Category: Fish Tales

The Creek Down the Street


I think we’ve all done it. I know I have. Driving down a road or highway, and suddenly, we see a fishy looking creek and as we’re driving past it, we think to ourselves, I need to fish that.

The Rookie – Lake Fork

With three tournaments in the books, it was time to visit the great East Texas impoundment known as Lake Fork for the next event in the NTXKC series. The reservoir, which holds fifteen out of twenty state fishing records, is located about sixty five miles east of Dallas and is known mostly for its

HOW Event at Reveille Peak Ranch


Morning came early this last Saturday as the Fort Hood chapter of Heroes on the Water (HOW) gathered for our latest event, dubbed the Round Up at the Ranch. Reveille Peak Ranch to be exact, a 1,300-acre spread near Burnett, Texas whose owner had graciously granted us access to the sprawling events ranch, which includes

A Good Week

By Tracy Dougan

I was sitting in my apartment on a Sunday afternoon, and I couldn’t help but reflect on the past week. It was so remarkable that I actually felt compelled to write about it.

Fishing with Dad

By James Belekanich

Fathers play an important role in their children’s lives. Some are practical jokers, some disciplinarians and others are big teddy bears. Regardless of what type of dad you have, their words, actions and life-long lessons leave lasting

The Rookie – Possum Kingdom

By Darrin Collins

After completing the first two events, I was excited to be headed west of Fort Worth to Possum Kingdom Lake for the third tournament in the NTXKC series. I hadn’t fished or even laid eyes on the lake since I was a teen, but was ready to

The Rookie: Grapevine & the One that Got Away

By Darrin Collins

It was the night before the tournament and I was going through all of my gear to make sure everything was ready. Rain has been in the forecast, but the next day looked like it could be an epic day of fishing.  I continued to

Photographing Dan

Here at Lone Star Chronicles, it’s pretty well established that I do the writing and Dan’s the photographer. But every now and then, usually when he’s not looking, I’ve been known to take a picture or two of Dan. I’m not nearly as good as he is, mind you, but

The Rookie (Part 2)

By Darrin Collins

When I got to the ramp I helped a couple of guys launch their kayaks and then I wished them good luck. After all, wasn’t that what we were out there for? To encourage our fellow anglers?

The Rookie (Part 1)


By Darrin Collins

When I was younger, if anyone would have told me that at age 40 I would be kayak fishing in tournaments against some of the best anglers in the country, I would have said they were crazy.  Even the thought of kayak fishing was nowhere