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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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Dylan Petrosky (left) and Tucker Oosse of the high school fishing club in Marble Falls caught two fish weighing 5.41 pounds to finish second at a tournament on Lake LBJ on Jan. 24.

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…)

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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…)

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Finishing third at the Christmas tournament conducted by the fishing club at Marble Falls High School was the team of Brandon Duggins (left) and Kevin Duggins, with three fish weighing 6.96 pounds.

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…)

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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 […]

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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…)

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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