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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas utdoors 8A Fishing report Geese leave their roosting site to head for their feeding areas at dawn A hunter waits as decoy spread three lesser Canada geese drop down in response to calls and a 1985 could be year of the goose By CHARLES PARSONS Outdoors writer Within the next several Texans will have a complete inventory of legally harvestable wild Duck and goose seasons open and this could well be the year of the for several reasons because of a dramatic decrease in the North American duck the point limits of the favorite mallard and pintail drakes has been increased to three drakes of either bird and youre through shoo ting for the The decline has been attributed to drought conditions in Canada for the past several conditions which have caused poor nesting With this years low federal officials have set higher point limits to try and restrict the geese have had a good and a recent check with coastal and rice field guides indicate excellent numbers have already The food supply is so the geese should stay put through the a liberal bag limit enables hunters to shoot up to seven of these fineeating birds per Here are the season guides Packs Season High 12 Rest of Limits 100point Geese East of 81 Season Light 26 Dark 8 and Limits five per day two per Geese West of 81 Season Limits Five total including two The daily bag limit is reached when the point total of any bird taken reaches or exceeds 100 Here are the point values 100 points mallard mottled black 70 points Hooded wood fulvous and blackbilled whistling tree 20 points mergansers except all species of points All but mainly pintail and mallard Special regulations Hunters must possess a state duck regardless of Hunters 16 and older must also possess a federal waterfowl GOOSE HUNTING ZONES yi High Plains Mallard Management Unit D Remainder of the State Hunters must have one fully feathered wing attached to the bird until they reach Hunters must make a reasonable effort to retrieve any killed or wounded Anterless permit sites set Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials have set times and locations for landowners or their agents to obtain anterless deer hunting permits for the 1985a6 The gun season for whitetailed deer in most Texas counties is Landowners are encouraged to utilize all permits available to Last does were fear a state and it was the first time foe an tlerless harvest topped Blanco County courthouse Johnson Buraet County Cowal Police New Hays County San KendftU CpMRty TTgyif Parfcs County County AUSTIN Hera is the fishing report edrnpllsd by the Parks and Wildlife Department CENTRAL BASTttOP Water 79 lake full black bass good to four 11 ounces on RatLtraps hybrid striper slow crapple fair on minnows at night catfish good to 22 pounds on live good numbers of channel catfish fairly clear In creeks three feet low black bass good to four pounds on black spinners and Model A striper good to four pounds catfish good to four pounds on yellow catfish good to 25 BUCHANAN Water muddy on upper 77 12 feet low black bass good to five pounds on Storm Rattling cranks or Wiggle Worms striper good to nine pounds on deep running fish per string catfish good to eight pounds on live GIBBONS CREEK Water partly 76 one foot low black bass fairly good inside several keepers below 15 inches on wide variety of baits crapple good to 20 fish per string channel catfish good to six pounds blue catfish good to 14 pounds on chicken LBJ Water 77 normal level black bass good to three pounds on cranks striper good to three pounds on silver and black cranks white bass good to 35 fish per string crappie good to 35 fish per string crapple good to 35 fish per string around lights and docks catfish good to six pounds on NORTHEAST ATHENS Water six Inches low black bass good to five pounds on worms topwaters striper slow crappie real good to 50 fish per string white bass good catfish CEDAR CREEK Water 67 six Inches low black bass fair and spotty on dark metalflake worms during day hybrid striper good to seven pounds in open water early crappie good during daylight in 20 feet of water white bass good to 50 fish per string early and late channel catfish good to pounds on night crawlers and blood MONTICELLO Water 78 six inches high black bass good to 616 pounds on dark metalflake worms crappie slow catfish good to eight pounds on night crawlers and WELSH Water 76 normal level black bass fair to pounds catfish fairly good SOUTHEAST CONROE Water 73 2 A feet low black bass good before nothing af terward hybrid striper slow crappie slow but good sized supsended at 1215 feet catfish fair on trotline fishing generally LIVINGSTON Water creeks 74 normal level black bass fairly good to 3V4 pounds on spinners and worms striper slow white bass fair to 25 keepers per half many smaller crappie fairly good to 30 fish per trip in half day channel catfish good to pounds blue catfish good to 22 pounds on trotline yellow catfish good to 70 many in 1225 pound RAYBURN Water murky up clear spots in 60 seven feet low black bass good to 5V pounds on topwaters and spinners around and over hydrilla striper slow crappie fair but not many fishermen white bass good in good numbers to three pounds catfish some on TOLEDO BEND Water two feet low black bass good to pounds on buzz baits striper super good schooling to 12 pounds in woodarea on topwaters with plenty of limits crapple fair late and evening on shiners In 2835 feet of water white bass slow catfish few SOUTH AMISTAD Water 70 feet low black bass good to nine three pounds on spinners and worms In newly flooded cedar areas of lake striper schooling to 16 average five in the main part of lake near dam and in San Pedro Canyon crapple slow white bass good to 2V pounds In good numbers in Zoro Canyon and mouth of Devils River catfish very good to ex cellent all over lake to four pounds on shrimp and Rogers cheese bait In 4080 feet of BRAUNIG Water 80 one foot above normal black bass slow striper good to six pounds on jigs and tilapia redflsh fairly good to 21pounds on several 10s and 12s on cranks catfish fairly good to four pounds on CALAVERAS Water 73 normal level black bass real to 10 Vi pounds on crank hybrid striper fair to five pounds with limits of 10 fish on silver spoons crappie slow yellow catfish good to 25 Yi blue catfish good to nine pounds and channel catfish slow orangemouth slow to 3 pounds on silver spoon rodfish fair to two 10 ounces on sllvoGr COLETO CREEK Water 72 normal level black bass good to 4Vi pounds on varolus lures in good numbers striper slow crapple excellent to eight pounds on rod and reel and to 11 pounds on soap and CORPUS CHRISTI Lake fairly north end 74 six Inches low black bass fair to four pounds on Hula lunkers striper slow crappie good in 1214 feet of not in shallows yet white bass good early around brush birds working some blue catfish good to 14 pounds on shad in 1416 feet of water some yellow catfish in 20 pounds on live FALCON Water clear in muddy in 26 feet low black bass fairly rising water slowed bass catfish good to WEST POSSUM KINGDOM Water normol level bass slow striper fair to pounds crappie slow and small white bass good in 2030 feet of water on slabs catfish SPENCE Water clear in lower 72 25 feet low black bass slow striper slow crappie real slow whitn bass good on topwaters to 14 fish per string catfish good in baited holes few fishermen COASTAL GALVESTON Golden croaker and sand trout plentiful around jetties and throughout the bays flounder fishing still need best flounder fishing near marshline in bays on tegular flounder places slow specks picking up with some under birds and in slicks in all bays about one third of all trout are throwbacks keepers redflsh in bays but only about half keepers around marshlines jetties producing large oversized redfish good snapper catches party boats getting good mixtures of blue black grouper good specks to six pounds along water clear beachfront piers producing Spanish mackerel live bait available a few ducks only two nightflights of geese over city this PALACIOS Good numbers of redfish to 29 inches but no on shrimp trout many limits to six pounds on live shrimp in Tres Palacios River Local report Canyon Lake Wdter off six feet above normal black bass good to four pounds in 10 feet of water on motoroil and purple worms striper slow crappie slow white bass fair early and late on top with spoons in 25 feet on min nows and jigging spoons catfish to four pounds on shrimp and and Carankawa Turtle flats on Matagorda Penninsula sand trout mixed with trout flounder to 1 pounds live bait available black drum good to 45 pounds at night on small ROCKPORf Redfish to six pounds around Mud Allans Bite on lures bait fishermen some approximately half of trout are throwbacks good trout to 20 Inches In good numbers In Panther Point area in San Antonio Bay trout three to one keepers in Copano Bay some keeper redfish In Copano Bay live bail oil and on a few pintail in Mission Copano flights late this PORTARANSAS Redflsh fairly slow due to high tides and fresh tides six to eight in ches above normal trout spotty flounder fair and picking up to two pounds mainly around Lydla Ann Channel on Port Anransas side golden croaker picking up but no run yot around mostly small offshore good for snapper averaging 1215 fish per person liva bait live mullot or mud minnows best for PORT ISABEL Redfish good to nine pounds on trouts and topwaters on calm mornings good trout in j three to five pound a few throwbaoks best fish hit topwaters snapper fishing good offshore to 30 pounds of fish per person a few jtuna to 25 pounds trolling near shrimpbonts live bait available flounder good to four pounds at night when water clear a few golden croaker showing up black drum fairly slow RAINBOW TROUT Stockings of rainbow trout will be placed in the tailraces of Canyon Possum Kingdom Boykin Springs in Angelina National Forest and Foster Park irrSan Angelo beginning No exact dates will be available due to un predictable fish availability of crews arid Stocks will be made in Meridian and Bonham Stale an estimated quarter million trout will be stocked in the Guadalupe Brazos Foster Park and Boykin Some will be stocked in state Stockings will be made roughly every two weeks and no ddtes will be Keep an eye on the news in thej HeraldZeitung IT PATS TO READ TOUR METER You can easily tell what your monthly electric bill will be by keeping track of your electric meter The meter records thenumber of kilowatthours you have which is the basis for figuring your Since you pay for electric service after you use reading your meter regularly is a good way of keeping track and controlling theamount of electricity you are The meter measures kilowatthours like your cars odometer mea sures It is read the same Subtracting the previous reading from the present gives you the latest amount It is important to read your meter on the 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