November 2021 Newsletter: Stocking Up

Greetings from Blessed Bayou! Can you feel it in the air? Finally, those cold fronts have started to move into Texas, bringing in cooler weather to the state and giving us a much-needed respite from the unyielding heat of the Summer. With these cold fronts, the water temperature in your pond or lake becomes more hospitable throughout, with surface water …

Fall 2021 Newsletter-Electro-Fishing Season

Greetings from Blessed Bayou! As we gear up for a fall with a much-appreciated respite from the intense heat of the summer, we are excited to ramp up our electrofishing surveys. The cooler temperatures make fish more able to explore more habitat during the day. By this, I mean that they aren’t as limited to avoiding the heat by staying …

Summer 2021 Newsletter-Angler Tips

Greetings from Blessed Bayou! As we get into the hottest portion of the year, many people may start to see the largemouth bass bite diminish within their lakes and ponds. Just as was the case with the Winter edition of my Angler Tips newsletter, this lull in bite can be traced back to temperature. While Springtime boasts the best fishing …

To Breed or Not to Breed

Age, nutrition, and GENETICS are the key components to producing trophy whitetail deer. The genetic portion of the equation has grown leaps and bounds through the ability of Texans having the capability to operate whitetail breeding facilities. There are many misunderstandings of the functions of a whitetail breeding program and their practices. To be completely honest, if I were not …

May 2021 Newsletter-The Vegetation Situation

Greetings from Blessed Bayou! As the weather warms up and we enter the Summer months, many people begin seeing vegetation issues start to develop on their lake. This can be frustrating for lake and pond owners, especially those who have spent significant time and money in the Spring to promote a healthy and productive water body during the warm months. …

April 2021 Newsletter-Shad Season

Greetings and happy Spring from Blessed Bayou! If you have ever received a fisheries report from us after an electrofishing survey, you might have noticed an introductory section on the report that highlights the importance of shad, specifically threadfin shad (Dorsoma petenense). These little silvery members of the Clupeidae are basically every predator fish’s favorite prey item. Below, I’ll detail …

The Blue Canoe

What fishing and the outdoors means to me? This subject for me runs much deeper than just my line in the water, watching that forever exciting moment of my bobber making ripples, beginning its dips and dives that end in it submerging below the water line and bending my fishing rod. I grew up on the bank of a slough …

Happy Anniversary Darcey & Chris

Happy anniversary to Darcey & Chris!  While there is a lot to be said about that special day, no one said it better than Chris’ mom, Barbara Methner: “It was a great day, a beautiful setting, and a heartwarming experience. Saturday Chris married Darcey Vesely in a slue lined by towering cypress trees near Antler Island off Lost Lake. Ten …

March 2021 Newsletter- Species Profile: Coppernose Bluegill

Greetings from Blessed Bayou. We hope everyone is doing well after the intense winter weather we had during the month of February. With Spring just around the corner, it is imperative to ensure that your lake is set up to take full advantage of the most productive season in freshwater fisheries within the state of Texas. As I detailed in …

February 2021 Newsletter- Early Bird Catches the Worm

Greetings from Blessed Bayou! With this recent chilly weather, the hot weather of Spring and Summer may feel a long way off, but Spring is just around the corner! Many lake and pond owners forgo managing their bodies of water with as much attention during this time of year, due to the fact that the weather isn’t as pleasant and …

January 2021 Newsletter- Angler Tips: Winter Edition

Greetings from Blessed Bayou! Often times among anglers, it seems winter is regarded as a lull period, where the bite slows down for the premier sportfish of lakes and ponds, such as largemouth bass and catfish. This perception is not unfounded, as the temperature drop causes a subsequent drop in metabolism. This drop in metabolism translates to decreased food intake …

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Blessed Bayou is a wildlife and fisheries consulting company built on hard work and integrity. Blessed Bayou’s headquarters are located about 40 minutes east of Houston in Mont Belvieu, Texas. We service all over the great state of Texas and the southeastern United States. Combined, our team has well over 50 years of experience in every aspect of the wildlife …