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A federal judge in Brownsville has ruled in favor of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in a joint lawsuit brought by the agencies challenging an emergency regulation enacted by the National Marine Fisheries Service over red snapper seasons. The ruling means...
It’s the first rule in fishing: fish where the fish are. However, sometimes despite our best efforts, the fish simply aren’t around. In those instances, we as anglers must stack the deck in our favor, and the easiest way to do that is to get our hands a little dirty. Chumming...
ARANSAS BAY -- The top fishfinders in the world don't come with built-in GPS. Nor do they offer crystal-clear displays or boatloads of programmable options. In this dog-eat-dog ecosystem, one of the best ways to entice scaly delight to the end of your line is to follow the food chain,...
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...
The red snapper debate has Texas and other Gulf states seeing red over what they view as federal intrusion on a recreational fishery that adds millions of dollars to local economies. And the argument has gotten legal. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries...
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and its commission joined together to file a lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Brownsville, challenging an emergency regulation enacted by the  National Marine Fisheries Service that, if left in place, would allow the...
When it comes down to it, fishing is like any other pursuit: you're going to have to deal with the good, the bad and the ugly -- just hopefully not all at once. Here's a fish tale that's not all that uncommon as anglers jockey for position with others in...
ROCKPORT, Texas -- You can’t touch it, taste it, smell it or even see it, but it’s there looming just below the shimmering surface -- a rare fishing catch. You can call it the great unknown. It’s the masked uncertainty dripping with luminous anticipation that drives anglers of all ages to...
COASTAL BEND, Texas -- Redfish may fight harder. Flounder may taste better. And black drum is everyman’s fish. However, for inshore saltwater fishing die-hards and even the average weekend angler, the speckled trout in Texas is hands down the game fish of choice along the coast year round. Whether it’s chunking free-lined...
WAILUPE BEACH, OAHU -- As he skulked along the shore with his steely gaze on the translucent shallows, Ollie Owens somewhat resembled a bear looking for its next scaly feast in an Alaskan stream. The veteran fly fishing guide was intently studying the water, hoping it would give up...