Drought Changing Texas Coastal Fishery

“The dark spot, the ‘strawberry patch’ shadow of orange that gave away the school’s location, wasn’t necessary. Above it floated a circle of square tails, waving gently in the air, flashing semaphore signals from the sun’s reflections.” While extended drought has dried up many interior lakes on Texas coastal islands, fly fishing for redfish is still good, according to Mike Leggett in the Statesman.

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  • A very good article. Apparently salinity has been going up gradually for awhile, so fish are less susceptible to that variable than they typically are. It has been raining plenty in North Texas, but they could still use 40 days and 40 nights in the Hill Country.