FISHING YESTERDAY’S GULF COAST, by Barney Farley

Fishing Yesterday's Gulf Coast, by Barney Farley - a Texas coastal fishing classic!

Fishing Yesterday’s Gulf Coast, by Barney Farley – a Texas coastal fishing classic!

Barney Farley was a fishing guide out of Port Aransas in the early part of the 20th century. He was also a commercial fisherman, tackle and bait shop owner, and boat builder. His greatest local fame was as a tarpon guide, in the days when Port Aransas was considered the “Tarpon Capital of the World”, and his most famous client was President Franklin. D. Roosevelt. Mr. Farley was also one of the early fisheries conservation advocates on our coast. This book is filled with both area and fishing history and techniques, and well illustrated with both vintage photos and drawings. It was sponsored by the Corpus Christi branch of Texas A&M University, and is a great addition to any Texas salt water angler’s personal library.

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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