September marks the one-year anniversary of a law passed by the Texas Legislature prohibiting the uprooting of sea grass with the propeller of a boat within coastal waters. Sea grasses are important as they stabilize sediments, decrease erosion, improve water quality and clarity, increase dissolved oxygen and provide habitat...
The Texas speckled trout bag limit along much of the coast drops to five fish per day beginning Monday, Sept. 1, a move that was hotly debated at multiple public meetings and through online comments. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission in March voted to adopt rules extending the five-fish...
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Thursday announced a multi-million dollar public-private collaboration that will result in turning the iconic Powderhorn Ranch along Matagorda Bay into a state park and wildlife management area. Native wildlife that calls the area home includes bobwhite quail, Rio Grande turkeys, white-tailed deer and...
A collaboration decades in the making, including funding from one of the worst oil spills in history, has helped to secure one of the most pristine tracts of land remaining along the Texas coast for public consumption. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has announced that the Powderhorn Ranch, a...
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...
Cleaning your saltwater catch can be a rewarding experience, especially when you’ve had a memorable outing on any number of Texas' bay systems. By the same token, there’s nothing worse than spending a day on the water and not properly caring for the fish you’ve earned – or even paid...
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 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...