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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 10, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                utdoors HeraldZtftuii October Turkey prospects improved for 198586 By CHARLES PARSONS Outdoors writer Last we touched on the deer hunting outlook for the upcoming so now well take a look at the bonus everyone is after the Rio Grande What a fantastic addition one of these wild gobblers would make to the Thanksgiving After two extremely poor nesting the Rio Grande turkey has rebounded with good production in Don upland game program leader for the Texas Parks and Wildlife said henpoult counts in the states turkey range indicate that hunters this season will see more birds than they did last with up to 60 percent of the population being Its fortunate that the state got good rains in early because we had backtoback poor production years in 198384 because of the Wilson It started out dry in the western portion of the turkey range in and then the drought spread to the entire range in bringing the lowest production on Wilson said production this year is well above average in South the Edwards Plateau and the Cross which comprise the major portion of Rio Grande turkey range in the The eastern Trans Fishing report primarily Pecos and Terrell was slightly above while the Oak Prairie of southeast Texas and the Panhandle had production somewhat below The fall Rio Grande turkey season runs concurrently with the white tailed deer season in most Texas and this year it will be Hunters this year may take advantage of the new swing turkey tag on their hunting This allows a hunter to take one gobbler in the fall and another in the spring plus a third turkey which may be taken in either the fall or spring Quail limits set Although quail hunters should see a At turkey hunters may see this beautiful sight more often this the quail population is vastly improved quail hunt over the miserable season that we had last year because of the 198384 freeze and they still might have dif ficulty achieving the 12birdperday bag limit and possession limit of The bag limit was set last week after reports that the population had only partially recovered from the horrendous weather of the previous The Texas Parks and Wildlife Departments quail program Don said the quail counts ranged from extremely good to poor in various regions of the But the overall population estimate is still below the longterm There were good nesting con ditions in most of the state during the and the birds responded with a good Wilson But brood stocks were so low its going to take another favorable season in 1986 before well have a bumper The statewide season is from 2 to with the best counties for hunting in eastern South Texas Live Starr and Willacy the Hill Country was one of the hardesthit and it may be several more years before the quail population grows Be sure to watch next week for the announcement of the HeraldZeitung deer Weve put together a of fantastic If you have any questions or any suggestions for this feel free to care of HeraldZeitung Drawer New Braunfels AUSTIN IAPI Here is the fishing report compiled by the Parks and Wildlife Department CENTRAL BASTROP Water normal level black bass good to three pounds on RatLtraps hybrid striper slow crappie slow catfish fair to three pounds on BUCHANAN Water 78 10 feet low black bass good to five 12 ounces on spinners in shallow water striper good to nine pounds on yellow jigs crappie slow white bass picking up to strings of 45 fish on white slabs catfish good to 16 pounds on live GIBBONS CREEK Water fairly 76 feet low black bass fair but mostly under 15 inch slot none over 21 on chartreuse black and purple RatLtraps crappie real good to 25 fish per string average catfish slow to three pounds on rod and reel Weekdays average about 20 boats per weekends about LBJ Water 79 normal level black bass good to 4Vi pounds on motoroil worms striper good to five pounds on white Hellbenders crappie fair with small stringers to 25 fish at night on lighted docks white bass fairly slow to 20 fish in Llano arm on slabs catfish good to 12 pounds on NORTHEAST CEDAR CREEK Water 63 33 inches low black bass fair and spotty to 2V4 pounds in good numbers on dark metalflake worms hybrid striper good to pounds in open water surfacing early crappie very good to 70 fish per string on minnows during day white bass good early and late surfacing channel catfish good to five pounds in six feet of water on cheese MONTICELLO Water 80 normal level black bass good to pounds on plum worms in shallow water crappie slow catfish Unicorn Continued from Page 7A since their freshman while Dorman is a transfer from San New Braunfels experience has played a big part in the teams success this as has the teams natural Of you have to have the speed to run cross Pink But it also takes a lot of con And the more experience you the better you Its a mental race theres a lot of thinking going Its strange out there theres nobody yelling at and you can get to where you dont see anybody in front of you and you cant hear anybody behind It takes selfmotivation youve got to think about what youre doing all Runners have to pace themselves over the threemile course and go onto the course with a winners New Braunfels has that con In Pinks four seasons with the hes taken a boys team to regionals three The team has two more meets before running this Saturday in Bandera and the week after in The district meet is Pinks girls varsity team is headed for a good season as he Robin the teams top has beaten runners shes never beaten before this and sites finished in the top 10 in three of four good to 10 pounds in deep water on worms and WELSH Water 82 normal level black bass fair to five pounds on black neon worms crappie slow white bass slow catfish SOUTHEAST CONROE Water feet low black bass fair to five 12 ounces but spotty early and late in shallow water and around 12 feet during day on som trolling striper good in good numbers in 30 feet of water on spoons crappie slow but good sized around good one poor next white bass fairly slow catfish picking up to eight pounds average on trotline baited with and Catfish Charly grass carp good to 40 pounds at not many fishermen LIVINGSTON Water 73 two feet low black bass fair to pounds on grape average about two pounds in 4V4 feet of water striper fair to 18 mostly smaller white bass fair to 35 fish in four hours crappie improving to 30 fish per string in creeks channel catfish good to 214 pounds blue catfish good to 12 pounds yellow catfish good to 69 RAYBURN Water seven feet low black bass good to four pounds on diving baits and worms striper fairly slow white bass schooling channel catfish good from three to five pounds in good numbers on rod and reel on minnows and TOLEDO BEND Water 75 3 feet low black bass fairly good between fronts to four pounds on worms striper some schooling in woods crappie good late on minnows in 20 feet of water catfish SOUTH AMISTAD Water 75 20 feet low black bass good to seven pounds on buzz Stocking a complete line of Browning Safes Archery Local report Lake McQueeney Fishing activity has been slow this with few fishermen Competitors in a bass tournament brought in an above average catch last Report courtesy McQueeney Canyon Lake The black bass are good to three pounds on buzz spinners and motoroil worms in shallow Stripers are but the crappie are good to 50 fish per string on minnows and White bass are slow channel catfish are good to four while yellow catfish are fair to 20 pounds on live Report courtesy Canyon Lake spinners and worms striper good to six pounds schooling on white Roadrunner jigs and slabspoons up the Rio Grande around Markers One and Six on American side of main channel and in San Pedro Canyon crappie slow white bass fair to one pound in same area as striper catfish very good in baited holes and where freshwater coming in and in 4070 foot holes to five pounds on BRAUNIG Water murky dur to high 80 18 inches low blacx bass slow to eight 12 ounces on one for 10 pounds on trotline baited with tilapia from two keepers for week redfish good to 17 average about 12 pounds on tilapia from bank and boats crappie slow catfish slow to three pounds on trotline with chicken liver and shad hybrid striper fair to five pounds on CALAVERAS Water 78 one foot low black bass very good to 8 on cranks and plastic worms hybrid striper poor corvina good to three pounds average on tilapia catfish good to 20 pounds on tilapia and shad redfish fairly slow to 2 pounds average on and COLETO CREEK Water fairly normal level black bass good to 6 pounds on white silver and black purple and black black lizards striper slow to five 12 ounces crappie average with strings to 15 fish to 114 pounds on minnows white bass slow catfish excellent to nine pounds on rod and trotline with and FALCON Water 25 feet low black bass fair to five pounds off points on worms striper slow crappie slow white bass slow catfish fairly good to seven pounds in deep some fresh water coming WEST POSSUM KINGDOM Water slightly five feet low black bass good to five good numbers of fours striper good to five pounds crapie fair white bass good to 10C fish per string on slabs catfish in good numbers to four pounds on SPENCE Water 74 19 feet low black bass slow striper slow all fishing COASTAL GALVESTON Redfish fairly a few keeoer size near 30 inches at beachfront and jetties a good number of redfish from 1922 some throwbacks in upper readies of bays mainly on live shrimp and mud minnows scattered specks just above keeper some throwbacks under birds all over bays at four pounds tides fairly high many marshes flooded waters paved with golden stringers to 100 fish common along ship Rollover Texas City spillway pier at Bacliff sandtrout good at spillway ship channels flounder run slowing compared to last year live bait available some pintails coming in along with bluewing teal small bunches of geese PORT OCONNOR Redfish fairly some ai surf and jetties during last weekend some nice trout to five pounds around reefs in back ai the oil well cuts during midweek flounder many small fish on jigs some offshore snapper good in good numbers live bait available tides PALACIOS Redfish generally good to 29 in few on shrimp and cutbait along Catancahua Bay and Tres Palacios River one haH fish other half below 18 inches windy midweek limits of trout early from mouth of Palacios River along seawall and new turning basin on shrimp and touts some catches of flounder on shrimp black drum good to 50 pounds at night on small crabs live bait mullet good numbers of ducks and some dark geese sighted mourning doves hunting improving ROCKPORT Redfish fairly slow since last some good fish to limit around Hog Island Mud Estes Bay and around Dagger Island best fishing late in day mostly on Crodell Redfish and spoons trout showing up in fairly good numbers at 16 inches along Copano along motel piers at south tip of Mud Island and off Aransas Bay and Traylor Island flounder beginning to some along ship channel in Port A croaker trying 10 some in surf live bait PORT ARANSAS Redfish fairly super high tides and redfish scattered flounder showing up all over Lydia Ann around Ferry Landings on live mullet trout fairly slow also golden croaker showing up in good num around Corpus Christi Bay gafftop plentiful around Marker 13 one 97pound alligator gar caught by wader on 20 pound test line red snapper good to 22 pounds in fairly good numbers live bait plentiful CORPUS CHRISTI of redfish to 30 some slowing since the in the shallows on golrj spoons and finger is your Hunting BROWNING Headquarters C XCellerator Bow Brownings fastest two u w 25 WICK DRY Vita Mastercard American Express iiiiii DOCS GUNS 1111 Walnut New 78130 6291736   

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