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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 12, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Outdoors Harald-Zfltung Thursday, September 12, 1985 PaQeBA A big season is expected in the West for the majestic elk, one of America's most impressive game animalsFishing report Here is the fishing report Texas Parks ana Wildlife AUSTIN (API compiled by the Department CENTRAL BASTROP Water clear, normal level black bass fair to two pounds on deep water plugs, hybrid striper slow, crappie slow catfish fair to five pounds on lugiines BROWNWOOD Water clear 2'i feet low black bass slow, crappie good to 30 fish per string white bass good to 20 fish pet string; catfish fair to six pounds BUCHANAN Water clear 83 degrees 10 feet low black bass good to five pounds on red worms and blue firetailed worms striper good to six pounds trolling yellowiigs white bass good to 20 bsh per stringer jigging slabs in 40 feet of water catfish good to six pounds on trotlines with frozen shad crappie good to 30 fish per string at night near Tow PAYETTE Water clear, 87 degrees one foot low black bass fair to eight pounds, a goon number of bass to 21 inches also landed on plastic worms, crappie slow cattish good to 45 pounds on juqline GIBBONS CREEK Water clear, 82 degrees, 3 feet low. black bass taw to 23 inches, three keepers this week on Rail traps worms crappie good to 80 fish tier string on minnows catfish fairly good to 45 poundson juqline. average 15 boats per day during week 50 on weekends LBJ Water murky 84 degrees, normal level Mar k bass good to three pounds on black or gree worms in very shallow water striper good to 3 pounds to six pounds OO deep running N lures o appie good to 26 bsh per stringer at night on minnows white bass good catfish good to eight pounds on hotline with frozen shad LIMESTONE Water murky 80 degrees two feet low black bass fair but small on black worms striper slow, crappie good sized under bridge and around middle of lake on minnows white bass slow channel catfish good to eight pounds SOMERVILLE Water cleat three feet low black bass good but small on minnows striper fairly good around twe reefs white bass slow TRAVIS Water clear, 84 degreeas 18’6 feet low black bass good to three pounds with limns in topwaters early , strawberry glitter worms later to 20 35 feet of water striper slow white bass schooling but small till IO a rn catfish fair to four pounds in 30 feet of water crappie slow some in Pedemales WFlSH Water dear 92 degrees two feet low black bass fair to five pounds on black and gold metal flake worms crappie slow, catfish slow WHITNEY Water clear 81 deqiees three feet low black bass slow striper fair to 17 pounds on white |igs crappie fan but small in McKown Valley area on minnows catfish slow to nine pounds on doughbait white bass good on fleaflies in McKown Valley area SOUTHEAST CONROE Water clear 2 W feet low black bass improving some to eight pounds, 13 ounces on purple worms DB3 Ratltraps trolling, hybrid striper slow crappie slow white bass slow catfish fairly good on hotline and rod and reel with shad shrimp liver minnows to four pounds average grass carp good to 20 pounds on doughbait averaging seven per person LIVINGSTON Water clear, 88 degrees two feet down black bass fair to 6 V» pounds early and late on worms and topwaters striper slow some below dam jigs and trolling white bass fan good, mostly early and late on silver spoons white silver slabs form 15 18 feet channel catfish good to three pounds on shrimp and blood bait blue catfish fair to 24 pounds on trotlines with shad yellow catfish good to seven pounds on live bait RAYBURN Water offcolor up over 5W feet low; black bass good to six pounds around mossbed striper slow; crappie good rn sub merged brush and around baited holes to 100 fish per string white bass real good to 300 fish per boat up Attoyac at Hwy 103 bodge; catfish good on rod and reel TOLEDO 8ENO Water clear five feet low black bass fairly good schooling to 3 Vi pounds on cranks and worms Tiny Torpedo, Rail traps, striper slow, crappie fairly good white bass slow catfish slow bream good SOUTH AMISTAD Water clear 86 degrees 24 feet low black bass fair in grassy areas on topwaters to tour pounds on spinners grubs striper slow from deep water; crappie slow white bass good in good numbars on white slabs catfish tan to good up Rio Grande BRAUNIG Water dear, 97 degrees one foot low, black bass slow radish good to 16 pounds on tiiapia spinners shad and DB3 striper good to six pounds on tiiapia and spoons crappie slow catfish good to four pounds rn good numbers on maple shad and chicken liver CALAVERAS Water murky 85 degrees six inches tow black bess good to five pounds six ounces on purple worms, corvine ten to three pounds tour ounces on Maple end plastic worms, crappie poor catfish good to seven pounds on Maple and shrimp, hybrid striper fee to three pounds COLETO CREEK Water clear 85 degrees normal level bleck bess fair to 4V> pounds on worms buzzbaits end spinners crappie good to one pound with strings to 60 fish pet boat on minnows, white bass slow catfish poor to I pounds average on btoodbait FALCON Water clear 30 leat low bleck bass lair to I VV pounds rn good numbers on wormsBriefly Hunter safety course to begin Set. 21 A hunters' safety course will be offered Sept. 21-22 in Comal County. The course is for anyone born after Jan. 1,1949, and it will certify hunters to hunt in Colorado. Deadline for registration is 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19, and there is a $1 fee to cover the cost of materials. To register, or for more information, call Bob Wofford, 629-4328, or Neal Etheridge, 899-2953. Ducks Unlimited sets banquet date The New Braunfels chapter of Ducks Unlimited will have its seventh annual banquet at the New Braunfels Civic Center on Oct. 23. The fund-raising banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. The tickets, which are $40, include a one-year membership to DU and a subscription to the organization’s magazine. For tickets, call Jim Mangum, 629-3264. Banquets for DU raised more than $38.2 million in 1983. The money raised by DU goes to its Canadian chapter, where waterfowl that wind up in the United States go to breed. Since 1937, DU has spent more than $237 million Read James Kilpatrick commentary in the Hwld-Zdtuwg to reserve 3.3 million acres of waterfowl habitat in more than 2,400 wetlands projects. The chairman of the local chapter is Randy J. Boatright. Elk population booming in U.S. With the Western elk season rapidly approaching, hunters can look forward to hunting the greatest number of elk in recorded history. Despite the abundance, though, only one of six hunters will be successful in killing one of America's toughest game animals. The growth of the elk population is not without problems, said Bob Munson, executive director for the non-profit Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. “Ifs difficult to mention the word elk in the western elk range without eliciting some strong feelings and opinions,” he said. "Hunters are concerned with quality, season length, road closues, weapon selection and hunting pressure. Sept. 28 proclaimed Hunting and Fishing Day Gov. Mark White has signed a proclamation designating Sept. 28 as Hunting and Fishing Day in Texas. The annual observance is held in conjunction with National Hunting and Fishing Day to recognize the role of hunters and fishermen in conservation. White’s proclamation points out the bounteous natural resources found in Texas, but warned the continuation of these resources requires a financial commitment. "One group which has been steadfast in this commitment to conservation is Texas’ cadre of sportsmen — hunters and fishermen,” the proclamation stated. ‘‘Sportsmen finance wildlife conservation programs in a number of ways, including the purchase of various licenses and stamps, and payment of taxes and other fees which ultimately support wildlife and fishery management programs.” Record stingrays caught in Galveston Galveston area waters apparently are well-populated with big stingrays, with two new state records during 1985. The bay area has produced all six state record southern stingrays certified by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department since the early 1970’s. Lake McQueeney Fishing good but few fishermen out. Catfish and bass are good on artificial bait and live worms. Some perch also being caught. Report courtesy of Lake McQueeney Marina Canyon Lake Water clear, one foot low: black bass good to four pounds on buzz baits and spinner; striper slow; crappie picking up; white bass slow; catfish fair. Report courtesy of Canyon Lake Marina and Clanks, shallow early and late deeper to 12 feet around noon striper lair around state park trolling and jigging white bass good and small crappie slow catfish good to five pounds on frozen shrimp WEST POSSUM KINGDOM Water clear two feel low plack bass good to four pounds on top waters striper good to three pounds on top waters crappie slow; white bass good in good numbers; cattish good to six pounds in good numbers SPENCE Water clear 26 feet low. striper slow a few over Simpsons Flats at 35 feet on live perch black bass poor and small; white bass excellent on topwaters in schools over main lake crappie good in shallow covers on minnows; catfish slow COASTAL GALVESTON Good trout to nine pounds two ounces along beachfront when water is dear also good redfish to maximum size along beachfront, most oversized sandtrout in good numbers along beachfront and ship channels; flounder run beginning to show signs of coming alive in creasing number of gokien croaker, a norther or cold from is needed to kick off activity some teal moving into area, live bait hard to get PORT O'CONNOR Fishing fair in surf through Tuesday, heavy rams hit Wednesday and no fishing at all PALACIOS Several limits of redfish to 27 inches on live shrimp in Tres Palacios River and new turning basin, other catches scattered over bays, many still undersized a few limits of specks to 4 pounds rn Tres Palacios River and around wells in Matagorda Bay on shrimp and artifice!* a few flounder on hook and line, best on gig to 2 % pounds, strings to 96 fish all night, good drum form 30 65 pounds mostly every night off south Palacios Bay Pi et, offshore fishing has been light, some kings and Spanish mackerel, a few teal ducks m, live bait available but scarce ROCKPORT Redfish plentiful aorund Mud Island, Allan's Bite Hog Island Estes Fiats, grass flats in Redfish Bay plentiful on flats best on spoons, piggy perch, not many shrimp available, trout fishing picking up in Corpus Christi Bay in East Flats around wells on calm morning flounder gigging good to two pounds in flats, offshore last week was pretty good Gulf rough this week not much activity not as many fishermen out this week due to school starting I.va bait hard to get PORT ARANSAS Specks lust above keeper size around well some good reds in flats from 18 20 metes good number of flounder when wind is calm not many fishermen out since school started Gulf has been rough, little activity live ben available CORPUS CHRISTI Redfish in flats in Laguna Madre to maximum size in good numbers on gold spoons and flounder still good to five pounds ♦rom Corpus Christi Bay to Landcut sandtrou! and small croaker in Corpus Christi Bay no keeper specks mostly small no live bait shrimp PORT MANSFIELD Weather fairly good plenty of large redfish, shallow water fishing good live bait shrimp available, fishing slower since school started PORT ISABEL Redfish good from 20 30 inches or about nine pounds in South Bay and around Three Islands are some schooling, fishing tailing in shallow waters and hard to find; wading good flounder good to three end four pounds a few to cix. rn good numbers at night; trout fishing good to tiva pounds on artificials, bait fishing not aa good, tarpon good around jetties soma to 100 pounds liva bait plentiful; some kingfish some barracuda, local rams scatterad not goners! r-1 ii ■t'WL ■■JU b\ jSfeWJi’- -I A:' iL'-vs33 • ' -tf bISsSf W?! ” A' *'•*    -T,    'v— i. 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