Category: Fish Tales

The Pelican Case

Prologue

If you’re looking for an adventure-proof case to hold valuables during your next hunting or fishing trip, look no further than a Pelican case, which are not only guaranteed watertight to a depth of one meter for 30 minutes, but it also come with a

A Tale of Trespassing

Two of the least understood aspects of the Texas outdoors involves navigability and access to Texas streams or rivers, and this lack of understanding has led to numerous disputes over the years between paddlers and landowners, with several of the disputes ending badly for the paddlers.

Return to the Pecos – 1. Decisions

Gartman Pecos River Flood Pic 9

Photo by Scott Gartman

The alarm goes off at 6:00 AM, but I’m already awake, and I’m pretty sure my wife Luisa is too. I hit the snooze button, and it’s pouring rain outside; it has been for the last several hours, and as if that wasn’t enough,

Photo of the Day – April 12, 2016

Opt-Brazos-with-Nala2I ran across this photo of our pup Nala in my old Wilderness Ride 135 kayak, and as you can see, she wasn’t afraid to make herself at home. Like her, I always liked that boat and to this day it

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