SAM RAYBURN — Water level is 1.88 feet low and clear. Water temp in the upper 80s.
ALBA, TX. — Stubby Stubblefield is a big guy with a colorful personality who wears a bright yellow ball cap you can easily spot from a ½-mile away on a sunny day at Lake Fork. Don’t be fooled by his cartoon character-like name, though.
Fool around with fishing hooks long enough and sooner or later you’ll wind up getting poked by the business end. It’s never any fun, either. Longview bass pro Jim Tutt knows the drill all too well.
When gearing up for hunting and fishing this fall, be sure to include two items from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department that won’t take up any more space and offer access to a world of resources: The Texas Outdoor Annual mobile app and the My Texas Hunt Harvest mobile app.
The big woods of deep East Texas will come alive with youngsters of all ages later this month as Dale Bounds and Co. take to the sticks hoping to pass along on some important messages about wildlife conservation and ultimately gain a few new recruits to a sport as old as mankind.
Feral hogs are so loathed by landowners in Texas for their habitat destroying behavior that beginning Sept. 1, you won’t even need a hunting license to pursue them on private property. That’s when a new law takes effect removing even more obstacles from controlling hog numbers.
Dan Bennett claims he has never been one to get excited about very much. That’s interesting because these days the 38-year-old fisheries scientist is feeling the nervous energy of a guy about to become a father for the very first time.