LISTEN: Casey Shedd, President of AFTCO (American Fishing Tackle Company) sits down with CCA National President Pat Murray and Shane Bonnot to discuss the AFTCO brand, the Shedd family conservation legacy, and why fishing matters.
READ: CCA Texas, FlatsWorthy and numerous committed conservation groups took an important first step in addressing critical concerns with the continued decline of public oyster reefs in a letter to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.
The recent announcement by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to close the state-water red snapper season on Nov. 15 for the rest of the year is an unfortunate consequence of NOAA Fisheries continued overall oppressive control of the fishery and the dysfunctional relationship the federal agency has fostered with state fisheries managers.
Shane and Pat discuss the recreational angler’s response to the emergency rule to help speckled trout stocks rebound after the devastating February 2021 freeze.
Justin Barrow had the time of his life this past summer as he worked as an intern with Texas Game Wardens stationed on the upper coast.
They are seeking public input on a proposed amendment to temporarily prohibit oyster harvesting for two years from 199 acres of restored oyster reefs.
WATCH: Highlights from the CCA & Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 2021 Laguna Madre Spotted Sea Trout Fingerling Release.
“The data from our Coastal Fisheries biologists clearly shows declines in spotted seatrout populations in multiple Texas bays. While the 60-day extension of regulation changes is warranted now in the Laguna Madre, additional focus on trout fishery recovery in the San Antonio and Matagorda Bay systems is needed as well.”
CCA Texas Advocacy Director Shane Bonnot uses multiple tools and methods to demonstrate how to REMOVE the tag from a tagged redfish before you release it and claim your prize.
CCA Texas Assistant Director Drew Adams demonstrates how to CLIP the tag from a CCA Texas STAR tagged redfish and RELEASE it before claiming your prize.