Tag Archive | "fishing"

State of the lake: Now full, Buchanan sees fish and habitat changes

State of the lake: Now full, Buchanan sees fish and habitat changes

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR UPDATE: The State of the Lake program scheduled for May 17 has been postponed due to possible severe weather. It has been rescheduled for June 21. Go to www.lakebuchanancc.org for more information.   BUCHANAN DAM — A little wind made the difference in whether Lake Buchanan’s white bass population survived the […]

Read the full story

Posted in Featured Story - Home Slider, News, Outdoors, SportsComments (0)

muleshoe bend recreation area

LCRA opens new boat ramp at Muleshoe Bend on Lake Travis

SPICEWOOD — The Lower Colorado River Authority has opened a new boat ramp at Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area on Lake Travis, providing boaters with easy access for fishing and other water-based activities. (more…)

Read the full story

Posted in News, News By Town, SpicewoodComments (0)


Marble Falls High School senior Wes Thornton holds the bass that won him the Big Bass award for the biggest fish caught during the Texas High School State Championship at Lake LBJ on March 21. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls student-angler snags Big Bass at championship

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — Marble Falls High School angler Wes Thornton and his brother and partner Jakob Thornton caught only one fish during the Texas High School State Championship on March 21. (more…)

Read the full story

Posted in News, Outdoors, SportsComments (0)

Matt Nicholas (left) and Chase Hux of New Braunfels Christian Academy are the 2015 state champions thanks to catching five fish weighing 26.15 pounds. They each received a scholarship of $2,500. See tournament results below. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls fishing club big reason other schools are now hooked

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — More than 70 boats with almost 200 student-anglers participated in the Student Angler Federation’s Texas High School Fishing State Championship on Lake LBJ on March 21. (more…)

Read the full story

Posted in Featured Story - Home Slider, News, Outdoors, SportsComments (0)

Joe Beebee (left) and Will Brady of The Woodlands College Park caught five fish weighing 32 pounds to set a national record at last year’s Texas High School Fishing state Championship on Lake LBJ. This year’s event returns to the Highland Lakes on March 20-22. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Highland Lakes quite a catch for fishing state championship

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — A two-year commitment of having the Texas High School Fishing State Championship in the Highland Lakes was extended to a third year last March. (more…)

Read the full story

Posted in News, Outdoors, SportsComments (0)

Chris Hooten (left) and Lyle Schmidt of the high school fishing club in Marble Falls hold the two fish weighing 6.4 pounds that won a tournament on Lake LBJ in January. Courtesy photos

Student-anglers compete at Lake LBJ tourney

GRANITE SHOALS — A beautiful sunny day did not equal a great day on Lake LBJ for the high school fishing club in Marble Falls. (more…)

Read the full story

Posted in News, Outdoors, SportsComments (0)

Cottonwood Shores boat ramp on Lake Marble Falls officially opens

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — City officials gathered under sunny skies Jan. 27 on Lake Marble Falls to officially open the Cottonwood Shores Public Boat Ramp. (more…)

Read the full story

Posted in Cottonwood Shores, News, News By TownComments (0)

Colby Orton (left) and Craig Dodson finished first in the Christmas tournament on Lake Marble Falls conducted by the fishing club at Marble Falls High School on Dec. 13 with three fishing totaling 10.92 pounds. Dodson also won the Big Bass award with a catch of 4.9 pounds. Courtesy photos

Student-anglers finish 1-2-3 at Lake Marble Falls tourney

MARBLE FALLS — Nineteen anglers participated in the Christmas tournament at Lake Marble Falls conducted by the local high school fishing club Dec. 13. Every two-person team had one fish. The tournament had a three-fish limit, which was a big challenge for the anglers, club sponsor Craig Orton said. (more…)

Read the full story

Posted in Outdoors, SportsComments (0)

The Texas Park and Wildlife Department will stock the Llano River with rainbow trout Dec. 17. Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Christmas stocking of rainbow trout perfect gift for Llano River anglers

FROM STAFF REPORTS CASTELL — The rainbows are getting stocked in the river with care in hopes that anglers will soon be there. Well, it’s not exactly how the “Night Before Christmas” goes, but for folks looking for a little fishing this Christmas season, it sounds perfect. On Dec. 17, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department […]

Read the full story

Posted in News, Outdoors, SportsComments (0)

Angelo State University student-anglers Logan Clark (right), a 2011 graduate of Marble Falls High School, and his fishing partner, Matt Freeman, finished 29th at a regional fishing tournament on Lake Sam Rayburn with a catch weighing a total of 7.9 pounds. Courtesy photo

Former Marble Falls student-angler makes regional tourney for ASU

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BEAUMONT — Angelo State University anglers Logan Clark and Matt Freeman finished 29th out of 50 teams at a regional fishing tournament Oct. 25-26 on Lake Sam Rayburn. Clark, a 2011 graduate of Marble Falls High School, and Freeman caught four fish weighing 7.9 pounds. (more…)

Read the full story

Posted in Outdoors, SportsComments (0)

Marble Falls graduates sixth at Red River fishing tourney

Marble Falls High School graduates Austin Ellis (left) and Ben Stripling competed in their final high school fishing tournament Oct. 25. The two competed in a regional tournament on the Red River in Bossier City, La., where they finished sixth thanks to catching three fish that weighed 7.7 pounds. Bryan Ellis was the team’s boat […]

Read the full story

Posted in Outdoors, SportsComments (0)

Bob Garst (left), who lives on Lake LBJ, shows off a Northern pike he caught during an August trip to Lake Nippising and the Upper French River in Ontario, Canada, with his guide, Billy. Garst, his wife, Lily, and several friends make the annual trip. This year, Garst and Kingsland resident Tyrone Powers faced off for the Golden Hook Award, which goes to the man who lands the most fish on the trip. Garst edged Powers 88 to 74. Courtesy photo

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Community, News, Outdoors, SportsComments (0)

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in All Other, SportsComments (0)

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. (more…)

Read the full story

Posted in All Other, Featured Story - Home Slider, SportsComments Off on Summer fishing can be good with these expert tips

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in All Other, SportsComments Off on Lake Buchanan enthusiasts stock hybrid striped bass, contribute more to lake

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. (more…)

Read the full story

Posted in All Other, Featured Story - Home Slider, SportsComments Off on Zebra mussel rules now statewide; Highland Lakes in ‘crosshairs’

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in All Other, SportsComments Off on Scholarships are available for athletes in non-traditional sports

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. (more…)

Read the full story

Posted in All Other, SportsComments Off on Marble Falls fishing club competes at Lake Travis, announces officers

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in All Other, Featured Story - Home Slider, SportsComments Off on Texas Parks and Wildlife stocking trout in Llano River for winter

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. (more…)

Read the full story

Posted in All Other, Community, SportsComments Off on Llano Outdoor Expo combines fun, faith and outdoors

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. (more…)

Read the full story

Posted in All Other, SportsComments Off on Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame seeks nominations

Austin Ellis (left) and Lyle Schmidt spend an afternoon fishing Lake LBJ. Photo: Suzanne Freeman

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. (more…)

Read the full story

Posted in 101 Fun Things To Do Magazine, Hunting & FishingComments Off on 101 FUN THINGS TO DO: Haul in fish from any of five Highland Lakes

colorado bend state park

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in 101 Fun Things To Do Magazine, Scenic activitiesComments Off on Explore the trail and waterways at Colorado Bend State Park

blanco state park

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in 101 Fun Things To Do Magazine, Scenic activitiesComments Off on Indulge in the waters at Blanco State Park

lake buchanan

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in 101 Fun Things To Do Magazine, Hunting & FishingComments Off on Join the fishing frenzy on Lake Buchanan

Juan and Will Lk Travis Feb 2012

Fishing season begins NOW in 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. (more…)

Read the full story

Posted in 101 Fun Things To Do Magazine, Hunting & FishingComments Off on Fishing season begins NOW in Highland Lakes

GOT NEWS?

830-693-7152

Call the Tip Line.

marketplace

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

KBEY 103.9 Radio Picayune

This week in The Picayune