Outdoors | Sports
How a fisherman expanded his business from selling live minnows to fishing tackle, guns, boats and motors
Larry Walker has fishing in his DNA. In 1946, the year after Walker was born, his parents, Ralph and Mildred Walker, started Walker Bait Shop in Grand Prairie, first selling live minnows, then expanding to fishing tackle, guns, boats and motors.
Ray Sasser: ShareLunker program still works
Ray Sasser: Texas hunter achieves goal of completing World Slam of wild turkeys
Ray Sasser: Wraps draw eyes to your boat, truck
With summer quickly approaching, boaters will see more boats and trucks decorated with the American flag or other colorful designs. It may look like a paint job, but it's probably a wrap made of high-density vinyl and bonded to the vehicle or boat surface.
Ray Sasser: Private club offers fishing solitude for anglers of middle-class income
Steve Alexander had warned me not to become complacent about the small East Texas lake where we fished. "You might catch a dink, a dink and another dink, and the next bite may be a quality fish," he said.
When using spinnerbaits, it seems like fish are always biting
While fishing in Mexico recently, I caught more bass on a spinnerbait than I've caught on that particular lure in 10 years. There was a time when the spinnerbait was my favorite, and I kept a tackle box well-stocked with spinners of all sizes, colors and blade designs.
Angler lands local whopper
An Irving man reeled in a record catch Thursday in the Elm Fork of the Trinity River with the largest hybrid striped bass caught with a fly rod in Texas.