Game Warden Field Notes

Game Warden

Texas Game Wardens seize 9,000 feet of illegal gill nets at Boca Chica Beach in Cameron County. (Photo courtesy of TPWD)

Time for another installment of Game Warden Field Notes, otherwise known as a good use of your tax dollars. As we like to remind our readers, the reports come to us courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department where they are compiled from

Hybrid Man

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“Since the introduction of hybrid stripers into Texas waters several decades ago, we diehard white bass fishermen have not been the same. A freshwater fish that tastes even better than the white bass and pulls harder than a striper [and] many Texas lakes are teeming with these genetically mixed brutes. In the past 25 years or so, we have learned enough about their 

If You Don’t Like Texas

I wanted to share this video by Texas cowboy and rising YouTube celebrity, Chad Prather. I first learned of Chad after watching his video, Unapologetic Southern, which was his response to some “northern liberals” who opined that his southern accent made him sound uneducated. The Georgia native, now a Texas transplant, apparently struck a nerve and that video went viral. In his newest video

ACA’s Stories of Survival

ACA headerThe American Canoe, Kayak, SUP, Raft, Rescue Association (formally the American Canoe Association) or ACA for short, is a nonprofit group that serves the paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling. In partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, the ACA just produced an animated, memoir-style video short that confronts some of the challenging situations

GoPro Rattlers

Rattler by Ronan Donovan

A pretty cool video just emerged on social media of someone videotaping a den of rattlesnakes with a GoPro. While I can’t determine the video’s origin with absolute certainty, it appears to have been taken by a Montana rancher named Michael Delaney who decided to give us an up close GoPro tour of a rattler infested den, presumably on his ranch. After several strikes by the unhappy rattlers, the camera is knocked off it’s stick or whatever it was he was using to hold the GoPro. The last part of of the video documents his efforts to retrieve the camera, but you’ll have to watch the video to see if he was successful. (Photo by Ronan Donovan).

Lone Star Chronicles – Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Fish


Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards

KACA_HeaderIMG_7406It’s that time of year again, when the kayak angling community votes for their favorite kayak fishing products and anglers. The Kayak Anglers Choice Awards are the only kayak fishing specific awards for and by kayak anglers, and while they don’t come with any money or prizes, they do bestow some pretty cool bragging rights.