Shane discusses Oyster Mariculture in Texas with Dr. Joe Fox and Brad Lomax. Dr. Fox is Chair for Marine Resource Development at Harte Research Institute and Brad is the president and founder of Water Street Restaurants. Both of these dudes are passionate about oysters and are working with numerous partners (including CCA) to bring a new industry to the Texas Coast. Have a listen to learn more.
Shane and John share an afternoon with James Fox and his wife, Laura, to discuss guiding on the mid-Texas coast. This legend and pony-tail rocking icon of the Texas Coast has plenty to share about the redfish wars, conservation issues, guide life, and surviving Vibrio.
Shane Bonnot and John Blaha talk with Chris Bush, the mastermind behind The Speckled Truth (http://www.thespeckledtruth.com/). The Speckled Truth is your one stop shop for tips, tactics, insights, and conservation-minded content for catching (and releasing) big trout. Subjects discussed: Trout conservation, collecting catch data on large trout, lunar phases, finding fishing spots, arty vs live bait mentality, and trout behavior.
Dr. Todd Sink, Dr. Delbert Gatlin and Brian Ray discuss aquaculture research and its relevance to marine fisheries conservation. If you'd like to learn more about their work or stop by for a visit, check them out at https://wfsc.tamu.edu/facilities/aquacultural-research-and-teaching-facility/
Shane sits down with the CCA Texas STAR staff to discuss the 2018 State of Texas Anglers Rodeo. Bill and Dylan share some stories from previous years and explain the new guide's division for 2018. https://www.startournament.org/
Mark Dumesnil, Dr. Jennifer Pollack, Bill Balboa, Dave Buzan and Captain Bink Grimes sit down to talk about Half Moon Reef, 54-acres of restored oyster habitat in Matagorda Bay. In 2013, the Nature Conservancy partnered with the Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas General Land Office, Texas A&M University, and private foundations on a multi-year project to restore Half Moon Reef. Today, it stands as one of the largest oyster restoration projects in the country.
Coastal Conservation Association's National Habitat Program, Building Conservation Trust (BCT), was created to provide vital funding for grassroots driven habitat projects. BCT strives to be the largest marine habitat restoration, enhancement and creation entity in the United States. BCT and CCA Texas have a strong partnership that has resulted in several successful marine habitat project throughout the years. That relationship is now expanding through a partnership with Bay Flats Lodge...
In this episode we sit down with Harold Dworaczyk, Jason Wagenfehr and Setven Boldt to talk about what it takes to be a guide at Bay Flats Lodge in Sea Drift Texas. These fishing dudes share a ton of great info and give us a glimpse of their life as coastal guide.
So much to discuss...so little time. We naively went into this episode thinking we could cover several items but quickly realized that we'd barely have time to scratch the surface on a single topic. Scott Alford and Bryan Treadway (a.k.a "fish control my brain")are two very knowledgeable recreational anglers and have a passion for conservation and research. It appears that podcasts with these guys is going to be it's own mini-series as we begin to talk about life history, fishing and...
Cedar Bayou is a natural pass connecting Mesquite Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Throughout recorded history is has been opened and closed by both natural and man-made influences. It was last re-opened in 2014 and has been the topic of much discussion since. Aaron Horine, Quentin Hall, Captain Jay Watkins, John Blaha, and Shane sit down to talk about this historic and celebrated pass from an engineering, science, biology, and fishing contexts.
In this episode, Kacee Bones and her husband Stephen open up their home to discuss sheonthefly.com, Hurricane Harvey, sight cast fishing on the middle coast, destination fly fishing trips, and recent on-goings at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.
Captain Steve Hillman joins the podcast to talk about fishing in Galveston Bay, habitat loss, effects of flooding and droughts, speckled trout management, and a variety of other topics. Trout juvenile recruitment numbers in the upper coast have been fairly consistent but what effects do historic natural events and increased fishing pressure have on the populations? Shane and Steve talk in depth about this subject.
Shane, Kevin, and Urs sit down to talk about recent drownings at San Luis Pass and actions Brazoria County may take in light of recent events. We also discuss Saltwater Recon, Sea Center Texas, Kevin's Cooking, and some oyster regulations.
In this episode we meet up with Matagorda Matt, Steve Brown, and Shawn Porche at K6 Island Sports in Jamaica Beach to talk about the art of making quality lures, the Brown Family tradition, fishing tournaments, and a variety of other topics. Enjoy!
Wonder what Texas is proposing to protect our public oyster reefs? Have a listen to this episode to find out! Shane is a guest on the Moore Outdoors Radio Show (KLVI AM 560) and talks with Chester about efforts to protect our public oyster reefs. Chester Moore hosts his radio show on Friday evenings at 6 p.m. so be sure to check him out on iheartradio.