100 Years of Sport Fishing in Port Aransas
This exhibit highlighted a century of Sport Fishing and Hunting in Port Aransas. Some of the great artifacts from this exhibit are still on display at the museum, including:
- Antique skin mount of a tarpon, the fish that brought recognition to the town.
- Fishing gear from yesteryear including rods and reels from the turn of the century.
- The stern of the Manny, a Farley boat salvaged, converted and placed inside the museum. Come sit in it for a feel of how the folks fished while you learn about these local craft and how they were built.
- Newsreel of President Franklin D. Roosevelt when he fished the area in 1937 with local guides in a Farley boat.
Storyboards and Photos
Storyboards and photos that we produced to tell the history of the sports have been saved as PDFs, and can be downloaded below.