2011-02-24 / General Stories

Outdoor News

February 21, 2011
By Victor Gonzales, Lee County Game Warden

Boy do we need some rain! The annual white bass run is in jeopardy of ending before it begins if we don’t get some moving water soon. All of our area creeks are down which mean the white bass have no incentive for making their upstream venture.

Meanwhile, in Lake Somerville, schools of white bass are chasing bait to the surface feeding hundreds of cormorants and gulls. An anglers best bet is to anchor up and fish windswept points or find the birds and work downwind.

After checking several fishermen on Saturday, they displayed encouraging signs although it took some of them all day to fish for half limits. Those anglers fishing from the shoreline of Birch Creek State Park found some crappie and white bass even though it was short lived. We’ve often heard the adage “patience is a virtue”; as with fishing, sooner or later the tide will turn and perhaps our stringers will bear fish.

A new addition has been added to Nails Creek State Park. New Park Superintendant, Heather Heatherly, takes over for former Superintendant Austin Vieh. Vieh has been reassigned to Austin Headquarters to assume further duty. Come by and visit with Heather and her staff. Nails Creek has plenty of trail ways and camping sites to accommodate hikers, bikers and horseman. Their number is 979-289- 2392.

I may be contacted at 979-540-0194 (cell) or victor.gonzales@tpwd.state.tx.us.

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