ROCKPORT, Texas -- You can’t touch it, taste it, smell it or even see it, but it’s there looming just below the shimmering surface -- a rare fishing catch. You can call it the great unknown. It’s the masked uncertainty dripping with luminous anticipation that drives anglers of all ages to...
BIRTHRIGHT, Texas – Just west of this hamlet nestled among the sprawling thickets of Texas' post oak prairie sits the best fishery you’ve never seen. It has only been two decades since Cooper Lake in Delta and Hopkins counties was impounded, but in that time the 19,000-acre reservoir on the...
The best-kept secret in the early 1990s in Brownwood surprisingly had nothing to do with high school football, the next man to follow in the legendary footsteps of Gordon Wood or the juicy details of a Lions-Yellow Jackets rivalry that Stephenville later would dominate when our family moved there. Instead...
It’s the first rule in fishing: fish where the fish are. However, sometimes despite our best efforts, the fish simply aren’t around. In those instances, we as anglers must stack the deck in our favor, and the easiest way to do that is to get our hands a little dirty. Chumming...
Texas bass fishing is king in these United States of America, and the spring spawn offers your best bet at catching a double-digit fish tipping the scales at 10 pounds -- or more. Here’s a calendar look at the spring fishing months of March, April and May across Texas and why you...
The amorphous, fibrous dough ball hung on the long-shanked hook like a diabolical Christmas tree ornament. After a quick once-over, it sailed on a looping arc into the cloudy water of the Pecan Bayou in Brownwood and hit with a resonant splash. The thick mass may have looked like...
Without a doubt, Texas is blessed with the best hunting opportunities in the country. We’ve got the largest white-tailed deer herd in the nation – numbering roughly 4 million in moisture-rich years – and our bird hunting ranging from ducks, geese and doves to pheasants, sandhill cranes and quail offers...
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 why it’s worth making the trip south or east, at...
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...
The Texas Hill Country and South Texas are wild places, filled with critters of all shapes and sizes. And while white-tailed deer remain king among wild game during fall and winter, there are many other options for hunters now and throughout other seasons, setting the stage for inestimable opportunities...