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Sight casting for fish is always a thrill! You wade or pole quietly through shallow water looking for a tail, a swell, or “busy” water to indicate the fish are there. You cast, hopefully ahead of where they are swimming, and fish on! It is a true hunting experience with a pole in your hand. …

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The Texas General Land Office (GLO) concluded its Vessel Turn-In Program (VTIP) in Aransas County, which was held September 9-10. During the event, the GLO, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), Aransas County, Keep Aransas County Beautiful, and the City of Rockport together collec…

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The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate volleyball team defeated the West Oso Lady Bears in four sets for RFHS’ third straight district win Tuesday, Sept. 20 at West Oso.

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The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate volleyball team defeated the Orange Grove (OG) Lady Bulldogs in four sets Friday, Sept. 16 at home for their second straight district victory (Note: It was reported incorrectly in the Saturday, Sept. 17 edition of the Pilot that Miller was R…

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The 16-day statewide early teal season in Texas started Saturday, Sept. 10, and will run through Sunday, Sept. 25. The daily bag limit on teal is six, with a possession limit of 18, and may include blue-winged, green-winged, and/or cinnamon teal ducks.

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The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate volleyball team posted a second straight shutout district win versus the Miller Lady Bucs Tuesday, Sept. 13 at home.

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The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate volleyball team began the district season on a roll in a 3-0 victory over the Ingleside Lady Mustangs Friday, Sept. 9 at home.

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The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) tennis team defeated the Incarnate Word Academy (IWA) varsity tennis team 6-5 Tuesday, Sept. 6 at home.

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Trenton Tiner from Pearland, TX is not your average 13-year-old. An avid golfer, swimmer, and pilot – he decided he wanted to try his hand at saltwater fishing, and came to Rockport to spend some time with his family Leslie and Lloyd DeLaRosa. Experienced in freshwater, he stopped off at a s…

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The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Pirate football team got off on the right foot but struggled to follow up a promising opening drive in a 44-27 loss to the Sinton Pirates Friday, Sept. 2 at Sinton.

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The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate volleyball team lost in three sets to the St. Joseph Lady Flyers Tuesday, Aug. 30 in Victoria.

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Some fish have a face only a mother fish would love. The Gulf Toadfish is most likely in this category. This fish with a “unique” appearance is called many things; Dogfish, oysterfish, mudfish, oyster dog, spiny dogfish, mother-in-law fish (obviously not after my beautiful, kind and amazing …

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It was a long night for the Rockport-Fulton High School Pirate football team in a 35-14 season opening loss to the Miller Buccaneers Friday, Aug. 26 at home.

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The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate volleyball team remained undefeated at home with a 3-0 victory over the Skidmore-Tynan (ST) Lady Bobcats Tuesday, Aug. 23.

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There is plenty written about “taking a kid fishing” for a reason. Having your child navigate the sport of catching a fish is a bonding experience that brings families together and begins the love of the outdoors for the next generation. So, while there are tournaments and events geared just…

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The Snowy Egret that is. The Snowy Egret has also been known as the lesser egret, little egret, little snowy, little white egret, and little white heron. There are a handful of white coastal birds found year-round in Rockport, and this is one we can be thankful to still see.

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The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate volleyball team played in the Corpus Christi Independent School District Spikefest and finished the tournament with a 4-2 record for a third place finish.

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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