It's More Than Fishing: The Art of Texas Trout and Redfish Angling (Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Series, Sponsored by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi) (Paperback)

It's More Than Fishing: The Art of Texas Trout and Redfish Angling (Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Series, Sponsored by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi) By Pat Murray Cover Image

It's More Than Fishing: The Art of Texas Trout and Redfish Angling (Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Series, Sponsored by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi) (Paperback)

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“The only constant in fishing is that the fish are still trying to avoid being caught as hard today as they were 100 or 1,000 years ago. To improve as anglers, we must be willing to change and evolve.”

It’s More Than Fishing is a how-to guide for Texas coastal fishing that addresses a number of key aspects of coastal angling, including the basics of patterning, fishing the Texas surf, choosing lures and baits, common myths and misconceptions, and what to keep in mind when hiring a fishing guide. In addition to these how-to elements, It’s More Than Fishing also includes insight and information from marine biologists, fishing legends, and guides about coastal angling and the importance of conservation. Author Pat Murray has spent more than two decades as a marine conservation professional and more than four decades as a Texas coastal angler, and he emphasizes the critical role of recreational anglers in protecting and enhancing marine resources. Each chapter begins with a handy summary to guide readers through the information, making it easy to jump around.

Throughout the book, Murray reminds the reader that angling is part science, but it’s also part art. Similar to fine arts, culinary pursuits, and any other timeless crafts, angling is an evolving skill that has been in practice for centuries. Successful fishing requires a mixture of knowledge, practice, patience, and skill. Murray believes that if anglers view their pursuit as an art, they will not only invest in developing their skills, but their passion for fishing and ocean resources will increase along with their catches.

PAT MURRAY is the National President of the Coastal Conservation Association. He is also the publisher of TIDE magazine, winner of the 2016 Outdoor Publication of the Year by the Texas Outdoor Writers Association. He serves on several boards, including as vice chairperson of the Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. He resides in Houston. 


 

Product Details ISBN: 9781623498153
ISBN-10: 1623498155
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication Date: August 18th, 2020
Pages: 120
Language: English
Series: Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Series, Sponsored by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
“Pat Murray is my favorite fishing writer. This book brings my appreciation of his writing to a new level because we get to see the man who passionately loves fishing and who even more passionately loves conserving fish and their habitat in his element. This book will not only give you deep insight into catching specks and reds, it will inspire you to truly appreciate the God-given gift that is coastal fishing."—Chester Moore, wildlife journalist and editor in chief, Texas Fish & Game
— Chester Moore

“If you want to catch more fish out of the Gulf, proceed to checkout right now.  Murray’s simple yet cerebral conversation delicately balances focused details with broad concepts that make you want to set the book down and proceed immediately to the boat ramp, but you can’t because the writing is so damn good.  Witty, insightful, experience-driven and somehow loaded with fresh new perspectives on one of mankind’s oldest pursuits, this book is the ¼ oz. gold spoon of fishing literature.”—Jesse Griffiths, author of Afield, A Chef's Guide to Preparing & Cooking Wild Game & Fish
— Jesse Griffiths

“Pat Murray’s latest book is an articulate and ordered brain dump that will have any avid saltwater angler nodding in agreement. A pleasant and easy read that is a combination of how to and what to do with a valuable dose of conservation philosophy thrown in for good measure.”—Larry McKinney, senior executive director, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies
— Larry McKinney