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Archive for December, 2010

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Welcome to the Getaway Adventures Lodge website. Located in Port Mansfield, Texas on Texas’ world renowned lower Laguna Madre, Getaway Adventures Lodge and Port Mansfield were ranked one of the ‘Top Ten Hottest Fishing Destinations’ by Field & Stream Magazine.

Port Mansfield on the lower Laguna Madre, one of only three navigable hyper-saline lagoons in the northern hemisphere, is a sight fisherman’s dream come true. With two feet, and ether clear waters, fly-fisherman and light tackle aficionados flock to her unique sights and fisheries for a distinctly south Texas fishing experience. Her hyper-salinity has bred a unique estuary boasting some of the largest Speckled Sea Trout in the world — not to mention a world class Red Drum and Tarpon Fishery.

Port Mansfield and Getaway Adventures Lodge also offer world class offshore fishing at some of the closest distances on the Texas Gulf Coast.  Smoker Kings, Cobia, and Snapper are often caught within sight of the beach and Blackfin Tuna, Amberjack, Grouper, and Mako are routinely taken within 25 miles of the Port Mansfield Jetties.

We welcome you to come on in and take a look to see what Getaway Adventures Lodge has to offer.  We pride ourselves in delivering a product of unmatchable quality with a down home Texas family feel.  A completely family ran operation Getaway Adventures Lodge and the Shuler family look forward to welcoming you in to the family.

Great fishing on Area Lakes ..Check this out!!

Be Careful and we will see you after Christmas

From All Of Us Here At The Boat Show Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!!!!!!

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Check out the pictures of stripers, white bass and hybrids that are coming out of Lake Buxhanan!!

Be sure to go by their booths in Austin and San Antonio ! We or behind our buddies at Army Bass Anglers!!!

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We are proud to annouce for the 3rd consective year. ArmyBassAnglers has been selected by BASS/ESPN to be the ceremonial launch boat for all 4 days of the Bassmaster Classic.
We look foward to serving as ambassadors and representing each company at this tremendous event all while continuing to raise awareness for our Mission on the National leve.
For more information about the Classic visit. You will be able to find ArmyBassAnglers Pros in the following Expo booths after each days launch: Skeeter Boats, Ardent, Lake Fork Trophy Lures and TipSee Lights just to name a few.
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December 17, 2010

Water Management Committee delves Into environmental issues

Members of the Water Management Plan Advisory Committee Thursday took an in-depth look at the latest research on the environmental needs of the lower Colorado River and Matagorda Bay.

The committee, which has been meeting since July, has discussed the new science before but wanted to better familiarize itself with the issues as it gives LCRA input on how to update the plan. The plan determines how water in lakes Travis and Buchanan, the region’s water supply reservoirs, is administered.

LCRA is required by the current Water Management Plan to pass water downstream at various levels to protect aquatic species in the lower river and Matagorda Bay. The levels fluctuate depending on flows in the river, reservoir storage levels and inflows into Lakes Travis and Buchanan.

The current plan is based on trying to meet three different levels of flow in the bay, and two different levels in the river. That’s based on studies from the 1990s. More recent studies have called for as many as five levels in the bay and three in the river.

“That’s to better reflect the natural variability of the system,” said LCRA Water Quality Supervisor Bryan Cook.

The environment is just one of the competing needs the 16-member committee is trying to balance as it helps LCRA update the plan. The plan establishes how much water is available during a drought as lake levels fall. It does so by setting trigger levels at which customers should conserve water or when LCRA can reduce or even cut off water to certain customers. Lakes Travis and Buchanan are the source of drinking water for 1.1 million Central Texans and also serve the needs of power plants, industry, agriculture and businesses up and down the river.

Committee members Thursday also discussed how best to meet the needs of downstream agriculture as future demand for water increases throughout the basin. According to the current plan, agricultural water can be curtailed or even cut off if a drought becomes severe enough. That decision is based on the amount of water in the lakes on Jan. 1 of each year.

Farmers are the biggest water users in the basin and typically plant two crops a year. Committee members discussed whether it would be better, in future plans, to curtail first crop a little more often in an effort to save water for second crop. They also discussed whether more trigger dates should be added to the plan to provide greater flexibility for farmers. No decisions were made on these issues and they will be discussed at future meetings.

Committee members also viewed more scenarios Thursday that represent different alternatives for supplying water to each of the major interest groups. The committee contains members from each of the major groups that depend on the Highland Lakes: cities, industries, agriculture, the environment and lake area businesses and residents. The final group is interested in lake levels because of their impact on local businesses and recreation.

More scenarios will be developed and evaluated in the coming months as committee members suggest changes to how the lakes are managed. LCRA’s staff will plug those suggestions into a complex computer model that simulates the Highland Lakes system so members can see how each suggestion affects the water available for each interest.

The committee is scheduled to finish its work in June. The committee’s task is to provide LCRA input on how to update the plan. LCRA’s Board and ultimately the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will have to approve the plan’s revisions.

The advisory committee will hold its next meeting Jan. 25 at the Dalchau Service Center in Austin. Among the issues discussed will be the criteria for determining when a drought is worse than the Drought of Record. This is the drought of the 1950s that is considered the worst in recorded history. The committee also will discuss the minimum combined water storage for the lakes under the Water Management Plan.

Also next month, committee member Ken Gorzycki and members of LCRA’s staff will update LCRA Board members on the committee’s progress at the Board’s Water Operations Committee meeting. For more information on the Water Management Plan or the Advisory Committee please go to

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The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) is a nonprofit conservation and reclamation district that provides energy, water, and community services to Texans. Created by the Texas Legislature in 1934, LCRA has no taxing authority and operates solely on utility revenues and service fees. LCRA supplies electricity to more than 1.1 million Texans through more than 40 wholesale customers. LCRA also provides many other services in the region. These services include managing floods, protecting the quality of the lower Colorado River and its tributaries, providing parks and recreational facilities, offering economic development assistance, operating water and wastewater utilities, and providing soil, energy, and water conservation programs.

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We will see y’all at shows!!

2010/2011 SCHEDULES

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  • 8/25/10 – Austin (results)
  • 9/08/10 – Austin – CANCELED
  • 9/15/10 – Austin – CANCELED
  • 9/22/10 – Austin – CANCELED
  • 9/29/10 – Austin – CANCELED

  • 9/11/10 – Waco (results)
  • 10/16/10 – Limestone (results)
  • 11/13/10 – Belton (results)
  • 12/11/10 – Stillhouse – Stillhouse Pavilion
  • 1/08/11 – Championship – Belton

  • 2/05/11 – Travis
  • 3/26/11 – LBJ
  • 4/23/11 – Buchanan
  • 5/28/11 – Austin
  • 10/22-10/23/2011 – Championship – TBD

  • 2/19/11 – Texoma
  • 3/12/11 – Lewisville
  • 4/09/11 – Ray Hubbard
  • 5/07/11 – Tawakani
  • 10/22-10/23/2011 – Championship – TBD

  • 1/29/11 – Travis – Pace Bend Park
  • 2/26/11 – Belton – Temple Lake Park
  • 4/02/11 – LBJ – McNair Park
  • 5/07/11 – Travis – Pace Bend Park
  • 6/11/10 – Belton – Temple Lake Park
  • 9/10/-9/11/11 – Championship – Belton

  • 1/15/11 – Amistad – Diablo East
  • 2/12/11 – Falcon – Arroyo Veleno Ramp
  • 3/12/11 – Amistad – Diablo East
  • 4/30/11 – Choke Canyon – Caliham Park
  • 5/21/10 – O.H. Ivie – Concho Park
  • 10/08/-10/09/11 – Championship – Falcon

  • 8/29/10 – Waco (results)
  • 9/26/10 – Waco (results)
  • 10/10/10 – Limestone (results)
  • 11/14/10 – Limestone (results)
  • 12/12/10 – Belton – BLORA

  • 2/20/11 – Belton – Temple Lake Park
  • 3/06/11 – Belton – Temple Lake Park
  • 4/03/11 – Waco – Airport Beach
  • 5/22/11 – Waco – Airport Beach
  • 6/26/11 – Waco – Airport Beach

  • 2/12/11 – Belton – BLORA
  • 3/12/11 – O.H. Ivie – Elm Creek
  • 4/16/11 – Belton – BLORA
  • 5/14/11 – O.H. Ivie – Elm Creek
  • 6/18/11 – Buchanan – Hi Line

  • FAN
  • 1/22/11 – Travis
  • 2/19/11 – Buchanan
  • 3/19/11 – LBJ
  • 4/16/11 – Travis
  • 5/21/11 – Belton

  • 1/22/11 – Stillhouse – Stillhouse Marina
  • 2/19/11 – Belton – Templs Lake Park
  • 3/19/11 – Waco – Airport Park
  • 4/16/11 – Belton – Temple Lake Park
  • 5/21/11 – Stillhouse – Stillhouse Marina
  • 6/18/11 – Waco

It is that time of the year when the white tail deer start to rut! And the hunters start to get that feeling of needing to get in the field!

Well we have hunting guides and fishing guides at the Boat show to take care of that itch!!!

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