CCA Texas has a long history of supporting TPWD Game Wardens up and down the Texas coast. This support often comes in the form of equipment, intern salaries, and in this particular grant, a floating cabin that will give the wardens adequate access to the waters of the Upper Laguna Madre, Baffin and the northern end of the Land Cut areas.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approves proposal to modify the bag limit and slot size for Spotted Seatrout.
CCA Texas’s commitment enabled HRI to purchase a new bay boat that is optimized for use under everyday weather conditions in Baffin Bay.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking public comments on proposed coastwide Spotted Seatrout harvest regulation modifications. Additional background information, CCA Texas’ full position SUPPORTING the TPWD proposal, and more included here.
“During their discussion with TPWD staff, it was clear that the Commission is concerned about the remnant effects of the 2021 freeze, elevated pressure on the resource, and the overall trajectory of the fishery,” stated Shane Bonnot, CCA Texas Advocacy Director. “Most notably, for the past 3 years, spring gill net catch rates in the Matagorda and San Antonio Bay Systems have experienced approximately 30% declines from the previous 10-yr mean and that alone warrants expeditious action.”
The CCA Aransas Bay Chapter recently teamed up with Keep Aransas County Beautiful to host this annual cleanup where dedicated volunteers removed awful garbage from our beautiful coast.
Redfish nearly disappeared from our state’s coast, but now, they’re thriving, and Texas is known as the redfish state. Why? 14 anglers in Houston got together to save them and leave an incredible impact on our Texas coast.
Out on the water this summer, make no doubt about it, days and days of temperatures above 100 degrees in many places made it pretty sporty to endure a full day on the water, but CCA members are known for doing whatever it takes to make just one more cast, and that perseverance paid off in 2023. This year, 30 percent more STAR-tagged redfish were caught up and down the coast, from Sabine to South Padre.
1 mile of beach cleaned and cleared of trash thanks to the help of the Golden Triangle and Sabine-Neches Chapters!