Upcoming Events

Troutfest is going to be held at the L&L Campground on the beautiful Guadalupe River this weekend. There will be programs, and presentations, and talks all geared to help you be a better bass catcher. One of the more fun programs will be the casting lessons. And then of course you can always go fishing. Have fun.

Spring weather will be heading our way soon so now is the time to prepare for your next bass fishing trip. If you need to work on your casting skills or if you want someone to give your kids some lessons, consider going over to Inks Lake State Park on Saturday. They will be giving casting instructions on the lawn in the morning for no additional charge other than the park’s admission fee. That is a good way to pick up on some free info. Later in the afternoon there will be a guided hike if you want to make a day out of the trip. Have fun.

If you are still grasping at that New Year resolution to get in better shape, you might want to give some thought to heading over to the Guadalupe River State Park Saturday morning or afternoon when park staff will be conducting some guided hikes. You get to learn all about the vegetation and forest creatures that inhabit the park, and you can stretch your legs as well. Have fun.

Tomorrow afternoon would be a good time to visit Pedernales Falls State Park. Staff will be conducting a guided hike that will teach you lots and lots about the area geology. Should be fun.

If you are thinking about enrolling the offspring in summer camp, remember that registration begins soon and spaces can fill up quick. For example, the City of Austin Nature Center summer camp registration opens up on noon this coming Saturday. Don’t delay.

If you want to take your preteen to learn how to cast for bass without getting wet, consider heading over to Inks Lake State Park Saturday morning. They will have loaner equipment and expert casters to show you how to get it done in the spring. Best to call to make a reservation. Later in the afternoon there will be a guided hike. Have fun.

Bandera is the place to be this weekend if you want to celebrate carnival season without leaving the state. They always have a lot of fun during this celebration and this year should be no different. Just try to refrain from yelling les bons temps rouler at the top of your lungs every time somebody is throwing beads.

Looks like the weather should be ideal tomorrow night to head out to a dance hall in the Hill Country. Your best bet would be heading over to the gorgeous Kendalia Halle for some two steppin. Remember to take the flask out of your back pocket or it might fall on the dance floor when you are dipping your dance partner.

Tomorrow the folks at TPWD will be stocking trout at East Metropolitan Park near Bastrop.  If it will be too cold for you then, there still should be plenty of fish available over the weekend when it warms up a bit.  Have fun.

It is chilly now, but do not worry. The temperature should get up to the high 60s or low 70s for the weekend. That would be a good time to go for a hike at one of the state parks in the Hill Country. Have fun.