Category: Fish Tales

Game Warden Field Notes – June 22, 2018

Photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

The following write ups are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports and used with permission from TPWD.

Game Warden Field Notes – March 2, 2018

Photo Courtesy of TPWD

We got lucky…the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department released a late in week edition of Game Warden Field Notes, their periodic spotlight on the more entertaining of us here in Texas. We like to share the Field Notes, which are compiled from recent TPWD law enforcement reports, in honor of the late, great John Wayne who warned us that, “Life is hard, even harder when you’re stupid.” These serve as proof that the Duke knew what he was talking about. 

Game Warden Field Notes (Feb 16, 2018)

Photo courtesy of TPWD

Here’s another installment of Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Game Warden Field Notes, originally published last Friday (February 16, 2018). The Field Notes are periodically released by TPWD and compiled from recent law enforcement reports. We like to share these here on Lone Star Chronicles and are obliged to point out that the witty story headers are theirs, not ours.

Photo of the Day – January 30, 2018

We promised some changes in 2018, one of them being more stories about my family. If you are a LSC regular then you already know my son Daniel, who is not only this blog’s primary photographer, but also my paddling companion on most of the trips chronicled here. You may not, however, know about my wife, Luisa, seen here in today’s POTD holding a nice Brazos bass that she recently caught.

Game Warden Field Notes – January 26, 2018

Photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

In what I consider to be one of the best uses of Texas tax dollars, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department periodically publishes what are known as Game Warden Field Notes, which are compiled from recent TPWD law enforcement reports. The field notes typically include stories of poachers, thieves, liars and other general miscreants, and they make for good reading because they showcase the “ten percenters” among us who just can’t seem to get their shit together.

This and That – January 24, 2018


State of the Union
It’s been six years now since we launched Lone Star Chronicles…what some might call an odd collection of long tales and short stories, mostly about life, liberty and the pursuit of fish in the vast Texas outdoors. By most accounts, I’d say we had a good year. We caught lots of fish, had some memorable kayaking trips and we again managed to NOT get flooded off any rivers…knock on wood.  

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

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