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Run of Show: What to Expect on Your First Offshore Charter

Saltwater

Run of Show: What to Expect on Your First Offshore Charter

The best cowboy is the one who’s in the way the least. Same goes for greenhorns—those of us who’re curious enough to try new things and ain’t afraid to suck. If you’re headed out on your first offshore charter trip this summer, here’s what to expect no matter where you are in the world. Get ready...
A Marsh of Your Own: How to Catch Redfish by Kayak

Redfish

A Marsh of Your Own: How to Catch Redfish by Kayak

Corpus Christi Bay is tequila clear and cellophane slick this morning. When my kayak slipped over the oyster bed a moment ago, a thousand calcium and carbon blades scratched the hull and scraped off any boats on my tail. Now I stand up in the sit-in kayak, invert my paddle, and pull a camo sock-hat...
Trash Fish Tuesday: Striped Mullet, aka “Biloxi Bacon”

Saltwater

Trash Fish Tuesday: Striped Mullet, aka “Biloxi Bacon”

Why do we consider some fish iconic and others aquatic refuse? In this series, we focus on American fishes not officially designated as “game fish.” These species, though native, get lumped into a category of “trash fish,” a distinction that’s more than just semantic. Game fish are managed...