Father inspired by childhood fishing memories works to promote inclusion on the water
At a young age, the Houston outdoorsman and fisherman noticed there were not many fishermen that looked like him and decided to take matters into his own hands. “I grew up in Sunnyside in Houston, Texas, “ Franklin said. “I’ve been watching fishing television shows for years. Until recently, you never saw anyone that looked like my dad, let alone me, promoting the outdoors.”
‘I thought she was dead’: Woman seriously hurt after magnet fishing near Mont Belvieu
For one minute, Laura Adams was standing on a bridge magnet fishing, the next she found herself slamming into the water about 15 feet below. She says if it hadn’t been for her boyfriend’s quick thinking she might not be alive to tell her bizarre story.
The surprising popularity of carp fishing in Texas
Fairchild, an Austin school teacher, is hooked on carp fishing. But some wrongly believed carp threatened native species, and the commission was abolished four years later, according to Aaron Reed’s book, Fly Fishing Austin & Central Texas. Today non-native common carp are ubiquitous in lakes and rivers across the state, and carp fishing has grown in popularity. Both Fairchild and Fenner, who works as a fishing guide, practice what’s called Euro-style carp fishing. If you’re looking for a guide, check with Austin Carp Angler, whose members can show you the basics.
The Galveston Fishing Pier is open to anglers 24 hours a day. Here’s what it looks like this year
One hot spot is the Galveston Fishing Pier, located at 9001 Seawall Blvd. However, the pier did suffer extensive damage caused by Hurricane Ike in 2008 and was shut down for a time. It’s open 24 hours a day which makes it an ideal place to fish. You don’t have to be an experienced fisherman either, those new to fishing are welcome, including kids. Recently, KPRC 2 photojournalists Alex Radow and Allen Reid spent a day the pier to capture some of the sights and sounds.
6-year-old angler hooks long-lost cell phone
A long-lost cell phone is back with its owner after spending nearly a year at the bottom of Maryland's Severn River. The phone, inside a waterproof case, was 6-year-old Reagan Votaw's first catch during a recent fishing outing. The family took the phone home, cut it out of its now clam-encrusted case and worked to dry it out. That owner turned out to be 8th grader Preston Shapiro, who lost the phone while kayaking with a friend. “What surprised me most was that i had no idea that this thing was going to work,” he said after being reunited with the phone.
A fisherman accidentally catches an endangered dolphin, then carries it back to safety
PURNIA, India – A man from northeastern India made the best choice to save an endangered dolphin after accidentally catching it with his fishing net, FOX News and India’s Southwest News Service reported. The incident occurred on July 3 at the Ganges River. The dolphin, later identified as a Ganges river dolphin, was listed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and protected by the Indian Wildlife Act. When it became entangled by the fishing net, a massive crowd gathered at the area to get a glimpse of the mammal. Once the fisherman saw the dolphin, he carried the mammal safely and released it back into the water.
Texan teen catches nearly 900-pound shark in Port Aransas
A 13-year-old boy made a massive catch on a recent offshore trip in Port Aransas. According to mySA.com, Micah Harless, of Weatherford, reeled in a tiger shark with the help of his father. Dolphin Docks Deep Sea Fishing, the charter boating company the teenager was on, shared the news on its Facebook page. The tiger shark was 11 feet, 6 inches long and weighed 844 pounds. An employee with Dolphin Docks Deep Sea Fishing told mySA.com the meat was split between approximately 14 people who were on the charter boat.
SUPPORT LOCAL: Get to know Old 18, a high-end fishing rod shop, owned by a Navy SEAL and Top Gun fighter
HOUSTON – Support Local spotlights individual businesses challenged by the coronavirus pandemic and offers ways you can support them. We asked Houston businesses to share their story with us including how the public can help them. What is Old 18? Old 18 is a manufacturer of high-end fishing rods. Where is Old 18 located?
Here are 4 Pearland ponds you can fish at while social distancing
PEARLAND, Texas By now, chances are you might be feeling some sort of cabin fever having to stay home and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Although Texas cities and counties have issued stay-at-home orders, its okay to go outside and take a breather while practicing social distancing. If you need a little break, grab a fishing pole and check out these four ponds in Pearland. Great job. -LarryAddress: 3449 Pearland Pkwy, Pearland, TX 77581Tom Bass Regional Park IIIDad Review: My three and a half-year-old loved the obstacle course! More information regarding fishing in Texas regulations can be found on the Texas Parks & Wildlife website.
New England man breaks state record with monster 37-pound lake trout
(CNN) – When Thomas Knight set out on the ice to go fishing for lake trout, he was determined to haul in a big one. He came prepared with an 11-inch sucker because big bait attracts big fish, he said. Knight, of Meredith, New Hampshire, caught a lake trout last Tuesday that weighed in at 37.65 pounds, easily breaking the state record that was more than 60 years old. After catching the fish, he immediately packed it in an ice box with snow and called the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. "This fish is now the largest lake trout caught in all of New England," Schafermeyer said.
Photos: 47 fishing records broken in Texas in 2019
SAN ANTONIO – Dozens of Texans reeled in large hauls in 2019 — a year that Texas Parks and Wildlife called “great” for fishing. Fishermen and women broke 47 new state fishing records in Texas this year, according to TPWD. For individual lakes, rivers or bays, 434 waterbody records were broken. 200-plus-pound fish swim in Texas rivers, some over 50 years oldFishermen and women must measure and weigh their catch, take several photos and complete the application. “We are happy to recognize great catches even when they may not have set a new record.”Here’s a list of fishing records broken in 2019, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife.
More than 20,000 rainbow trout to be stocked in New Braunfels
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will stock 20,498 rainbow trout in the Canyon Tailrace over the course of eight weeks starting Dec. 6. The tentative dates for rainbow trout stocking along the tailrace are Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27, as well as Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. “Rainbow trout stockings begin around Thanksgiving in Bexar County and will continue through February,” a TPWD spokesperson told KSAT. Thousands of rainbow trout will also be stocked in four lakes around San Antonio this season, including Southside Lions and Miller’s Pond. A total of 343,650 rainbow trout will be stocked in lakes and ponds across Texas for the 2019-2020 trout stocking season, TPWD reported.