Rains County Eagle Fest

01/19/2019   7:00 am - 5:00 pm


Location
Rains Elementary School at 372 FM 3299
Emory, Texas

More Info
903-473-2465





Rains County Eagle Fest
This annual festival celebrates Rains County being the "Eagle Capital of Texas" - designated as such by the Texas Legislature in 1995 as part of an effort to protect and preserve the American Bald Eagle. Lake Fork, Lake Tawakoni and the surrounding areas are nesting and feeding grounds for bald eagles and over 260 other varieties and species of wild birds. The highlight of the festival is the bus and barge tours to the lake to see the bald eagles in their natural habitat. The festival venue includes bird and animal exhibits and programs, live entertainment and music, as well as educational speakers. Saturday's tours will be on Lake Fork. Rains County Eagle Fest is scheduled to include more than just chances to view the majestic birds in their natural habitat. The event will also feature animal encounters, live entertainment, boat tours, bus tours, vendors, food and much more.
Eagle Fest will be held on Saturday January 19th, 2019 and will be at the campus of Rains Elementary School, 372 FM 3299 just off U.S. Highway 69, about two miles west of Emory. General admission is $5 per person, with children 12 and under admitted free.
This year's Eagle Fest includes presentations from Last Chance Forever, the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center, Teaming With Wildlife and more; Aztec Dancers, snake encounters, bus and barge tours to Lake Fork.
Barge Tours will be Saturday morning.
https://eaglefest.ticketleap.com/rains-county-eagle-fest-2019/details
https://www.emorytx.com/eagle-fest

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 17)

GOOD. Water Stained; 81 degrees; 0.09 feet above pool. Bass are fairly slow in the mornings, but there is a shaky head bite with yum dingers in both sizes on timber in 5-7 feet on breaklines. Best bite is Carolina rigs offshore in 15-25 feet on humps, road beds, points, all are producing. Big worms like blue fleck, tequila sunrise and plum seem to be best 10-12 inches. Crankbaits are still good over channel catfish bends deep humps and road beds. Shad patterns and chart blue back XD 6 - XD 8 are best, Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Guide Service. Black bass are chasing topwater patterns early in the day and later in the day when it is dark. Check out the brush piles as big bass are using them to feed on crappie. Bream are excellent in the shallows on wooly buggers and small poppers. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. Lake Fork crappie fishing is in full time summer pattern. Huge numbers of black crappie are loading up at the base of trees, on main lake points and lay downs. There are still good numbers of white crappie on brush piles and in trees. Focus on areas in 14-22 feet for the most fish. The bite has been finicky when fishing for schools of fish. Minnows on very small gold Aberdeen hooks and 6-8 pound test fluorocarbon line has been the go to set up. Small hand tied jigs in natural colors are also working if you swim them over and get those fish to chase and grab. Even if you see a hundred fish in a group just catch the few more aggressive fish and move on if you want to catch numbers. Larger soft plastics should still work on bigger white crappies that are solo on timber. The catfish bite is still red hot. You can load the boat fast in roosting areas that have overnight birds in the trees. We are also seeing big numbers of catfish on main lake points in 14-28 feet around timber. If you find an area with lots of bait the catfish will be close by. Bait an area with cattle cubes or sour grain to group those fish up. Then use your pre

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