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 will be standard questions about previous hunting activity and how...
Fishing during the middle of the day isn’t just tough — it’s downright dangerous. It doesn’t take much to overheat and take all the fun right out of the pastime. However, if you’re looking to find the magic hour, any success you have clearly will be both audible and visible. Concentrating early...
MUSTANG ISLAND -- The entrance to the pass cut into Corpus Christi Bay was an oasis that couldn't have come soon enough. The paddle that seemed so feathery under the early morning clouds and in the cool breeze at dawn had been replaced by one carved of stone. Each scoop...
The Cedar Bayou restoration effort aimed at reopening the pass that previously divided Matagorda and San Jose islands continues to net funding, including $3 million allocated by the Texas Legislature through House Bill 1025. The $3 million allocation will come from the Game, Fish and Water Safety Account, also known...
Summer officially begins later this June. That means it’s time for your family to map out the next two months of outdoor adventures before the flickering Friday night lights click back on and high school football becomes the focus of almost every Texas hamlet near and far. There’s always too...
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...
“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 range of devices provided by readers, friends and others in...
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...
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 in prime months. Our state waters harbor some of the best...