Chasing Alligator Gar on the Brazos

These six photos were submitted by Texas angler and airline pilot Jamie Mowrey. He and his 14-year old son were targeting gar on the middle Brazos River when he landed a 6′ 9″ alligator gar, which he caught, photographed and released (CPR). His son caught a couple of gars including one which was in the…

Photo of the Day – January 20, 2012

Texas kayak fishing guide Shane Davies fills his water bottle from a spring in the Devils River arm of Lake Amistad. The lake is located in  southwest Texas, and Davies offers a guided trip up to the mouth of the Devils River. You may remember Davies gained notoriety a few years ago when he used a baby rattle snake to catch a monster large mouth  on the Brazos River.  (Photo by Dan Rodriguez)

Survival Story: Brazos River Rising

Last October, Steve Davis, of Richardson, Texas had it all planned out: three days and two nights alone on the upper Brazos River. Steve had visions of beautiful scenery and good fishing during the day, and relaxed evenings camped on the river’s edge each night. He’d paddled this part of the Brazos once before the…

F-35A Performs First Night Flight

The Joint Strike Fighter achieved another first yesterday–the first night flight in the history of the F-35 program. Lockheed Martin test pilot Mark Ward flew the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, known as AF-06, from the flight test site at Edwards Air Force Base in California . AF-06 launched at 5:05 PM (Pacific Standard Time) and landed after sunset at 6:22 PM. All F-35 aircraft are assembled in Fort Worth, Texas.

(All photos courtesy of Lockheed Martin)

 

 

 

Photo of the Day – January 19, 2012

Texas angler Matt Fletcher poses with a big Brazos River striped bass he caught last week while out with Kayak fishing guide Shane Davies. According to Davies, “Matt is looking at getting into kayak fishing, and he wanted to see what all the buzz is about.”

Looks like he found out — the 34 inch striper is twice the size of his previous personal best. Congratulations to Matt and Shane. (Photo by Shane Davies)

 

58-year old Man Drowns on Lake Palestine

As if we needed another reminder to be careful out on the water this time of year, a man drown on Lake Palestine on Monday after his boat capsized.  The man was identified as 58-year-old Floyd Cooper and he may have been wearing a child’s life jacket when he drowned. His wife, who was with him…