As forwarded by Dave Hayward with Swan Point Landing As you and most folks who fish the Port Aransas/ Aransas Pass/ Rockport area know, a private company was granted a lease by the Texas General Land Office (GLO), and later a “Letter of Permission” from the Corps of Engineers (USACE) to construct a mile-and-a-half long … Continue reading The latest from the “Friends Of Lydia Ann Channel”
Hi Folks, PLEASE take a look at this important coastal workshop presented by FlatsWorthy next Saturday, Feb. 25th at the Bay Education Center 121 Seabreeze Dr., in Rockport; with teaching officials from the National Estuarine Research Reserve, the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, and Sea Grant Texas at Texas A&M University scheduled to appear. … Continue reading Coastal Workshop in Rockport this Weekend
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I participated in a fish sampling this past Tuesday and was amazed at the quality of the fishery that exists at the WILLOW WATERHOLE. We collected a variety of species including some large mouth bass, check out this nice specimen being displayed by Alice Best, fishery biologist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries … Continue reading Willow Waterhole sampling shows a thriving fishery
Please see the following notice from Alice Best with Texas Parks and Wildlife about a sampling and stocking activity at Willow Waterhole on Tuesday, November 1. Join us if you can. If you need directions call me but the launch spot is just in the main gate that is accessed off Chimney Rock and Dryad. … Continue reading Willow Waterhole Sampling and Stocking activity Tuesday Nov 1
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The Willow Water Hole (WWH) has moved forward with the development of an urban fishery and Texas Fly Fishers (TFF) has been an integral part of it. Of perhaps greatest importance is that Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) has begun stocking the ponds. In late March TPW stocked the ponds with bluegill and put largemouth … Continue reading Willow Waterhole Update
The following is from an email sent by the CCA House of Representatives Passes Bipartisan SHARE Act Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 242 - 161 in favor of the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (H.R. 2406), known as the SHARE Act. Coastal Conservation Association members were asked earlier this week to contact … Continue reading Legislative News
Powderhorn Ranch: Coastal land set to become Texas’ next big state park Largest land acquisition in state history full of diverse species, habitats Posted: 12:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 By Pam LeBlanc - American-Statesman Staff Port Lavaca — A sprawling old oak arches its back against the wind, bending its lanky arms all the … Continue reading Powderhorn Ranch
As many of you know, I have been monitoring the progress of the construction of the Willow Waterhole (WWH) with the intention of helping to design and implement an inland fishery. To review, the WWH is a stormwater detention basin that when completed will hold 600 million gallons of stormwater and will offer 279 acres … Continue reading Willow Waterhole moves toward Inland Fishery