Archive for July 6th, 2009

TPW TV: Take Me Fishing

Monday, July 6th, 2009

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

Fishing is a gateway to the outdoors, and this month the Texas Parks and Wildlife TV series is your guide. Producer Don Cash.

Yeah, July on the television show, we’re going to continue our series of Take Me fishing videos. These are geared primarily to kids, but also to helping parents get their kids out fishing. We’re going to look at both freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing in Texas, in the month of July.

We’re going to use a very basic spin casting rod and reel, because this is the easiest for a beginner to use. We recommend non-lead, split-shot sinkers like this one. Place the sinker on the line, about six inches from the hook, and secure it with pliers.

And, while we’re on the topic of fishing, late in July, we have a story called fishing with your peers. And it’s sort of like what it sounds like…we go pier fishing along the Texas coast; we go pier fishing in State Parks. And, pier fishing is just a really easy and really accessible way to get out and enjoy the water and enjoy the outdoors.

It’s a catfish. If these are not that little we don’t keep them.

And one thing to note is that all the Take me Fishing segments can be seen online on

Thanks, Don.

That’s our show… sponsored with a grant from the Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program.

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