Possum Kingdom Lake

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You can judge a buck by its antlers

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Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tomdoglover29@aol.com




Texas Parks & Wildlife Department reminds hunters that in some counties you can only take a buck if its antlers have an inside spread of 13 inches or more, or if it has an unbranched antler.


This regulation is intended to allow the majority of bucks to grow older and create a more natural age structure in the herd, with mature bucks doing most of the breeding.


To help you estimate if a buck has 13 inches between the main beams, look at his ears. If an alert buck’s antler beams don’t extend beyond its ear tips, it’s probably not legal.


Refer to your Outdoor Annual for information on antler restrictions, bag limits and other need-to-know regulations.


Photo courtesty: TPWD




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Possum Kingdom Lake Weather Forecast

Saturday

Hot

Hi: 109

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 79

Sunday

Hot

Hi: 111

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 79

Monday

Hot

Hi: 109

Monday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 79

Tuesday

Hot

Hi: 102

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 77


Possum Kingdom Lake Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 7/21: 996.27 (-2.73)



Possum Kingdom Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 18)

Water fairly clear; 84–91 degrees; 2.37’ low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early and late, midday switching to drop shot rigs, jigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows around structure in 14–22 feet. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.