randol Mill Duck Pond Arlington 1,200 1/6/2016 TFFC
Resoft Park Lake [Directions] Alvin 750 12/15/2015 AEW
Richards Park – Upper [Directions] Brady 1,000 12/16/2015, 1/20/2016 PK
Rita Blanca Kids Fishing Pond [Directions] Dalhart 3,077 12/15/2015, 2/9/2016 PK
River Park (Clear Fork Trinity River) [Directions] Fort Worth 2,928 1/6/2016 PK
Rose Park [Directions] Mansfield 450 12/1/2015 PK
Ruddick Park Colorado City 800 12/9/2015, 1/13/2016
San Gabriel Park [Directions] Georgetown 1,250 2/12/2015 AEW
Seabourne Creek Park Rosenberg 750 2/9/2016 ETFH
Sheldon State Park Children’s #1 Houston 1,000 1/5/2016 ETFH
Shirley McDonald Park Pond Williamson 350 1/19/2016 AEW
South Lakes Park Pond * [Directions] Denton 2,400 11/25/2015, 12/11/2015, 12/23/2015, 1/8/2016, 1/22/2016, 2/5/2016, 2/19/2015, 3/4/2016 TFFC
South Llano River State Park [Directions] Junction 2,200 12/4/2015, 1/7/2016 AEW
South Weeks * [Directions] Wichita Falls 896 11/25/2015, 12/11/2015, 12/23/2015, 1/8/2016, 1/22/2016, 2/5/2016, 2/19/2015, 3/4/2016 PK
Southside Lions Park * [Directions] San Antonio 4,744 11/25/2015, 12/23/2015, 1/22/2016, 2/19/2016 AEW
Spring Lake Park [Directions] Texarkana 2,600 12/17/2015, 1/28/2016 TFFC
Springfield [Directions] Mexia 1,000 1/31/2016 AEW
Sulphur Springs City Park [Directions] Sulphur Springs 1,500 2/7/2016 TFFC
TFFC Casting Pond [Directions] Athens 5,000 11/27/2015 TFFC
Teague Park [Directions] Longview 2,500 2/21/2016 TFFC
Theo (Caprock Canyon) [Directions] Amarillo 1,916 12/15/2015, 2/2/2016 PK
Tom Bass I [Directions] Houston 1,000 12/15/2015, 2/2/2016 ETFH
Towne Lake [Directions] McKinney 6,000 2/21/2016 TFFC
Trinity Park (Clear Fork Trinity River) [Directions] Fort Worth 2,928 1/6/2016 PK
Two-Acre Lake [Directions] Canton 2,852 2/14/2016 TFFC
Tyler Nature Center [Directions] Tyler 2,000 1/3/2016, 1/10/2016 TFFC
Tyler State Park [Directions] Tyler 3,830 12/2/2015, 1/19/2016 TFFC
Utopia Park Lake [Directions] Utopia 750 1/15/2016 AEW
WM Brook Park Lampasas 500 12/13/2015 AEW
Waldron Park Corpus Christi 1,000 1/5/2016 AEW
Waskom City Pond Waskom 500 12/17/2015 TFFC
Waterloo Park Pond [Directions] Denison 6,415 12/17/2015, 1/10/2016, 2/7/2016, 2/28/2016 TFFC
Winchester Lake Chandler 2,200 12/1/2015, 1/17/2016 TFFC
Woldert Park Pond * [Directions] Tyler 1,344 11/25/2015, 12/11/2015, 12/23/2015, 1/8/2016, 1/22/2016, 2/5/2016, 2/19/2015, 3/4/2016 TFFC
Wyatt Pond [Directions] Mineola 1,000 2/14/2016 TFFC
Total to be Stocked 287,463

Texas Trout Stocking Schedule 2014-2015

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Texas Parks & WIldlifeTPWD trout stocking schedule

TIME TO TAKE A KID FISHING!

This is it! It’s a great opportunity to take a kid fishing, and these are the places designated by TPWD for stocking rainbow trout just for that purpose! If you have the opportunity to take a kid fishing, your kids, a group or whatever — TPWD stocks these fish just to give kids an opportunity to experience fishing, and maybe get hooked on fishing just like the rest of us are.

Ablon Park Pond [Directions] Garland 1,200 Jan 8 2015, Feb 19 2015 TFFC
American Legion Park Pond [Directions] Missouri City 750 Jan 28 2015 ETFH
Amsler Park McGregor 1,000 Dec 18 2014, Feb 4 2015 AEW
Arena Park Pond Marshall 1,000 Dec 18 2014 TFFC
Ascarate [Directions] El Paso 6,000 Dec 10 2014, Feb 4 2015, Mar 15 2015 AEW
Bailey Lake Burleson 1,300 Dec 2 2014 AEW
Bandera City Park Lake [Directions] Bandera 978 Dec 21 2014 AEW
Bane Park Lake [Directions] Houston 2,200 Jan 18 2015 ETFH
Barg Park [Directions] Fort Worth 1,450 Dec 3 2014 TFFC
Bates Allen Park 2 [Directions] Rosenberg 1,100 Jan 6 2015 ETFH
Beal Park Lake Midland 1,500 Dec 9 2014, Jan 13 2015, Feb 12 2015 PK
Bear Creek Park [Directions] Keller 1,300 Jan 15 2015, Feb 20 2015 PK
Bethany Park Pond C [Directions] Allen 1,700 Dec 19 2014 TFFC
Blanco State Park #4 [Directions] Blanco 4,000 Dec 11 2014, Dec 23 2014, Jan 15 2015, Feb 5 2015 AEW
Blue Hole Park Lake [Directions] Georgetown 1,250 Jan 8 2015 AEW
Blue Ridge Park Pond [Directions] Missouri City 750 Jan 7 2015 ETFH
Bob Sandlin State Park [Directions] Mount Pleasant 2,750 Dec 18 2014, Feb 2 2015, Feb 27 2015 TFFC
Breshears Lake Levelland 900 Dec 2 2014 PK
Buena Vista Park Lake * [Directions] Waco 1,896 Nov 26 2014, Dec 1 2014, Dec 12 2014, Dec 23 2014, Jan 9 2015, Jan 23 2015, Feb 6 2015, Feb 20 2015, Mar 6 2015 AEW
Buescher State Park [Directions] Smithville 2,000 Dec 17 2014, Jan 8 2015 AEW
Bullfrog Pond * [Directions] Austin 896 Nov 26 2014, Dec 12 2014, Dec 23 2014, Jan 9 2015, Jan 23 2015, Feb 6 2015, Feb 20 2015, Mar 6 2015 AEW
Burke-Crenshaw Lake [Directions] Pasadena 1,000 Jan 15 2015 ETFH
Burroughs Park [Directions] Conroe 2,600 Jan 18 2015 ETFH
C. J. Kelly Park Pond Midland 1,500 Dec 9 2014, Jan 13 2015, Feb 12 2015 PK
Cal Young Park Lake Abilene 876 Dec 18 2014, Jan 28 2015 PK
Camp Mabry (Small Upper Pond) [Directions] Austin 1,400 Dec 1 2014 AEW
Canyon Southeast Park Lake [Directions] Canyon 1,500 Dec 2 2014 PK
Canyon Tailrace [Directions] New Braunfels 17,750 Dec 7 2014, Dec 12 2014, Dec 19 2014, Dec 26 2014, Jan 2 2015, Jan 9 2015, Jan 16 2015, Jan 23 2015, Jan 30 2015 AEW
Carl Barton Jr. Park Pond [Directions] Conroe 2,400 Jan 7 2015 ETFH
Caudle [Directions] Hale Center 1,200 Dec 7 2014 PK
Cedar Hill State Park Perch Pond [Directions] Cedar Hill 1,200 Jan 6 2015 TFFC
Centennial Park Lake [Directions] Friendswood 750 Feb 4 2015 ETFH
Central Park Pond #1 * [Directions] College Station 1,792 Nov 26 2014, Dec 12 2014, Dec 23 2014, Jan 9 2015, Jan 23 2015, Feb 6 2015, Feb 20 2015, Mar 6 2015 AEW
Claiborne West Park [Directions] Beaumont 1,000 Jan 12 2015, Feb 9 2015 ETFH
Cleburne-Hulen Park [Directions] Cleburne 1,500 Dec 10 2014, Feb 11 2015 AEW
Comanche Trails Park Odessa 6,000 Dec 16 2014, Jan 15 2015, Feb 8 2015 PK
Comanche Trails [Directions] Big Spring 4,000 Dec 10 2014, Jan 15 2015 PK
Copperas Cove City [Directions] Copperas Cove 1,000 Feb 22 2015 AEW
Crane County Pond Crane 750 Dec 11 2014, Feb 15 2015 PK
Doornbos Park Nederland 500 Feb 22 2015 ETFH
Dow Park Pool Deer Park 600 Feb 1 2015 ETFH
Eisenhower Park Pond [Directions] Houston 3,300 Jan 8 2015 ETFH
Elder Lake [Directions] Kilgore 3,000 Dec 19 2014 TFFC
Eldridge Park Pond [Directions] Sugar Land 750 Jan 28 2015 ETFH
Emory City Park Emory 250 Feb 5 2015 ETFH
Faulkner Park Lake [Directions] Tyler 2,100 Dec 10 2014 TFFC
First Capitol Park Pond [Directions] West Columbia 400 Dec 8 2014 ETFH
Flatrock Lake Kerrville 2,400 Dec 18 2014, Jan 9 2015 AEW
Fort Richardson State Park [Directions] Jacksboro 1,855 Dec 7 2014, Dec 20 2014, Jan 17 2015, Feb 14 2015 PK
Frisco Commons Pond [Directions] Frisco 3,000 Feb 8 2015 TFFC
Frontier Park Pond [Directions] Prosper 2,525 Mar 8 2015 TFFC
Fryer Lake – Wolf Creek Park [Directions] Perryton 2,600 Dec 9 2014, Jan 13 2015 PK
Garner State Park (Frio River) [Directions] Leakey 3,000 Dec 12 2014, Jan 30 2015, Feb 13 2015 AEW
Glen Rose Town Lake [Directions] Glen Rose 2,000 Dec 3 2014, Jan 8 2015 PK
Greenbriar Park * [Directions] Fort Worth 1,896 Nov 26 2014, Dec 12 2014, Dec 23 2014, Jan 9 2015, Jan 23 2015, Feb 6 2015, Feb 20 2015, Mar 6 2015 TFFC
Grover-Nelson Small Pond * [Directions] Abilene 896 Nov 26 2014, Dec 12 2014, Dec 23 2014, Jan 9 2015, Jan 23 2015, Feb 6 2015, Feb 20 2015, Mar 6 2015 PK
Guadalupe River (see Canyon Tailrace)
Harlingen Sports Complex [Directions] Harlingen 1,000 Jan 28 2015 AEW
Hearn Eastside Park Pond Hearne 1,400 Dec 16 2014 ETFH
Heritage Park Lake Mount Pleasant 1,000 Dec 18 2014 TFFC
Herman Brown Park Pond Houston 750 Jan 28 2015 ETFH
Holland Lake Park Weatherford 603 Jan 12 2015, Feb 9 2015 TFFC
Hubbard City #2 Hubbard 500 Dec 17 2014 TFFC
Hurst Chisholm Park * [Directions] Hurst 1,896 Nov 26 2014, Dec 23 2014, Jan 23 2015, Feb 20 2015 TFFC
Jasper City Park Pond [Directions] Jasper 1,800 Jan 18 2015 ETFH
Javalina Draw [Directions] San Angelo 800 Dec 15 2014, Jan 25 2015 PK
Johnson Branch 2 [Directions] Sanger 1,070 Dec 14 2014 TFFC
Keneteso Pond [Directions] Gainesville 2,600 Jan 11 2015 TFFC
Kennedale City Park Kennedale 1,700 Jan 14 2015 TFFC
Kidd Springs Park [Directions] Dallas 3,000 Jan 6 2015, Feb 8 2015 TFFC
Kitty Hollow Lake [Directions] Missouri City 1,100 Jan 6 2015 ETFH
L.B.J. State Park Fredericksburg 533 Jan 2 2015 AEW
LNVA Barrier Pond [Directions] Beaumont 3,845 Dec 16 2014, Jan 14 2015 ETFH
Lake Corpus Christi [Directions] Mathis 1,700 Feb 1 2015 AEW
Lakeside Park * [Directions] Duncanville 1,896 Nov 26 2014, Dec 12 2014, Dec 23 2014, Jan 9 2015, Jan 23 2015, Feb 6 2015, Feb 20 2015, Mar 6 2015 TFFC
Lakeside Park Pond Nacogdoches 769 Jan 25 2015 ETFH
Lamesa 9th Street Park Lake [Directions] Lamesa 4,000 Dec 3 2014, Feb 4 2015 PK
Legacy Park Pond El Campo 1,400 Jan 18 2015 ETFH
Lewisville Tailrace (Elm Fork Trinity River) [Directions] Lewisville 4,000 Dec 12 2014, Jan 16 2015 TFFC
Live Oak City [Directions] San Antonio 750 Dec 19 2014, Feb 13 2015, Jan 9 2015 AEW
Llano River (Castell downstream) [Directions] Llano 2,400 Dec 17 2014 AEW
Lobo Lake Levelland 900 Dec 2 2014 PK
Lost Maples State Park – Lower [Directions] Vanderpool 400 Jan 16 2015 AEW
Mary Jo Peckham Park * [Directions] Houston 3,160 Nov 26 2014, Dec 12 2014, Dec 23 2014, Jan 9 2015, Jan 23 2015, Feb 6 2015, Feb 20 2015, Mar 6 2015 ETFH
Medical Center South * [Directions] Amarillo 4,424 Nov 26 2014, Dec 12 2014, Dec 23 2014, Jan 9 2015, Jan 23 2015, Feb 6 2015, Feb 20 2015, Mar 6 2015 PK
Meridian State Park [Directions] Meridian 2,000 Jan 2 2015 AEW
Mesquite City Lake * [Directions] Mesquite 3,160 Nov 26 2014, Dec 23 2014, Jan 23 2015, Feb 20 2015 TFFC
Meyer Park Pond Harris 2,200 Jan 18 2015 ETFH
Mike Lewis Park [Directions] Grand Prairie 3,000 Feb 4 2015, Mar 1 2015 PK
Miller’s Pond * [Directions] San Antonio 3,792 Nov 26 2014, Dec 23 2014, Jan 23 2015, Feb 20 2015 AEW
Missouri City C.P.L. * [Directions] Missouri City 1,896 Nov 26 2014, Dec 12 2014, Dec 23 2014, Jan 9 2015, Jan 23 2015, Feb 6 2015, Feb 20 2015, Mar 6 2015 ETFH
Monahans Perch Pond [Directions] Monahans 1,500 Dec 11 2014, Feb 3 2015 PK
Mueller Lake Park [Directions] Ausin 2,000 Feb 8 2015 AEW
Murphy City Hall Pond [Directions] Murphy 2,600 Feb 20 2015 TFFC
Nelson Park Abilene 1,100 Jan 14 2015 PK
Nolan Creek [Directions] Belton 1,800 Dec 21 2014, Jan 21 2015 AEW
Nora Pond Waco 500 Dec 21 2014 AEW
Northwest Park Pond [Directions] Irving 1,200 Jan 8 2015, Jan 29 2015 TFFC
Oakes Street * [Directions] San Angelo 2,656 Nov 26 2014, Dec 23 2014, Jan 23 2015, Feb 20 2015 PK
Pair-a-Trees Pond [Directions] Wills Point 500 Feb 22 2015 TFFC
Palmetto State Park [Directions] Luling 500 Jan 18 2015 AEW
Pampa City [Directions] Pampa City 2,000 Dec 4 2014, Feb 19 2015 PK
Pena Colorado Marathon 300 Dec 17 2014 PK
Penick Park Pond White Oak 1,000 Dec 19 2014, Jan 30 2015 TFFC
Pittsburg City Lake [Directions] Pittsburg 2,000 Dec 17 2014, Feb 23 2015 TFFC
Plum Lake [Directions] Wichita Falls 1,620 Dec 17 2014, Jan 21 2015, Mar 7 2015 PK
Possum Kingdom Tailrace [Directions] Graford 9,000 Dec 4 2014, Dec 18 2014, Jan 2 2015, Jan 22 2015, Feb 12 2015, Feb 26 2015 PK
Randol Mill Duck Pond Arlington 1,300 Jan 7 2015 TFFC
Resoft Park Lake [Directions] Alvin 750 Dec 16 2014 AEW
Richards Park – Upper [Directions] Brady 3,084 Dec 17 2014, Jan 14 2015, Feb 11 2015 PK
Rita Blanca Kids Fishing Pond [Directions] Dalhart 3,077 Dec 16 2014, Feb 10 2015 PK
River Park (Clear Fork Trinity River) [Directions] Fort Worth 2,706 Jan 7 2015 PK
Rose Park [Directions] Mansfield 192 Dec 2 2014 PK
San Gabriel Park [Directions] Georgetown 1,250 Dec 6 2014 AEW
Seabourne Creek Park Rosenberg 1,000 Feb 22 2015 ETFH
Sheldon State Park Children’s #1 Houston 1,028 Jan 6 2015 ETFH
Shirley McDonald Park Pond Williamson 300 Jan 20 2015 AEW
South Lakes Park Pond * [Directions] Denton 2,402 Nov 26 2014, Dec 12 2014, Dec 23 2014, Jan 9 2015, Jan 23 2015, Feb 6 2015, Feb 20 2015, Mar 6 2015 TFFC
South Llano River State Park [Directions] Junction 2,200 Dec 5 2014, Jan 16 2015 AEW
South Weeks * [Directions] Wichita Falls 896 Nov 26 2014, Dec 12 2014, Dec 23 2014, Jan 9 2015, Jan 23 2015, Feb 6 2015, Feb 20 2015, Mar 6 2015 PK
Southside Lions Park (Hi-Lions) * [Directions] San Antonio 4,740 Nov 26 2014, Dec 23 2014, Jan 23 2015, Feb 20 2015 AEW
Spring Lake Park [Directions] Texarkana 2,600 Dec 17 2014, Jan 22 2015 TFFC
Springfield [Directions] Mexia 1,000 Jan 26 2015 AEW
Sulphur Springs City Park [Directions] Sulphur Springs 1,000 Feb 8 2015 TFFC
TFFC Casting Pond [Directions] Athens 5,000 Nov 28 2014 TFFC
Teague Park [Directions] Longview 2,500 Feb 9 2015 TFFC
Theo (Caprock Canyon) [Directions] Amarillo 1,916 Dec 16 2014, Feb 3 2015 PK
Tom Bass I [Directions] Houston 750 Dec 16 2014, Feb 3 2015 ETFH
Tom Bass III [Directions] Houston 4,750 Jan 7 2015 ETFH
Towne Lake [Directions] McKinney 6,000 Mar 1 2015 TFFC
Trinity Park (Clear Fork Trinity River) [Directions] Fort Worth 2,700 Jan 7 2015 PK
Two – Acre Lake [Directions] Canton 2,852 Feb 15 2015 TFFC
Tyler Nature Center [Directions] Tyler 2,000 Call for Special Event dates and times (1-903-566-1615) TFFC
Tyler State Park [Directions] Tyler 4,030 Dec 3 2014, Feb 4 2015 TFFC
Utopia Park Lake [Directions] Utopia 750 Feb 16 2015 AEW
WM Brook Park Lampasas 600 Dec 7 2014 AEW
Waldron Park Corpus Christi 1,000 Jan 6 2015 TFFC
Waterloo Park Pond [Directions] Denison 6,415 Dec 12 2014, Jan 4 2015, Feb 1 2015, Feb 22 2015 TFFC
Winchester Lake Tyler 2,000 Jan 18 2015 AEW
Woldert Park Pond * [Directions] Tyler 1,344 Nov 26 2014, Dec 12 2014, Dec 23 2014, Jan 9 2015, Jan 23 2015, Feb 6 2015, Feb 20 2015, Mar 6 2015 TFFC
Wyatt Pond [Directions] Mineola 1,000 Feb 15 2015 TFFC

Register Your Opinion on TPWD Regulation Changes NOW

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Texas Parks & WIldlifeNOTE – Hey folks, you can actually vote on these and more regulations at the TPWD website – VOTEVOTEVOTEVOTEVOTEVOTEVOTEVOTEVOTEVOTEVOTE , and I strongly suggest you do. Today is the last day to voice your opinion! There are many more regulations to vote on at the website.

As you will read, it appears the flounder changes are for the entire state, while the speckled trout changes are modeled after the Lower Laguna Madre and the success there. So, there does not appear to be any attempt to divide the state regulations geographically along the coast – at this time. I guess TPWD realized the can of worms they would be opening by setting regulation changes for individual regions.

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