Let’s talk about something a lot of us fishermen find hard to do, and that’s picking the right color of lure.
Making the most of any outdoor outing equates to a positive attitude and the ability to remain flexible.
Since it’s the Fourth of July weekend, I recalled those days back when I was a kid in the 1960s, swallowed by summer and inundated by commercials and marketing. This time of the year, the kids on our street often gathered at our house during the day, sometimes playing an endless game of Mono…
Q. Dear Neil: My red oak tree leafs out beautifully each spring, but within a month or two, half of the leaves turn brown. Why would this happen?
Lake Texoma with its natural striper spawn is the mother of all striper lakes and we here in Texas and Oklahoma are fortunate indeed to have such a fishery closeby.
Live minnows and dark colored crappie jigs trimmed with chartreuse dye is the ticket for a limit of crappie. They have been coming from 15 to 18 feet over brush piles.
You wouldn’t think that people our age who have fished all their lives could get rusty, but the War Department and I proved that true this past week while fishing in Rockport, Texas. We went out with a guide who soon became our new friend, Captain Gordon Taylor, who simply lives to fish.
During the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to fish with my friend, Trey Schmidt, many times. Trey has a coveted fin fish license on the Texas coast. He spends three nights each week gigging for flounder, the majority he sells to Nate’s West End Bar and Grill, a popular off-the-b…
The summer heat is about to hit us hard, and of course, the fish know it too. We are going to be blasted with humidity along with some triple digit temps thrown in. Most anglers will be fishing early mornings or late evening hours, and a few will be fishing at night to avoid the heat better.…
A mockingbird woke me and greeted the morning from atop the peach tree in the side yard while a scissortail sang and jumped from atop a telephone pole in the east side yard. I stretched under a light sheet, cooled by a breeze flowing through the rusty screens.
Our fish are in a post-spawn condition, and on lakes that have grass or pads, a frog bait is ideal at this time, even at night.
I love to fish the mountain rivers and streams and deep, cold water reservoirs every bit as much as I enjoy hunting.
A rare cool front blew in last night and drove all the humidity back down to the Gulf Coast where it belongs. When I opened the back door to let the house breathe first thing this morning, a familiar smell washed inside, taking me back to a similar cool summer day somewhere back in the 1960s.
Pat Mayse was really crowded this past weekend with campers, tents, boaters, skiers, fishermen and all having a ball.
How about hunting during the summer months? I absolutely love a summer hunt when conditions are right.
ATHENS – The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is pleased to announce the Texas division of Wildlife Forever’s State-Fish Art Contest winners for 2020.
Tiny butterflies float near wildflowers, geese honk at passersby from behind their fenced-in area and the Gambill Goose Refuge is about to see a summer bloom explosion.
• Local students who have graduated recently from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma, include:
Marriage licenses issued by the Lamar County Clerk’s Office for the weeks of June 5, 2020, include:
We have more rain in the forecast and that means more stained or muddy water on our lakes. The last rains have not kept fishermen off the water though, so I guess we just got used to it.
Starting June 1, all Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement offices statewide and the license and registration office at the Austin headquarters reopened to customers with appointments.