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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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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.

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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…

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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.

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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)

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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).

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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, …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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