Lady Anglers Reel in the Specks

fish_0Galveston Bay Foundations’s “Ladies Casting for Conservation” teams set out early Saturday morning to participate in the competition. Ladies Casting for Conservation is a women’s one-day fishing tournament held in Crystal Beach, Texas on Bolivar Peninsula. The tournament is for everyone, from your first time fishing to those that know how to reel in

Amazing Sand Sculptures

spencer-0Our annual summer time beach visitor, Mike Spencer of Port Neches, Texas, entertained us all last week with his amazing sand sculptures. This summer, he and his family rented a beach house in Driftwood. Mike will tell you they’re not just “his” sculptures; he merely begins one and as the idea catches on, his daughters (ages 18, 22 & 25), and friends on the beach join in to complete these works of art. This

Outdoor Association for Texas Heroes

oath-0The Outdoor Association for Texas Heroes (OATH) sponsored a shark fishing trip for veterans this weekend in Crystal Beach. Several military veterans and families attended this annual event, providing these heroes an opportunity to relax and enjoy time at the beach. Glen Dickerson and his associates from set up camp on the beach and provided all the tackle and

David Harris’ Birthday Party

David Harris celebrated birthday number 52 with his wife Chris and lots of friends on Monday night at HardHeads.

David Harris celebrated birthday number 52 with his wife Chris and lots of friends on Monday night at HardHeads.

REMNANT cleans up cemetery

cemetery_0The REMNANT youth group from First Baptist Church in Crystal Beach got busy cleaning the Community Cemetery on Saturday morning. Led by Steven Arthur and assisted by Tom Hughes and Agnes Schultz, the crew met up at the cemetery to perform the much needed mowing and raking task. High Island High students Jessica McDowell and Reigh-Ann Landry, along with

Cynoscion Arenaris

sandy_0By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
With a scientific name like Cynoscion arenarius, with arenarius meaning “sandy”, you’d wonder why so many anglers fish for such a critter. But Sand Trout is the tag by which Texas coastal anglers know them. Marine Biologists refer to them as “sand sea-trout”, but most Texans just call them “sandies”. These spotless, silvery fish, cousins to

Caught this on Saturday on a spoon

14 year old Luke caught this 45 inch black drum in Rollover Bay around 11 am on bait caster with 14 lb test. Luke is 5'7".

14 year old Luke caught this 45 inch black drum in Rollover Bay around 11 am on bait caster with 14 lb test. Luke is 5’7″.

Rollover Pass Report, July 20 thru July 26, 2015

nancyBy Miss Nancy’s Bait Camp
(Ed Snyder has been in the hospital and was unable to write this week)
Saturday afternoon the specks started biting which continued overnight, with near limits caught on soft plastics and shrimp during the pre-dawn hours! Here’s a shout out to the following folks: Eddie Morrison of Lumberton and Clint Wagner of Houston caught 7 trout yesterday afternoon using

Jerry & Friends Full Moon Party

fullmoon0Join Jerry Diaz and Friends on the beach at dusk, Friday, July 31. Bring your own lawn chair, beverage of your choice, and kick back and enjoy the beach, the stars, and the music! Location is at the end of Gulf Shores Drive (next to the Post Office in Crystal Beach), where it meets the beach! Jerry Diaz and Friends play about 3 hours, but party could go on all night. Bonfire will be lit and the attraction is

Do you have a ‘puncher’s chance?’

BrendaBy Brenda Cannon Henley
I love words. I have always loved words since my Uncle Donald encouraged me to read when I was very young. He brought me books he had found on sale, those given to him, and from the local library. For each book I read, and was able to give him enough of a verbal report or the genesis of the story line, he gave me a small amount of money. If it were

In a pickle

GO_0728By Georgia Osten
Have you ever looked through names, for instance when you’re trying to name a new pet or your next child, or trying to come up with a middle name. I guess in doing this, I accidentally found out what my name means. I guess psychologically, I’ve been trying to live up to that meaning. My name means “farmer.” I do love planting

County approves increased trash pick-up for Bolivar beaches

beach_0728Efforts to keep Bolivar clean continue, thanks to the Galveston County commissioners’ approval of increased trash pick-up along peninsula beaches. On Tuesday, commissioners approved a request to transfer funds to ensure trash barrels are emptied more regularly on beaches from High Island to Bolivar. “We met with citizens last fall about improving services and cleanliness on

Final Quarter Installment Due July 31st!

GcountySeniors, disabled persons and veterans have until Friday, July 31st to make that final fourth installment payment on home property taxes. Save a stamp and go online to to pay by electronic check ($1 fee) or credit card (2.5% fee). Please note that these are bank and credit card fees. Avoid the expense of a stamp or the fees and pay in person Monday-Friday from

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