Fort Hood Journal – First HOW Event

HOW Set-14The saying for March is “In like a lion and out like a lamb,” and so when March 19th was picked as the date for the first Fort Hood Chapter Heroes on the Water (HOW) event, I figured that we had better than even odds for a mild, early spring day. I figured wrong. A late season

The Logistics of HOW

IMG_1070I pulled into the rutted entrance to the large ranch and immediately saw other vehicles, trucks mostly, carrying kayaks of one sort or another; some trucks carried two. One grey truck was hitched to a trailer holding 16 brightly colored kayaks, sitting sideways, in neatly nested groups of 

Photo of the Day – February 25, 2016

Photo of the Day Feb 24, 2016 PK Brazos-3Dan had spent the morning paddling against a faster than normal flow on the Brazos below Possum Kingdom. He was making his way to the dam, hoping to fish the tailrace, when he decided to beach his kayak and hike over some rocks towards a small pool of slack water he wanted to fish. Once there, he waded into the river,

Cowtown Kid on the River

Cowtown Kid & the Brazos (9)

“Live your life, and forget your age.” -Normal Vincent Peale

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” -Dale Carnegie

We recently had an opportunity to fish with a fellow Fort Worthian, a gentleman named Rick Irving, who despite his 63 years of age, still gets out to kayak fish more often than me. The soft-spoken real estate broker is known on the local fishing forums as the Cowtown Kid, and I’m not sure if he got that name in sarcastic deference to his grandfatherly looks or from the fact that he’s only been kayak fishing for a few years.