Rockwall Outdoor Day Aug. 28

Rockwall Outdoor Day Aug. 28

ROCKWALL, TX – August 24, 2020 — Join Rockwall Parks & Recreation for an evening of fun and games outdoors on Friday, Aug. 28. Outdoor Day invites families to Phelps Lake from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a night featuring outdoor games and activities that allow for safe social distancing: Giant Checkers Giant Cup […]

Online education expanded as anglers take to the water across Texas

Online education expanded as anglers take to the water across Texas

AUSTIN – With more Texans heading to the water during quarantine to recreate and physical distance naturally, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has seen an uptick in fishing license purchases compared to this time last year. Recognizing this, TPWD has expanded its outdoor education curriculum to include online classes open to new anglers wanting […]

Texas Parks & Wildlife launches innovative bass tracking study

Texas Parks & Wildlife launches innovative bass tracking study

AUSTIN – With more people heading out to the water, recent reports have shown anglers aren’t catching bass as often despite healthy fish populations in lakes. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department launched a new study tracking the movements and behaviors of largemouth bass at Toledo Bend and Lake Fork to try and figure out […]

Royse City Parks & Rec to host Youth Fishing Event Saturday, June 6 at City Lake Park

Royse City Parks & Rec to host Youth Fishing Event Saturday, June 6 at City Lake Park

(ROYSE CITY, TX – May 29, 2020) Royse City Parks & Recreation is holding their Annual Youth Fishing Event starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 6 at City Lake Park. Bring your pole and favorite bait; they’ll have a limited amount to share. Fishing begins at 9 a.m., with awards and pictures at noon. On-site registration, all […]

Senior Spotlight: Layton and Parker Brown, Rockwall-Heath High School

Senior Spotlight: Layton and Parker Brown, Rockwall-Heath High School

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – April 20, 2020) Layton and Parker Brown are seniors at Rockwall-Heath High School. Layton (Pre-Med Major) and Parker (Business Major) will attend Dallas Baptist University and have both been recruited to fish for the Patriot Bass Fishing Team. Submitted by Cyndi Brown.  Help us shine the spotlight on senior students who are […]

Fishing for perspective in a time of uncertainty

Fishing for perspective in a time of uncertainty

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 15, 2020) Motoring the boat out toward the clump of trees, I was excited about the fishing spot. I knew the area but had not actually fished it. According to my sources, though, we’d haul in some good ones. It would make a huge impression on my buddy and his dad […]

Fishing for Sanity

Fishing for Sanity

(ROCKWALL, TX – Aug. 31, 2019) Social media rants where folks name and defame. Politicians attack, blame, call out, label, and ostracize. News channels drone everything as a “crisis.” And I could go on and on. I’m guilty, I admit it. I read the rants, I stew over the state of the country, and that news […]

Anchored

Anchored

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 14, 2019) Anchored, we fished a tributary of the Mississippi. It was a summer Wednesday and I was on my weekly fishing adventure with Dad. Most of the time we drove into Arkansas and fished a large oxbow lake named appropriately, “Horseshoe,” but this day Dad felt extra adventurous and drove […]

An Old Fashioned, Memory-Making Family Vacation

An Old Fashioned, Memory-Making Family Vacation

(ROCKWALL, TX — August 2, 2018) I couldn’t believe Ireland went right into the water. She loves to swim but swimming in a lake was a new experience, so she ventured in, then reality hit and she got right back out and stayed in the boat. We had gone in “halvsies” with my brother-in-law to […]

Hooked on Fishing

Hooked on Fishing

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 4, 2018) While being walked by the dog in Harry Myers Park, I stumbled upon a large crowd of parents and kids encircling the ponds by the historical homes—it was a fishing derby. Kids casted lines, reeled, and screamed the iconic, “I got one!” as moms and dads ran over to […]