|Texas Outdoor Digest/Events
July 22, 2005
Through July 24 - Cabela's grand opening celebration at the Fort Worth store location.
July 22-24 - 20th annual Dallas Summer Boat Show continues at Market Hall.
23 - Media Bass Oklahoma South Team Tournament out of Catfish Bay
Marina. For information, call Mike Birdsong at 580-367-9982.
July 24 - Collin County Bowhunters Association "Hunter Extreme" 3-D archery tournament. For information, call 972-734-0316.
29-31 - CITGO Bassmaster Classic on the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio
rivers near Pittsburgh, Pa Aug. 2 - Red River Fly Fishers meeting at
Grandy's on Texoma Parkway in Sherman beginning at 7 p.m. RRFF member
Keith Syler will present a discussion on smallmouth bass fishing on
Oklahoma's Upper Mountain Fork River.
Aug. 5-7 - Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World "2005 Fall Hunting Classic" at the Grapevine store location.
Aug. 9 - Red River Fly Fishers fly tying night beginning at 7 p.m. in the Starbucks area of the Sherman
Target store location. For information, call Steve Hollensed at 903-546-6237.
Aug. 13 - Collin County Bowhunters Association 3-D archery tournament. For information, call 972-734-0316.
19-21 - Texas Trophy Hunter's Association annual "Hunters Extravaganza"
at Fort Worth's Will Rogers Complex. For information, go to
www.ttha.com or call 800-800-3207.
Aug. 28 - Collin County Bowhunters Association "LSBA" 3-D archery tournament. For information, call 972-734-0316.
Sept. 1-Oct. 30 - Oklahoma dove season.
24 - Second annual "Wild Beast Feast & Outdoor Extravaganza" at
Denison's First Baptist Church featuring deer hunting expert, outdoor
writer, and photographer Brad Herndon. For information, contact Clayton
Pyles at 903-271-2989.
Oct. 1-Jan. 15 - Oklahoma archery season for deer (antlerless only from Jan. 1-15, 2006).
Anyone interested in having a vendor's booth at this year's second
annual "Wild Beast Feast & Outdoor Extravaganza" at Denison's First
Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 24 is urged to call Clayton Pyles,
one of the event's organizers, at 903-271-2989. Veteran outdoor writer,
photographer and deer hunting expert Brad Herndon will be the main
speaker at this year's "Beast Feast" event and will do a presentation
on "Mapping Trophy Bucks"...Two-time CITGO Bassmaster Classic champ
George Cochran is up to his old championship tricks again according to
the FLWOutdoors.com Web site. Last weekend, the Arkansas angler used
his intimate knowledge of Lake Hamilton - he's reportedly lived on the
lake near Hot Springs for 15 years - to capture the 2005 Wal-Mart FLW
Tour Forrest L. Wood Championship by three and a half-pounds over
runner-up Chad Grigsby. Cochran's five-bass limit weighing 10-pounds,
three ounces was good enough to claim the $500,000 winner's check.
Rounding out the "Top 12" were John Murray (3rd), Dean Rojas (4th),
Anthony Gagliardi (5th), Alton Jones (6th), J.T. Kenney (7th), Wesley
Strader (8th), Robert Karbas, Jr. (9th), Takahiro Omori (10th), Larry
Nixon (11th) and Chip Harrison (12th)...After a careful review, BASS
officials have decided to allow Texas veteran angler Gary Klein into
the 2005 and 2006 CITGO Bassmaster Classics, including this year's
version coming up next week in Pittsburgh, Pa. The decision came after
Klein disputed the manner in which points were awarded on the third and
fourth days of the Lake Wissota Bassmaster Elite 50 in Chippewa Falls,
Wis. last month according to Bassmaster.com...The U.S. Fish &
Wildlife Service Web site reports that President George W. Bush intends
to nominate H. Dale Hall to serve as Director of the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service. The announcement is subject to confirmation by the
U.S. Senate once the official nomination is made by the President.
Tip of the Week:
Believe it or not, some largemouth bass can be found in shallow water
even during the heat of another Texas summer. That's primarily true if
there is some sort of overhead shade available be it a boat dock, a
marina slip, a tire reef, a floating grass mat or a maze of submerged
timber. Why does this occur? Simple - the overhead cover helps to keep
the intense sun off of light-sensitive bass in addition to keeping the
water temperature a degree or two cooler.