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March 2, 2017

Trout Stocking: Ascarate
Ascarate: Located in Ascarate Park between Alameda Avenue and Hwy 375 in central El Paso, south of Delta Drive and west of R.E. Thomason Loop.

March 3, 2017

Trout Stocking: Buena Vista Park Lake
Buena Vista Park Lake: From Loop 340 on the east side of Bellmead, go west on Kendall Lane. Turn left on Crow Drive and follow about 2 blocks to park.
Trout Stocking: Bullfrog Pond
Bullfrog Pond & Kingfisher Lake: In Travis County East Metropolitan Park on Blake-Manor Road off FM 973
Trout Stocking: Central Park Pond #1
Central Park Pond #1: Take Harvey Road exit off Hwy 6 East Bypass and continue south on the service road. Park entrance is on the right just past Krenek Tap Road.
Trout Stocking: Greenbriar Park
Greenbriar Park: From I-20 in Ft. Worth, go north on Hemphill St. The Park is located is located on the west side of the road.
Trout Stocking: Grover-Nelson Small Pond
Grover Nelson Park: At Abilene Zoo near intersection of SE 11th Street and Loop 322. Small Pond is situated between two larger lakes.
Trout Stocking: Kingfisher Lake
Kingfisher Lake: In Travis County East Metropolitan Park on Blake-Manor Road off FM 973
Trout Stocking: Lakeside Park
Lakeside Park: From I-20 in Duncanville, exit on Cedar Ridge and go south. Turn east on Camp Wisdom, then south on Steger Drive.
Trout Stocking: Mary Jo Peckham Park
Mary Jo Peckham Park: 5597 Gardenia Lane in Katy.
Trout Stocking: Medical Center South
Medical Center South: From Interstate 40 in Amarillo, take Coulter Street north to Wallace Blvd. and turn east into the Medical Center complex.
Trout Stocking: Missouri City C.P.L.
Missouri City Community Park Lake: Located at 1700 Glenn Lakes Lane.
Trout Stocking: South Lakes Park Pond
South Lakes Park: From Dallas, head north on I-35E to Denton. Turn west on FM 2181, go to Hobson Lane and turn right (north). Park is on east side of road.
Trout Stocking: South Weeks
South Weeks: Southwest corner of Southwest Parkway and Stone Lake Drive.
Trout Stocking: Woldert Park Pond
Woldert Park: At Glass Recreation Center on North Broadway. From North Loop 323 turn south on Broadway and travel 0.9 miles to W. 32nd street and turn right.
Fishing with a Ranger
5:00p to 6:00p Fri, March 03, 2017 This is a single occurrence of a repeating event. View all dates. Inks Lake State Park Map & Directions Sean Jones (512) 793-4689 sean.jones@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Come out and try to catch the big one! Everyone welcome for free catch and release instructional program. No fishing license required while on state park property. We have the poles and the worms.  All you need is your smile. Meet behind the Park Store.  Free with park entrance fee.  No reservations required. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@InksLakeSP)  and Facebook for all the latest information about park events! All Dates for This Event 5:00p to 6:00p Fri, March 03, 2017 5:00p to 6:00p Fri, March 10, 2017 5:00p to 6:00p Fri, March 17, 2017 5:00p to 6:00p Fri, March 24, 2017 5:00p to 6:00p Fri, March 31, 2017 5:00p to 6:00p Fri, April 07, 2017 See 3 more events… About TPWD General Information Office Locations Compact with Texans TPW Commission Jobs & Careers Volunteer Opportunities FAQs Doing Business with TPWD Agency Forms Permits Grants & Assistance Bids & Vendor Opportunities Surplus Property Resources Publications Privacy & Security Accessibility Policy Linking Policy Site Policies Intranet Statewide Info texas.gov Homeland Security TRAIL Archives Texas Transparency Texas Tourism Texas Veterans Portal Connect with TPWD Social Media Submit a Question Open Records Complaint Process Report Fraud Sign up for Email Facebook Twitter YouTube 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744 (512) 389-4800  |  (800) 792-1112 Operation Game Thief: (800) 792-GAME TPW Foundation Official Non-Profit Partner Content of this site copyright Texas Parks and Wildlife Department unless otherwise noted.

March 4, 2017

Beach Clean-up
9:00a to 12:00p Sat, March 04, 2017 This is a single occurrence of a repeating event. View all dates. Sea Rim State Park Map & Directions Glenda Rutherford (409) 971-2559, x222 Glenda.Rutherford@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar We are having a beach clean-up at Sea Rim State Park and will be picking up trash on 5 miles of beach. Join us for our monthly beach clean-up on the 1st Saturday of every month from 9 am to 12 noon. Entrance fees will be waived for those that arrive at Sea Rim State Park at 9 am to participate in the beach clean-up event. Gloves, trash bags and bottled water will be provided. Bring a lunch, insect repellent, sunscreen or hat and help pick up trash to keep your Texas beach clean. 
Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop
10:00a to 4:00p Sat, March 04, 2017 J. Erik Jonsson Central Library 1515 Young St. Dallas, Tx 75201 Keira Quam (469) 644-2705 Keira.Quam@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor This free workshop is open to anyone 18 or older interested in teaching fishing skills in their communities. The program provides the curriculum, equipment, materials and support to help volunteers successfully introduce youth and their families to fishing. Ideal for teachers, youth group leaders, afterschool or camp staff and community volunteers. SBEC credit available for teachers. Participants should wear comfortable clothing for indoor and outdoor activities, hat and sunglasses, bring a sack lunch and water bottle.  The workshop is free, but preregistration is required, please contact Keira Quam at keira.quam@tpwd.texas.gov  or (469) 644-2705.
Trout Stocking: Plum Lake
Plum Lake: Northeast side of Wichita Falls (softball complex).
Tackle addict Grand Opening Sam rayburn
It's official.... The Sam Rayburn location is now OPEN!!! This is just a soft launch, but we will be hosting our Grand Opening on March 4th, you won't want to miss it! We will be running the following hours: Monday-Wednesday: 8am-6pm Thursday: 6am-9pm Friday-Saturday: 5am-9pm Sunday:6am-Noon These hours are subject to change as we will be flexible depending on tournaments and other events (example: Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash) 3755 US Highway 255 Brookeland TX 75931 409-698-9370

March 8, 2017

Houston fishing expo
http://www.houstonfishingshow.com/ http://www.houstonfishingshow.com/about_houston_fishing_show.htm http://www.houstonfishingshow.com/seminar_schedule_houston_fishing_show.htm 41st HOUSTON FISHING SHOW PRIMED FOR GREAT FISHING A mild winter and an early spring are opening the doors to another great fishing season across southeast Texas. No major freezes along the coast protected inshore fish, and water readings already in the mid 60s are encouraging early shallow-water activity in freshwater lakes and ponds. And, not coincidentally, the 41st annual Houston Fishing Show will open its doors Wednesday, March 16, for a five-day run in the George R. Brown Convention Center. The show, regarded as the largest consumer exhibition of its type in the country, will fill the entire 200,000-square foot Exhibit Hall A with fishing-related booths. New rods, reels, lures, lines and accessories will be on display, many backed by guides, pro-class anglers and factory representatives. On-going fresh and saltwater seminars will be conducted daily, and Saturday and Sunday will feature the free Kids' Casting Clinic. The clinic, sponsored by Plano Tackle, the Two of Us Bass Club, and Fishing Tackle Unlimited, will give tackle boxes to all participants, and the young casters can aim for additional prizes. Houston-based Fishing Tackle Unlimited is the largest tackle retailer in the nation, a major accomplishment and testimony to the popularity of fishing in southeast Texas. FTU's huge display floor will feature new gear from most of the big names in the industry. Bargain deals are available on select items _ a good way to stock up for the coming year. On the subject of bargains, Hook Spit's large display of tackle will offer a line-winding booth. Show visitors can bring their own reels (no limit per person) to be filled for one cent per yard for mono, or five cents per yard for braid. The big show typically boasts public unveilings of new items, and this year's extravaganza is no exception. Shimano is showcases two new casting reels. According to regional Shimano representative Hughes Andry, the compact Curado 70 features super-fast gear ratios. The 70HG is 7.2/1, and the 70 XG is a blazing 8.2/1 (approximately 32 inches per revolution on a full spool). The little reels weigh only 6.5 ounces, available in right or left hand models. Shimano's new entry-level Caenan 150 is another switch-hitter retailing for just under $100. It has a functional 6.3/1 ratio. The pepped-up 150 HG is 7.2/1. Both spool approximately 90 yards of 14-pound mono. Mainstream Marketing will be showing the 13 Fishing casting reels. Mike Haring said the low-profile reels are available in three grades, A, C , and E. A new entry-level low-profile Inception model also is available. Mainstream also carries the hugely popular L&S Bait Company's lures. Among this star-studded, speck-catching lineup are the various MirrOlure and Corky models. Haring said new offerings include the C36MR, a hard-plastic plug, and Paul Brown's Soft-Dog. The latter is a floating soft-plastic dog walker, sure to be a heavy hitter in the trout market this spring. Daiwa remains a major player in the reel m
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Fishing with a Ranger
10:00a to 11:30a Wed, March 08, 2017 Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit Map & Directions Katelyn Juenger (903) 945-5256 katelyn.juenger@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Let's go fish! Everybody is invited to come fish with a Ranger. No matter what your level of expertise or lack of expertise you are invited. Don’t have a pole to fish with? We will have some available to loan out during the fishing program. I’ll even bring the worms! We will talk a bit about rods and reels, fishing knots, rigging a fishing pole, and rules and regulations about fishing. Then we will get the hooks in the water and see what we catch. All ages are welcome to attend. This program may be cancelled because of weather or fire conditions. Call the park office for updated information. Bring: Fishing pole if you have one, extra bait, hat, water Meet: Bluebonnet Day Use Area Event is free with park entrance fee. Park entrance fee is free with a Texas State Park Pass.

March 9, 2017

Public Meeting: Inks Lake State Park Complex
6:30p to 8:30p Thu, March 09, 2017 Burnet County Courthouse 220 South Pierce St. Burnet, Tx 78611 Matt Fougerat or Cory Evans Matt.Fougerat@tpwd.texas.gov Cory.Evans@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Join us to discuss plans and offer input into the future development of Inks Lake State Park, Longhorn Cavern State Park and Park Road 4. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold a public meeting on the development of the Inks Lake State Park complex, which includes Inks Lake State Park, Longhorn Cavern State Park, and Park Road 4. We will share information on the proposed facilities and recreational use of the parks. Maps showing the proposed development will be available. A question and answer period will follow. All interested citizens are invited to attend the public meetings. We will accept written comments regarding this phase of the project until April 1, 2017. Submit your written comments either in person, by mail, or email to: Matt Fougerat, Lead Park Planner Austin Headquarters 4200 Smith School Road Austin, TX 78744 Matthew.Fougerat@tpwd.texas.gov Cory Evans, Park Superintendent Inks Lake State Park 3630 Park Rd 4 Burnet, TX 78611 Cory.Evans@tpwd.texas.gov
Houston fishing expo
http://www.houstonfishingshow.com/ http://www.houstonfishingshow.com/about_houston_fishing_show.htm http://www.houstonfishingshow.com/seminar_schedule_houston_fishing_show.htm 41st HOUSTON FISHING SHOW PRIMED FOR GREAT FISHING A mild winter and an early spring are opening the doors to another great fishing season across southeast Texas. No major freezes along the coast protected inshore fish, and water readings already in the mid 60s are encouraging early shallow-water activity in freshwater lakes and ponds. And, not coincidentally, the 41st annual Houston Fishing Show will open its doors Wednesday, March 16, for a five-day run in the George R. Brown Convention Center. The show, regarded as the largest consumer exhibition of its type in the country, will fill the entire 200,000-square foot Exhibit Hall A with fishing-related booths. New rods, reels, lures, lines and accessories will be on display, many backed by guides, pro-class anglers and factory representatives. On-going fresh and saltwater seminars will be conducted daily, and Saturday and Sunday will feature the free Kids' Casting Clinic. The clinic, sponsored by Plano Tackle, the Two of Us Bass Club, and Fishing Tackle Unlimited, will give tackle boxes to all participants, and the young casters can aim for additional prizes. Houston-based Fishing Tackle Unlimited is the largest tackle retailer in the nation, a major accomplishment and testimony to the popularity of fishing in southeast Texas. FTU's huge display floor will feature new gear from most of the big names in the industry. Bargain deals are available on select items _ a good way to stock up for the coming year. On the subject of bargains, Hook Spit's large display of tackle will offer a line-winding booth. Show visitors can bring their own reels (no limit per person) to be filled for one cent per yard for mono, or five cents per yard for braid. The big show typically boasts public unveilings of new items, and this year's extravaganza is no exception. Shimano is showcases two new casting reels. According to regional Shimano representative Hughes Andry, the compact Curado 70 features super-fast gear ratios. The 70HG is 7.2/1, and the 70 XG is a blazing 8.2/1 (approximately 32 inches per revolution on a full spool). The little reels weigh only 6.5 ounces, available in right or left hand models. Shimano's new entry-level Caenan 150 is another switch-hitter retailing for just under $100. It has a functional 6.3/1 ratio. The pepped-up 150 HG is 7.2/1. Both spool approximately 90 yards of 14-pound mono. Mainstream Marketing will be showing the 13 Fishing casting reels. Mike Haring said the low-profile reels are available in three grades, A, C , and E. A new entry-level low-profile Inception model also is available. Mainstream also carries the hugely popular L&S Bait Company's lures. Among this star-studded, speck-catching lineup are the various MirrOlure and Corky models. Haring said new offerings include the C36MR, a hard-plastic plug, and Paul Brown's Soft-Dog. The latter is a floating soft-plastic dog walker, sure to be a heavy hitter in the trout market this spring. Daiwa remains a major player in the reel m
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March 10, 2017

Houston fishing expo
http://www.houstonfishingshow.com/ http://www.houstonfishingshow.com/about_houston_fishing_show.htm http://www.houstonfishingshow.com/seminar_schedule_houston_fishing_show.htm 41st HOUSTON FISHING SHOW PRIMED FOR GREAT FISHING A mild winter and an early spring are opening the doors to another great fishing season across southeast Texas. No major freezes along the coast protected inshore fish, and water readings already in the mid 60s are encouraging early shallow-water activity in freshwater lakes and ponds. And, not coincidentally, the 41st annual Houston Fishing Show will open its doors Wednesday, March 16, for a five-day run in the George R. Brown Convention Center. The show, regarded as the largest consumer exhibition of its type in the country, will fill the entire 200,000-square foot Exhibit Hall A with fishing-related booths. New rods, reels, lures, lines and accessories will be on display, many backed by guides, pro-class anglers and factory representatives. On-going fresh and saltwater seminars will be conducted daily, and Saturday and Sunday will feature the free Kids' Casting Clinic. The clinic, sponsored by Plano Tackle, the Two of Us Bass Club, and Fishing Tackle Unlimited, will give tackle boxes to all participants, and the young casters can aim for additional prizes. Houston-based Fishing Tackle Unlimited is the largest tackle retailer in the nation, a major accomplishment and testimony to the popularity of fishing in southeast Texas. FTU's huge display floor will feature new gear from most of the big names in the industry. Bargain deals are available on select items _ a good way to stock up for the coming year. On the subject of bargains, Hook Spit's large display of tackle will offer a line-winding booth. Show visitors can bring their own reels (no limit per person) to be filled for one cent per yard for mono, or five cents per yard for braid. The big show typically boasts public unveilings of new items, and this year's extravaganza is no exception. Shimano is showcases two new casting reels. According to regional Shimano representative Hughes Andry, the compact Curado 70 features super-fast gear ratios. The 70HG is 7.2/1, and the 70 XG is a blazing 8.2/1 (approximately 32 inches per revolution on a full spool). The little reels weigh only 6.5 ounces, available in right or left hand models. Shimano's new entry-level Caenan 150 is another switch-hitter retailing for just under $100. It has a functional 6.3/1 ratio. The pepped-up 150 HG is 7.2/1. Both spool approximately 90 yards of 14-pound mono. Mainstream Marketing will be showing the 13 Fishing casting reels. Mike Haring said the low-profile reels are available in three grades, A, C , and E. A new entry-level low-profile Inception model also is available. Mainstream also carries the hugely popular L&S Bait Company's lures. Among this star-studded, speck-catching lineup are the various MirrOlure and Corky models. Haring said new offerings include the C36MR, a hard-plastic plug, and Paul Brown's Soft-Dog. The latter is a floating soft-plastic dog walker, sure to be a heavy hitter in the trout market this spring. Daiwa remains a major player in the reel m
More info...
Fishing with a Ranger
5:00p to 6:00p Fri, March 10, 2017 This is a single occurrence of a repeating event. View all dates. Inks Lake State Park Map & Directions Sean Jones (512) 793-4689 sean.jones@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Come out and try to catch the big one! Everyone welcome for free catch and release instructional program. No fishing license required while on state park property. We have the poles and the worms.  All you need is your smile. Meet behind the Park Store.  Free with park entrance fee.  No reservations required. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@InksLakeSP)  and Facebook for all the latest information about park events!

March 11, 2017

Fly Fish Texas 2017
Fly Fish Texas 2017 9:00a to 4:00p Sat, March 11, 2017 Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Map & Directions James Booker (903) 670-2266 James.Booker@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Fly fishing clubs and anglers from across Texas come to TFFC to share fly fishing tips and techniques and teach them to others. Aimed at the novice fly fisher, Fly Fish Texas will teach you how to tie a fly, cast it and catch a fish with it—all in the same day. Free with regular admission to TFFC.
Brazos Bend State Park - Texas Outdoor Family - Ho
Brazos Bend State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (Full - waitlist forming) 9:30a Sat, March 11, 2017 to 10:00a Sun, March 12, 2017 Brazos Bend State Park Map & Directions 512-389-8903 tofsp@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.             Park Website, Map, & Directions Brazos Bend State Park   Facilities Individual camping sites for each family, will require walking 100 feet to campsite from car Potable water at or near each campsites Restrooms with hot showers Overnight ranger presence for comfort and confidence   Equipment The basic camping equipment needed for the weekend will be provided. Families are expected to provide sheets, blankets, food and personal items.  Download the TOF Welcome Packet for a detailed list of what is provided and what should be brought from home.  Typical TOF Equipment includes what is pictured below.   Activities Specific to this Workshop The Texas Outdoor Family program will provide you with an opportunity to enjoy all of the following activities at your upcoming event. You are also encouraged to explore the park on your own, creating your own adventure along the way. All activities are subject to weather conditions. Credible Campers & Campsites: Adults: Learn Leave no Trace principles, how to pitch your tent and use stoves safely Junior Rangers:  A kid specific hike, including a conversation about Leave No Trace Building Base Camp: Families come together, gather equipment, and build base camp for the weekend. Caching in on State Park Trails: Trail adventure and exploration through GPS and Geocaching Fire Building and Outdoor Cooking Tips: How to safely build fires and cook on open flames / grills Experience the Sounds of the Night: Celebrating nature’s  night sounds with a Ranger led presentation Visiting the Brazos Bend Nature Center: See wildlife up close and see some great exhibits Exploring Brazos Bend: Take a walk around the lakes of Brazos Bend to see the amazing alligators and water birds! Night Skies: Visit the George Observatory for some amazing views from the telescope and other exhibits (small additional charge) Chat with a Park Ranger: Q&A – Learn more about parks and conservation Know Before You Go: Breaking Camp and Leaving No Trace of your stay State Park Junior Ranger Journal: Available upon request. When completed, these journals earn your jr. ranger their very own patch. And More: The night skies might be right for an impromptu star party or the park may hosting another great outdoor  program that you would like to participate in!   Agenda Review a sample One Night TOF Agenda. All activities and times are subject to weather, staffing, and attendance and can change at the ranger’s discretion.   Conclusion & Departure Texas Outdoor Family programming typically concludes with the borrowed gear being tur
Houston fishing expo
http://www.houstonfishingshow.com/ http://www.houstonfishingshow.com/about_houston_fishing_show.htm http://www.houstonfishingshow.com/seminar_schedule_houston_fishing_show.htm 41st HOUSTON FISHING SHOW PRIMED FOR GREAT FISHING A mild winter and an early spring are opening the doors to another great fishing season across southeast Texas. No major freezes along the coast protected inshore fish, and water readings already in the mid 60s are encouraging early shallow-water activity in freshwater lakes and ponds. And, not coincidentally, the 41st annual Houston Fishing Show will open its doors Wednesday, March 16, for a five-day run in the George R. Brown Convention Center. The show, regarded as the largest consumer exhibition of its type in the country, will fill the entire 200,000-square foot Exhibit Hall A with fishing-related booths. New rods, reels, lures, lines and accessories will be on display, many backed by guides, pro-class anglers and factory representatives. On-going fresh and saltwater seminars will be conducted daily, and Saturday and Sunday will feature the free Kids' Casting Clinic. The clinic, sponsored by Plano Tackle, the Two of Us Bass Club, and Fishing Tackle Unlimited, will give tackle boxes to all participants, and the young casters can aim for additional prizes. Houston-based Fishing Tackle Unlimited is the largest tackle retailer in the nation, a major accomplishment and testimony to the popularity of fishing in southeast Texas. FTU's huge display floor will feature new gear from most of the big names in the industry. Bargain deals are available on select items _ a good way to stock up for the coming year. On the subject of bargains, Hook Spit's large display of tackle will offer a line-winding booth. Show visitors can bring their own reels (no limit per person) to be filled for one cent per yard for mono, or five cents per yard for braid. The big show typically boasts public unveilings of new items, and this year's extravaganza is no exception. Shimano is showcases two new casting reels. According to regional Shimano representative Hughes Andry, the compact Curado 70 features super-fast gear ratios. The 70HG is 7.2/1, and the 70 XG is a blazing 8.2/1 (approximately 32 inches per revolution on a full spool). The little reels weigh only 6.5 ounces, available in right or left hand models. Shimano's new entry-level Caenan 150 is another switch-hitter retailing for just under $100. It has a functional 6.3/1 ratio. The pepped-up 150 HG is 7.2/1. Both spool approximately 90 yards of 14-pound mono. Mainstream Marketing will be showing the 13 Fishing casting reels. Mike Haring said the low-profile reels are available in three grades, A, C , and E. A new entry-level low-profile Inception model also is available. Mainstream also carries the hugely popular L&S Bait Company's lures. Among this star-studded, speck-catching lineup are the various MirrOlure and Corky models. Haring said new offerings include the C36MR, a hard-plastic plug, and Paul Brown's Soft-Dog. The latter is a floating soft-plastic dog walker, sure to be a heavy hitter in the trout market this spring. Daiwa remains a major player in the reel m
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March 12, 2017

Houston fishing expo
http://www.houstonfishingshow.com/ http://www.houstonfishingshow.com/about_houston_fishing_show.htm http://www.houstonfishingshow.com/seminar_schedule_houston_fishing_show.htm 41st HOUSTON FISHING SHOW PRIMED FOR GREAT FISHING A mild winter and an early spring are opening the doors to another great fishing season across southeast Texas. No major freezes along the coast protected inshore fish, and water readings already in the mid 60s are encouraging early shallow-water activity in freshwater lakes and ponds. And, not coincidentally, the 41st annual Houston Fishing Show will open its doors Wednesday, March 16, for a five-day run in the George R. Brown Convention Center. The show, regarded as the largest consumer exhibition of its type in the country, will fill the entire 200,000-square foot Exhibit Hall A with fishing-related booths. New rods, reels, lures, lines and accessories will be on display, many backed by guides, pro-class anglers and factory representatives. On-going fresh and saltwater seminars will be conducted daily, and Saturday and Sunday will feature the free Kids' Casting Clinic. The clinic, sponsored by Plano Tackle, the Two of Us Bass Club, and Fishing Tackle Unlimited, will give tackle boxes to all participants, and the young casters can aim for additional prizes. Houston-based Fishing Tackle Unlimited is the largest tackle retailer in the nation, a major accomplishment and testimony to the popularity of fishing in southeast Texas. FTU's huge display floor will feature new gear from most of the big names in the industry. Bargain deals are available on select items _ a good way to stock up for the coming year. On the subject of bargains, Hook Spit's large display of tackle will offer a line-winding booth. Show visitors can bring their own reels (no limit per person) to be filled for one cent per yard for mono, or five cents per yard for braid. The big show typically boasts public unveilings of new items, and this year's extravaganza is no exception. Shimano is showcases two new casting reels. According to regional Shimano representative Hughes Andry, the compact Curado 70 features super-fast gear ratios. The 70HG is 7.2/1, and the 70 XG is a blazing 8.2/1 (approximately 32 inches per revolution on a full spool). The little reels weigh only 6.5 ounces, available in right or left hand models. Shimano's new entry-level Caenan 150 is another switch-hitter retailing for just under $100. It has a functional 6.3/1 ratio. The pepped-up 150 HG is 7.2/1. Both spool approximately 90 yards of 14-pound mono. Mainstream Marketing will be showing the 13 Fishing casting reels. Mike Haring said the low-profile reels are available in three grades, A, C , and E. A new entry-level low-profile Inception model also is available. Mainstream also carries the hugely popular L&S Bait Company's lures. Among this star-studded, speck-catching lineup are the various MirrOlure and Corky models. Haring said new offerings include the C36MR, a hard-plastic plug, and Paul Brown's Soft-Dog. The latter is a floating soft-plastic dog walker, sure to be a heavy hitter in the trout market this spring. Daiwa remains a major player in the reel m
More info...
Brazos Bend State Park - Texas Outdoor Family - Ho
Brazos Bend State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (Full - waitlist forming) 9:30a Sat, March 11, 2017 to 10:00a Sun, March 12, 2017 Brazos Bend State Park Map & Directions 512-389-8903 tofsp@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.             Park Website, Map, & Directions Brazos Bend State Park   Facilities Individual camping sites for each family, will require walking 100 feet to campsite from car Potable water at or near each campsites Restrooms with hot showers Overnight ranger presence for comfort and confidence   Equipment The basic camping equipment needed for the weekend will be provided. Families are expected to provide sheets, blankets, food and personal items.  Download the TOF Welcome Packet for a detailed list of what is provided and what should be brought from home.  Typical TOF Equipment includes what is pictured below.   Activities Specific to this Workshop The Texas Outdoor Family program will provide you with an opportunity to enjoy all of the following activities at your upcoming event. You are also encouraged to explore the park on your own, creating your own adventure along the way. All activities are subject to weather conditions. Credible Campers & Campsites: Adults: Learn Leave no Trace principles, how to pitch your tent and use stoves safely Junior Rangers:  A kid specific hike, including a conversation about Leave No Trace Building Base Camp: Families come together, gather equipment, and build base camp for the weekend. Caching in on State Park Trails: Trail adventure and exploration through GPS and Geocaching Fire Building and Outdoor Cooking Tips: How to safely build fires and cook on open flames / grills Experience the Sounds of the Night: Celebrating nature’s  night sounds with a Ranger led presentation Visiting the Brazos Bend Nature Center: See wildlife up close and see some great exhibits Exploring Brazos Bend: Take a walk around the lakes of Brazos Bend to see the amazing alligators and water birds! Night Skies: Visit the George Observatory for some amazing views from the telescope and other exhibits (small additional charge) Chat with a Park Ranger: Q&A – Learn more about parks and conservation Know Before You Go: Breaking Camp and Leaving No Trace of your stay State Park Junior Ranger Journal: Available upon request. When completed, these journals earn your jr. ranger their very own patch. And More: The night skies might be right for an impromptu star party or the park may hosting another great outdoor  program that you would like to participate in!   Agenda Review a sample One Night TOF Agenda. All activities and times are subject to weather, staffing, and attendance and can change at the ranger’s discretion.   Conclusion & Departure Texas Outdoor Family programming typically concludes with the borrowed gear being tur

March 14, 2017

Intro to Kayaking
Let's go Kayaking! 1:00p to 3:00p Tue, March 14, 2017 Lake Corpus Christi State Park Map & Directions Clarissa Flores 361-547-2635 clarissa.flores@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Let's go Kayaking! Meet at the new fishing pier for an introduction to kayaking.  Kayaks provided and are perfect for beginners.  All participants must wear a life jacket and sign a liability waiver.  Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.  
Fishing with a Ranger
Fishing with a Ranger 2:00p to 3:00p Tue, March 14, 2017 This is a single occurrence of a repeating event. View all dates. Inks Lake State Park Map & Directions Sean Jones (512) 793-4689 sean.jones@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one! A free fishing program that will cover the essential skills of fishing. We provide all the gear and bait and because there is free fishing in state parks you don't need a license either. You do not need a reservation for this program, just bring a smile.  Program meets behind park store. Park entrance fees do apply (children under 12 are free). Don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@InksLakeSP)  and Facebook for all the latest information about park events!
Public Meeting: Chinati Mountains State Natural Ar
6:30p to 8:30p Tue, March 14, 2017 Presidio County Courthouse 340 North Highland Ave. Marfa, TX, Tx 79843 Justin Fleury or Nathanael Gold justin.fleury@tpwd.texas.gov nathanael.gold@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Join us to discuss initial plans and offer input into the development of this special place. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold two public meetings on the development of Chinati Mountains State Natural Area: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at the Presidio County Courthouse Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Presidio Activity Center Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at LCRA Headquarters in Austin We will share information on the proposed facilities and recreational use of the park. Maps showing the proposed development will be available. A question and answer period will follow. All interested citizens are invited to attend the public meetings. We will accept written comments regarding this phase of the project until April 1, 2017. Submit your written comments either in person, by mail, or email to: Justin Fleury, Lead Park Planner Austin Headquarters 4200 Smith School Road Austin, TX 78744 justin.fleury@tpwd.texas.gov Nathanael Gold, Complex Manager Big Bend Ranch State Park 21800 FM 170 Terlingua, TX 79852 nathanael.gold@tpwd.texas.gov

March 15, 2017

Fishing with a Ranger
Fishing with a Ranger 9:30a to 11:00a Wed, March 15, 2017 Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit Map & Directions Katelyn Juenger (903) 945-5256 katelyn.juenger@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Go fish! Everybody is invited to come fish with a Ranger. No matter what your level of expertise or lack of expertise you are invited. Don’t have a pole to fish with? We will have some available to loan out during the fishing program. I’ll even bring the worms! We will talk a bit about rods and reels, fishing knots, rigging a fishing pole, and rules and regulations about fishing. Then we will get the hooks in the water and see what we catch. All ages are welcome to attend. This program may be cancelled because of weather or fire conditions. Call the park office for updated information. Bring: Fishing pole if you have one, extra bait, hat, water Meet: Gulls Bluff Day Use Area Event is free with park entrance fee. Park entrance fee is free with a Texas State Park Pass.

March 16, 2017

Backpacking 101: Learning How to Rough It
2:00p to 3:30p Thu, March 16, 2017 Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit Map & Directions Ricardo Torres 940-686-2148 x258 rick.torres@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Come learn the basics of backpacking Have you ever wanted to get in to backpacking but don’t know where to start?  Come learn from a ranger about backpacking basics like gear, safety, and leave no trace.  There will be some gear on display to get an idea of what’s needed to get started! Meet: Lost Pines Amphitheater Bring: Just your curiosity! Note: All park programs are open and free to the public with entrance fee ($7 per adult ages 13 and up children 12 and under are always free!). No need to register, just show up.
Public Meeting: Chinati Mountains State Natural Ar
6:30p to 8:30p Thu, March 16, 2017 Presidio Activity Center 1200 E. O’Reilly St. Presidio, Tx 79845 Justin Fleury or Nathanael Gold justin.fleury@tpwd.texas.gov nathanael.gold@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Join us to discuss initial plans and offer input into the development of this special place. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold two public meetings on the development of Chinati Mountains State Natural Area: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Presidio County Courthouse Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Presidio Activity Center Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at LCRA Headquarters in Austin We will share information on the proposed facilities and recreational use of the park. Maps showing the proposed development will be available. A question and answer period will follow. All interested citizens are invited to attend the public meetings. We will accept written comments regarding this phase of the project until April 1, 2017. Submit your written comments either in person, by mail, or email to: Justin Fleury, Lead Park Planner Austin Headquarters 4200 Smith School Road Austin, TX 78744 justin.fleury@tpwd.texas.gov Nathanael Gold, Complex Manager Big Bend Ranch State Park 21800 FM 170 Terlingua, TX 79852 nathanael.gold@tpwd.texas.gov

March 17, 2017

Fishing with a Ranger
5:00p to 6:00p Fri, March 17, 2017 This is a single occurrence of a repeating event. View all dates. Inks Lake State Park Map & Directions Sean Jones (512) 793-4689 sean.jones@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Come out and try to catch the big one! Everyone welcome for free catch and release instructional program. No fishing license required while on state park property. We have the poles and the worms.  All you need is your smile. Meet behind the Park Store.  Free with park entrance fee.  No reservations required. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@InksLakeSP)  and Facebook for all the latest information about park events!
Fishin' in the Dark
7:00p to 9:00p Fri, March 17, 2017 Eisenhower State Park Map & Directions Kate Saling (903) 465-1956 kate.saling@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Try your luck on the lake! Join us for an evening on the pier. Let's go fishing as the sun goes down. We'll be providing poles, bait, and basic instructions from a ranger for anybody who attends. No fishing license required! So just bring that special someone whether it's friends, family, or a sweetheart. All ages welcome!  Where: Meet at the lighted fishing pier (take the turn towards boathouses 12 - 18) When: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Bring: Bug spray and weather appropriate clothing Rain won't slow us down, but lightening or thunder will put a halt to our venture. Park programs are FREE with paid entry fees, which are $5 per person 13 years and older. For updates check the Facebook event page or call our park office (903) 465-1956.

March 18, 2017

Fishing Fest
1:00p to 3:00p Sat, March 18, 2017 Lockhart State Park Map & Directions Lauren Millican (512) 398-3479 lauren.millican@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Join us for some fishing fun at Lockhart State Park! New to fishing? No problem! We'll teach you the basics. Explore the basics of fishing through 4 hands-on stations, and take away a fishing fun pack!  Stations include how to assemble basic tackle, how to cast, fishing safety, and fish ecology.  After the stations, why not try out your skills by fishing in the park?  Tackle will be available to borrow through our free Tackle Loaner Program on a first come first served basis.  We’ll even supply the bait!  No fishing license required.  Drop in any time between 1-3pm.  All ages and abilities are welcome! Prepare:  Wear sunscreen, closed-toed shoes, and bring your own water.  You may also bring your own equipment and bait, if you like.  There is no pre-registration. Meet:  In the picnic area of the park. Fees:  Regular park entrance fees apply ($3/adult, free for children 12 & under).

March 21, 2017

Fishing with a Ranger
Fishing with a Ranger 2:00p to 3:00p Tue, March 21, 2017 This is a single occurrence of a repeating event. View all dates. Inks Lake State Park Map & Directions Sean Jones (512) 793-4689 sean.jones@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one! A free fishing program that will cover the essential skills of fishing. We provide all the gear and bait and because there is free fishing in state parks you don't need a license either. You do not need a reservation for this program, just bring a smile.  Program meets behind park store. Park entrance fees do apply (children under 12 are free). Don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@InksLakeSP)  and Facebook for all the latest information about park events!

March 22, 2017

Public Meeting: Chinati Mountains State Natural Ar
6:30p to 8:30p Wed, March 22, 2017 LCRA Headquarters 3700 Lake Austin Blvd. Austin, Tx 78703 Justin Fleury or Nathanael Gold justin.fleury@tpwd.texas.gov nathanael.gold@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Join us to discuss initial plans and offer input into the development of this special place. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold two public meetings on the development of Chinati Mountains State Natural Area: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at the Presidio County Courthouse Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Presidio Activity Center Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at LCRA Headquarters in Austin We will share information on the proposed facilities and recreational use of the park. Maps showing the proposed development will be available. A question and answer period will follow. All interested citizens are invited to attend the public meetings. We will accept written comments regarding this phase of the project until April 1, 2017. Submit your written comments either in person, by mail, or email to: Justin Fleury, Lead Park Planner Austin Headquarters 4200 Smith School Road Austin, TX 78744 justin.fleury@tpwd.texas.gov Nathanael Gold, Complex Manager Big Bend Ranch State Park 21800 FM 170 Terlingua, TX 79852 nathanael.gold@tpwd.texas.gov

March 23, 2017

Fishing with a Ranger
Fishing with a Ranger 2:00p to 3:00p Thu, March 23, 2017 This is a single occurrence of a repeating event. View all dates. Inks Lake State Park Map & Directions Sean Jones (512) 793-4689 sean.jones@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one! A free fishing program that will cover the essential skills of fishing. We provide all the gear and bait and because there is free fishing in state parks you don't need a license either. You do not need a reservation for this program, just bring a smile.  Program meets behind park store. Park entrance fees do apply (children under 12 are free). Don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@InksLakeSP)  and Facebook for all the latest information about park events!

March 24, 2017

Fishing with a Ranger
Fishing with a Ranger 5:00p to 6:00p Fri, March 24, 2017 This is a single occurrence of a repeating event. View all dates. Inks Lake State Park Map & Directions Sean Jones (512) 793-4689 sean.jones@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Come out and try to catch the big one! Everyone welcome for free catch and release instructional program. No fishing license required while on state park property. We have the poles and the worms.  All you need is your smile. Meet behind the Park Store.  Free with park entrance fee.  No reservations required. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@InksLakeSP)  and Facebook for all the latest information about park events!

March 31, 2017

Fishing with a Ranger
Fishing with a Ranger 5:00p to 6:00p Fri, March 31, 2017 This is a single occurrence of a repeating event. View all dates. Inks Lake State Park Map & Directions Sean Jones (512) 793-4689 sean.jones@tpwd.texas.gov Download to Your Calendar Come out and try to catch the big one! Everyone welcome for free catch and release instructional program. No fishing license required while on state park property. We have the poles and the worms.  All you need is your smile. Meet behind the Park Store.  Free with park entrance fee.  No reservations required. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@InksLakeSP)  and Facebook for all the latest information about park events!

April 6, 2017

Southwest International Boat Show April 6-9 at Cle
Southwest International Boat Show April 6-9 at Clear Lake The region's largest in-water boat show allows buyers to see boats in their element. The South West International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the Southwest, and the premier sail and power show for new and pre-owned vessels, returns April 6-9, 2017, to the South Shore Harbour Marina on Clear Lake, League City, Texas. This annual Spring show, will feature boats ranging in size from 10ft. to 100ft, both freshwater and saltwater, ready for boarding and viewing, with pre-season specials and dealer incentive programs available on many models. "This is a perfect venue to see these incredible vessels up close and in their element," President of the South West International Boat Show Peter Bryant says. "Being able to see how a yacht or sailboat performs in water allows interested buyers to learn so much more about the vessel. Onshore, live music will provide entertainment and more than 200 vendors will offer a variety of services and products for the boating and outdoor lifestyle, including fishing gear, apparel and outdoor equipment, in addition to a full range of marine electronics, accessories and hardware from top industry names. Dealers and manufacturers will also be on hand to provide valuable information and answer any questions. Show highlights include: • Texas boat debuts including models from Cape Fear Catamarans of the South East, the Taiwanbuilt Horizon PC60 Powercat, the Aquila 44 Powercat and a new generation of RIB's from Italian manufacturer ZAR Formenti. • "Take the Helm" on-water boat handling lessons for all experience levels, taught by US Coast Guard licensed captains and hosted by Carefree Boat Club. • A comprehensive seminar program, featuring FREE hourly seminars for Boat Show attendees - offered across all four days of the Show, and hosted by industry experts, radio hosts and world travelers. these seminars are entertaining and educational and cover a wide variety of topics. All event information and registration details can be found at: www.southwestinternationalboatshow.com Show Dates and Hours: Thursday, April 6: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, April 7: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, April 9: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Adult tickets are $10 (15 and under are free). Tickets are available online at: www.southwestinternationalboatshow.com Parking is free at the resort with complimentary shuttle buses available for free overflow parking on Saturday and Sunday. The newly refurbished South Shore Harbour Resort Hotel will again offer a Boat Show Package to attendees with double room, breakfast and two tickets to the boat show. For more information and to reserve your room visit: www.southwestinternationalboatshow.com About South Shore Harbour Marina South Shore Harbour Marina and the South Shore Harbour Resort Hotel are conveniently located near the area's primary leisure attractions like Space Center Houston and the Kemah Boardwalk, they are also within easy access to the beaches at Galveston and many of Houston's most popular destinations. Resort guests also have access to a neighboring 27

April 7, 2017

Southwest International Boat Show April 6-9 at Cle
Southwest International Boat Show April 6-9 at Clear Lake The region's largest in-water boat show allows buyers to see boats in their element. The South West International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the Southwest, and the premier sail and power show for new and pre-owned vessels, returns April 6-9, 2017, to the South Shore Harbour Marina on Clear Lake, League City, Texas. This annual Spring show, will feature boats ranging in size from 10ft. to 100ft, both freshwater and saltwater, ready for boarding and viewing, with pre-season specials and dealer incentive programs available on many models. "This is a perfect venue to see these incredible vessels up close and in their element," President of the South West International Boat Show Peter Bryant says. "Being able to see how a yacht or sailboat performs in water allows interested buyers to learn so much more about the vessel. Onshore, live music will provide entertainment and more than 200 vendors will offer a variety of services and products for the boating and outdoor lifestyle, including fishing gear, apparel and outdoor equipment, in addition to a full range of marine electronics, accessories and hardware from top industry names. Dealers and manufacturers will also be on hand to provide valuable information and answer any questions. Show highlights include: • Texas boat debuts including models from Cape Fear Catamarans of the South East, the Taiwanbuilt Horizon PC60 Powercat, the Aquila 44 Powercat and a new generation of RIB's from Italian manufacturer ZAR Formenti. • "Take the Helm" on-water boat handling lessons for all experience levels, taught by US Coast Guard licensed captains and hosted by Carefree Boat Club. • A comprehensive seminar program, featuring FREE hourly seminars for Boat Show attendees - offered across all four days of the Show, and hosted by industry experts, radio hosts and world travelers. these seminars are entertaining and educational and cover a wide variety of topics. All event information and registration details can be found at: www.southwestinternationalboatshow.com Show Dates and Hours: Thursday, April 6: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, April 7: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, April 9: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Adult tickets are $10 (15 and under are free). Tickets are available online at: www.southwestinternationalboatshow.com Parking is free at the resort with complimentary shuttle buses available for free overflow parking on Saturday and Sunday. The newly refurbished South Shore Harbour Resort Hotel will again offer a Boat Show Package to attendees with double room, breakfast and two tickets to the boat show. For more information and to reserve your room visit: www.southwestinternationalboatshow.com About South Shore Harbour Marina South Shore Harbour Marina and the South Shore Harbour Resort Hotel are conveniently located near the area's primary leisure attractions like Space Center Houston and the Kemah Boardwalk, they are also within easy access to the beaches at Galveston and many of Houston's most popular destinations. Resort guests also have access to a neighboring 27

April 8, 2017

Southwest International Boat Show April 6-9 at Cle
Southwest International Boat Show April 6-9 at Clear Lake The region's largest in-water boat show allows buyers to see boats in their element. The South West International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the Southwest, and the premier sail and power show for new and pre-owned vessels, returns April 6-9, 2017, to the South Shore Harbour Marina on Clear Lake, League City, Texas. This annual Spring show, will feature boats ranging in size from 10ft. to 100ft, both freshwater and saltwater, ready for boarding and viewing, with pre-season specials and dealer incentive programs available on many models. "This is a perfect venue to see these incredible vessels up close and in their element," President of the South West International Boat Show Peter Bryant says. "Being able to see how a yacht or sailboat performs in water allows interested buyers to learn so much more about the vessel. Onshore, live music will provide entertainment and more than 200 vendors will offer a variety of services and products for the boating and outdoor lifestyle, including fishing gear, apparel and outdoor equipment, in addition to a full range of marine electronics, accessories and hardware from top industry names. Dealers and manufacturers will also be on hand to provide valuable information and answer any questions. Show highlights include: • Texas boat debuts including models from Cape Fear Catamarans of the South East, the Taiwanbuilt Horizon PC60 Powercat, the Aquila 44 Powercat and a new generation of RIB's from Italian manufacturer ZAR Formenti. • "Take the Helm" on-water boat handling lessons for all experience levels, taught by US Coast Guard licensed captains and hosted by Carefree Boat Club. • A comprehensive seminar program, featuring FREE hourly seminars for Boat Show attendees - offered across all four days of the Show, and hosted by industry experts, radio hosts and world travelers. these seminars are entertaining and educational and cover a wide variety of topics. All event information and registration details can be found at: www.southwestinternationalboatshow.com Show Dates and Hours: Thursday, April 6: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, April 7: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, April 9: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Adult tickets are $10 (15 and under are free). Tickets are available online at: www.southwestinternationalboatshow.com Parking is free at the resort with complimentary shuttle buses available for free overflow parking on Saturday and Sunday. The newly refurbished South Shore Harbour Resort Hotel will again offer a Boat Show Package to attendees with double room, breakfast and two tickets to the boat show. For more information and to reserve your room visit: www.southwestinternationalboatshow.com About South Shore Harbour Marina South Shore Harbour Marina and the South Shore Harbour Resort Hotel are conveniently located near the area's primary leisure attractions like Space Center Houston and the Kemah Boardwalk, they are also within easy access to the beaches at Galveston and many of Houston's most popular destinations. Resort guests also have access to a neighboring 27
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Saturday April 8 at West End Marina in Galveston TX! We'll have crawfish, live band, raffle and silent auction at weigh-in so fun for the whole family! Come out and let's see who the best fisherman in Texas are!! $2500 Guaranteed 1st Place!! Rules and registration at www.texasboysoutdoors.org Meet n Greet/Captains meeting Friday April 7 at 7pm at West End Marina

April 9, 2017

Southwest International Boat Show April 6-9 at Cle
Southwest International Boat Show April 6-9 at Clear Lake The region's largest in-water boat show allows buyers to see boats in their element. The South West International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the Southwest, and the premier sail and power show for new and pre-owned vessels, returns April 6-9, 2017, to the South Shore Harbour Marina on Clear Lake, League City, Texas. This annual Spring show, will feature boats ranging in size from 10ft. to 100ft, both freshwater and saltwater, ready for boarding and viewing, with pre-season specials and dealer incentive programs available on many models. "This is a perfect venue to see these incredible vessels up close and in their element," President of the South West International Boat Show Peter Bryant says. "Being able to see how a yacht or sailboat performs in water allows interested buyers to learn so much more about the vessel. Onshore, live music will provide entertainment and more than 200 vendors will offer a variety of services and products for the boating and outdoor lifestyle, including fishing gear, apparel and outdoor equipment, in addition to a full range of marine electronics, accessories and hardware from top industry names. Dealers and manufacturers will also be on hand to provide valuable information and answer any questions. Show highlights include: • Texas boat debuts including models from Cape Fear Catamarans of the South East, the Taiwanbuilt Horizon PC60 Powercat, the Aquila 44 Powercat and a new generation of RIB's from Italian manufacturer ZAR Formenti. • "Take the Helm" on-water boat handling lessons for all experience levels, taught by US Coast Guard licensed captains and hosted by Carefree Boat Club. • A comprehensive seminar program, featuring FREE hourly seminars for Boat Show attendees - offered across all four days of the Show, and hosted by industry experts, radio hosts and world travelers. these seminars are entertaining and educational and cover a wide variety of topics. All event information and registration details can be found at: www.southwestinternationalboatshow.com Show Dates and Hours: Thursday, April 6: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, April 7: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, April 9: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Adult tickets are $10 (15 and under are free). Tickets are available online at: www.southwestinternationalboatshow.com Parking is free at the resort with complimentary shuttle buses available for free overflow parking on Saturday and Sunday. The newly refurbished South Shore Harbour Resort Hotel will again offer a Boat Show Package to attendees with double room, breakfast and two tickets to the boat show. For more information and to reserve your room visit: www.southwestinternationalboatshow.com About South Shore Harbour Marina South Shore Harbour Marina and the South Shore Harbour Resort Hotel are conveniently located near the area's primary leisure attractions like Space Center Houston and the Kemah Boardwalk, they are also within easy access to the beaches at Galveston and many of Houston's most popular destinations. Resort guests also have access to a neighboring 27

April 28, 2017

Texas Team Trail at Texoma
Texas Team Trail April 28 at Texoma Record payouts, exceptional fishing expected for fourth TXTT event of 2017 NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL – The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its final regular-season event of the 2017 tournament season on Saturday, April 29, at Lake Texoma. The event wraps up the regular season and sets up the TXTT Championship where the race for the Lucas Oil Team of the Year will be determined. Registration for the event is already underway – anglers can secure an opportunity to pre-fish Friday, April 28, by completing their registration online or via phone prior to midnight on Thursday, 27. Additionally, all anglers that pre-register online at www.texasteamtrail.com will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Cabela's gift card. The Lake Texoma event is the fourth regular-season event of four 2017 qualifying events that guarantee a fully rigged, 18-foot boat, motor, trailer package as first-place prize. The winning anglers at Toledo Bend will walk away with a brand-new Triton 189TRX powered by a 150HP Mercury, valued at $30,495. In addition to the payout, the event offers anglers an unprecedented opportunity in terms of sponsor bonuses and television coverage. The budget-friendly $250 entry fee, plus multiple contingency programs and a guaranteed, over-100 percent payback at every event provides tremendous value to the weekend angler. On-site registration is set for Friday, April 28, from 4-6 p.m. at Rustico Restaurant (506 W. Chestnut St., Denison, TX). At least one team member must attend, as boat numbers will be assigned during this time. The tournament will launch Sat., April 29, at safe light from Highport Marina and weigh-in will begin at the same location at 3 p.m. Anglers with questions or anyone interested in more details on the event are encouraged to visit www.texasteamtrail.com or call 210-281-1752 or 210-788-4143. Texas Team Trail events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Cabela's, Ranger Boats, Lucas Oil, RAM, Evinrude, Mercury, Minn Kota, Triton Boats, Power-Pole, Evinrude, Arctic Ice, Stratos Boats, Lowrance, Protect the Harvest, General Tire, SuperClean, Garmin, Valley Fashions, T-H Marine, Atlas, G-Juice, Powertex Group. 2017 TXTT scheduled events: April 29 – Lake Texoma Championship June 3-4 – Livingston Lake