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TPWD fishing reports #13621646 07/07/20 01:34 AM
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A "fishing guide" sent me this and I'm pretty sure it is total BS.

I see you don't know very much about TPWD'S fishing reports. They are compiled one time a year by one person who is the lowest bidder and it's there best guess at what is going on. No different than the Hot Spots report I do for Texas Fish & Game magazine we do those 3 months in advance and they really want them 6 months in advance so they can make it to print.

I sent an email to TPWD for a response and will post it when received.

Do any of you know anything about how the TPWD fishing reports are prepared?

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Re: TPWD fishing reports [Re: sbmcruise] #13622055 07/07/20 02:02 PM
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Re: TPWD fishing reports [Re: sbmcruise] #13622423 07/07/20 06:30 PM
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However they are compiled they are not worth much. Best to call a guide for a particular lake.

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I was told by TP&W they are collected by phone once a week from guides, fishermen, and marinas.. But think about it, does a guide or marina want you to see how bad fishing is at times? No, they want you to come spend money so they slightly embellish the reports.


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Re: TPWD fishing reports [Re: sbmcruise] #13622665 07/07/20 09:03 PM
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The reports seldom change much. I sure don't put much faith in them.

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The only thing that might be accurate on them is the water level on said lake. woot


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Re: TPWD fishing reports [Re: sbmcruise] #13623107 07/08/20 01:55 AM
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TXPW: Thank you for your feedback.
Our fishing reports are compiled each week by an outside vendor: Cool Brand Media. They gather information from various fishing guides and other contacts around the state to produce the reports.

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