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...
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...
Now that most folks have their sights squarely set on hunting pursuits, boats of all shapes and sizes have been put up or stored for at least a few months. However, a few simple tips can help prevent any problems when big bass, trout and redfish time rolls around...
It’s hard to believe another year is over, especially when it comes to Texas hunting and fishing pursuits. There were too many things that didn’t get done for a variety of reasons, but that’s not stopping me from starting anew with a list of outdoor pursuits that are a priority....
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...
Fall and winter provide some of the liveliest angling opportunities for anglers willing to spend a day at the beach for Texas saltwater fishing pursuits. From Sabine Pass to South Padre Island, the Texas coast spans hundreds of miles and features myriad surf fishing options. Here’s a look at what’s biting...
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...