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...
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...
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...
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...
“Want to see pictures of my deer?” That phrase invariably invokes a variety of responses from the average hunter, but for me it always sends icy chills up my spine. I’ve seen hundreds, more likely thousands, of photos snapped from a...
The debate about the top Texas fishing holes could fill hours of discussion around the coffee shop, but there’s one thing everyone can agree on: It’s tough to go wrong with almost any of these fantastic bodies of water...
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...
The Texas coastline stretches from the Louisiana border to the Mexican border and harbors game fish of all shapes and sizes – and tastes. With that in mind, here’s a summer saltwater fishing guide, featuring more than a few reasons...
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...
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...