The topic of discussion today is the care of fish after they’ve been landed, specifically those that you’d like to snap some photos of before releasing them for some other lucky anger to pursue. I love inspecting pictures of...
https://youtu.be/IdpxgbLehOg I’ve seen them while hunting Rio Grande turkeys in the spring, my back pressed squarely up against an oak tree, hoping that they wouldn’t scare off a mature gobbler. I’ve seen them while hunting whitetails in the fall, raiding deer...
The eastern glow slowly stalks the sloping horizon, tenderly illuminating the landscape’s dew-draped veil and signaling the start of a crisp new day, one that's ripe for turkey hunting in Texas. The disheveled coyote on the bunchgrass ridge to the...
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...
Now that deer season's over, it's time to keep your outdoor pursuits lively, and for anglers of all ages that means wielding a cast net, doubling over a seine or simply carving through fresh earth with bare digits in...
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...
If the attendance at the Coastal Conservation Association’s Corpus Christi chapter banquet in March was any indicator, the grass-roots support for saltwater fishing and conservation efforts has never been stronger. More than 2,200 people – the largest CCA gathering in...
National Safe Boating Week is this month. That means there’s no better time to brush up on the intricacies of Texas’ rules and regulations – and why they’re in place. Most boaters certainly follow the letter of the law and use common...
The slow morning turned to afternoon as I flipped a dark spinner bait into the shimmering distance on Lake Meredith. Like so many previous retrieves from the bank, I brought my lure back without even a nibble from a hungry...
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...