2016 Ford Explorer Platinum, a mighty magic carpet, is SUV of Texas
The Ford Explorer defined the SUV category more than two decades ago, and has led the pack ever since, but there has never been a top-of-the-line entry before. Enter the 2016 Explorer Platinum, awarded SUV of Texas at the Texas Auto Writers Association Truck Rodeo. The Explorer unseated seven-year... Read more
$1,500: The Super-Cheap (But Still Super) Skiff
We get so carried away these days with our high-powered center consoles and fancy fishing machines, that we often forget just how much fun—and good fishing—you can have in a small, simple skiff. We also forget that we don’t have to spend $50,000 on a new boat, just to... Read more
A Saltwater Center Console Pontoon Boat? Yeah Again!!!
Last week, we took a peek at a red-hot high-performance pontoon boat that hits 60 MPH. But what about us anglers? While a lightning-fast pontoon is nifty, it doesn’t exactly fulfill our needs for hard-core fishing machines. Well, never fear. There are also lots of fishing pontoons out there.... Read more
Galveston and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited prove powerful combo
Galveston, TX, is unique.  For anglers it offers great fishing experiences.  For historians, there is an unending wealth of information.  The food choices are rich and plentiful, as are the hotels and lodging alternatives. When spending a few days there, you can expect to run out of time before... Read more
Fishing Stupidity
Yesterday was a day off, so naturally, I took the kids fishing. We were casting jigs to bridge pilings, and absolutely slamming striped bass. Within an hour there was a 31-incher and several 20-somethings in the fishbox, and we had thrown back dozens of shorts. All of the fish... Read more
Bait Versus Lures for Stripers and Speckled Sea Trout
Got Bait IV is now live, and in this episode, we put soft crab baits up against BKDs and Bust ‘Em Baits. What’s really different in this episode, however, is our boat: we’re on a Yahama 190 FSH. It’s a jet boat built on Yamaha Watercraft hull, with a... Read more
Weird Catches: Moray Eels, Sea Turtles, and Pelicans, Oh My!
Weird catches I’ve made run the gamut: sea turtles, pelicans and gulls, squid—the list is a long one. And, of course, none of these were made on purpose. Well, okay, I have targeted the squid a time or two, but I’ve caught them by accident as well. But the... Read more
Bait Blunders – Don’t Do This!
I love bait. The smell of chum, the feeling of oily bunker, and the sight of wiggling bloodworms get me all charged up. But fishing from a boat, it’s easier than one might think to ruin perfectly good baits with little more than inattention. Pull any one of these... Read more