Photo of the Day – January 17, 2018

We start off the New Year with an intriguing photo of a beautiful bobcat against a sunsetting Texas desert. The photo was taken by Daniel Underbrink, of Adventure on Outdoors. Daniel was also a paddling companion of ours during the 2016 return trip to the Lower Pecos River (which also included Robert Field of YakFishTV who documented the trip for his kayak fishing Youtube channel).  

According to Underbrink, he and some friends were hunting their deer lease near San Diego, Texas when he spotted the mature cat crossing the sendero several hundred yards away. Underbrink decided to try to call the bobcat in, something he typically does without the use of calls or other aids.

“I always try calling them in when I know there is a predator out there. He came running down the path, thinking he had a free lunch. I watched him for about 30 minutes and snapped some pictures as he tried to figure out what I was, and then after a while, he headed back into the brush.”Although Underbrink could have legally taken the bobcat, he didn’t in this case, saying he instead prefers to watch them these days, and if they are minding their own business, he leaves them be.

“They’re not really a threat to the cows on the lease, or the deer, for that matter, with such an abundance of rabbits. So better to watch and shoot them with the camera lens than kill them.”

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

An Urbanski Thanksgiving

A couple of blurry snapshots of the Urbanski family,

On this day of thanks, I am feeling nostalgic, as I’m prone to do, and thinking of Sergeant Dave Urbanski and his lovely wife whose name I’ve forgotten over the years. On a cold Thanksgiving morning, more than 30 year ago, while stationed at a Marine base in Iwakuni, Japan, they invited me, a young

Photo of the Day – November 14, 2017

Reveille Peak Ranch, nestled in the Hill Country of central Texas, was the backdrop for a recent Heroes on the Water event. The organization helps our nation’s warriors and veterans to unwind through the therapeutic qualities of kayak fishing. The Fort Hood chapter put on the event and provided all equipment—from kayaks to safety equipment, even the fishing gear was provided for the vets by HOW. I convinced Dan to come down with us and fly his drone, perhaps take some photos, and to my surprise, he agreed.

Padillac Jones and the Canoe Redo

By Ryan “Padillac” Jones

I love catching fish from a kayak, but “do it yourself” boat mods are something I love just as much about the sport of kayak fishing. I started with a Pelican almost 15 years ago, and have transitioned through the

Lessons Learned on the Pecos


By Michael Issac 

All things being equal, I’d rather not learn things the hard way. As I get older, I’ve learned that taking lessons from the mistakes of others is a good thing. This is especially true when venturing into a river such as the Lower Pecos. After a recent trip with three other paddlers during a long holiday weekend, I compiled