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...
Efforts to reopen Cedar Bayou near Rockport have fully materialized, with dredging set to begin April 15, an undertaking years in the making that is set to improve water quality and fishing in the area, among other conservation-related issues. The estimated $9 million project has received funding from a variety...
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....
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 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...