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.
Greg Groogan of Fox26 News recently published a story on the sludge pits adjacent to West Galveston Bay (West Bay), known by locals as the “McGinnis Pits”. The information brought to light by this investigation is troubling and certainly warrants concern for recreational anglers that enjoy harvesting sportsfish from West Bay.
Dr. Lee Fuiman and Jeff Kaiser discuss fisheries and aquaculture research projects at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. Topics include snook, state record flounder, pigfish as a bait, spawning fish, “Pepper” the spotted redfish, nutrition of fish broodstock and applying fisheries science to human health.
Dr. David McKee and Captain Billy Sandifer reminisce days gone by, growing up in the 1950-1960’s, fishing adventures and conservation efforts. Billy shares with us the origins of the Big Shell Cleanup, ongoing efforts and the Friends of Padre group. If you’d like to learn more about the Big Shell Cleanup go to the Friends of Padre website.
Shane Bonnot, Charriss and Derek York, Ron and Spence McNamara, and David Dellapenna talk about the Sea Star Base Galveston and the Texas Brigades – Coastal Brigade Program. What is Coastal Brigade? Tune in to this podcast to learn all about this summer program located at an awesome facility on the banks of Offatts Bayou.
Dr. Robert Vega, David Abrego and Paul Cason work for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Coastal Fisheries Stock Enhancement Program. They take a little time out of their busy schedules to tell us a little about the hatchery program, the importance of sound research and the benefits of stocking fish into our coastal waterways.
In this episode we sit down with Captains Jerry West (www.slipawayonthebay.com/) and Matagordamatt David (www.captmatagordamatt.com/) to talk about fishing in East Matagorda Bay, 5-fish bag limits on speckled trout, what it takes to become a fishing guide, competition in the guide business, boater etiquette and much more.
Kevin Glass and Shane talk about life as a Texas Game Warden, law enforcement, the game warden academy, water safety, spotlighting, office decorations, barb-wire fence crossings, and shooting wascally wabbits.
Shane Bonnot and Orange County CCA President, Scott Bandy, sit down with Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Kirk Blood and Carey Gelpi. Kirk and Carey are two members of the Coastal Fisheries team affectionately known as “The Lakers.” The Lakers are responsible for collecting fisheries data, conducting research, and interacting with the public in and around the Sabine Lake Ecosystem. In this episode, we get to talk life in the fisheries field, flounder, crabs, oysters, and fishing in Sabine Lake.
Shane and Chester Moore discuss flounder fishing, Texas Fish and Game Magazine, Kingdom Zoo, God’s Outdoor TV, the media (fishing) industry, life in the upper Texas Coast, and “the important things” in life. Enjoy!
The conversation with Jay and John continues with this episode of the Coastal Advocacy Adventures Podcast. If you haven’t done so already, we recommend listening to Episode 3 to catch the first part of our conversation.