Water, and more importantly water-quality issues, have never been more important in Texas, and state biologists are hoping that an assessment of South Texas and coastal locales provides insight into improving inflows and estuaries. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department fisheries biologists began the two-year study of the Arroyo Colorado, a...
The vibrant afternoon that held promise had turned into a shadowy evening crammed with frustration. The sloping sand flat littered with waving grass and oyster shells had produced a number of good fish in the past, but on this coastal day, the only reds and specks that materialized were in...
MUSTANG ISLAND -- No matter what the square said on the calendar, school was in session. The surface in the summer shallows popped and squished as horse mullet zoomed back and forth amid stands of waving seagrass and sandy potholes dotted with the occasional oyster shell or crab. The rising...
The apex of the spring bass fishing season just recently passed, and summer will be here before we know it, offering opportunities to get close to plenty of other angling targets, including inshore and offshore saltwater species such as redfish, trout and flounder. The long and short of it: There’s...
The average man always knows where he's going. He doesn't need a map, compass or directions from the old-timer at the gas station. Then again, the average man might wander around, taking time to compose where he is, where he has been and where he's going. It's a process, really. Sometimes...
The second day of a two-day excursion to Matagorda Bay was going swimmingly for John Crenshaw and some of his friends while fishing with guide Mark Talasek during a previous muggy August day — the kind that makes you wonder what could go wrong. The angling party spent the first...
Millions of dollars will be spent in coming weeks on hunting and fishing licenses as hundreds of thousands of Texans and nonresidents ante up with huge expectations for their small slices of free time looking for paradise. And while there will be standard questions about previous hunting activity and how...
Now that most folks have their sights squarely set on hunting pursuits, boats of all shapes and sizes have been put up or stored for at least a few months. However, a few simple tips can help prevent any problems when big bass, trout and redfish time rolls around...
Most Texas outdoorsmen and women dream of big whitetail bucks this time of year, but it’s time to give thanks for winter inshore saltwater angling opportunities and take part in what could be some of the best fishing of your life. Texas’ Gulf Coast stretches from a state border with...
Legendary Cajun chef Paul Prudhomme's lasting legacy and gifts to the culinary history of the South include many mouth-watering recipes that are regularly in use today. However, Prudhomme -- who passed away at age 75 in 2015 -- is likely most remembered and revered for one signature dish: blackened redfish. Prudhomme's cooking...