So much to discuss…so little time. We naively went into this episode thinking we could cover several items but quickly realized that we’d barely have time to scratch the surface on a single topic. Scott Alford and Bryan Treadway (a.k.a “fish control my brain”) are two very knowledgeable recreational anglers and have a passion for conservation and research. It appears that podcasts with these guys will become a mini-series as we begin to talk about life history, fishing and fisheries science of the enigmatic silver king.
Dr. Mark Fisher is the Director of the Science Group in the Texas Parks and Wildlife – Coastal Fisheries Division. Listen in as he gives us a quick overview of our coastal fisheries and shares some perspectives on both Hurricane Harvey and the recent cold snaps. Lots of excellent information is shared in this quick episode!
Cedar Bayou is a natural pass connecting Mesquite Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Throughout recorded history is has been opened and closed by both natural and man-made influences. It was last re-opened in 2014 and has been the topic of much discussion since. Aaron Horine, Quentin Hall, Captain Jay Watkins, John Blaha, and Shane sit down to talk about this historic and celebrated pass from an engineering, science, biology, and fishing contexts. Click here to learn more about CCA’s involvement with Cedar Bayou.
In this episode, Kacee Bones and her husband Stephen open up their home to discuss sheonthefly.com, Hurricane Harvey, sight cast fishing on the middle coast, destination fly fishing trips, and recent on-goings at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.
Four years of drought followed by three years of flooding and two major hurricanes have undoubtedly changed fishing in Galveston Bay over the past decade. Trout juvenile recruitment numbers in the upper coast have been fairly consistent over the years but what effects do these historic natural events have on adult trout populations? Captain Steve Hillman joins the podcast to talk about habitat loss in Galveston Bay, speckled trout management, and a variety of other topics.
In this episode of the podcast, Shane talks with Kevin Burns and Urs Schmid about some proposals that Brazoria County is considering to protect the general public from the dangers of San Luis Pass waters. We also discuss Saltwater Recon and how it can be a great tool for fisherman, beach-goers, weather watchers, and travel plans to the Galveston area.
In this episode we meet up with Matagorda Matt, Shawn Porche and Steve Brown, creator of the Broken-back Corky, the Bug Eye and various other quality lures. Other topics discussed include the Brown family tradition, fishing tournaments and K6 Island Sports in Jamaica Beach. Matt also gives us gives us some recent fishing reports.
Wonder what Texas Parks and Wildlife is proposing to protect our public oyster reefs? Have a listen to this episode to find out!
Shane is a guest on the Moore Outdoors Radio Show (KLVI AM 560) and talks with Chester about efforts to protect our public oyster reefs. Chester Moore hosts his radio show on Friday evenings at 6 p.m. so be sure to check him out on iheartradio.
What’s the best way to wrap up a surf fishing trip? Well, at Kitty’s Purple Cow of course! In this episode we sit down with Paul Thorburn and Andrew Bruhl of Gulf Coast Outdoors at Kitty’s Purple Cow in Surfside Beach to discuss Gulf Coast Outdoors, surf fishing, the power of social media, the topwater bite, school interfering with fishing, kayaking and the Gulf Coast fishing culture. Ms. Kitty even joins in the fun to tell us about her awesome establishment.
Joe Moughon, creator and mastermind behind chickenboylures, takes a break from the Houston Fishing Show to talk with us about the art of catching flounder, what makes his lures so special, his inspiration for naming lures, and to share some of his “pearls of fishing wisdom”. Want to learn more? Go to chickenboylures.com.
Listen and learn as Dr. Greg Stunz and Shane talk about fishing and fisheries research at the Center for Sportsfish Science and Conservation. Topics include catch and release survival of speckled trout and red snapper, red drum migration, Cedar Bayou, predator research and shark tagging, nearshore reefing projects and the isnapper app for your smart phone.