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New Year brings rainbow trout fishing

With the New Year upon us, one activity arises as I gather my fishing equipment– rainbow trout fishing.As a native of San Antonio, I can recall countless years as my father and I traveled to Joske Pavillion at Brackenridge Park. More...

Posted 1/2/2014 03:25 PM

Great month for outdoorsmen

This month has been great for outdoorsmen for many reasons.Archery season opened for white-tailed deer, along with the area receiving several inches of rain.And with rain brings the opportunity to wet a line.It’s been too long to remember when the la More...

Posted 10/21/2013 02:44 PM

September fishing

With September upon us, fishing is generally placed on the back burner for most outdoorsmen.Dove season began over the weekend, which means we are less than a month away from the opening of archery season for deer.As an avid outdoorsman, I truly beli More...

Posted 9/10/2013 04:48 PM

Summer's ending. Get fishing.

With the upcoming school year rapidly approaching, anglers still have a chance to head outdoors and wet a line.Did you know that a fishing license isn’t required while fishing inside a Texas State Park? More...

Posted 8/6/2013 10:01 PM

Prepare for bugs and heat

With summer in full swing, the key factor for me to have a successful outing while fishing is to stay comfortable. More...

Posted 7/9/2013 10:39 PM

Summer is Fishin' Time

With the majority of schools around the area out for summer, it is officially time to start fishing.Well at least fishing with your family.High temperatures generally result into higher catch rates.If you can battle with the sun for most of the day, More...

Posted 6/11/2013 07:01 PM

Kid Fish Fun

The Pleasanton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held its annual Kid Fish Tournament at the Atascosa River Park over the weekend.It was great to see the amount of families and children at the event.Numerous kids, ranging from all ages, tested their skill More...

Posted 5/9/2013 03:37 PM

Times bleak during winter

February is a difficult time for anglers around the area.With water temperatures roughly teetering around the mid-50s, searching for receptive fish is a daunting task for anglers.As I prepared to write this entry, I peeked at the weekly fishing repor More...

Posted 2/13/2014 05:37 PM

Frigid temperatures keep anglers at bay

With winter setting in around the area, along with frigid temperatures in the forecast fishing is probably one of the last things I’m thinking about right now.Granted, the slimy film on top of the Atascosa River at River Park in Pleasanton has myster More...

Posted 1/24/2014 09:48 AM

Texas weather forces anglers to remain optomistic

If you are from Texas you can understand the old saying, “If you don't like the weather, just wait 10 minutes.”Well with that being said with the end of November rapidly approaching, I attempted to aggressively search for fish over the past few weeks More...

Posted 11/25/2013 12:04 PM

Missin' the fishin'

I can't recall the last time I went fishing at the Atascosa River at River Park in Pleasanton during my lunch break at work.I know it’s been close to two months, or so since the last time I attempted to fish there.Now there can be many different fact More...

Posted 10/1/2013 02:08 PM

Drastic drought

The ongoing drought has drastically impacted fishing around the area, but it's becoming more serious as the days progress without a drop of rain.My fishing spot, during my lunch break, along the Atascosa River at River Park in Pleasanton has essentia More...

Posted 8/21/2013 09:28 AM

Catch and release

The older I become the more I enjoy catching and releasing the fish I catch.It’s important to me to know if an angler keeps all the fish at a local spot the next trip will just be harder.So catch and release is imperative to sustain fish population a More...

Posted 7/23/2013 10:20 PM

Always keep your pole with you

With summer in full gear, things around the paper have significantly slowed down.The area Little League All-Star season is in full swing, but that’s about it.Which leads me to more time fishing outside of work.I always keep a lightweight rod and reel More...

Posted 6/26/2013 08:05 AM

Heat pays off for fishin'

With temperatures rising well past the 90s lately, fishing round Atascosa County should quickly escalate as well.Yes, sometimes it’s difficult to remain patient when sweating like a pig, but the results will pay dividends to those who wait.Unfortunat More...

Posted 5/21/2013 09:38 PM

Fishing for fun

Since I have moved back closer to home, I have had the fortunate opportunity to fish every day during my lunch break.Not only do I get to relax for roughly thirty minutes throughout the week, I’ve had success while fishing the Atascosa River at River More...

Posted 4/23/2013 04:49 PM