Tag: respect

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Be Part Of The Solution, Not Part Of The Problem

Be Part Of The Solution, Not Part Of The Problem Do you want to feel better about yourself?! Think back to your childhood when your parents, teachers, pastors or others taught you the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The FlatsWorthy mission has been, from it’s very beginning,…
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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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Chuck Naiser and FlatsWorthy Honored

This week FlatsWorthy President Chuck Naiser received the Coastal Community award on behalf of FlatsWorthy. This award was presented at the annual Conservation and Environmental Stewardship Awards Banquet hosted by the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation. “As the founder of FlatsWorthy Inc., a non-profit organization focused on conservation and the fishing community, Chuck works tirelessly to…
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95% Complete

In August of this year, FlatsWorthy President Chuck Naiser met with Texas Game Wardens to discuss how we could assist them in their mission of protecting our flats and shallows. After a lengthy discussion with Texas Parks and Wildlife, FlatsWorthy agreed to furnish them with a NewWater Curlew for enhanced enforcement of existing laws concerning…
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Thankful for our Flats

As November rolls into the Texas Coast, we often find ourselves complaining and contemplating about the weather. Is a cold front going to run the fish out of their hiding spots? Will a gale wind keep me off the water? Should I be ready to strip to my shorts by noon? November also gives us…
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The Future of Fishing

Kids today are the anglers of tomorrow, and FlatsWorthy supports programs to educate young anglers. Teaching kids to Respect the Resource is a key part of ensuring the habitat is healthy for generations to come. FlatsWorthy spent time working with the 4-H Club of Aransas County this summer. The enthusiasm of the youth was contagious.…
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Labor Day Fun

We don’t really need an excuse to be out on the water. Labor Day just makes it more fun since there is an extra day to fish! With so many people out on the water and on the beaches, it can be a little crowded. Just remember to be FlatsWorthy and follow the Code of…
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Prop Scarring

This is a touchy subject, but one which needs to be talked about. Education is the key to correcting problems. Some boaters might not be aware of the negative impact created by both intentional and unintentional propeller (prop) scarring. Our shallow flats are full of a diverse array of aquatic life. Seagrass beds provide food and…
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Fly Fishing Fun

FlatsWorthy President Chuck Naiser and Advisory Board Chairman Troy Utz recently spent some time on the water with Shannon Tompkins from the Houston Chronicle. This article about their fly fishing trip is a great reminder of why it is so important to take care of our coastal flats and bays. These shallows vibrate with life…
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