Fishing

Oyster men speak out against bay closures

Oyster bay closure protests happen in Austin, Texas

On Wednesday, March 23, many fishermen from across the Texas Gulf Coast region traveled to Austin for a public demonstration over the the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's proposed permanent closure of Mesquite, Ayers, and Carlos bay. According to an environmental activist named Diane Wilson, the TPWD closed reefs temporarily and permanently in Galveston, Matagorda, San Antonio, and Aransas Bays, effectively ending commercial oyster fishing in some Texas areas. As a result, this closure had a devastating impact on the livelihoods of some oyster men. The protest happened at 4200 Smith school road, while the Parks and Wildlife staff and Commissioners discussed the closures that are scheduled for a Commission vote on Thursday, March 24. The oyster men want to stop the closures, sponsored by the Federation of Southern Cooperative/Land Assistance fund.

Son Valley Ranch hosts its 18th annual Outdoor Family Expo

The Outdoor Family Expo had a variety of outdoor-related activities for families to come out and enjoy, all for free.

VICTORIA, Texas - Son Valley Ranch, a special events center in Victoria, hosts its 18 annual Outdoor Family Expo. The event features a variety of outdoor-related…

Fisherman protest Texas Parks and Wildlife for closure of oyster reefs

About 150 protesters were speaking out against the closure of Texas oyster reefs by Texas Parks and Wildlife

VICTORIA, Texas --   Texas fishermen from across the gulf coast region staged a public protest in front of the Texas Parks and Wildlife office, 2805 N. Navarro St. Wednesday afternoon. About 150 protesters were speaking out against the closure…

State of Texas closes off flounder fishing for six weeks

Thinking about fishing for flounder real soon? May want to think again.

  Victoria Texas - For the second year now, the Texas Parks and Wildlife department, has closed off flounder fishing in Texas waters, from November 1st until December 14th, in order to help reduce the dwindling flounder population. November and…

Port Lavaca's new pier opens to the public

The new pier extends out into the bay 900 feet and is five feet higher than the old pier it replaced

PORT LAVACA, Texas - A new pier in Port Lavaca officially opened at sunrise today. After the old pier was destroyed in Hurricane Harvey, the new one comes with…

Texas Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale Aug. 15

AUSTIN – The start of a new hunting season is right around the corner and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding hunters and anglers that current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except the Year-from-Purchase All-Water Fishing…

Veterans enjoy Warrior's Weekend fishing tournament

Warrior's Weekend has been assisting combat wounded veterans with a relaxing water therapy weekend

PORT O'CONNOR, Texas-- The Warrior's Weekend fishing tournament, on August 7th in Port O'Connor, hosted purple heart veterans from all around the United States. For 16 years, Warrior's Weekend has been…

Zebra Mussels invading Texas lakes

Zebra Mussels cause millions of dollars in spending to unclog intakes for power plants and damaging water crafts

If you are a boater or fisherman you have probably heard about Zebra Mussels. Zebra Mussels are a fingernail sized mollusk that are an invasive species, recognizable by the dark zig-zags stripes on their shell. They negatively impact ecosystems by…

Former New York Jets player dies in a fishing accident

The 77-year-old's cause of death has not been determined

Originally Published: 01 MAY 21 14:42 ET By Kay Jones, CNN (CNN) -- A former player for the New York Jets died in an accident during a fishing tournament in Texas on Thursday, according to tournament officials and the Texas…

Fishing report for April 15-22

Catch and release is encouraged

VICTORIA, Texas -- Speckled trout and redfish can be found around the ICW on top-waters or shrimp under a cork in East Matagorda Bay. In West Matagorda Bay, wading and drifting…

Fishing report March 25- April 1st

GULF COAST, Texas -- Fishing is getting back to normal and the overall conditions are "good." A catch and release policy is recommended. Good luck and be safe out there.

Fishing report March 17-24

Fishing is slowly starting to surge

GULF COAST, Texas --After the polar plunge, fishing was poor at best after some of the fish died. There is a resurgence of fish in the gulf coast. Click the link below for…

Warriors Weekend Field of Honor to celebrate Veterans Day

The Warriors weekend will hold a special ceremony to honor veterans with the Field of Honor.

VICTORIA, Texas - On Saturday November 7th, the Warriors Weekend Field of Honor will celebrate veterans with a special ceremony. Colonel Mike Petrash with the Field of…

Pollution problem continues in Port O'Connor

Matagorda Bay continues to get polluted, despite annual clean up day.

PORT O' CONNOR - Climate change, pollution, and littering on our own water resources has become a concern for many people. In 2017, 275 companies across Texas emitted 63 million…

Benefit held for Anthony Rojas Jr. to help funeral costs

The 21-year-old was killed by a pick-up truck on a highway road where he had been fishing

VICTORIA, Texas – A benefit for Louis Anthony Rojas Jr. was held Sunday, April 26th at noon, located at Rudy’s on the Run, to help with funeral costs. Anthony worked at Rudy’s…

Lake Corpus Christi State Park to Host Kid Fish Event

MATHIS – On Saturday, Jan. 25, the park rangers at Lake Corpus Christi State Park will be hosting its 28th annual kid fish event as an opportunity for new anglers to learn how to fish. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to…