It’s just about game time on select river systems across Texas, and things are setting up for some serious fishing fun over the next few months. If this year is like most, opening kickoff on some playing fields could come as late as Valentine’s Day or as early as Super Bowl Sunday, possibly …

ATHENS — Water level is about full pool and slightly stained. Water temp in the low 50s.

Plenty of lures will fool a bass, but few allow anglers to cover all the bases like crankbaits do.

CEDAR CREEK — Water level is 2.58 feet low and stained. Water temp in the low-50s.

Texas’ 2019-20 general season for whitetail deer rolls to a close on Jan. 5 in the state’s North Zone and Jan. 19 in the South Zone, but interested hunters can still take advantage of special “late” deer seasons that allow for muzzleloader-only, youth-only or antlerless/unbranched antler buc…

ATHENS — Water level is 8 inches low and clear. Water temp in the mid-50s.

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was recently detected in a free-ranging, 5 1/2-year-old whitetail doe between Del Rio and Amistad Reservoir in far southwest Texas, according to recent reports from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Departement. TPWD says it is the first confirmed case of the disea…

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