Fishing

The Texanist

May 23, 2016 By David Courtney

Our estimable advice columnist on saying “I do” to a potbellied pig, bidding farewell to supper, giving your regards to Texas, and complaining about cold tortillas.

Trip Guide: Baffin Bay

May 2, 2014 By Paul Knight

Plan a summertime weekend catching trophy trout using this guide with tips on what to do, where to eat, and where to stay.

Bubba Milina
The Silver Kings

Apr 17, 2013 By Stephen Harrigan

The wild and powerful tarpon once ruled the seas off Port Aransas. Why did the ancient fish disappear? And could they make a comeback?

A Big Splash

Jan 21, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

The biggest blue catfish ever caught in Texas—121.5 pounds—was hauled flipping and flopping out of Lake Texoma on January 16, 2004, by Howe resident Cody Mullennix. Contrary to iron-clad tradition, Mullennix did not eat the critter, stuff it, or hang its head on a rural fence post. He donated it,…

How to Tie a Texas Rig

Jan 20, 2013 By Andrea Valdez

Modern-day bass fishing owes its enormous popularity to two game-changing events. First, in 1949, Nick Creme rocked the angler community with the creation of the plastic bait worm. Roughly ten years later a fisherman on Lake Tyler, weary of snagging his hooks on submerged timber and vegetation, speared a plastic…

My, What a Big Bass You Have

Apr 10, 2012 By Emily Alvarado

Lake levels are down, but things just might be looking up for fishermen. Two thirteen-pounders were snagged from a depleted reservoir, and officials say there's more where they came from.

Mike Wheat, Game Warden

Oct 31, 2010 By Texas Monthly

Wheat was born in Pasadena and grew up near Cuero. After graduating from college and the Texas Game Warden Training Center, he was stationed in Tyler County for five years before transferring to Ochiltree and Hansford counties in 1996. He lives in Perryton. I credit my dad with my love…

Fish Story

Aug 31, 2010 By Rick Bass

One more trip—would it be the last?—to Toledo Bend Reservoir with my dad.

Saving Accounts

Jan 1, 2007 By Texas Monthly

TEXAS A&M AND THE AGGIES do not need “saving” from anything [“Agent of Change,” November 2006]. CLIFFORD FRY College Station A&M SHOULD CONTINUE TO IMPROVE ITSELF, as any viable enterprise must. The question really becomes this: Beyond things like student-faculty ratios, number of minority students, and…

The Reel World

Aug 31, 1995 By Turk Pipkin

In Mexico’s Sea of Cortés the bonito, tuna and dorado nearly jump into your boat. No wonder I’m hooked.