ATHENS — Water level is 6 inches high and clear. Water temp in the upper 80s.

ATHENS — Water level is 5 inches inches high and clear. Water temp in the upper 80s.

ATHENS — Water level is about normal level and clear. Water temp in the upper 80s.

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It’s only July, but fall’s cooler weather and the long line of hunting seasons that come with it will be here before you know it. Whether you are a hardcore hunter looking to explore new territory, a novice without a lease or simply restricted by a limited budget, now is a great time to head…

ATHENS — Water level is about 2 inches high and clear. Water temp in the upper 80s.

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Bassmaster Magazine recently unveiled its annual rankings of America’s Top 100 bass lakes and there are some familiar names on the list. The rankings include the Top 10 overall picks and a breakdown of the Top 25 lakes in the Central, Southeastern, Western and Northeastern geographic regions…

ATHENS — Water level is 2 inches high and clear. Water temp in the upper 80s.

ATHENS — Water level is about 3 inches high and clear. Water temp in the upper 80s.

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Modern hunters may not realize it, but there was a time when the bobwhite quail was a feathered fixture in East Texas. Quail numbers were particularly good in rural areas of the Pineywoods, where row-cropping was once a way of life for people like Tim Boatman, a Nacogdoches native whose fami…

ATHENS — Water level is about 6 inches high and stained. Water temp in the low 80s.

ATHENS — Water level is about 5 inches high and clear. Water temp in the upper 70s.

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We’re coming off a waterlogged May in parts of Texas, and early June is forecast to be pretty soggy, as well. Likewise, rising water and above-normal lake levels are hot topics across much of the state these days.

The Memorial Day weekend proved extremely busy for Texas game wardens, despite severe weather, including storms, downpours and flooded rivers in some areas. Boating incidents statewide surpassed last year’s Memorial Day weekend numbers in almost every category.

ATHENS — Water level is 7 inches high and fairly clear.

ATHENS — Water level is 9 inches high and clear. Water temp in the mid 70s.

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been discovered in deer breeding facilities in both Matagorda and Mason counties, according to recent reports from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. It marks the first positive detection of the disease in these counties.

ATHENS — Water level is 5 inches high and clear before the rain. Water temp in the mid-70s.

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News travels fast these days when somebody reels in a great big fish. Just ask John Galbraith, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

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It’s been a month since a mysterious fish kill was first reported on Lake Murvaul in East Texas and state officials say there is still no conclusive evidence as to what may have caused it.

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The 2021-22 deer season is still months away, but the time is ripe for Texas hunters, game managers and landowners interested in joining the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Managed Lands Deer Program to tend to business. Enrollment periods for both levels of MLDP participation are cu…

Texas is a huge state bustling with public hunting options on more than 1 million acres of land. The properties include state-owned wildlife management areas, national forests, Corp of Engineers property, private lands under lease by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and several nati…

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Huntington bass pro Keith Combs weighed in a three-day total of 63 pounds, 3 ounces on 15 bass to top a field of 136 anglers in the MLF Toyota Series Southwestern Division bass tournament held April 28-30 on Sam Rayburn. He won $36,764.

ATHENS — Water level is about 6 inches high and clear on the main lake, stained in the coves.Water temp in the mid-60s.

ATHENS — Water level is 5 inches high and stained. Water temp in the upper 60s.

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Julie Brown, of Lubbock, has caught big fish before, but none to compare to the whopper that came calling shortly after daylight on the first morning of the 37th Annual Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash held April 16-19 on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in East Texas.

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Hundreds of taxidermy mounts representing of some of the state’s top scoring whitetail bucks and other big game animals taken during the 2020-21 hunting seasons will be on display at a series of Sportsman’s Celebration banquets hosted in the upcoming weeks by the Texas Big Awards Program.

ATHENS — Water level is 4 inches high and slightly stained. Water temp in the low 60s.

ATHENS — Water level is 4 inches high and clear. Water temp in the mid 60s.

More than 1,700 amateur anglers anted up to cast for cash in the 2021 Bass Champs Mega Bass event held March 28 on Lake Fork, but only a handful of them found the big ones biting. Nine bass at the top end of the lake’s 16-to-24-inch slot limit were brought to the scales.

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