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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 14, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas v Outdoors HtnaldZtltung November Page IDA Deer season begins with bang By CHARLIE PARSONS Outdoors writer Even though the weather didnt live up to the hunters final first weekend tallies Indicate a rather successful season One half hour before sunrise Saturday found temperatures hovering around 70 degrees or so throughout most of with high winds and muggy Just about all the hunters I talked to saw very few whitetails found the deer beginning lo roam about and many hunters were able to take their choice of Sunday broke with just about the same weather not really too conducive to be out in quest of the elusive The fact that we have yet to have any significant typical fall weather has been another barrier to area The vegetation is plentiful and Deer just dont have to stray far from their home ter ritory to grab some In accordance with fewer deer are seen because of lack of animal movement and hunting will be much harder than usual until we have a cold snap that will make visibility easier by reducing On a good the Hill Country is apparent ly in full making younger bucks active in pursuing does for breeding This spritliness is unusual in that it generally begins in midOctober in the Hill Country and is concluded before the season Out of the halfdozen or so locker plants I every opertor had an increase of 25 to 50 percent over last years opening Much can be attributed to the warm as hunters hurried to protect their venison from but the numbers are indicative of a fruitful opening all locker personnel were excited about the conditions of all animals brought In or storage or Several times the Ive never seen the deer in such exceptional con was All that I observed seem ed to be literally rolling with body Antler development was much heavier than the past few years and hunters overall seemed pleas ed with their And dont forget the HeraldZeltung Deer con Lost Maples color arrives Anyone Interested In seeing Texas Hill Country fall colors at their summit should take a trip now to Lost Maples State Natural officials expect a crush of as the famous blgtooth maples for which the natural area Is named have just begun to show their bright red fall Because of the 150vehlcle limit for designated park officials are advising prospective visitors to plan on coming during the week instead of on a Campers and backpackers are advised to make advance reservations for over night Campsite reservations may be obtained by call ing the park at 512 The park Is located in Bandera four miles north of Vanderpool on Ranch Road and It contains General information on Lost Maples is available by calling tollfree State to issue saltwater stamp Effective Texas Inaugural saltwater fishing stamp will be required of all persons ex cept those exempt from fishing license re quirements who will fish the saltwaters of Texas or noncommercial The stamp shows the classic scene of a red drum cruising the flats In a Texas Bay and was produc ed by noted wildlife artist John whose credits Include Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year in Texas Arttlst o the Year In 197879 and Trout Unlimited Artist of the Year In Cost of the stamp Is Collectors Covey of Dallas was chosen to pro duce the stamp and a print suitable or The print sells or for and Parks and Wildlife receives a royalty on each one Funds from stamp and print sales will be used for coastal fisheries enforcement and manage The 1985 State Waterfowl Stamp and which eatured a Cowen painting of snow Is expected to produce or a 43 percent in crease over 1984 program TPWD officials hope the saltwater stamp and print programs will win public acceptance com parable to the waterfowl stamp and which has generated almost million for the depart ments waterfowl management and Rainbow trout program enters new era The rainbow trout stocking program conducted each winter by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is entering a pay as you go with future stockings dependent upon sales of trout The stamps wll be required In addition to a valid fishing license for all trout effective They will be available from depart ment offices and license Officials said the 198586 stocking bases on projected stamp will include four public fishing areas and six state park Trout will be stocked at all locations starting in midNovember and continuing at twoweek inter vals until Greg Schnautz of New Braunfels shows off his 90pound shot in Comal County with a Browning HyperCam The deer season started Saturday and all reports say 198586 should be a very good season Solunar table Plan your days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during these The major periods are in boldface and last for an hour and a half to two Minor periods are in light type and are somewhat Mike Kilgore of New Braunfels displays an eight 14inch deer killed at his ranch Day Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wendesday AM Minor Major PM Minor Major Fishing report AUSTIN API Here is the fishing report compiled by the Parks and Wildlife Department for 1985 CENTRAL BASTROPWaier 78 normal level black bass good to 2Vi pounds on red firetail and double tailed motoroil grub and RatLtraps hybrid striper slow crappie slow catfish good to five pound1 in livn bait and BUCHANAN Water 70 10 feet low black bass good to thruo pounds on buzi baits striper good to five pounds on cranks under birds white bass good to 60 fish per string on topwaters under birds crappie good to 30 fish per siring on minnows catfish good to 28 pounds on live CANYON Water one foot above normal level black bass very good to four pounds on blue worms and crawdad cranks in 410 feet water striper slow crappie fair to 40 fish per siring on minnows and fleellies white bass slow channel catfish good to three pounds on niin nowsand FAYETTE Water normal level black bass fairly good to seven a few over the 21 inch minimum on most keepers under 15 inches crappie slow blue catfish fair to 40 pounds on jugline with live GIBBONS CREEK Water some 70 normal level black bass fair mostly in slot or below on motoroil worms with chartreuse and white tails ctappie excellent to three pounds to 15 fish per string on minnows catfisli good but not many fishermen out lake has 70 80 boats per day on 35 40 during the limit is 120 boats per LBJ Water 71 normal level black bass good to 2V4 pounds on buzz baits striper good to four pounds on silver cranks while bass good to 30 fish per string on cranks crappie slow catfish good to 12 ppunds on LIMESTONE Water fairly 62 one foot low black bass fairly slow to two pounds on black spinners striper slow crappie good under fish fairly small white bass same catfish fairly slow to four pounds on trotline with minnowsand SOMERVILLE Water normal level black bass slow striper slow crappie fair to eight fish per string white bass fairly slow catfisli good to two pounds on rod and TRAVIS Water 70 8V4 feet low black bass fair to five and six fish per string to 2 pounds on spinners and plastic black and brown jigs striper slow crappie some under baited docks white bass some to a dozen per string catfish NORTHEAST ATHENS Water 63 normal level black bass slow to 314 pounds on purple and electric blue worms striper slow crappie excellent to 100 fish per person to two pounds on minnows in 30 feet of water over cedar brush white bass fair to 10 per string blue catfish good on btooxlbaii and shrimp to 10 pounds channel catfish fair to five pounds bream good on red worms in 810 feet of water CEDAR CREEK Water 61 normal level black bass beat early on dark mewlfalke worms and chartreuse spinners in seven feet of striper good early in 35 feet on live bait near major dropoffs crappie slow white bass fair in open water on chartreuse rooster tail and slabs catfish good in creek mouths to three pounds on stinkbait and MONTICELLO Water slightly 72 normal level black bass good nine 12 ounces on cranks and jig and pig crappie slow catfish good to 10 pounds on worms and PALESTINE Water 68 five inches above spillway black bass good to pounds on jig and some on jig and eel striper slow crappie fair on jigs and most below 10 inch some keepers catfish good on rod and reel to 4 A pounds with catalpa TAWAKONI Water 66 normal level black bass slow striper fairly good four pounds on spinners and Macguilles baits crappie slow white bass fair channel catfish good to two pounds on shad in deep water hybrid striper fair near power SOUTHEAST CONROE Main lake 70 black bass fair but fish holding close to brush not too fish hit wanks lightly early and worms extra light later fair on RatLtraps in 618 feet of few bass fishermen out hybrid striper and white bass slow crappie fair under 1097 close to some in boat stalls no bream catfish good in creeks on bloodbait and nightcrawlers on rod and reel few fishermen out deer hunting good in national a few trophies with 10 LIVINGSTON Water murky to some clear spots in Pine Island 70 one foot above normal level black bass fair to good in clear water on cranks some good bass in recently submerged vegetation on chartreuse spinners striper slow crappie fair white bass fair channel catfish good to 214 pounds blue catfish fair to 16V4 pounds yellow catfish good to 69 pounds on trotlines with live TOLEDO BEND Water normal level black bass good to six pounds on spoons and spinners striper slow crappie fair on Twistertail 116 ounce jig white bass slow catfish SOUTH AMISTAD Water 14 feet tow black bass fairly good in salt cedar areas to 7V4 pounds on grubs and topwaters some striper to 27 some many to 10 on bis Redfins all over lake but mostly under dam crappie slow white bass good on white slabs catfish excellent in baited holes to six BRAUNIG Water 76 normal level black bass slow striper good to seven pounds on tilapia and shad crappie slow white bass slow catfish good to five pound on trotline with CALAVERAS Water 76 normal level black bass good to eight pounds on purple worms and tilapia striper fair to four pounds average on silver spoons redfish good to three pounds average on tilapia and cranks catfish good to 32 pounds on plastic worms crappie slow corvina good to three pounds average on COLETO CHEEK Water level black bass good to five pounds on puiple live minnows and spinners striper slow to four pounds on live minnows crappie good to 1 W pounds with stringers to 30 fish white bass slow catfish excellent to 8 V4 pounds on rod and to 11 pounds on trotline yellow catfish good on shad and channel catfish prefer CORPUS Water some 74 normal Lack bass some early on noisemakers striper slow crappie fair in 1214 feet of water white bass slow blue catfish good to 27 pounds on shad on trotline with shrimp no yellow catfish yet no perch for FALCON Water 26 feet low Mack bass fair to four pounds on plastic worms striper fairly good atound dam to eight pounds trolling magnum Hellbenders around cannonball spoons and worms crappie slow white bass good around state park catfish good but WEST POSSUM KINGDOM Water 66 normal level black bass good to six pounds on worms and topwaters striper good to five pounds hybrid striper good to 4V4 pounds on topwaters crappie good with good stringers on slabs white bass good to 60 fish per string on slabs catfish good to 20 pounds on trotline on all baits except best fishing in two some SPENCE Water 67 26 feel low black bass slow to two pounds on slabs striper slow crappie fairly slow white bass good to two pounds on slabs catfish fairly good to three pounds on COASTAL GALVESTON Sandtrout excellent in ship channel and at jetties to 400 fish per boat on dead shrimp scattered specks in mainly drifting and on live shrimp great numbers of undersized redfish in mostly 1012 good numbers of sheepshead to six pounds around jetties redfish good to 29 inches at a few over 30 inches good number of some to eight but run has been slowing sir number of ducks in the PALACIOS Short strings of redfish to six pounds on live and dead spoons from Tres Palacios River and generally in bays some from number of rat reds some limits of specks to about five slowing at midweek on shrimp and artificials flounder from 1V4 pounds from new turning basin small drum to two pounds from piers live bait available goes hunting slow due to bluebird weather birds still coming good goose season PORT ARANSAS Plenty of but not plenty of rolling fish spotted in the flats specks still some from Corpus Christi Bay from 7tt pounds wound the Urn to possible flounder in good numbers wound ferry bulkheads gigging good to 70 fish per night in flats offshore fairly snow due to rough water live bait plentiful at per quart duck season opener but worsened with bluebird PORT ISABEL Windy during fishing slightly good numbers of redfish and beat around Three along East along Uguna Atascosa refuge live bait available no offshore activity good number of lor duck mostly pintail a few flounder showing Auto Parts MOTOR OIL SAE HD 30 159 One 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