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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...
The most dangerous creature lurking off the Texas coast doesn’t have massive teeth, isn’t particularly fast and often can also be found fluttering in home aquariums. In fact, a large one is only about a foot long, but the consequences of the invasive species could have a huge negative impact...
The Texas A&M System Board of Regents recently approved the creation of the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation within the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Recreational saltwater fishing in Texas generates more than $981 million dollars in retail sales each year...
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 Cedar Bayou restoration effort aimed at reopening the pass that previously divided Matagorda and San Jose islands continues to net funding, including a $1 million allocation announced Thursday by the Texas General Land Office. The funding is derived from offshore drilling in federal waters. The project, which is aimed at...
Crabbing is a summertime staple up and down the Texas coast. And a tasty one, too. The pursuit is geared toward simplicity and many of the most productive crabbing locales are accessible from shore. There also is little investment in gear you must tote along to have an enjoyable outing, and...
There’s an epidemic sweeping the nation’s lakes and rivers, and though it’s not bacterial or viral in nature, the pain from this particular affliction can take root and resonate for days or even weeks in extreme cases. There’s no telling when the scenario might play out, but the more time...
The Cedar Bayou restoration effort aimed at reopening the pass that previously divided Matagorda and San Jose islands continues to net funding, including $3 million allocated by the Texas Legislature through House Bill 1025. The $3 million allocation will come from the Game, Fish and Water Safety Account, also known...
Summer officially begins later this June. That means it’s time for your family to map out the next two months of outdoor adventures before the flickering Friday night lights click back on and high school football becomes the focus of almost every Texas hamlet near and far. There’s always too...
A week after a ruling striking down an emergency rule that gave NOAA Fisheries the authority to adjust red snapper seasons off each Gulf state based on whether their state-water seasons and bag limits were consistent with federal regulations, we now have an answer on this year's framework: a...