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.
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.