Texas Mike and the Alien Lizards

OPT Brazos Bass 4His name is Mike Whitacre, but I call him Texas Mike, which would strike you as odd if you ever saw him in person. He stands all of 5’6” and has a soft-spoken, southern drawl, but don’t let that fool you. He fishes from his kayak with Texas size tenacity and routinely catches enormous bass as evidenced by the many videos he’s posted on his YouTube channel where he and his friends are always seen

Photo of the Day – October 23, 2014


A group of children prepare for some evening bank fishing in this beautiful sunset photo, courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. The photo was taken at Inks Lake State Park, in Burnet, Texas which is abut an hour northwest of Austin. The Hill Country park boasts over 200 campsites including 22 cabins, and it offers a variety of outdoor activities like fishing, paddling and hiking to nearby scenic waterfalls. (Photo by Chase A. Fountain,TPWD)

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

The Shooting

LSC The Shooter 2I suspect a lot of us these days have a false air of invincibility, a sense of security born of solid core doors, house alarms and a thousand rounds sent down range against an army of paper zombie targets. Despite the fact that we prepare for the worse scenarios in what are generally very controlled environments, we

The Spotlight

I was recently asked by Mike Whitacre to be the guinea pig for a new video project he was working on. Mike normally produces kayak fishing videos that feature lots of hefty bass being caught by his friends, his family and, of course, by