Archive for January 7th, 2008

TPW TV January Feature: Big Bass

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Sport Fish Restoration Program

One of the segments this month on the Parks and Wildlife Television series is about big bass in Texas…and series producer, Don Cash, is here to tell us about it.

Everything is bigger in Texas, and boy howdy, the bass are bigger, too. One of the best places to go fishing is Lake Fork, which is east of Dallas. And it is well known as the big bass lake in the country.

Reel…reel…every time. Set the hook! Hard! Hard! I’ve got him! Oh my God he’s huge! (laughter) Hang on! (cheers)

A lot of people don’t know that there’s some really nice places in Texas state parks to go bass fishing. Purtis Creek State Park, which is near Athens, they look at themselves as sort of a smaller Lake Fork.

Well, I’ll tell ya—one thing I love about Purtis Creek—you can always be pretty much guaranteed you’re going to catch a fish.

Well, one of the things I’ve found is that bass populations—all the fish populations—are really dependent on management. Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists do a lot of fisheries management.

Our goal is always to at least maintain bass angling as it is or keep improving it.

And that helps keep the bass populations high where they are, and keeps the fishing good for everybody in Texas. People that are out fishing for bass (cheers) are having a good time, and that’s really the main thing.

Watch the Texas Parks and Wildlife TV series on PBS stations.

That’s our show…with support from the Sport Fish Restoration Program…working to increase fishing and boating opportunities in Texas.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

Stations & Air Times for Texas Parks and Wildlife Television Series