The apex of the spring bass fishing season is right around the corner and summer will be here before we know it. That means there will be plenty of opportunities to get close to plenty of other angling targets, including inshore and offshore saltwater species such as redfish, trout...
The first few casts with the dark-skirted spinner bait sink in right along the edge of the dip in geography, exactly where they should be, but no takers materialize from below as the bait scoots toward the boat. A few more flips and still the drag remains to be put...
As the youngster carefully cranked the Zebco, the jack-in-the-box anticipation took hold that accompanies bass fishing in Texas. He knew something might happen. It was just a matter of when. And how loud. The pale, gray Slug-Go at the end of the line fluttered and twitched as it skittered along the surface...
He slowly slid the truck door back in place, performed the ritual gear check adopted as habit and started down a rut in the meandering ranch road. The afternoon glow was a welcome departure from the previous two days when frigid north winds and light mist made the last week...
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 going rate for prime hunting real estate in Texas is just that – with prices continuing to rise for a variety of reasons and no real end in sight as to just how high they might escalate. With that in mind, few things in this world compare with a...
The extended procession sprinkled with tinges of orange guardedly steps among crop stubble as a pair of wiggling pups bashfully scuttle along terrain flocked with patches of white. In an instant, what appears to be a spacious grin on one pointer’s face is replaced by a reserved stare as the...
Black drum aren't a sexy saltwater species in Texas, playing second and even third fiddle to speckled trout, redfish and flounder. However, you won't find a fish more fit for the dinner table, and even in the dead of winter these fish pack a punch on conventional tackle. These cousins of...
The deluge of frigid weather that has sunk its fangs into chunks of Texas and the rest of the country this month again has brought with it a silent beast. This predator is the No. 1 killer of outdoorsmen and women and isn’t selective in other scenarios, and it slowly...
Christmas in Texas is a time for family and for the outdoors. Sometimes the latter is the best excuse to get away from the former. However, the most fruitful of days involve both, bringing together those whom you most emulate and the joy of a shared pursuit that’s as much an...