Lake levels affect free fishing event

Bass is a plentiful fish at both Amon Carter and Nocona Lake, where Texans can angle for free without a fishing license this Saturday. However, low lake levels may curtail such activities during the coming weekend. (Photo by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department)

By ERIC VICCARO
bnewssports@sbcglobal.net

While other parts of Texas may have abundant waters in their lakes, the same can’t be said here in Montague County.
And that’s a problem for fishing enthusiasts.
Especially this weekend since Texans can angle for free without a fishing license, according to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
Joe Lyon, director of water/wastewater for the City of Bowie, the reservoir controlling authority for Amon Carter Lake, said the Selma Park boat ramp is still open.
The most recent water data, as of Tuesday morning, indicates Amon Carter Lake at 910.54 feet above mean sea level. That’s roughly 9.5 feet below normal.
Read Wednesday’s edition of the Bowie News for more.

Bass is a plentiful fish at both Amon Carter and Nocona Lake, where Texans can angle for free without a fishing license this Saturday. However, low lake levels may curtail such activities during the coming weekend. (Photo by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department)