December 25, 2016
OPEN SEASON by Reavis Z. Wortham
January 25, 2017

Speckled Trout

East Galveston Bay

Seven-year-old Mason Howard caught his career best 21-inch speckled trout while fishing with Capt. Bill Darnell on East Galveston Bay.



Foard County

Eight-year-old Caden MacDonald of Ovilla shot his first buck on Thanksgiving Day in Foard County. This was Caden’s first hunt and one he’ll never forget.


Speckled Trout

Chocolate Bayou

Four-year-old Hadlee Blankenburg caught her biggest speckled trout to date on soft plastic. Uncle Caleb Dickens has been teaching Hadlee to cast, retrieve and catch by herself with proud “Pops” (Grandpa Marshall Dickens) enjoying their success.



Coleman County

Lindsey Young shot this turkey with a crossbow on her first hunt, in Coleman County with her dad and husband.




Kevin Walbrick caught and released this redfish he caught on Hanna’s Reef in Galveston Bay. The red was 40 inches long and weighed 24 pounds. Note the calm water in the middle of the bay. This was Kevin’s personal best red.




T.C. Nash of San Leon caught this redfish while fishing at Galveston.



Wood County

Finn Dowell, with his dad, Will Dowell, caught a 14-inch bass on the family’s Golden D Farm in Wood County. He caught it on his own small rod & reel. He cast the line into the water by himself, hooked the bass by himself and reeled it all the way to the bank by himself… and then Dad helped him pull it out of the wat


Hybrid- Striped Bass

Ballinger Lake

This photo was taken a few years back, after David Lassetter, left, and Buck Buchanan caught these hybrid stripers fishing in the “new” Ballinger Lake.



Lake Lavon

Twelve-year-old Christian Pivarnik from McKinney caught his first blue catfish on Lake Lavon near Farmersville. The cat weighed 6 pounds. His dad and brother Joey helped him land it.



Lampasas County

Nine-year-old Kandice Morua shot her first buck with a crossbow at 20-yards in Lampasas County. She is hooked and ready for the next hunt. She told her Daddy she wants a hog next!

Speckled Trout

Lake Charles

Six-year-old Lincoln Pittman caught this speck on a popping cork and live shrimp while fishing with his father and grandfather in Lake Charles.

Red Snapper

Off- Corpus Christi

Dexter Polk caught this big red snapper while fishing on the Fish & Fun II out of Corpus Christi. He was using cut bait in 80-foot water off the Four Leaf
Clover Reef.


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