Could it be a rainy weekend on Lake Fork?

QUITMAN – The fishing will eventually be the story at the Toyota Texas Bass Classic on Lake Fork, but until then it is going to be the weather. Rains continued to fall over East Texas all week making the tournament site at the Sabine River Authority headquarters a quagmire for workers. …

Pro fishermen try to snag jackpot at Lake Fork event

Kelly Jordon always knew a fishing tournament on Lake Fork would be a hit with professional bass fishermen. The question was how to hold it within the confines of the lake’s slot limit. The Toyota Texas Bass Classic, which returns to Fork Saturday through Monday, is the culmination of that dream.

River closing an effort to protect gar spawn

It didn’t take but a year and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has already invoked its ability to temporarily close alligator gar fishing in a specific area. The department announced last week that because of flooding it would temporarily prohibit gar fishing on the Trinity River between the Texas 31 bridge at

Texas Hill Country is in full bloom Video

Our Steve Knight captured some of the incomparable natural beauty of the Hill Country region during a recent visit there in this video report.

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Lake Fork event features fishing and more

QUITMAN – The Toyota Texas Bass Classic returns to Lake Fork Saturday through Memorial Day, and 35 of the top professional fishermen are out on the lake competing there is plenty to do onshore on the grounds of the Sabine…

20 May 2015 [10:04 PM]
Texas Hill Country is in full bloom Video

Our Steve Knight captured some of the incomparable natural beauty of the Hill Country region during a recent visit there in this…

20 May 2015 [12:38 PM]
Regulations continue to keep Columbia high and dry

  At this point Lake Columbia remains more myth than reality. Proposed to cover more than 10,000 acres stretching from southern Smith County just west of Troup to south of U.S. 79 in Cherokee County along Mud Creek, the…

16 May 2015 [11:52 PM]
Pros on Lake Fork for three days

When the Toyota Texas Bass Classic descended on Lake Fork a year ago the skies were blue, the wind was relatively calm…

16 May 2015 [11:49 PM]
Duck Hunting

For at least one year, East Texas duck hunters are probably going to get their wish and have a duck season that…

22 April 2015 [08:42 PM]
Focus on the outdoors 4-19

Focus on the outdoors Send your pictures of recent hunting and fishing adventrures to Focus on the Outdoors, Steve Knight, Outdoors Editor,…

19 April 2015 [01:00 AM]
Pros heading back for another Classic

While a delayed date should mean last year’s record setting 110-pound tournament record catch will be safe, Keith Combs’ stranglehold on the…

19 April 2015 [12:45 AM]
Focus on the outdoors

Ashley Phelps, of Tyler, a coach at Andy Woods Elementary, took her first wild turkey this season hunting on the Stewart Ranch…

04 April 2015 [09:26 PM]
Every case important to game wardens

When it comes to investigating cases involving deer being taken illegally, Smith County is not a hotbed of activity. It is just…

04 April 2015 [09:23 PM]
TPWD looks to revamp MLD, LAMPS programs

To say the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Managed Lands Deer program has been a success would be a huge understatement. Involving…

22 March 2015 [12:20 AM]
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