Animal Planets’ popular show Lone Star Law, featuring Texas game wardens and their day-to-day dealings serving the Lone Star State, recently featured Fannin County’s Bois d’Arc Lake.
The show’s latest episode aired on Sunday, August 2. In this episode, it explained how local game wardens helped with getting some largemouth bass out of the stocking pond so they could begin stocking the lake and reservoir without compromising optimal numbers.
“We’ve been invited by the fisheries [Texas Parks and Wildlife] to come down as they are in construction of a brand new reservoir here in Fannin County,” said Captain Steve Stapleton, Texas game warden during the episode.
The ultimate goal for moving the fish is to ensure that they can multiply efficiently. When the construction is completed, the reservoir and absorbed stock ponds will then overflow the fish into the finished lake, ready for anglers.
“This is one of our mandates to provide excellent fishing opportunities for the citizens of Texas. This is one of the ways we do that is stocking superior fish for future generations to enjoy,” said Stapleton.
The show was filmed back in October when the ponds were re-stocked with a couple of hundred ShareLunker bass fingerlings.
“This is the start of a great fishery here at Lake Bois d’Arc,” said Stapleton.
Lone Star Law highlights the work that game wardens do across the state. With each new episode airing on Sunday nights.