Barry St. Clair is an avid outdoorsman and has been a farmer, rancher, fishery technician, outdoor outreach specialist, freelance outdoor writer and columnist for Texas Fish and Game magazine, and outdoor columnist for the Athens Daily Review, Corsicana Daily Sun, and Palestine Herald Press in Texas. He credits his addiction to fishing to his parents, who took him on many outdoor family adventures all over the western United States.
Barry grew up on a farm in central California and graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management. He and his wife, Gail, moved to Texas in 1980, and Barry has hunted and fished across the state for the past four decades.
In 1992, Barry caught the Texas state record largemouth bass, which weighed 18.18 pounds, from Lake Fork. That record still stands. Barry and Gail reside in the countryside near Athens, Texas. Barry received a Master of Science degree in biological sciences from Texas A&M University, Commerce in May 2012.