As I recently crossed from Texas to Louisiana on my way to Florida, I found myself reflecting on what an extraordinary state Texas is for all kinds of outdoor activities. Yeah, there are other states that boast outdoor activities, great fishing and hunting, but for variety of species and terrain, there is no other state that even comes close to Texas.
On the fishing side, Toledo band leads the way as one of the best in the country. East Texas is dotted with many great lakes, and there are many excellent fisheries throughout south, central, west and north Texas as well. Honestly, I’d like to fish them all, but can’t wait to return from my first tournament and start catching Texas spawning bass.
On the hunting side, spring turkey season is just around the corner; I just killed a big hog a few days ago and the memories of a great Whitetail season still linger. I’m looking forward to late summer dove hunting and fall and winter hunts for big axis, trophy whitetail and ducks.
I enjoy what I get to do – fish bass tournaments at the national tour level, but always look forward to getting back home to the great Texas outdoors. There’s no place like home!