Sports News

Angler Pablo Torres Jr. of Lufkin caught the 13.34 pound, 26-inch largemouth.

AUSTIN – For the first time in the 32 year history of the Toyota ShareLunker program, Kurth Reservoir in Lufkin has produced a largemouth bass entry exceeding 13 pounds. Angler Pablo Torres Jr. of Lufkin caught the 13.34 pound, 26-inch Legacy Class lunker in less than 8 feet of water while fishing with his son-in-law at the lake March 25.

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Cody Shry of Pinehurst (facebook.com photo)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Sixty-four outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2018 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.

The students were selected for the honor based on their success in bass tournament competition, academic achievement and leadership in conservation and community service.

In Texas Thomas Martin of Jewett and Cody Shry of Pinehurst were selected, with Derek Pietsch of Montgomery and Gabriel Talley of Willis named honorable mention.

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Angler Austin Terry of San Angelo caught ShareLunker 574.

For the first time in more than 28 years, Twin Buttes Reservoir near San Angelo has produced a Toyota ShareLunker largemouth bass exceeding 13 pounds. Angler Austin Terry of San Angelo caught the 13.40 pound, 25 and 3/4 inch Legacy Class lunker on a Santone 1/2-ounce Red River Special spinnerbait in less than 4 feet of water at the lake March 14.

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AUSTIN – The king mackerel recreational bag limit increases from two to three fish per person, per day on Friday, March 16. In January, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted a temporary exception that increases the daily bag limit of king mackerel from two to three fish in state water. This exception is effective until Aug. 31, at which time a new statewide regulation currently under review may also increase the daily bag limit from two to three fish.

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The City of Beaumont is hosting the area’s first major eSports spectator event on Saturday, April 28 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Jefferson Theatre.

The greatest fighting game contenders from around the area will compete in an eSports showdown to see who will triumph as the champion of Southeast Texas. Gamers will compete in three games — Street Fighter V, Injustice 2, and Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U gaming system.

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