Rains County Eagle Fest

01/20/2018   7:00 am - 5:00 pm


Location
Rains Elementary School / 372 FM 3299
Emory, Texas

More Info
903-473-2465





This year marks the 23rd Annual Rains County Eagle Fest.

The first festival was held following a resolution in 1995 when the 74th Legislature of the State of Texas declared Rains County "The Eagle Capital of Texas" as an effort to protect and preserve the American Bald Eagles in the area.

The Rains County Eagle Fest hosts visitors from all over the country. It is a full day festival celebrating and highlighting the American Bald Eagles that live around Lake Fork, Lake Tawakoni and in Rains County. The festival includes a line-up of live bird shows, educational exhibits and displays, entertaining wildlife presentations, interactive Aztec Dance performances, nature tours, craft and food vendors and more!

A highlight of the festival is the bus and barge tours at Lake Fork and the special bus tours at the old Iron Bridge Crossing at the Sabine River Authority on Lake Tawakoni. The tours provide a special opportunity to view eagles and other birds and wildlife native to the area in their natural habitat.

General Admission is $5 for adults and teens. Children under 12 are free. Bus and barge tours are available at an additional cost - Bus tours are $5 per person; Barge tours are $35 per person. Tickets are available in advance online. General Admission and Bus Tour tickets will also be available at the door (however, due to limited seating on the barge tours, tickets usually sell out in advance).

Full details and links are available at www.visitrainscounty.com under the "EVENT" tab.

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Lake Fork Current Weather Alerts

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories.

 

Lake Fork Weather Forecast

Tuesday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 90

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 73

Wednesday

Slight Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 85

Wednesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 74

Thursday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 90

Thursday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 72

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 92

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 73


Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 6/18: 403.27 (+0.27)



Lake Fork

Fishing Report from TPWD (Jun. 12)

GOOD. Water Stained; 76 degrees; 0.36 feet above pool. Bass fishing has been slower this week than last week. Topwaters frogs, Yellow Magics, and spook type baits are fair in and around flooded grass or weeds. Texas rigs and shaky heads flipped at the edge of grass in 2-5 feet are good with creature type baits and beavers. Chatterbaits are good also in front of the shallow grass. Sunny days you can catch fish out to the first break line. Cloudy days fish are best to fish tight to the grass edges. Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Guide Service. Black bass are good morning and evening with top water frog patterns. Switching mid morning to noon streamers in shad and bream patterns. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. Lake Fork crappie fishing is getting red hot like the weather this week. Really seeing the black crappie load up in big numbers on lay downs, under docks and on other structures they like in the summer months. Look for those black crappie in 14-22 feet of water mostly. We also are seeing the white crappie loading up on brush piles and those summer time trees they like. Best depths for the white crappie have been 18-26 feet. We are still catching good numbers of crappie on small hand tied jigs and I’m sure small plastics will work as well. Did see some fish on brush piles the last few days that minnows may help with. The channel catfishing is excellent as it always is on Lake Fork. Bait you a hole near timber in 18-25 feet close to a creek channel. Use cattle cubes or sour grain to attract and hold those fish. Trees that have overnight roosting birds are a great place to make your hole. Use any prepared catfish bait of choice to load the boat once you get the fish loading up. You can still find some spawning catfish up shallow around all the new flooded grass, brush or rocks. Lake Fork catfishing continues to be superb on baited holes around roosting trees. Catfish are good in 13-25 feet with prepared bait. You can also bait holes w

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