Posts Tagged ‘Port Aransas’

2016 In Review

TWENTY-SIXTEEN WAS A BIG YEAR. New clients were booked, revenue milestones were reached, shutter clicks were off the scale, and the official year-end tally of My Butt In An Airline Seat surpassed 15,000 miles. In this video, you’ll find a smattering of my 2016 work from The Olympic Range to the Seychelles. Much appreciation to YETI and Frontiers International Travel, […]


Dog Days

Dog Days

IF YOU’VE LIVED IN TEXAS for any length of time, you know that bombastic statements about the weather will typically circle back around in the form of a platter heaped tall with crow. Some doomsayers, this spring, were predicting that our central Texas lakes would never fill again. Now we’ve got weather-folk proclaiming that our 7-year […]


Independence

Independence

Blake Brown, the morning after his last college exam  FOR EACH OF THE PAST 16 years, my wife and kids and me have spent a good chunk of the summer in Port Aransas,Texas. If you’ve never been there, here’s a bullet synopsis: Great fishing Okay beaches Great eating Great fishing In the early years of […]


Back In The Saddle

Back In The Saddle

Well, after seventy-odd days of weather blowouts, punts from the end zone, domestic responsibilities, and myriad other calamities beyond my control, it felt REALLY good to get back on the water with a camera. Texas coastal weather conditions have been pretty crappy this spring, but early last week I snuck through a window with light […]


Them Redfish

Them Redfish

I love redfish. Have I mentioned that? Specifically I love redfish that wag their tails on slick-ass summer mornings when I’ve sweated through my shirt by 7:30 and the air is so heavy that it feels like I’m breathing through a damp towel. As usual, I spent the better party of July in Port Aransas […]


That Good Time of Year

That Good Time of Year

Per the usual, I shucked all things pressing in late June and bagged a few days with family, friends, Port Aransas and redfish. We had a four-day burp of high water with Tropical Storm Arlene but things returned quickly to normal: calm waters, strong tides, sunny skies and mobs of tailing fish. Determined to broaden […]


Alex Was a Butthead

Alex Was a Butthead

This entry is about the incredibly cool photos that I didn’t get I’m normally neck-deep in redfish this time of year, and there’s typically a matter of protocol that goes along with that pursuit. When I arrive in Port Aransas each June, I first spend a few days fishing–just fishing. No cameras allowed. I have […]


In Search of Big-Ass Fish

In Search of Big-Ass Fish

In August I tagged along during the Texas Legends Billfish Tournament on a boat called Catchin’ Up out of Port Aransas. Being that this was a money tournament, and because the money fish in Texas live a long dang way from the dock, we packed along our toothbrushes and called it a 260-mile roundtrip sleepover. […]


Unplugged in the Neo-Tropics

Key West This was our seventeenth year (parents, siblings, kids, et al) with the same dates, same guides, and undoubtedly some of the same tarpon. In some years we’ve hit it perfectly (late May/early June) and in other years the planets were mis-aligned. We had some goofy west winds and poor visibility that hindered a […]