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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 12, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas utdoors HeraldZeltun September A big season is expected in the West for the majestic one of Americas most impressive game animals Fishing report AUSTIN API Here is the fishing report compiled by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department CENTRAL BASTROP Water notmal level black bass fair to two pounds on deep water plugs hybrid striper slow crappie slow catfish fair to five pounds on BROWNWOOD Water leet low black bass slow crappie good to 30 fish per string white bass good to 20 fish per string catfish fair to six BUCHANAN Water 83 10 feet low black bass good to five pounds on red worms and blue firetailed worms striper good to six pounds trolling yellowjigs white bass good to 20 fish per stringer jigging slabs in 40 leet of water catfish good to six pounds on trotlines with frozen shad crappie good to 30 fish per string at night near FAYETTE Water 87 one loot low black bass fair to eight a gooil number of bass to 21 Miches also landed on plastic worms crappie slow catfish good to 45 pounds on GIBBONS CREEK Water 82 3 feet low black bass lair to 23 three keepers this week on worms crappie good to 80 fisli per string on minnows catfish fairly good to 45 poundson jugline average 15 boats per day during 50 on LBJ Water 84 normal level black bass good to three pounds on black or gree worms in very shallow water striper good to 3Y pounds to six pounds on deep running N lures oVappie good lo 25 fish per stringer at night on minnows white bass good catfish good to eight pounds on trotline with frozen LIMESTONE Water 80 two feet low black bass lair but small on black worms striper slow crappie good sized under bridge and around middle of lake on minnows white bass slow channel catfish good to eight SOMERVILLE Water three feet low black bass good but small on minnows striper fairly good around tire reefs white bass TRAVIS Water 84 18V4 feet low black bass good to three pounds with limits in topwaters strawberry glitter worms later to 2035 feet of water striper slow white bass schooling but small till 10 catfish fair to four pounds in 30 feet of water crappie some in WELSH Water 92 two feet low black bass fair to five pounds on black and gold metal flake worms crappie slow catfish WHITNEY Water 81 three feet low black bass slow striper fair to 17 pounds on white jigs crappie fair but small in McKown Valley area on minnows catfish slow to nine pounds on doughbait white bass good on fleaflies in McKown Valley SOUTHEAST CONROE Water feet low black bass improving some to eight 13 ounces on purple RatLtraps trolling hybrid striper slow crappie slow white bass slow catfish fairly good on trotline and rod and reel with minnows to four pounds average grass carp good to 20 pounds on doughbait averaging seven per LIVINGSTON Water 88 two feet down black bass fair to 6 pounds early and late on worms and topwaters striper some below dam jigs and trolling white bass fair mostly early and late on silver white silver slabs form 1518 feet channel catfish good to three pounds on shrimp and bloodbait blue catfish fair to 24 pounds on trotlines with shad yellow catfish good to seven pounds on live RAYBURN Water offcolor up river 5 feet low black bass good to six pounds around mossbed striper slow crappie good in sub merged brush and around baited holes to 100 fish per string white bass real good to 300 fish per boat up Attoyac at 103 bridge catfish good on rod and TOLEDO BEND Water five feet Ipw black bass fairly good schooling to 3 A pounds on cranks and Tiny RatLtraps striper slow crappie fairly good white bass slow catfish slow bream SOUTH AMISTAD Water 85 24 feet low black bass fair in grassy areas on topwaters to four pounds on grubs striper slow from deep water crappie slow white bass good in good numbers on white slabs catfish fair to good up Rk BRAUNIG Water 97 one foot low black bass slow redflsh good to 16 pounds on shad and DBS striper good to six pounds on tilapia and spoons crappie slow catfish good to four in good numbers on shad and chicken CAIAVERAS Water 86 six inches low black bew 0ood to five six ounces on purple worms corvlna fair to three pounds four ounces on tilapia end plastic worms crappie poor catfish good to seven pounds on tilapia and shrimp hybrid strioer fair to three COLETO CREEK Water 85 normal level black bass lair to 4V4 pounds on buzzbaits and spinners crappie good to one pound with strings to 60 fish per boat on minnows white bass slow catfish poor to 1 V4 pounds average on FALCON Water 30 feet low black bass fair tp 114 pounds in good numbers on worms Lake McQueeney Fishing good but few fishermen Catfish and bass are good on artificial bait and live Some perch also being Report courtesy of Lake McQueeney Canyon Lake Water one foot low black bass good to four pounds on buzz baits and spinner striper slow crappie picking up white bass slow catfish Report courtesy of Canyon Lake and shallow early and deeper to 12 feet around noon striper fair around state park trolling and jigging white bass good and small crappie slow catfish good to five pounds on frozen WEST POSSUM KINGDOM Water two feet low black bass good to four pounds on top waters striper good to three pounds on top waters crappie slow white bass good in good numbers catfish good to six pounds in good SPENCE Water 26 feet low striper a few over Simpsons Flats at 35 feet on live perch black bass poor and small white bass excellent on topwaters in schools over main lake crappie good in shallow covers on minnows catfish COASTAL GALVESTON Good trout to nine two ounces along beachfront when water is clear also good redfish to maximum size along most oversized sandtrout in good numbers along beachfront and ship channels flouider run beginning to show signs of coming in creasing number of golden a norther or cold front is needed to kick off activity some teal moving into live bait hard to PORT OCONNOR Fishing fair in surf through heavy rains hit Wednesday and no fishing at PALACIOS Several limits of redfish to 27 inches on live shrimp in Tres Palacios River and new turning basin other catches scattered over many still undersized a few limits of specks to 4 pounds in Tres Palacios River and around wells in Matagorda Bay on shrimp and artificals a few flounder on hook and best on gig to 2V4 strings to 96 fish all night good drum form 3065 pounds mostly every night off south Palacios Bay Pier offshore fishing has been some kings and Spanish mackerel a few teal ducks in live bait available but ROCKPORT Redfish plentiful aorund Mud Allens Hog Estes grass flats in Redfish plentiful on best on piggy not many shrimp available trout fishing picking up in Corpus Christ Bay in East Flats around wells on calm morning flounder gigging good to two pounds in flats offshore last week was pretty good Gulf rough this week not much activity not as many fishermen out this week due to school starting live bait hard to PORT ARANSAS Specks just above keeper size around well some good reds in flats from 18 20 inches good number of flounder when wind is calm not many fishermen out since school started Gulf has been little activity live bait CORPUS Redfish in flats in Laguna Madre to maximum size in good numbers on gold spoons and flounder still good to five pounds from Corpus Christi Bay to Landcut sandtrout and small croaker in Corpus Christi Bay no keeper mostly small no live bait PORT MANSFIELD Weather fairly plenty of large shallow water fishing live bait shrimp available fishing slower since school PORT ISABEL Redfish good from 2030 inches or about nine pounds in South Bay and around Three Islands some schooling fishing tailing in shallow waters and hard to find wading good flounder good to three and four a few to in good numbers at night trout fishing good to five pounds on bait fishing not as good tarpon good around some to 100 pounds live bait plentiful some wrne barracuda local rains scattered not Read James Kilpatrick commentary in the Briefly Hunter safety course to begin 21 A hunters safety course will be offered 21 22 in Comal The course is for anyone born after and it will certify hunters to hunt in Deadline for registration is and there is a fee to cover the cost of To or for more call Bob or Neal Ducks Unlimited sets banquet date The New Braunfels chapter of Ducks Unlimited will have its seventh annual banquet at the New Braunfels Civic Center on The fundraising banquet will begin at The which are include a oneyear membership to DU and a subscription to the organizations For call Jim Banquets for DU raised more than million in The money raised by DU goes to its Canadian where waterfowl that wind up in the United States go to Since DU has spent more than million to reserve million acres of waterfowl habitat In more than wetlands The chairman of the local chapter Is Randy Elk population booming in With the Western elk season rapidly ap hunters can look forward to hunting the greatest number of elk in recorded Despite the only one of six hunters will be successful in killing one of Americas toughest game The growth of the elk population is not without Bob executive director for the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Elk Foun Its difficult to mention the word elk in the western elk range without eliciting some strong feelings and he Hunters are concerned with season road weapon selection and hunting 28 proclaimed Hunting and Fishing Day Mark White has signed a proclamation designating 28 as Hunting and Fishing Day in The annual observance is held in conjunction with National Hunting and Fishing Day to recognize the role of hunters ahd fishermen in Whites proclamation points out the bounteous natural resources found in but warned the continuation of these resources requires a financial One group which has been steadfast in this commitment to conservation is Texas cadre of sportsmen hunters and the proclamation Sportsmen finance wildlife conservation programs in a number of including the purchase of various licenses and payment of taxes and other which ultimately support wildlife and fishery management Record stingrays caught in Galveston Galveston area waters apparently are well populated with big with two new state records during The bay area has produced all six state record southern stingrays certified by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department since the early rX io 3 OVER COLORS STYLES INCLUDING PWICil r ANSO IV C O I H T b N ENKAUDN Antiori Only from DuPonl PADDING INSTALLAT ALL AT ONE LOW available at Pncua mld i uisiallauon Sliuraajid lake iipuxtm IM anne lucatma VINYL FLOORING SALE ALL mstrong Congoleum PATTERNS Ask about our credit terms with up to 84 to pay f i The ShemnWilliams ASK SHERWmWILLIAJVIS Sale now thru September 88th NEW BRAUNFELS 364 LANDA 6258558 UNIVERSAL CITY 3101 PAT BOOKER 6290328 Shcrwui Williams reserves the right to correct unws at point of purchase I
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