Those are probably not the words Grant Wimmer, 8, of Houston was thinking about when his father and family friends booked a trip with Captain Aerich Oliver and Rockport Paradise Outfitters (361) 205-9414. However, they headed out looking for A school – of redfish! Grant had never hooked up w…
The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate volleyball team dropped its season opener in three sets to the Flour Bluff Lady Hornets Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Flour Bluff (FB).
Many people come to Rockport looking to catch a fish of a lifetime. Some seek out trophy trout. Others are looking for a saddle blanket of a flounder. The adrenaline chasers want the heart pumping, drag-pulling workout of an oversized red drum – known as a bull redfish. There is some polite …
Many years ago, I asked a now retired Game Warden (Steve Kennedy) if there were different species of pelicans. His response was “Yep – white ones and brown ones.” Of course, he was correct. There are only these two types of pelicans found in Texas – the American White Pelican and the Brown P…
There are many beautiful places to stay at in Rockport when you come to visit that run the gamut on price point. $22 a night would be hard to beat for a water view location, but it is available – at Goose Island State Park. Visitors and locals alike can enjoy wonderful times outdoors located…
Rockport is known for its great fishing. Many people travel here to chase reds, speckled trout and flounder. However, there is another fish floating around that you may not have thought to target - the Atlantic Tripletail.
The organizers for “C.A.S.T. for Kids Rockport Beach” are looking for boaters and on-shore volunteers, as well as sponsorships.
With the hot days of summer upon us, the hours of enjoyable fishing can be split into two distinct categories: Early morning and late afternoon. Now midday, high-noon sweat fests can absolutely still produce fish, but if you want to be a little more comfortable – taking advantage of the time…
Three Rockport-Fulton High School Pirate baseball players were recently named to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association (THSBCA) All-State team.
The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Pirate football team was recently ranked as one of the top 25 football teams in its 4A-DI preseason poll in the 2022 summer issue of the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football (DCTF) magazine.
You feel a tug on your line. You reel in with visions of trout or a redfish only to see…..a catfish! This weekend will see Rockport swell with visitors. Many of those visitors will try their hand at fishing. One fish that is likely to end up on their hook is the notorious hardhead catfish. U…
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Several Native American Tribes look at the heron as a symbol of patience and good luck. If Native American fishermen spot a heron, it means good luck is with them, and they will have a successful fishing trip.
Sometime around May through September, as the water heats up, fishing for trout with live croaker often yields good results. There are some theories as to why trout go after croaker, with the fact that the big females are spawning and protecting their eggs being the most common. The truth is…
As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler.
The Rockport-Fulton Little League (RFLL) concluded its 2022 spring season Saturday, June 4 with closing ceremonies at Memorial Park.
“I like to trick them, not feed them.”
Senior Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) track athlete Leroy Burke signed his National Letter of Intent Monday, May 23 to continue his career as a student-athlete at McMurry University.
Summer is coming, and one of my favorite childhood memories of the coast was heading down to the pier with some twine, some chicken necks or legs, a dip net and a bucket … and coming back with the makings of an amazing meal! The blue crab is one of the sweetest crabs to eat, and while it may…
Senior Rockport-Fulton High School Pirate (RFHS) baseball pitcher Luke Muirhead signed his National Letter of Intent Monday, May 23 to continue his career as a student-athlete at Coastal Bend College.
Senior Rockport-Fulton High School Pirate baseball player Carsen Flores signed his National Letter of Intent Monday, May 23 to continue his career as a student-athlete at East Texas Baptist University (ETBU)
Senior Rockport-Fulton High School Pirate (RFHS) athlete Rickey Franks signed his National Letter of Intent Monday, May 23 to continue his career as a student-athlete at Texas Lutheran University (TLU).
Down 1-0 in a best-of-three series, the Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Pirate baseball team led the Boerne Greyhounds for six innings in game two Friday, May 20 before a game-tying run in the seventh forced an extra inning. Boerne then stole the game away with a run in the bottom of the …
The 2022 Wing Swing golf tournament benefitting Wings Rescue Center is slated for Rockport Country Club Friday, June 10.
Ok, not really. However, I have heard the roseate spoonbill mistakenly called a flamingo by excited visitors before. That flash of pink can certainly take your mind to the long legged, blushing bird. A quick view of the beak can clear that up quickly though. A roseate spoonbill has a, well, …
The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate softball team had 14 players receive 26-4A All-District honors following the 2022 season.
The Coastal Conservation Association Aransas Bay Chapter hosted its annual Babes on the Bay fishing tournament Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 at the Fulton Park Fairgrounds.
The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Pirate baseball team will make its first trip to the region quarterfinals since 2015 after defeating the Davenport Wolves in two games Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 in Three Rivers.
The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Pirate baseball team defeated the West Columbia Roughnecks in two games, 10-0 Friday, May 6 and 8-1 Saturday, May 7, to advance to the area round playoffs for the first time since 2015.
The Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) recently released its Academic All-State baseball teams for the 2021-22 school year. The Rockport-Fulton High School Pirate baseball team had four players recognized by the THSCA.
Five athletes with the Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Pirate and Lady Pirate track teams ended their season Saturday, April 30 at the 4A Region IV track meet at Texas A&M University – Kingsville.
Former Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate softball player Krystal Kutach signed her National Letter of Intent Monday, May 2 to continue her career as a student-athlete at Coastal Bend College (CBC) in Beeville.
Former Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate volleyball and softball player Payton Martinez signed her National Letter of Intent Monday, May 2 to continue her career as a dual sport athlete at Coastal Bend College (CBC) in Beeville.
The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate softball team’s run in the postseason came to an abrupt end last week, losing both contests to the West Columbia (WC) Lady Necks Thursday, April 28 and Saturday, April 30 in a best-of-three game series.
There’s an old quote - Wind from the west, fish bite the best. Wind from the east, fish bite the least. Wind from the north, do not go forth. Wind from the south blows bait in their mouth.
The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Pirate baseball team lost their final district game to the Sinton Pirates 6-0 Tuesday, April 26 at Sinton.
The Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce (RFCC) Tourism Development Council played host to outdoor writers, broadcasters, and professional fishing guides for the 34th annual Spring Fling Outdoor Media event, beginning Sunday, April 24 at the Boiling Pot Restaurant.