If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, it’s no secret that I adore Texas. I lived there for a good part of my life and it’s still a second home for me. I try to go back as much as possible, as it’s one of the most geographically and piscatorially diverse states in our country. In my opinion, it’s a completely underrated gem in the fishing world, as well as just an incredible place to visit for its food, scenery, and people. It’s a marvelous place whether I’m fishing spring-fed limestone bass rivers in the Hill Country, stalking the marshes on the coast for redfish, or wiping the grease off my chin from a local BBQ joint.

Last week I had the privilege of shooting marketing material for a new hi-end shotgun-and-fly shop that’s slated to open in Houston next spring. Mr. Jarid Malone and Baron Boyette piloted us around the marsh north of Galveston and put us on redfish. If you’re ever in “H-town,” as they say, I highly recommend looking them up. I then had the chance to visit some friends in Austin, check in with the good folks at Yeti Coolers, and fish one of my favorite local rivers for largemouth and Guadalupe bass. It was a fantastic trip as always, and I wish I could have stayed another week or longer.

Here are a few images from the trip. Enjoy.