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If the attendance at the Coastal Conservation Association’s Corpus Christi chapter banquet in March was any indicator, the grass-roots support for saltwater fishing and conservation efforts has never been stronger. More than 2,200 people – the largest CCA gathering in the country – packed into the American Bank Center for...
The Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission on Thursday in Austin voted to adopt rules extending a five-fish daily bag limit for speckled trout in effect in the Lower Laguna Madre up the coast through the Highway 457 bridge near Sargent with a five-year sunset date. The commission modified an original...
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has added another public hearing in Corpus Christi to gather input on proposed hunting and fishing regulation changes, including alteration to the speckled trout bag limit that would encompass much of the coast. The department originally scheduled one public meeting in Corpus Christi for...
When discussing great saltwater fishing spots, some of the best locales in Texas are literally between a rock and a hard place. Our state has an amazing array of manmade fishing haunts, but none compare to the jetty systems that dot the Gulf coast, providing some of the finest angling...
Efforts to reopen Cedar Bayou near Rockport have fully materialized, with dredging set to begin April 15, an undertaking years in the making that is set to improve water quality and fishing in the area, among other conservation-related issues. The estimated $9 million project has received funding from a variety...
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has proposed a slew of saltwater and freshwater regulation changes, including an extension of the daily speckled trout limit of five fish up the coast. Other noteworthy changes would alter harvest regulations for flounder and rainbow trout on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake...
Red snapper issues have been contentious in recent years, especially in 2013 when Texas, Louisiana and other Gulf states pushed back against proposed federal rules, urging that snapper regulation be left up to the discretion of states, citing scientific research supporting the stance. Gov. Rick Perry and other Gulf state...
No matter the variety -- shoal grass, turtle grass or star grass -- the different forms of vegetation that inhabit shallow coastal flats are vital to maintaining coastal ecosystems, in particular those places that harbor speckled trout, redfish and flounder that we Texas anglers love to pursue all year. The...
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...
Texas speckled trout anglers -- and there are a lot of them -- will have their opportunity to discuss potential bag limit regulation changes at upcoming public meetings in January along the coast. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Coastal Fisheries Division will host seven scoping meetings from Jan. 7-9...