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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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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.

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Visit Lake Marble Falls — a lot of fun in a small package

Though it is the smallest lake in the upper Highland Lakes chain, Lake Marble Falls packs a lot of fun into its 611 acres. The biggest selling point of the little lake is that while water levels fluctuate on the two largest lakes, Buchanan and Travis, Lake Marble Falls remains mostly steady at 737 feet [...]

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Relax and play at Pedernales Falls State Park in Johnson City

Checking out the falls at Pedernales Falls State Park is reason enough to head to this jewel of the Hill Country, but that’s not all this state park has to offer. Located at 2585 Park Road 6026 east of Johnson City, the 5,211-acre park first opened in 1971. With several trails, you can really stretch [...]

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Fishing and boating on Lake LBJ

Perhaps the most popular of the Highland Lakes for both water sports and fishing is Lake LBJ. Its 6,449 acres of water surface make it perfect for motor- and sailboats, skiing and fishing. Lake LBJ begins in Kingsland and travels along the Colorado River footprint for 21 miles to Horseshoe Bay. It was originally named [...]

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Highland Lakes Feature: Inks Lake

Drought or no drought, one lake that is always filled and ready for sport is Inks Lake. A constant-level lake, Inks covers 831 acres with a maximum depth of 60 feet. Its 888 feet of water fluctuates by only about 1 foot a year.

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