Ed Parten... Friend And Mentor

On Easter Day, my friend and mentor Ed Parten had the privilege to go meet his Maker and receive a new body and a new life.

Although it is sad, it is a joyful moment knowing that he will be in Heaven and will probably be in charge of the water, which he loved and took such good care of here on earth.

Some people knew him as a bass fisherman. But his passion was to keep the water…that precious commodity, clean for all. And yes, the fish were just the beneficiary and gave him pleasure in catching them.

And in closing and saying goodbye to my friend, Ed, save me a cup of water. I’ll be there and I’ll help.


John Hope

Lake Livingston Receives Fish Attractors Thanks To TBBU

Lake Livingston Receives Fish Attractors Thanks To TBBU

Dozens of fish attractors were deployed on 1/24/17 by Texas Black Bass Unlimited in Lake Livingston. These attractors are designed to draw bait fish as well as prey fish to them.

Jan 17

These type of attractors have been in use all over the country successfully.  They are sustainable due to the slow breakdown rate of PVC under water and though they don’t gather organic matter a quick as organic structures, they do work.

Jan 2017

Many reservoir fisheries require some help as natural habitat such as trees & shrubs had been stripped from the valley before it was flooded.

Jan 2017

Working to improve fisheries in the U.S. is an ongoing task that a few of us are undertaking every year. Texas Black Bass Unlimited is one of those, for 30 some years now. 

Join the lake savers around America! Let’s help our environment & preserve something for our future generations!!

Livingston Attractors 1/24/17
In Decimal Degrees

Tigerville (about 30 @ each coordinate)
30.71417, -95.04974
30.71238, -95.05648

Kickapoo (about 10 @ each location)
30.83531, -95.08615
30.84089, -95.08363
30.84360, -95.08123
30.84418, -95.08123
30.84509, -95.07937
30.84550, -95.07914
30.84955, -95.08097
30.85134, -95.07856

We hope this help fishermen in their quest!!

More Habitat for Lake Livingston

Texas Black Bass Unlimited members place more PVC habitat structures (fish attractors) in Lake Livingston, in the Penwaugh Marina area, during November 2016. Seven piles of approximately 5 structures each were place during the outing.

LLFoR in the Media

TBBU Partner, Lake Livingston Friends of Reservoirs, 2016 Water Willow Project Video

Texas Black Bass Unlimited Raffle Winners

The winners of the Texas Black Bass Unlimited raffle are:

Prize #1 – Cruise for 2, Anywhere Royal Caribbean Goes, for 8-Days & 7-Nights, Airfare Included
Paul Avenell

Prize #2 – HOWA Series 1500 .243 Lightweight Rifle w/ Scope and Case
Jerry James

Prize #3 – $500.00 Cash
Michael Woeshst

Prize #4 – $200.00 Cash
Wyatt Hanson

Prize #5 – $100.00 Cash
Jerry’s Garage

TBBU would like to thank everyone who participated in our raffle this year and we are looking forward to holding another raffle in 2016 with more exciting prizes! We and Texas’ freshwater fisheries thank you!

Until then, we wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year for 2016!