This is Passport to Texas
Throughout the month of July, Texas Parks and Wildlife’s PBS TV series spotlights agency employees and the interesting and meaningful work they do. Producer Don Cash introduces us to one of them.
61—One of those people is Steve Magnelia.
Steve Magnelia is a great example of what our agency is trying to strive for.
He is in the Inland fisheries division and Steve has been working quite a long time as one of the people who helped establish trout fishing here in Central Texas.
He’s known for the rainbow trout fisheries and the habitat projects that are going on down in the Guadalupe below Canyon.
And the reason they have it there is that the water stays really cold all year round, which is great for trout. One of the things Steve did to help bring rainbow trout to Texas was form partnerships with other state agencies.
In cooperation with Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited, we enacted an 18-inch minimum length limit, which kept all the trout from being harvested in the river immediately after they were caught. So that provided a much higher quality fishing experience for anglers that were coming down here.
So, the story on Steve and what he’s done with the trout airs on the Texas Parks and Wildlife TV show. It will be on the week of July 15th. And if by some reason you happen to miss the television show, you can always see the videos on our YouTube channel.
The WSFR program supports our series and is celebrating 75 years of funding diverse conservation projects throughout Texas…For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti