Upper Lake in Palestine closed due to alligator sighting

Upper Lake in Palestine closed due to alligator sighting

The city of Palestine has closed Upper Lake after the discovery of an 8- to 10- foot alligator.
Smith Co. game warden arrests 2 men for illegally killing deer

Smith Co. game warden arrests 2 men for illegally killing deer

In the state game warden notes released on May 9, two men, including one Tylerite, were reportedly arrested after they were caught illegally hunting in March.
ET Outdoors: Bream fishing great way for kids to begin enjoying the outdoors

ET Outdoors: Bream fishing great way for kids to begin enjoying the outdoors

A bucket of bait, bobbers, cane poles and small hooks are all that is needed for a spring time bream trip. Kids running and screaming at the excitement of hooking and landing their first fish is pure joy.

Big win at Toyota Texas Bass Classic, brings in funds for Texas Parks and Wildlife

 – The world championship of bass fishing, the Toyota Texas Bass Classic was decided by a world record-breaking performance from two-time winner and defending TTBC Champion Keith Combs of Huntington, Texas.

World's top fishermen reeling in big cash on Lake Fork

Fifty of the world's top fishermen will hit the water at Lake Fork on Friday for the Toyota Texas Bass Classic.
Like Noodling?  Fill out the new TPWD survey!

Like Noodling? Fill out the new TPWD survey!

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wants to learn learn more about "noodling"- from you! The practice of catching catfish by using one's own hand as the bait was done illegally and in secret for some time.
Pro, local anglers descend on ETX lake this weekend

Pro, local anglers descend on ETX lake this weekend

In just a few days, fans, musicians and some of the best anglers around will descend upon Lake Fork in Quitman for the Toyota Texas Bass Classic.
Lake levels vary in Texas

Lake levels vary in Texas

With gorgeous weather in the forecast, many Texas lakes are still too low to accommodate boaters. At Captain Cove's Marina on Lake Ray Hubbard in Dallas, boats are beached on exposed mud... which is about four feet deep.

Invading species could damage East Texas waters

Zebra mussels first hit Texas waters in 2009, after making their way down from the Great Lakes. Now, they inhabit 47 counties across the lone star state. While they haven't made it here yet, they could any time soon.
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center to hold Cinco de Mayo celebration

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center to hold Cinco de Mayo celebration

The Athens community will celebrate the joint heritage of Texas and Mexico with a day of dance, food and fishing at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center on Saturday, May 3.