Anadromous Now is a kick ass project put together by Corbie Fieldwalker with support from several individuals & organizations, including On The Fly Magazine. Check out this short video, the first installment in a series dedicated to the conservation and preservation of anadromous salmonids. Hunters and anglers have a saying that goes, "save the habitat, save the hunt". The incredible work highlighted in this short film drives that principle home, and it becomes glaringly apparent that with a little effort and forethought, we can make a BIG difference. Major props to all involved!
April 15th, 2019 fishing report from the Sam Houston national forest. Short but sweet write up...
Did a little urban perch jerking and beltway 8 baby bassing last week. I am experimenting with some of the features on my Samsung Galaxy s9 and think the slow-motion footage of a release is pretty sweet. The little buck bass was caught on a Fabio Baitfish in chartreuse & white; the feisty green sunfish ate an olive Bastrop Bugger.
Written by Cody Craig
Here is a call to informed anglers: Identify what you catch! There is a growing trend amongst the fly-fishing community to bring to hand as many different species of fish as a possible, all on the fly. Not everyone wants to take it to this extreme, BUT getting an accurate ID of every fish you catch can give you a better understanding of the ecosystem you are operating in and ultimately help you catch more fish.
I know what you're thinking. This is a fly fishing company, why are they posting more recipes?! Well, the heart wants what the heart wants. And right now, that's juicy tender meat in my mouth. My buddy Andy Myers put me on a nice deer this past season at the U-Bar ranch just outside of Lockhart. As part of my annual undertaking to part out and consume an entire white tail, I was looking for creative new ways to prepare one of the roasts that I delicately removed from the ham. That is when I came across a recipe for Shaking Beef at Tasty.co that caught my attention. Read on for a spicy new way to cook up some of that venison and a link to the recipe for you to try yourself.
Should you be hunting public land in Texas? The answer: Almost unequivocally YES. If we are to measure the success of my 2018 dove season by sheer number of harvested birds, then yes it was an epic fail. However, in addition to spending some real quality time with my hero (Dad) in the field on opening day, I realized there are still several lessons to be gleaned from the experience. I encourage all bourgeoning hunters to put in a little time on public land. In this article we will cover three reasons you should hunt public land in Texas, how to approach Texas dove hunting, some basic gear you don't want to go without and the greatest nemesis of early season Texas dove hunters.
Gordy and Sons, a primo Houston based outfitter, stuffed a big wad of cash where their mouth is and funded BTT's first year of groundbreaking tarpon research in Texas. In a move that could pay major dividends down the road, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is expanding the scope of acoustic tagging research, already underway in Florida, by working with anglers in Texas to learn more about these fish. Tarpon are a bit of a mystery in terms of migration routes, spawning behavior and even diet. Targeted conservation is not possible without a baseline understanding of habitat utilization and seasonal migration. Read on for a brief history of tarpon in Texas, and a conversation with Bonefish & Tarpon Trust's Dr. Adams in which we discuss tarpon tagging research in Texas.
I am a passionate outdoorsman with over 25 years of hunting and fishing experience across the state of TX.