Category: Fish Tales

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.

The ranch, which describes itself as a 1,300-acre outdoor event, adventure and education center also has a well-stocked fishing lake and hundreds of miles of hiking and bike trails. It was the perfect venue for the HOW event and the chapter was able to put a dozen vets (and some family members) on the water that day. A big thanks to Vol Montgomery and the folks at Reveille Peak Ranch for hosting Heroes on the Water that day.

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

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

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