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Amateur and expert anglers alike will enjoy our Texas Almanac Anglers Bundle. One of the featured articles in the Texas Almanac 2018-2019 focuses on the popular recreational activity of fishing in the state. This bundle includes three additional books that delve further into the sport. Fishing Yesterday’s Gulf Coast, Fishing Texas, and Fishes of the Texas Laguna Madre, each provide excellent guides to the variety of fish species in the state and tips on angling techniques. Plus, your bundle comes with the new Texas Almanac floating key chain to keep your keys safe for the days you are out fishing.
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Renowned fishing guide Barney Farley worked the Texas coastal waters out of Port Aransas for more than half a century. In these stories and reflections, Farley imparts a lifetime of knowledge about fish_silver trout, sand trout, speckled trout, redfish, ling, catfish, jack, kingfish, you name it_and gives advice about how to fish, where to fish, and when to fish.
Perhaps no one could chronicle the changes in sport and commercial fishing along the Central Texas Coast more ably and more passionately than Farley. When he came to Texas in 1910, he reported that he could get in a rowboat and using only a push pole, make his way "to the fishing grounds and catch a hundred pounds or more of trout and redfish" in a few hours. A couple of years later, the shrimp trawlers arrived. As they plied the Gulf in increasing numbers, they depleted the shrimp populations in the bays, and Farley watched the fish move farther and farther offshore, following their ever more elusive food source.
From his perspective in the mid1960s, Farley was not satisfied simply to lament the disappearance of onceabundant species. He also strongly voiced his views on the need for conservation. Many of the problems he identified are still with us, and some of the solutions he prescribed have since been adopted.
This book is both an appealing reminiscence and a cautionary tale. Anyone who cares about fishing and the health of the Gulf's waters will find an authoritative and completely engaging voice in Barney Farley.
Anglers treasure the Laguna Madre, a shallow lagoon resting along one hundred miles of the South Texas coast that offers some of the best fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Its lush environment of seagrass meadows, tidal flats, submerged rock, jetties, worm reefs, mangroves, oyster beds, and open bays provides shelter, food, and nursery grounds for more than 100 kinds of fish, and in its upper portion, many popular game fish are at record levels.
In Fishes of the Texas Laguna Madre, longtime angler and fish biologist David A. McKee taps into a lifetime of fishing and studying the lagoon to give us an expert’s guide to this estuary and the fish that live there.
This book covers the natural history of the “Mother Lagoon” and provides information on the characteristics, life histories, ranges, and habits of the fish species found in this hypersaline environment. For some, and especially the “Big 5” coastal sportfish (spotted seatrout, red drum, black drum, sheepshead, and southern flounder), McKee offers additional notes on angling techniques, personal observations, record catches, and regulations. He also raises important conservation issues for boaters and anglers to keep in mind while enjoying this unusual ecosystem.
Visitor contact information (including the location of boat docks, boat ramps, and piers) rounds out the text, along with three maps of the Laguna Madre. Excellent black-and-white drawings of the fish, the majority by the late Henry “Hank” Compton, are featured throughout.
Fishes of the Texas Laguna Madre is for novices and “lagunatics” alike. It will be an invaluable guide for anglers and naturalists; canoers, kayakers, and boaters; students and teachers of fishery science; and anyone who lives near or has an interest in this unique and expansive body of water.
Even experienced fishermen sometimes have a hard time telling a redear sunfish from a longear sunfish, or a southern flounder from a Gulf flounder. Now you can be certain of the difference with this indispensable guide to the sport fish of Texas.
Designed to fit into tackle box or boat, the book includes:
Beautiful color illustrations of the 36 freshwater and 84 saltwater fish species most often encountered in Texas waters;
Useful details about Texas fish, such as spawning habits, preferred habitats and foods, explaining where to find them and at what time of year;
Hundreds of valuable tips gleaned from years of experience by expert fishermen;
A handy guide to angling basics, including equipment, bait, influences that affect fish, and more;
A wrap-up of state sport fishing regulations;
State and world records for all species, plus information on how you can get your prize catch in the record books.
Show off your love for one of the most iconic books in Texas while preventing your keys from sinking. Perfect for those days on the boat, on the pier or by the pool, the Texas Almanac floating key chain will keep your keys safe. Proceeds from your purchase support TSHA and the Texas Almanac.
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