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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 4, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas utdoors July 10A Braunig fish survey tedious By CHARLES PARSONS Outdoors writer I saw an event that did away with any ideas one might have about careers as game wardens or wildlife management officers being all fun and no Most avid outdoorsmen have no idea of the painstaking work required to keep up our wildlife This event occurred as Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists took their annual survey of Braunig Lakes fish It was ac complished by applying a chemical called rotenone to a oneacre cove that had been blocked off with a small mesh After the rotenone was sprayed a process taking 15 the fish started struggling to the surface as the chemical destroyed the oxygen producing ability of their The first hour was as the fish popped up and the netting First came the smaller predator led by the threadfin and gizzard tilapia and carp followed by bass and channel After the initial swirling had the bottom of the cove looked as if a silver carpet had been Within these fish began to bloat and float to the Two days along with un counted tubfuls of the count and survey were Included in the forage species were silverside and bullhead sailfin golden threadfin and gizzard Game fish tallies turned up 34 redfish from 8 to 11 inches all from last years That showed that last years stocking had been a Two hundred twenty six largemouth bass were mostly two to four inches showing that this years stocking had a good survival The catfish numbers were low only 24 totalling 26 pounds but eight good threepounders were evident along with The small fish show that the catfish are actively Tilapia numbered approximately totalling 646 Of there were 263 pounds of oneto threeinch 323 pounds of 13to 16 inch fish and a hundred or so twoto threepound Although all anglers are after large trophy this session was an outstanding illustration of the value of even the smnallest fingerling in an overall evaluation of a lakes gamefishing these counts and creel sur veys give biologists accurate reviews of the results of their fish the net results of which help increase the weight that individual fishermen take Parks and Wildlife officals recently stocked redfish in Tournament coordinator Jerry Moore presents trophies and prizes to Patrick Horn left and Brandon Stanley SANDRA JACKSON HERALD 2EI1UNU Brandon Stanley holds his prizewinning catfish Tourney draws 36 youngsters Canyon Lake Optimists are terming their first annual youth fishing tournament a success with 36 youngsters Top winner in the tournament held last Saturday on the lake was Brandon whose 8ounce catfish took the prize for biggest Stanley also won a trophy and a rod and reel as winner in the age 14 to 16 category for heavy Second place for heavy stringer in the oldest age group was won by Mark In the age 10 to 13 heavy stringer was won by Patrick while Dave Dondeen and James Bostrick tied for second Horn also took the prize for biggest fish in his group and overall heavy Youngsters age 7 to 9 had one winner Lindsey Rolinson won prizes for the biggest fish and the heavy Optimists met the participants at the Canyon Lake Tackle Shop at where they had coffee and rolls before going out to fish in Contestants returned to the shop at 11 for the awarding of prizes and a free Each participant received a free Tournament coordinator was Jerry Parks Commission sets hearing on dove seasons CHARLES PARSONS Parks and Wildlife biologist Jimmy Dean sorted fish netted in the including top left thousands of the favorite food fish for top right an assort ment of game from bass to catfish to and bottom the assorted smaller fish that all had to be sorted in the The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission will set hunting seasons for mourning and whitewinged doves as well as the early teal duck season when it meets in Austin at 9 on July Few changes are anticipated in mourning dove season dates or bag limits from last but officials are concerned that the whitewing harvest may have to be reduced or the season closed because of poor production in the Lower Rio Grande Valley during the past two The 1985 whitewing breeding census indicates whitewings are nesting in the Valley this said Ron dove program This represents the lowest since 1963 the last year the season was The whitewing breeding population in the Valley this year is fully 30 perent below the long term George said citrus which provide approximately 50 percent of the whitewing nesting habitat in the Valley during a normal have suffered a 54 percent decline in acreage due to the severe freeze in December Citrus growth is currently insufficient to provide the necessary breeding he The department also proposes to move that portion of the boundary between the Central and South Dove Zones that currently follows Highway 87 from San Antonio to Port Lavaca northward so as to follow Interstate 10 from San Antonio to If the change would place a portion of Southeast Texas which was in the Central Zone last year in the South Zone for the upcoming George said this proposal was prompted by the presence of an excessive number of immature doves during the first few weeks of the season in that If the opening day of the mourning dove season in that area would be Sep tember 20 instead of September The proposed season dates and bag limits for doves and teal are Mourning doves North Central 30 and South 20 12 or 8 and 419 shooting hours are onehalf hour before sunrise to sunset in all and the daily bag limit is 12 mour whitewinged and whitetipped doves in the aggregate including no more than two whitewinged and two whitetipped doves possession limit is twice the daily bag Teal ducks 1422 bag and possession limit four and eight in the respectively shooting hours sunrise to OABCE July 5th THE JIMMY GILMORE BAND July 6th JOE BOBS BAR GRILL BAND sun DOUG FRANKIE July 7th NO COVER COMING JULY 131h Johnny Dee The Rocket Els GRUENE TEXAS novATi rums wtff El Ballroom July 6 9tol 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