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Golden Hook, bragging rights on the line with Kingsland anglers

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — What started seven years ago as a get-away trip for Bob Garst and his wife, Lily, has grown into a tradition for the couple and several other Highland Lakes folks. But it’s also become a bit of a competition when the group fishes the Upper French River and [...]

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Inks Lake State Park offering night and dog hikes in August

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Hit the trails at night or take a morning excursion with your pooch at Inks Lake State Park in August. The park is located at 3630 Park Road 4 West. Entrance fees are $6 for ages 13 and older; $3 for Texas residents 65 and older; and free for children [...]

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Summer fishing can be good with these expert tips

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LAKE LBJ — The summer heat has descended upon the Highland Lakes and will likely remain a daily constant until at least September. The sometimes 100-degree days can often mean an end to angling, but it doesn’t need to be that way.

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Lake Buchanan enthusiasts stock hybrid striped bass, contribute more to lake

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BUCHANAN DAM — Over the years, Lake Buchanan earned a reputation as a top spot for hybrid striped bass fishing. But fans of the fish feared that, without additional stocking efforts beyond what the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department does, the population would slip below strong angling levels. But thanks [...]

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Zebra mussel rules now statewide; Highland Lakes in ‘crosshairs’

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved a new regulation requiring that all boats operating on public fresh water anywhere in Texas be drained before leaving or approaching a lake or river to help combat the further spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species.

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Scholarships are available for athletes in non-traditional sports

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — If you ask these athletes, they’ll tell you there are athletic scholarships out there that might not require countless hours in a weight room or on a track. Rather, they spend hours standing in front of a target, in an arena and in a boat on the [...]

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Marble Falls fishing club competes at Lake Travis, announces officers

LAKEWAY — The fishing club at Marble Falls High School ended the fall semester by competing in the Lake Travis Cup on Dec. 14. Anglers said they experienced a cold and windy day on Lake Travis. Marble Falls sent six boats to compete, but only two teams caught a fish.

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Texas Parks and Wildlife stocking trout in Llano River for winter

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE CASTELL — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries will be stocking 2,400 rainbow trout into the Llano River near Castell on Dec. 18. The site is a recent addition to the popular winter trout program, which provides Texans a unique fishing opportunity during the winter months. The trout will be [...]

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Llano Outdoor Expo combines fun, faith and outdoors

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — For many, life in the Hill Country revolves around hunting, fishing and family. So to reach out to people in Llano and the Highland Lakes, area churches have come together to put on the Llano Outdoor Expo on Oct. 11-13.

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Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame seeks nominations

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE ATHENS — People or organizations making a lasting contribution to freshwater fishing in Texas may be nominated through Dec. 31 for induction into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.

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101 FUN THINGS TO DO: Haul in fish from any of five Highland Lakes

February through June is the best time of year to participate in what is probably the most popular sport in the Highland Lakes: fishing.

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Explore the trail and waterways at Colorado Bend State Park

With, 5,300 acres of trails, campgrounds, water and wildlife, Colorado Bend State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities for any age and ability. Located near Bend, the park features 15.8 miles of hiking trails and 14 miles of mountain-biking trails. Backpackers can make a night of it at one of the two primitive backpacking [...]

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Indulge in the waters at Blanco State Park

Just say, “Wow,” when you get there. Blanco State Park has it all: spring-fed waterfalls, calm swimming areas, a river stocked with fish, campgrounds and more. Each winter, the Blanco River is stocked with rainbow trout, providing anglers with a place to land some feisty fish on a regular basis. The park also is a [...]

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Join the fishing frenzy on Lake Buchanan

Fishermen pulling hybrid striped bass out of Lake Buchanan can thank the Lake Buchanan Conservation Corp., which will be releasing thousands more fingerlings this summer. “We’ve released 5.3 million fry and fingerlings since we started in 2006,”  says George Bold, director of the Lake Buchanan Conservation Corp. Of that 6-year total, 4.8 million were fry, or [...]

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