Pat and Shane discuss the impacts of the February 14-19, 2021 freeze event on Texas coastal fisheries, conservation ethics and the responsibility we have as individuals to participate in the recovery of spotted seatrout populations. Pat also provides some historical perspective from his experiences working as a fishing as a guide through freeze events in the 1980’s. Tune in to the very end to hear the latest news from Texas Parks and Wildlife regarding emergency rule changes. photo credit: John Blaha
“Make the resource first.” | “Take care of that habitat.” – John Blaha, Director of Habitat, CCA Texas. HUGE shoutout to Chris at the Speckled Truth for having John Blaha on his podcast to talk conservation, habitat, and a bunch of other fascinating topics.
Brian Little – owner/operator of Sabine Skiffs discusses conservation, fishing, philosophy of life and designing/building some of the hottest poling skiffs on the market today. It was a pleasure to spend time with a kindred spirit and record this episode. Thank you Brian Little! Want to learn more about Sabine Skiffs? – Click Here
Listen in to the 3rd annual flounder discussion with Kevin Burns and Wayne Pedigo. Shane and the guys talk about the continued decline of southern flounder stocks and some potential options to help recover the fishery to historical numbers. Disclaimer – at the time of recording this podcast none of the thoughts shared are official proposals for management changes.
Shane Bonnot sits down with Gary Glick from Friends of RGV Reef. RGV reef is a 1650-acre artificial reef 12 miles from South Padre Island. Have a listen to this episode and then go on over to www.rgvreef.com/ and like their Facebook Page – Friends of RGV Reef.
This podcast was recorded and released in November 2018 and failed to load to the website. We are placing it here now as a reference for anglers to learn a bit more about trends in flounder stocks and observations from anglers.
Dr. Fox is Chair for Marine Resource Development at Harte Research Institute and Brad is the president and founder of Water Street Restaurants. Both of these dudes are passionate about oysters and are working with numerous partners (including CCA Texas) to bring a new industry to the Texas Coast – Oyster Mariculture. Special thanks to the Texas Restaurant Association, Representative Todd Hunter, and Senator Lois Kolkhorst for championing this legislation. Have a listen to learn more.
Shane and John share an afternoon with James Fox and his wife, Laura, to discuss guiding on the mid-Texas coast. This legend and pony-tail rocking icon of the Texas Coast has plenty to share about the redfish wars, conservation issues, guide life and surviving Vibrio.
Shane Bonnot and John Blaha talk with Chris Bush, the mastermind behind The Speckled Truth (http://www.thespeckledtruth.com/). The Speckled Truth is your one stop shop for tips, tactics, insights, and conservation-minded content for catching (and releasing) big trout.
Subjects discussed: Trout conservation, collecting catch data on large trout, lunar phases, finding fishing spots, arty vs live bait mentality, and trout behavior.