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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 12, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas utdoors December PftfltlOA Texans show bass fishing prowess in contest PARSONS writer The BASS World Team Championship was held recently at Lake a huge reservoir near Las Proving to all the world that Texans are not all mouth and no the top three teams were dominated by area Of the 320 teams five of the top six Individuals were from San Antonio and the sixth was from Universal Robert Kessler and Willie both of San captured top honors with a total catch of pounds from stingy Lake Their total was almost seven pounds better that Dale Lazzaro and Bill also of San who had pounds for second The catch also enabled Kessler and Spaeth to take home between plus a fully rigged Skeeter Starfire 150 bass boat and trailer for each of They added to their total by bringing in a bass for the big fish of the first Finishing third was the team of Elroy Krueger of Universal City and Keith Warren of San Antonio with a Second and third places were worth to each team in addition to a fully equipped Skeeter SSI bass boat and trailer for each Not too shabby for several days Other area finishes included Floyd Mockert and Mike White of San 14th Mike Anderson of McQueeney and Mike Schwenn of San 43rd and Ken Staats of New who teamed with Anderson for In Texas teams had 14 finishers in the top Looks like the rest of the country will have to start looking up to the fishing prowess of Responsibility comes with new gun For many young a shiny new rifle or shotgun will be the highlight of presentopening festivities this A new gun can open the door to a lifetime of outdoor en but it brings on a special set of responsibilities for both the new gun owner and his or her Hunter education officials of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said one of the best things a parent can do after Christmas is enroll the young hunter in a local hunter safety The department coordinates an education program Champion fishermen Robert Kessler second from left and Willie Spaeth third from left accept congratulations from BASS tournament director Ron Savage left and tournament cocoordinator Don Doty utilizing several volunteer and the 10hour course is taught periodically in virtually every county In A fee is charged to help defray course ex Although hunter education programs are not man datory in some other states require completion of an accredited course before a nonresident license is Steve assistant hunter education said parents giving their children guns should set aside time to discuss safety and responsible gun They should clearly define the conditions under which the gun may be handled and Hall After the gun has been unwrapped and whenever it is the handler should keep the muzzle pointed in a safe keep your finger off the trigger and keep the action open and The oftenrepeated rule Is always that every gun should be treated as if it were Hall To locate a hunter education contact your local game warden or call tollfree The elusive gobbler Thanksgiving has come and and though the storebought turkey was very it just didnt seem right without our traditional wild turkey The wild goose helped but it still wasnt quite the With this fresh In I decided last week to prepare for Christmas by bringing home a turkey well in ad Arriving at the family ranch between Comfort and Frederlcksburg shortly before my quest Since no other hunters were I went to the back pasture and started walking canyon ridges In search of a good buck or some feeding After several hours of seeing nothing but does and fawns plus many white tails bouncing in the my main objective came back to mind a turkey So I went from canyon point to canyon point trying to hear a group of birds headed for the roosting site large usually in the canyon Right before I heard some beautiful music turkeys going to Before daylight the next I was positioned in what theoretically seemed to be a perfect place for an As good a hunter as I it just didnt seem possible that the turkeys would fly to the other side of the canyon which is exactly what they Since there were several large I tried a shot at about 175 to 200 too great a distance for me such a small and naturally There is one though it gives me a natural excuse to sneak off and give the turkeys one more chance to show me Im not quite as good in the woods as I would like to A quick lesson on Identifying young gobblers most spring undoubtably the most usually dont have a protuding Many times their beard does not even break through the So in stead of wasting time looking for an undistinguishable check the color of the birds breast when it is fac ing A young or has a breast that looks black because each of his breast feathers has a black band lin ing A hen has a band of making it look much lighter with a barred This tip should let you find that young gobbler in what looks like a band of nothing of Only experts can distinguish difference in sex by looking at young birds turkeys arent smart they are actually very even drowning by craning their heads straight up in a But their vision is so for serious hunters camouflage is a Theyll run at their own so remain as motionless as Fishing report AUSTIN IAP Here is the fishing report compiled hy he Parks and Wildlile Department CENTRAL BASTROP Wnter normal level black bass lairly good to three pounds on RatLtraps hybrid striper slow crappie fair to 30 fish pet siring on minnows catfish good to live pounds on live BUCHANAN Water 69 10 feet low black bass good to four pounds on black jigs in six to eight feet of water striper good to eight pounds on white slabs jigging off rocky points northest of Garrett Island crappie good to 30 fish per string on blue or white 116 ounce jig white bass good to 35 fish on silver cranks catfish good to 10 pounds on live CANYON Water normal level black bass fair to three pounds on RatLtraps and blue worms striper slow to four pounds in with white bass crappie lair at night on minnows white bass good schooling early or all day on cloudy days catfish fair to five pounds on shrimp and GIBBONS CREEK Water 57 normal level black bass slowed down from previous weekend crappie fair in numbers but small sized on minnows catfish LBJ Water 69 normal level black bass good to two pounds on grape and motoroil worms striper good to three pounds on Storm Shad white bass good to 25 fish on white slabspoons crappie good to 35 fish on minnows catfish good to four pounds on cutbait gaspergou good to six pounds on black TRAVIS Water 62 six feet low black bass fair to good numbers of on jig and plastic live minnows best striper slow crappie slow white bass fair to two pounds catfish fair to eight pounds in baited holes on Fried Jalapeno Cheese Balls near NORTHEAST CEDAR CREEK Water 51 normal level black bass slow hybrid striper fair but spotty on silver slabs at dropoffs crappie slow white bass lair surfacing late off shallow points catfish CYPRESS SPRINGS Water one foot low black bass good to five pounds on jig and RatLtraps in 15 feet of water crappie good in 25 Big cat feet of water on minnows catfish good to 22 pounds on large minnows on Tender Chunk Dog Food with MONTICELLO Water 66 normal level black bass good to nine 10 ounces on black worms seven fish over seven pounds during week crappie slow but some caught on minnows catfish still good to nine pounds on worms and WELSH Water 70 normal level black bass good to 10 five several sevens before front on larger worms and RatLtraps crappie some along with bass catfish good to 22 pounds on trollines with live many 10s and SOUTHEAST CONROE Water slightly normal level black bass good to 7 14 pounds on MannOlures striper and white bass slow crappie spotty near plenty of fish shown on chart recorders but nothing biting channel catfish good on shad and stinkbait grass carp Lynn Gardner caught this 40inch yellow catfish on a trotline on Lake It was the second 30pounder that Gardner has LIVINGSTON Water murky in upper lower 64 normal level black bass fair to eight average about six pounds on worms and cranks striper fair to 12 pounds around Pine Island white bass good to 70 fish per string on jig and spoon trolling crappie fair to 15 fish per string on minnows catfish good to 78 pounds on live bait channel catfish fairly good to 2 Vi pounds blue catfish good to 5 pounds on trotline with RAYBURN Water 34 feet low black bass slowing to five pounds on spinners in 410 feet of water striper fair to nine pounds on jig and spoon crappie slow white bass still good on spoons catfish not many TOLEDO BEND Water normal level black bass good to five pounds on spinners striper slow crappie slow catfish not many fishermen juvenile whistling swan sighted on Patroon Creek on north end of SOUTH AMISTAD Water 67 13 feet low black bass fairly good to four pounds in good numbers on topwaters small striper good to around live larger striper slow crappie slow white bass good on white and grey slabs at mouth of rivers catfish excellent In 90 feat of water on shirmpand stink CALAVERAS Water 60 18 inches high black bass good to six many fours and fives on tilapia and cranks striper fairly good to four good numbers landed while trolling cranks redflsh fair to three pounds on tilapia and shad corvina good to three pounds on tilapia crappie slow catfish good to 27 pounds on shrimp and tilapia channel catfish good to four pounds on FALCON Water 24 feel low black pass not many fishermen crappie fair white bass good trolling and jigging to 30 fish per string catfish good numbers of small fish striper fair around dam to six pounds COASTAL CALVES TON Redfish fair at jetties and West Beach surf to 28 a few oversize throwbacks specks good in East West Bay and some in jetties best trout in far East Bay with some to eight pounds and alot of threes and tours only good bait is strawberry colored Kelley Wigglers some specks in West Bay on Wigglers and live shrimp good numbers of sandtrout and whiting along beachfront snapper good to 22 pounds from 2530 miles PORT OCONNOR Norther hit at 6 Wednesday before limits of reds on dead cut mullet at wade fishing picking up some but no limits trout good around Bird Island and in the surf if wind blows from nor thwest or northeast winds rough up surf flounder good to 40 per string to about five pounds each gigging floundering will still be good if wind lays no offshore activity live bait LOWER COLORADO RIVER AUTHORITY NOTICE OF RATE CHANGE REQUEST Lower River LCRA gives notice to its customers and to other affected parties that it has filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas an application for an increase in its rates for wholesale for retail service provided outside the limits of a and for retail service within the limits of the City of The LCRA has also filed with the City Councils of the cities of San San Saba and Austin applications to increase its retail rates for service within the city limits of those The proposed rate change will affect approximately retail and 41 wholesale customers and affects all rate The LCRAs systemwide rate increase is proposed to become effective January For the period ending June the Lower Colorado River Authority is seeking to increase its system wide revenues by million an increase of compared to revenues for the period ending June The LCRAs base rate revenue increase is an increase of compared to base rate revenues for the period ending June LCRAs fuel revenue decrease is a decrease of compared to fuel revenues for the period ending June Persons who wish to intervene or otherwise participate in these proceedings should notify the Public Utility Commission as soon as A request to or for further information should be mailed to the Public Utility Commission of 7800 Shoal Creek Suite Texas Further information may also be obtained by calling the Public Utility Commission Consumer Affairs Division at 512 4580223 or 512 4580227 or 512 4580221 teletypewriter for the LOWER COLORADO RIVER 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