Capt. Jim Leavelle firmly believes in Texas saltwater fishing and the promotion of its fishery. Capt. Jim Leavelle is dedicated to the overall promotion of the fishery, not the individual promotion of one's self.

The following are examples of Jim's efforts:

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(by Sheri Fowler, appeared in Texas Monthly August 1993)

Waves were slapping hypnotically against the pier when Sam Hunt and his teenage daughter, Mary Ann, walked down the long T-head at Port Aransas at about ten-thirty on a muggy June night in 1957. Finding a place among the dozens of fishermen who were already there, Mary Ann cast her line in the water, and before Sam could even bait his hook, she had landed a tarpon. After she reeled the thrashing silvery fish close to th...

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Big Attraction - It may be quiet now, but tarpon season should make splash


It took barely 48 hours for the Gulf of Mexico to flatten itself behind tropical storm Bill's uninvited arrival earlier this week. Surfers were disappointed (they call it "bummed") that one of the year's better swells deflated so quickly, but tarpon fishermen see the settled water as a starting point.

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