Easy to make Trotline ID Tags

 

This is an easy way to make trotline ID tags. In most states the law requires that you use gear tags on trotlines, limb lines, traps and such. After years of trying everything imaginable for tags, here is the best thing that I have found so far. Here is how to make trotline ID tags…. Continue reading Easy to make Trotline ID Tags

How to Make a Trotline

How to make a trotline. Trotlines are one of the old time-tested methods when you want to catch a lot of catfish in a hurry. When you need to make a “meat haul” or just want to fish around the clock while spending your vacation time doing other things, set out a trotline or two and you will always come home with fish! Here are some simple instructions on how to rig up and set out a trotline.

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How to; Jug fishing for catfish…An easy way to make your own jugs!

Want to know how to make your own catfish jugs? Here’s an effective catfish catching trick…

Jug fishing for catfish has become one of my favorite ways to quickly get meat on the table. I use some homemade jugs constructed from foam pool noodles and PVC pipe. I made these jugs in one afternoon and they are my go-to arsenal when I need to fill up the boat for a fish fry. Now for the rundown on how you can  do it…

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Understanding your 12 volt boat battery

Nearly every boat has a 12 volt boat battery and understanding how to determine it’s charge status is vital to keeping your boat’s electrical system safe and functional. Let’s take a look at your basic system.

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How to; Boat Trailer Maintenance

Boat trailer maintenance. With the boating and fishing season upon us, now is the time to do a little preventive maintenance on your trailer to keep from having trouble on the road. Your trailer tires are the most important thing and a few simple checks will keep them in top shape. Let’s get started….

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The source of the Trinity River

The source of the Trinity River. As a young child growing up fishing on the Trinity River around the Riverside area, I remember repeatedly asking my Dad,”where does the river begin?”. Dad would always answer that the river began somewhere in Dallas. At the time I would always look out at the large river slowly flowing south in front of me and try to imagine how the river started and it seemed like it went on forever.

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More Riverside Texas History

Riverside Texas history. As promised I am finally getting around to posting another in a series of articles on the early history of the Trinity River and the Riverside area. As I mentioned before, I have 5 generations of family history tied to this area and I am trying to share what I know about the early Riverside Texas history. Continue reading More Riverside Texas History

Flash Flood watch issued for many East Texas counties this morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash Flood watch for many East Texas counties this morning; Take care not to try and drive across any flooded roadways and protect any assets that may become flooded. You can keep up with the weather in real-time via our custom weather station and website. We have added a weather webcam too!

Bud

TexasRiverData.com Weather Station

 

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
333 AM CDT FRI MAR 20 2015

TXZ163-164-176>179-195>199-210>212-220500-
/O.NEW.KHGX.FF.A.0002.150320T1700Z-150322T0500Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
AUSTIN-BRAZOS-BURLESON-COLORADO-GRIMES-HOUSTON-MADISON-MONTGOMERY-
POLK-SAN JACINTO-TRINITY-WALKER-WALLER-WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BELLVILLE...BRENHAM...BROOKSHIRE...
BRYAN...CALDWELL...COLDSPRING...COLLEGE STATION...COLUMBUS...
CONROE...CORRIGAN...CROCKETT...EAGLE LAKE...GROVETON...
HEMPSTEAD...HUNTSVILLE...LAKE SOMERVILLE...LIVINGSTON...
MADISONVILLE...NAVASOTA...ONALASKA...PRAIRIE VIEW...SEALY...
SHEPHERD...THE WOODLANDS...TRINITY...WEIMAR...WILLIS
333 AM CDT FRI MAR 20 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT TODAY THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS...INCLUDING
 THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...AUSTIN...BRAZOS...BURLESON...
 COLORADO...GRIMES...HOUSTON...MADISON...MONTGOMERY...POLK...
 SAN JACINTO...TRINITY...WALKER...WALLER AND WASHINGTON.

* FROM NOON CDT TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING

* DISTURBANCES MOVING UP AHEAD OF A NORTHWESTERN MEXICO UPPER
  TROUGH WILL ENTER AN UNSTABLE AND VERY MOIST SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS
  AIR MASS TODAY INTO TOMORROW. THESE DISTURBANCES WILL PROVIDE
  ENOUGH LIFT TO GENERATE PERIODS OF RAINFALL...LOCALLY HEAVY...
  ACROSS THE WATCH AREA. PRECEDENT SATURATED GROUND WILL INHIBIT
  RAINFALL TO DRAIN INTO THE LOWER SOIL LEVELS...INCREASING THE
  THREAT FOR ENHANCED RUNOFF LEADING TO FLOODING.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF FLOODING WOULD BE WATER OVER ROADWAYS AND
  SWOLLEN RIVERS AND THEIR TRIBUTARIES COMING OUT OF BANKS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.