New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 17, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
Thursday, October 17, 1985 Page 9A
AUSTIN IAP) Here Is the fishing report compiled try the Parks arid Wildlife Department for Thursday, Oct 17,1985 CENTRAL
BASTROP Water clear, 78 degrees, lake full; black bass good to five pounds on RatLtraps and purple worms; hybrid striper slow, crappie fair on live minnows in creek channels, catfish good to I? pounds on pet cfi and stink bait on (uglifies BUCHANAN Water clear, 78 degrees, 14 feet low, black bass good to four pounds, 12 ounces on Storm Rattle Shad, striper good to eight pounds on rleep running Rebel, white bass good to 45 fish per string on white slabs, catfish good to four pounds trolling shad, crappie good to 25 fist) per string.
GIBBONS CREEK Water murky, two feet low, black bass fairly good, few keepers, a fair number of keepers under 15 inches on RatLtraps, blue and red metalflake worms, crappie good to four pounds to 30 fish per string, blue catfish good to 14 pounds; channel catfish good to 8 Vt pounds on nighties baited with minnows
TRAVIS Water clear, 74 degrees, 19'/» feet low, lilack bass slowing down this week on topwaters and spinners but still good on plastic worms to 3'/, pounds in about the same num hers, striper slow, white bass schooling early, crappie and catfish fan NORTHEAST CF DAR CREEK Water slightly murky, 63 degrees, 36 inches low, black bass slow to 3’A pounds on dark metalfake worms during day, striper good early in open water on topwaters. bu// baits and trolling Magnum Hellbenders, (ratline real good to 70 fish pot string on min nows during day white bass good early arid late, ratfish fair in channels and creeks
MONTICELLO Water clear, 78 degrees, si* inches low, black bass good to seven pounds, 13 ounces on black worms, crappie slow, catfish good to 10 pounds on nightcrawlers and shrimp RAY HUBBARD Water murky, 72 degrees, 2'J feet low black bass fair to three pounds on cranks along riprap, strgier to IO pounds on live blat, r ratline ex client to 40 fish per string, mostly small, white bass small and very little schooling, some around Robinson Park catfish excellent at night drifting shrimp and liver
WELSH Water clear, 89 degrees, normal level, black tiass good to 5 '/> pounds on black neon worms, catfish slow SOUTHEAST
CONROE Water clear, 2'A feet low, black bass good to five pounds, 13 ounces on upper end with worms, cranks Rattraps, hybrid striper slow white bass slow, crappie good sized but slow, suspended at 15 feet to 25 fish per string, night fishing slow no ducks, grass carp good to JO pounds at league Line Manna from bank on doughbart, dog food
RAYBURN Water clear, 65 degrees, seven feet low, black trass good to 5 'A pounds on worms arid topwaters, striper slow, crappie fair in flailed holes, white bass good with some schooling, catfish fair to five pounds on rod and reel, hotline slow
TOLEDO Bf NO Waler dear four feet low, black bass real good to five pounds on spinners and topwaters, cranks, striper fair to 12 pounds schooling at mouth of creeks and in dam area, crappie good to 12 fish per string on minnows. white bass skiw. catfish fairly good on live bait with hotline SOUTH
AMISTAD Water clear, 76 degrees, 17 feet
low blark bass fair to five pounds on worms, grubs, strawtierry worms, striper fair to IO pounds, average atmo! lour pounds, on white slabs arid silver stairs, crappie fair, white bass good to IOO trios per string, catfish excellent in baited holes in Devils River, Rio Grande arid in the lake to si* pounds in 60 feet of water
BRAUNIG Water murky, HO degrees, six in dies low, ti tar. k bass slow none over keeper size. redhsh real good to three pounds on shrimp, redhsh to 12 pounds hitting tilapia catfish good to three pounds rat shrimp, tilapia, stied and liver On trotlines, striper poor to 5 '/t pounds on tilapia CAI AVERAS Water clear. 72 degrees, one foot low black bass good to eight pounds on tilapia and cranks, many fours, fives, striper good to three pounds average on tilapia redhsh good to three pounds on tilapia and cranks, catfish good to 20 pounds on culbart and tilapia
COUTO CREEK Water clear, 74 degrees ttiree inches below normal, black bass fair to 4 'A pounds on topwaters, black and grape worms, striper fair to pounds on minnows, crappie excellent to 50 bsh pet string in 30 feet of water on minnows, white bass slow, catfish excellent to 7 G pounds on rod and reel to ll pounds on hotline with shad, nightcrawlers, bloodbath and shrimp
FALCON Water clear, 30 feet low, black bass tucking up to seven pounds rn fax numbers on cranks Model A, spinners and worms, good
numbers of small bass, some stillier near dam,
crappie slow catfish good but small
POSSUM KINGDOM Water clear, rivers muddy five feet low black bass good to sr* pounds on topwaters, striper slow, white bass unntng good to 80 bsh per string, crappie slow, catfish slow
SPENCE Water murky 70 degrees, 27 feel low, black bass slow to 5 > pounds on Pico Pop striper good to si* pounds on topwaters, crappie slow white bass good on Hopkxis Famous Slabs calfish good in baited tidies COASTAL
GALVESTON Golden croaker and sand trout runs excellent ut bays, beachfront and around lethes, flounder fishing slow, bull reds oversized at lefties fair number of keepers along marshlxies xi bays, specks fax to four pounds under the birds and in slicks in East, West and Chocolate Bays. offshore boats bonging xi good catches of snapper, a few Ixiy to 30 pounds an an assort men! of black grouper amberjack, rainbow runners, live bait plentiful, no great number of fishermen out midweek
PORT O'CONNOR Fishing fairly stow, not much live bait available, weather unstable, some flounder on gig when water calm, water fairly
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Water clear, one foot low; black bass good to three pounds on spinners, worms and buzz baits; striper slow; white bass fair early and late schooling on topwaters; crappie good at night to 50 fish per string; catfish good to four pounds on shrimp and worms.
clear, fair number of trout in back bays and in South Pass in San Antonio Bay, most redfish under keeper size
PALACIOS Cool front brought a lot of fishing activity, good number of specks but mostly undersized under the birds, good numbers of sand trout in new turning basin. South Bay good for sand trout and specks under the bids, several 50 pound black drum off East Bay Pier on small crabs, live bait plentiful, plenty of fishermen oui ROCKPORT Trout in good numbers but mostly undersized all over Rockport area, good numbers
of redfish to near 10 pounds in Redfish Bay around Ransom Island, Corpus Christi Bay around Shamrock producing some trout to near five pounds but not in great numbers on artificials, no live bait available, some marlin, a single 40 pound sailfish offshore; large flounder airing southwest side of Copario Bay
PORT ARANSAS Trout lust above keeper size under lights at night, no great quantities, some fkiunder near Lydia Ann Channel, croaker in good numbers in Navel AF B area, redfish hard to come by, offshore good for snapper, live bait available CORPUS CHRISTI Redfish good in flats in good numbers to 30 inches and beyond on gold spoons and finger mullet, most all trout in 17 13 inch size class, plentiful from Corpus Christi Ray to Landcut in extremely large numbers, flounder seems to be px.king up some on rod and reel, sand trout and croaker running in large numbers on dead bait shrimp in Intracoastal Canal and Humble Channel, a few sand trout along witfi croaker otherwise, live heil scarce but some available early, small trout and small rerffish around Landcut, most undersized
PORT MANSFIELD Good numbers of redfish in the Landcut area south to 27 inches, few throwbacks, trout laxly plentiful with limits and some redfish af East Cut at Mansfield, live bart available, some flounder, but scattered widely, some rains Tuesday
Whitetailed deer contest scheduled for 1985-86 season
The Herald Zeitung is sponsoring a deer hunting contest this season, in conjunction with area merchants.
Whitetailed deer shot in Comal County and the surrounding counties are eligible in each of four divisions: most points, heaviest buck, heaviest doe and grand prize.
The grand prize deer will be the one with the combination of most points, widest spread and heaviest weight. The prize is a .44 caliber Magnum Ruger rifle from Doc’sGuns, 1111 N. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels.
The winner in the most points division will receive a guided striped bass fishing trip from the Canyon l*ake Tackle Shop and Guide Service.
Heaviest buck winner will win a mounted quail under glass from Richardson’s Taxidermy, Kingsville.
The heaviest doe will win the hunter a guided doe hunt from Wildlife Management Inc. of Boerne.
Honorable mention winners will be awarded Coleman Western hunting knives from Coleman Western Cutlery
of I Longmont, Colo.
An awards buffet, at a site to be determined later, will be catered by Don Strange Catering of San Antonio.
The contest lias four weigh-in stations Fritz’s Meat Market, 309 U.S. 81 West, New Braunfels (625-6519); Jim’s Meat Market, 2910 U.S. 90 West, Seguin < 379-3344); Johnson City lackers, Spur 356, Johnson City 1808-7253); and Eddie’s Quality Meats, 16216 Nacogdoches Road, San Antonio (656-42501 Hunters also can register their deer at any locker that will certify weight and measurements. A photo is required for those entries Flyers for the contest, inlcuding an entry form, are available at area merchants and at the Herald Zeitung offices, 186. S. Casten Ave., New Braunfels For more information, call 625-9144 during regular business hours.
Tournament coordinator is Charlie Parsons The 1985-86 deer season runs from Nov 9 to Jan 5
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