Mark You Calendar for March 3rd

University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) Mission-Aransas National Esutarine Research Reserve is hosting a training workshop on Tuesday, March 3rd. This workshop is to establish a Texas Stream Team chapter in Port Aransas. It is a volunteer-based, citizen-scientist water quality monitoring program. The purpose is to help fill in the gaps with water quality…
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Boater Education Course Offered

A partnership between Sea Grant Texas, Calhoun County AgriLife, and Texas Parks and Wildlife is bringing a classroom and hands-on Boaters Education Course to Port Lavaca. This all day event will prepare new and seasoned boaters for time on the water. There will be many stations for participants to go through and learn about everything…
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Interview with Jason Hawn

Jason Hawn, Associate Broker with Republic Ranches, is also the co-chair for the Region 8 Gear up for Game Wardens. This program provides vital equipment directly to Texas Game Wardens through private and public donations. FlatsWorthy President Chuck Naiser recently chatted with Jason about this program, and a little bit of fishing, too.

Chuck Speaking at Event

Come out and meet FlatsWorthy President Chuck Naiser and others at this event! The Coastal Bend Bays Foundation is hosting three award recipients from the 2019 Environmental Awards Banquet to discuss conservation efforts put for by each organization at its monthly Coastal Issues Forum on Monday, February 10th, at Del Mar Center for Economic Development,…
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Sign Up For Crab Trap Removal

It’s that time again! There are opportunities to sign up for the following bays: Aransas, Copano, Lavaca, Matagorda, San Antonio. The closure Period is Friday Feb 21- Sunday March 1, 2020. FlatsWorthy member Stephen Ford is heading up the Crab Trap Removal in our area and he needs your help. You can find all the…
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Chuck speaks to Texas Fly Fishers

Recently, FlatsWorthy President Chuck Naiser had the opportunity to speak with a great bunch of outdoor enthusiasts at a meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers. They are a Houston based organization associated with the International Federation of Fly Fishers and dedicated to the promotion of fly fishing education, conservation, and outdoors ethics. These videos were…
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Dean Thomas Interview

FlatsWorthy President Chuck Naiser had a chat with Dean Thomas about the future of FlatsWorthy, development in our area, and his heart for working with kids in the outdoors. Dean is a kayak guide out of Aransas Pass, and also an involved community member. Chuck Naiser (CN): Where did you grow up? Dean Thomas (DT):…
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President’s Report

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Laura Picarello from Sea Grant Texas, Scott Hickman with the Galveston Professional Boatman’s Association, and Shane Bonnot with CCA. We discussed future coastal issues. We all had a common focus on several matters. Some of these items we discussed concerned: level of professionalism in the people…
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Whose Line Is It Anyway

You’re probably seen those big PVC tubes hanging around near boat ramps and fishing piers. These tubes are where you should be recycling your monofilament fishing line. You may have even used them. Great! When disposed of improperly monofilament can be hazardous to marine life and boat propellers. Birds and animals cannot see discarded monofilament…
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Meet Steve Soule, Guide, Writer, FlatsWorthy

FW: Tell us a little about your background in the outdoors. SS: Started getting on poling skiffs at 8 years old. I fished in the Everglades National Park in Florida. My uncle was a guide down there for 35-40 years and my dad was an avid fisherman. I got to fish a lot down there…
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