Fishing is supposed to be enjoyable, not an endurance contest or a lesson in exercising patience. In my book, nothing rings the bell any louder in the fun-fishing arena than bluegillin’ does.

Fishing is supposed to be enjoyable, not an endurance contest or a lesson in exercising patience. In my book, nothing rings the bell any louder in the fun-fishing arena than bluegillin’ does.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS — Water level is about full pool and fairly clear. Surface temp in the upper 70s.

Anyone who has spent much time around me knows I’m a bass junkie at heart and a topwater nut from way back. I like to catch bass any way they’ll bite, but I would rather fool them with a surface lure than any other way.

Save the trip if you were planning to attend the Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission’s upcoming work session and regulatory meeting set for Wednesday and Thursday at the department’s Austin headquarters.

ATHENS — Water level is about 4 inches high and clear. Water temp in the mid-70s.

NACOGDOCHES — Water level about full pool and stained to muddy. Water temp in the low-to-mid-70s.

NACOGDOCHES — Water level about a foot high and dropping, clarity is stained to muddy. Water temp in the low 70s.

ATHENS — Water level is 6 inches high and slightly stained to clear. Water temp is in the mid-60s.

River Johnson, of Huntington, and Maverick Winford, of Humble, are among 49 high school anglers from 33 states recently named to the Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team presented by Academy Sports and Outdoors.

PALESTINE — Water level is 6 inches high and muddy up north, clearer down south. Water temps ahead of the front ranged from the low 60s around 70 later in the day.

ATHENS — Water level is 5 inches high and clear. Water temp in the mid-60s.

PRADCO Outdoor Brands and Simms Fishing Products have joined the budding list of companies around the country that have shifted production schedules and operations to produce supplies in support of doctors, nurses and other health care workers battling from the front lines in the war against…

The private recreational angler red snapper season opens June 1 for a projected 63 days in federal waters. Red snapper fishing is open year around in state waters. The season length is based on historical landing data, last year’s fishing effort data and the state’s allocation from the 2019 …

ATHENS — Water level is about 6 inches high and clear. Water temp in the upper 60s.

ATHENS — Water level is 7 inches high and clear. Water temp in the low 60s early in the week.

Millions of Texans are now living under unprecedented “shelter in place” and “stay in place” orders issued by county and city governments, but that doesn’t mean you can’t venture outside. Current orders allow folks the flexibility to leave their homes to engage in essential activities, inclu…

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Florida — The Texas Team Trail presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s has canceled the Toledo Bend event due to concerns about the coronavirus.

FORK — Water level is about normal level and stained to clear. Water temp in the upper 50s.

ATHENS — Water level is 5 inches high and clear. Water temp in the mid- 50s.

Several proposed hunting and fishing regulation changes are currently open for public comment via Texas Parks & Wildlife Department email contacts and the public comment page on the department’s website, tpwd.texas.gov/business/feedback/public_comment/.

Four Texans will compete in the upcoming Bassmaster Classic set for March 6-8 on Lake Guntersville in Alabama, marking the 50th anniversary of the prestigious event.

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

ATHENS — Water level is 7 inches high and clear, stained in major creeks. Water temp in the low 50s.

We’re still a few weeks away from the heart of another big bass season in most of Texas, but apparently no one told Blake Cockrell, of Ransom Canyon. In his book, the best time for a big bite is whenever you happen to get it.

Henry Repeating Arms president and owner Anthony Imperato has worked tirelessly to build his company into an industry leader in the production of fine firearms, particularly lever-action rifles of varied calibers.

ATHENS — Water level is two inches high and clear. Water temp in the mid 50s.

A largemouth bass tracking study launched last November on Toledo Bend Reservoir by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department inland fisheries biologists has hit a bump in the road that has scientists looking for ways to get their research back on course.

ATHENS — Water level is about two inches high and fairly clear. Water temp in the low 50s.

John Cox, of DeBary, Florida, held off a strong final-day charge by Orange bass pro Tommy Dickerson to notch a wire-to-wire win in the Tackle Warehouse FLW Pro Circuit 2020 season opener held Jan. 23-26 on Sam Rayburn Reservoir

ATHENS — Water level is two inches high and slightly stained. Water temp in the mid-50s.

ATHENS — Water level is about normal level and stained. Water temp in the mid-50s.

BROOKELAND — Berkley pro John Cox, of DeBary, Florida, already had an impressive resume — four career victories, two runner-up finishes in the FLW Angler of the Year race and the 2016 FLW Cup Championship. Sunday in Texas, Cox added another accolade to the FLW record books.

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