Category Archives: Texas News

SAN LUIS PASS WADE FISHING BAN

Buddy of mine told me it was now illegal to wade fish at San Luis Pass. Turns out it’s a half truth. The Brazoria County Comissioners Court has filed an order with multiple County and state agencies to create a penality for wade fishing, swimming and bathing in the designated areas of the Brazoria side on the attached map. So far it’s still America on the Galveston side.

I’ve fished the designated area before. I know at times the current in that area is extremely swift. IMO it’s not a good idea to wade out very far from that shoreline. I’ll never forget the trip when my buddy acted like he was getting swept away in the current. Anyways, here’s the notification.

Illegal to wade fish

Brazoria County notification

MAN AND CHILD ON I-45 HOUSTON HOV SUPERBOWL SUNDAY

Man and kid riding lawnmower on Houston HOV

Nothing says “Welcome to Houston” for the big Super Bowl game like a man and a kid rolling down the I-45 HOV lane on a red lawn mower. Aparently during all the Super Bowl hype the duo took to the street for reasons unknown. Pretty funny, glad knowbody got hurt. Just leaves me scratching my head. Where were they headed?

GALVESTON TEXAS FISHING REPORT 6/29/16

The summer time lay down has begun. Fishing has turned on in the past week. Limits of speckled trout are easily being taken while wading the calm morning and afternoon waters on the beach front. Smacks are moving in so be prepared to lose some tackle. If you plan on targeting smacks try using long shank J hooks to prevent there teeth from severing your line.

Conditions: Light west wind switching to south in the afternoon. Falling barometric pressure. 4 fairly weak tides.

We started drifting a mid bay reef Wednesday morning just before sunrise. The reef produced quite a few small sand trout on live shrimp. We moved out to the North Jetty boat cut and picked up a nice mess of trout. Live shrimp under a popping cork did the trick. We then moved to the beach side of the South Jetty and it was on. Free line shrimp was the ticket. We boated over 30 slot reds, a couple were under. We kept 14 nice trout the largest in the 23″-26″ range. Smacks, Sheep head, drum and Sharks were all in the mix. Phenomenal day on the water and a nice meat haul.

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Tight and tan lines,

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ALLIGATOR SPOTTED AT SYLVAN BEACH LAPORTE TEXAS

Fisherman and beach goers have spotted an alligator lurking around the popular Sylvan Beach Park.  Animal Control is currently searching for the beast.

In light of all the recent rain we have had there have been a number of alligator sightings all around the Galveston Bay complex. Be careful out there y’all, don’t become gator bait.

Tight and Tan lines,

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HIGH QUALITY NAUTICAL & COASTAL JEWELRY GALVESTON TEXAS

Dudes and dudettes. If your searching for a special gift for the saltwater angler or beach babe in your life. Search no further. I’d highly recommend you check out gonecoastaljewelry.com

Donna, the owner of the online shop, has put together a phenomenal collection of unique items for the coastal loving special someone in your life. Along with exceptional customer service, she offers Men’s & Women’s, chains, charms, earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and anklets. All offered at excellent pricing. Mention where you heard about Gone Coastal Jewelry while ordering and receive $2 off your order.

Check out this .925 sterling silver flounder pendant I recently acquired. Excellent detail!

Solid silver .925 flounder jewlery
Solid silver .925 flounder jewlery

Check out the detail on the large .925 solid silver blue crab and Polynesian hook pendants.  Along with a chain, these would make great gifts for Father’s Day.

Sterling silver blue crab pendant
Sterling silver blue crab pendant
.925 Silver Polynesian hook pendant
.925 Silver Polynesian hook pendant

Let’s not forget Mother’s Day.

.925 Silver flip flop bracelet
.925 Silver flip flop bracelet
Silver And blue opal sea turtle earings
Silver And blue opal sea turtle earings

Gone Coastal Jewelry also offers unique trout, redfish, marlin, mahi, snook and shark pendants as well. You can also find other items such as nautical and Mardi Gras themed jewelry. Some items are offered in both silver and gold. Check out the online shop if your looking for something cool. Follow the @gonecoastaljewelry twitter and instagram pages if you get a chance.

Tight & Tan Lines

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SAN JACINTO RIVER WASTE PITS ARE LEAKING INTO GALVESTON BAY

If you’ve fished the waters of Galveston Bay Texas for some time, your most likely aware of the fish contamination warnings and controversy associated with Dioxins and PCB’s.

For years anglers have been told to limit intake of speckled trout, catfish, crabs and various other species in areas of the Bay system. The contamination has often been blamed on chemical dumping in the Houston Ship Channel in the 50’s & 60’s. Then subsiquent channel dredging and the reintroduction of contaminants into the water column that had once settled on the bottom.

While some of that seems logical. We’ve recently  found a bombshell of information concerning The San Jacinto River Waste Pits. A now Superfund dump site partially submerged on the banks of the San Jacinto River.  Containment has failed. It has been and is leaking.

“We have a clear and present danger of Dioxin going into the San Jacinto River and Galveston Bay,” said Terrence O’Rourke of the Harris County Attorney’s Office. “The rocks are falling off, it’s just that simple. They are rocks on top of a tarp and the rocks are gone.”

In December 2015 inspectors found a gap more than 20-feet wide. Last week, EPA inspectors packnowledged at least five additional locations at the site where protective containment was missing.

Jackie Young of the San Jacinto River Coalition says more than 80 percent of the dump still hasn’t been inspected for holes or damage.

Who the hell thought it was a great idea to store Dioxin, a non degrading and one of the most toxic substances known to man, on the banks of a river?

Here’s who. Two Fortune 500 companies of course. International Paper and Waste Management. Both have declined to tell the media their sides of the story.

Aparently these two companies have hired there own researchers and are trying persuade the EPA to leave this shit right there on the banks of the SJR.

Here is a video released by Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan concerning the hazardous nature and future of the SJR Waste Pits.

Here is a full presentation and press conference concerning the pits. More  info. As it comes.

THE KRYPTONIGHT FLOUNDER GIGGING LIGHT

Krypto Night Gigging Light
Krypto Night Gigging Light

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48W 16 LED’s
Brightness 3850 lumens
Life Span : 50,000 hrs
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Waterproof on/off switch
Adjustable light angle
All connections soldered with heat shrink Ability to bypass switch
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Flounder gigging light
Flounder gigging light
Flounder gig light
Flounder gig light

Assembled in Texas!

Here is the light in action.

STRANDED BEACHED WHALE FOUND IN GALVESTON TEXAS

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A whale has been found stranded along FM 3005 in Galveston Texas near Terramar Beach on the west end. The Animal is estimated to be between 20-40 ft. Long.

The Texas Marine Mamal Stranding Network has verified the location and is assessing the animals current situation.

Updates as as they develope.

Update: Marine biologists stated it’s highly unlikely the whale could be returned to the sea. Aparently the whale has now died.

CONSUMPTION BAN, TOXIC FISH IN LAKE LIVINGSTON TEXAS

Via: KPRC Click2Houston

I must say this is an extensive amount of information as to what toxins were discovered in the fish? Must be some bad stuff for an all out ban request.

From the article:

A fish advisory is in effect for Lake Livingston and parts of the Trinity River.

The advisory comes after health workers found high toxic levels in fish samples.

The advisory is for seven types of fish: blue catfish, flathead catfish, freshwater drum, gar, smallmouth buffalo, striped bas and white bass.

Officials are asking people to not eat the fish.

2015 Click2Houston/KPRC2

UPDATE Via: Texas DSHS

The usual suspects. Dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs

The Texas Department of State Health Services today issued a fish consumption advisory for Lake Livingston and portions of the Trinity River after laboratory testing of fish samples found elevated levels of dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs.

The Lake Livingston advisory is for seven types of fish – blue catfish, flathead catfish, freshwater drum, gar, smallmouth buffalo, striped bass and white bass. The advisory is in effect for the Trinity River Basin which includes Lake Livingston and the Trinity River from U.S. 287 downstream to U.S. 90.

Regular or long-term consumption of fish from these waters may increase the likelihood of long- term health risks. People can still fish in the area, though they should not consume or should limit their consumption of fish from this area and are advised to follow the specific age and species recommendations in this chart:

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COAST GUARD SEARCHING FOR MISSING FISHERMAN BOLIVAR TEXAS

The Coast Guard and Texas EquuSearch are looking for 54 yo. Tim Millender. His family reported him missing early Monday afternoon.

According to the Coast Guard, Millender’s boat was found abandoned with its engine still on just off the Bolivar Peninsula. A witness spotted the 19-foot skiff with no one on board, doing circles out in the water before eventually stopping after running out of gas.

Anyone who has seen Millender or has information to help the search effort is urged to contact the Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center at 281-464-4854 or on the radio at VHF Marine Channel 16.