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Texas seeks input on new bass conservation license plate
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — It’s all about the bass, as in fish. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department on Wednesday asked for the public’s help in choosing a new license plate honoring bass fishing. The redesigned bass conservation license plate will be available this summer. Proceeds will benefit the... Read more
Fishing Boat, or Speed Boat? Yes!
These days, it’s hard to tell whether some center consoles are fishing boats, or speed boats. Triple outboard rigs have become common, quads are popping up all over the place, and max horsepower ratings well over 1,000 have become normal. Are these fishing boats, or are they really speed... Read more
It’s Back: Ford Raptor will return for 2017 model year
It is almost sadistic to unveil a new 2017 model truck at an early 2015 auto show, but that is exactly what Ford did today — taking the wrappings off the Raptor F-150 which is more than a year a way.  It was smart, too, since other manufacturers have... Read more
Super Cheap Boats: $2,500 or Less? Yes!
Let me take a moment to make the case for the super cheap boat. And by super cheap, yes, I mean a boat-motor-trailer package that you can buy for $2,500 or less. You think it’s not possible? I paid $1,500 for this rig: Granted, it came with an eight-horse... Read more
Ram EcoDiesel is Green Truck of the Year
Kermit the frog said it wasn’t easy being green, but the team at Ram Trucks are proving that it can be done. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has been named Green Truck of the Year by Green Car Journal at the San Antonio Auto Show.  This is the first year... Read more
New Fishfinder-Chartplotter: Si-Tex SVS 460 and 560
There are always tons of new fishfinders and chartplotters hitting the market, but usually they come from a handful of big companies. If none of the offerings from those companies is exactly what you want, you’re out of luck. Not this time—there’s a pair of new units being introduced from Si-Tex,... Read more
Colorado River – fish magnet
  Tommy Countz, 281-450-4037, tcountz@sbcglobal.net reports that the lower temps have put a lot of trout and also some redfish in the Colorado River. Typically the river doesn’t begin to produce until the latter part of November, going into December. “All we are doing is drifting and casting. In... Read more
Ford announces fuel numbers for F-150 — best among all gas-powered pickups
Ford today released its long-awaited fuel efficiency numbers for the 2015 F-150 pickup, staking claim to the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings in the gas-powered 1/2-ton pickup segment.  The new trucks started rolling off the line about a week ago, and should be arriving in dealer showrooms. The ratings... Read more