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#11854130 - 09/28/16 01:52 PM TPWD
mikereils5er Online   content

Registered: 11/22/15
Posts: 338
Loc: Fort Worth
I might be stirring the pot, but a couple recent posts I've read blame TPWD for a lot of misfortunes on Texas lakes especially with grass levels. I come from California where bass fishing is eventually going to be shut down in numerous lakes and probably the California delta, the whole state is mismanaged and the fisherman suffer enormously. Leads me to my question and point, we are extremely blessed with how much they care about fishing in general in a majority of lakes and they do care about us.

#11854237 - 09/28/16 03:15 PM Re: TPWD [Re: mikereils5er]
TwoLakes Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/04/09
Posts: 927
Loc: Texarkana, AR
Can you expand on the reason they may shut down bass fishing in California?? Haven't heard that before.

#11854274 - 09/28/16 03:40 PM Re: TPWD [Re: mikereils5er]
OzzieFish Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 02/24/03
Posts: 3035
Loc: Carrollton, TX USA
Its California home of the LEFT...

#11854278 - 09/28/16 03:45 PM Re: TPWD [Re: mikereils5er]
mikereils5er Online   content

Registered: 11/22/15
Posts: 338
Loc: Fort Worth
article on California delta waterways and tunnels they are building to shut down waterflow.
I don't know what the state of the bill is cause I moved 1 year ago to avoid them doing this, but its awful.
Many lakes are kept at 30 percent capacity that feed the delta, with recent rain they gotten they've already drawn down lakes to similar dangerous levels of a year and half ago.
As far as local lakes, they have shut down three lakes to boating in my area do to mussels and boats aren't allowed on them anymore (So no bass fishing), that is a direct result of California's parks and wildlife department. No one fights anything and largemouth fishing in particular has suffered. It is very scary.
It is a real shame because their is an awesome population of bass fisherman and tournament anglers but with no water and mussel restrictions, the states water and fishing has been mismanaged.

#11854325 - 09/28/16 04:10 PM Re: TPWD [Re: mikereils5er]
buda13 Offline

Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 18143
Loc: NRH, TX
We are very blessed to have TPWD managing our fisheries here in Texas. cheers
We lead the way for the entire nation IMO, many of the top pros in fishing would agree and they get a sampling of the what the entire nation has to offer. Rule of thumb is fishermen and truck drivers will find something to complain about even when there really isn't anything to complain about.

#11854339 - 09/28/16 04:20 PM Re: TPWD [Re: mikereils5er]
mikereils5er Online   content

Registered: 11/22/15
Posts: 338
Loc: Fort Worth
I agree and that's why I moved from liberal california

#11854475 - 09/28/16 05:44 PM Re: TPWD [Re: mikereils5er]
big mike Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 2687
Loc: forney, tx
TPWD does a good job on some things, but the eradication of grass on all of our lakes is not one of them. Wasting money on spraying and grass carp is beyond rediculous.

#11854501 - 09/28/16 05:59 PM Re: TPWD [Re: mikereils5er]
RedRanger Online   content
burro desagradable

Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 23728
Loc: Frisco, Texas
TPWD is just another corrupt department


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