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 largemouth or smallmouth bass and stepped along the low-slung brush...
Spring is a magical season when it comes to bass fishing and there’s no better time to catch the largemouth of a lifetime than during the next couple of months on most reservoirs and river systems. Water temperatures that have been sluggishly cool for much of the past few...
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...
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 hopes of finding wiggling treasures. It seems many folks often overlook...
I love inspecting pictures of big fish, especially lunker largemouth bass, those critters that reach double digits in weight and are rare prizes for even the most seasoned of anglers. I also hate seeing those frames that capture the exact wrong way to hold a big bass. You’ve likely seen...
SOLDOTNA, Alaska – In this majestic angling landscape, timing isn’t everything – it’s the only thing. The split shots tickled the bottom of the surging glacial-fed Kenai River, emitting just enough vibration as they bounced off weathered crags below to pique an angler’s curiosity for a fleeting moment. The paramount...
Mother Nature's sweet symphony in this wild place is music to my ears and I've got a front-row seat. The bubbling stream crawls down a jagged staircase of barnacle-encrusted boulders, drumming its way toward the salt water cove and creating subtle variations on a single monotonous note. In the distance,...
KENAI RIVER, Alaska -- The sweeping, familiar silhouette in the bluebird sky sways decisively in the nighttime breeze. It’s a couple of hours to the start of a new day, and in the hovering glow the eagle descends to an evergreen perch with nimble strides. The inquisitive bird of prey...
Crabbing is a summertime staple up and down the Texas coast. And a tasty one, too. The pursuit is geared toward simplicity and many of the most productive crabbing locales are accessible from shore. There also is little investment in gear you must tote along to have an enjoyable outing, and...
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...