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October 17, 2022

Sharks have been viewed by much of the country as the villains of the ocean ever since the movie Jaws. Catching one, however, is an exhilarating experience because sharks big, powerful, and as tough as they look. Their thick sandpaper like skin and mouth full of teeth allow them to persevere in even...

October 17, 2022

Duck hunting in Texas is one of the most popular seasons among hunters across the state. When November hits, hunters flood into fields, ponds, lakes, rivers, and the coast, shotgun in hand. If you’re new to duck hunting regulations in Texas, here are the regulations from bag limits to zones and date...

October 12, 2022

Texas Dove Season: 2023 Hunting Dates

Dove hunting in Texas is a highly anticipated event by hunters across the state. When September hits, hunters flood into fields with a shotgun in hand and a stool over their shoulder. Dove is one of the more social seasons and since it’s the first season t...

October 12, 2022

Hunting and fishing are often lumped together in the world of outdoor recreation. However, the two activities rarely happen simultaneously. An initial assessment probably provokes visions of a logistics nightmare and an insurmountable pile of gear. While this is a reality for the uninitiated, cast a...

October 10, 2022

Where Can I Fish In Port Aransas

If you are planning on going to Port Aransas, then fishing should be at the top of your list for fun things to do during your stay. Whether you are visiting this Texas island destination with friends, family or others, there is a style of fishing that will matc...

October 10, 2022

Port O’Connor is a year-round fishing destination, and November is a special month if you like to catch redfish and speckled trout in shallow water. The hot summer temperatures keep the water warm throughout September, and often times th...

October 10, 2022

Hogs are known all across America as a nuisance to farmers and a fun animal to hunt for outdoorsmen. These rugged animals’ population has flourished over the years, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

Feral hogs have quickly become one of the most prevalent invasive species in the US. The...

October 10, 2022

Everyone knows that Texas is home to diverse terrain that brings in an incredible assortment of waterfowl. With so many different birds flying into such a varied landscape, the hunting opportunities are endless. To help you pick where you want to plan your next hunting trip here are the top 5 places...

October 10, 2022

Duck hunting in Texas is one of the most popular seasons among hunters across the state. When November hits, hunters flood into fields, ponds, lakes, rivers, and the coast, shotgun in hand. If you’re new to duck hunting regulations in Texas, here are all the regulations from bag limits to zones and...

October 10, 2022

How people hunt ducks can vary greatly across the state but the same basic rules apply. For a hunter to legally hunt ducks in Texas, they must buy a license if they are 16 or older. Additionally, hunters must purchase a Migratory Bird Endorsement and Federal Duck Stamp. With those few things out of...

October 8, 2022

What is a Speckled Trout?

Spotted sea trout or speckled trout for short, are usually found in the salty coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Atlantic. Despite their name, they’re actually more closely related to the drum family rather than the trout family.

October 6, 2022

When I’m not working on getting our adventurers out on the water with our Damn Good Guides, I’m spending my time in the outdoors myself. As someone who grew up fishing the lakes and rivers of the midwest, I would definitely consider myself one of the followers of the bass cult. Specifically, I have...

October 5, 2022

Amongst waterfowl hunters, Texas is known for its diversity of waterfowl. Not only does the Lonestar State have healthy populations of puddle ducks like much of the country, but it also has excellent populations of diver ducks and sea ducks because of its proximity to the Gulf Coast. Here we’ll disc...

October 4, 2022

A fishing tournament in Ohio drew national attention after the winning team was disqualified for cheating. Videos of the weigh-in and outrage that followed shortly after were posted to social media and spread like wildfire. The disqualified team consisted of Jake Runyon and Chase Cominsky who previo...

October 3, 2022

Florida Redfish Regulations

In the 1970s and '80s, red drum were commercially harvested and were not a protected game fish. This ultimately led to overfishing, resulting in smaller and fewer fish. With the elimination of commercial fishing and the addition of strict bag limits, redfish have be...

October 3, 2022

Due to the size of the lakes and the exceptional variety of fish that reside in them, the Great Lakes have a fishing culture all their own. Recently, I was fortunate enough to fish Lake Michigan and get hands-on with gear, techniques, and fish that were previously foreign to me.

A Snapshot...

October 2, 2022

What is a Lake Trout

Lake Trout are the largest fish in the Char family and typically live in cold deep lakes with oxygen rich waters. These fish can grow over four feet in length and over 40 pounds but 20 inches and 7 pounds is more typical. Lake trout are commonly caught while trolling deep...

October 1, 2022

My name is Shawna Stowers and I am the Senior Adventurer Success Manager here at Captain Experiences down in Austin, TX. No matter how many times I attempt to say “y’all” or cheers with a Lone Star, I’m still a born and raised true Wisconsinite at heart. If there’s something our region is known for...

September 29, 2022

What is a Redfish?

Redfish or red drum can be found in the inshore waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico where they have become one of the most popular game fish. These beautiful fish generally have a gold to red streamlined body with a distinct black spot on their tail but multi...

September 28, 2022

What is Mahi-Mahi?

The mahi mahi is a fish with a unique appearance that can be found across the world. They are brightly colored blue, yellow, green and often have spots or other patterns found on their body. Mahi mahi is a popular recreational sportfish in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf of...

September 26, 2022

What is an Amberjack?

The greater amberjack, also known as AJ, amberjack, and reef donkey is generally described as being brown to olive on their back with a large head and mouth. Amberjack have a distinct dark stripe that runs from their snout to their tail that will light up when they are fe...

September 25, 2022

What is a Yellowfin Tuna?

The yellowfin tuna is a large torpedo-shaped fish that inhabits tropical and subtropical waters across the world. They are known to travel great distances and are classified as a highly migratory species (HMS) although recent evidence suggests that they may not move a...