Tombo - as to the Aransas county order, you might want to look into whether that order has been preempted by the Governor’s Executive Order (“EO”) issued on 3/31/20.
Here is the last paragraph of the EO-14 that clearly preempts local orders that are inconsistent with Abbott's order:
As you can see, the Executive Order supersedes conflicting local orders "but only to the extent that such a local order restricts essential services allowed by this executive order...." Then, the governor “suspends” the portion of the Government Code that allows local municipalities to declare their own disasters (and thereby grants them powers like controlling ingress and egress to places, ordering curfews and stay at home orders, etc.). In other words, and assuming the governor has the power to suspend existing statutes on the books at whim, the governor has now taken away the right and ability of any local government unit to issue orders that are “inconsistent with” his EO and has invalidated all local orders that “restrict essential services allowed by the [EO]" while permitting local authorities the ability to enforce only those “local restrictions that are consistent with this [EO].” To me, then, local authorities no longer have the right to enforce local restrictions that are not consistent with the EO.
As I posted above, the EO specifically says that it does not restrict “hunting and fishing” so long as CDC precautions are maintained. To the extent that Aransas County’s local order restricts hunting or fishing, I’d say it is now been preempted and is no longer enforceable.
I don’t really know if the governor has the authority to “suspend” existing statutes like that, but maybe that will be my next research project. I suspect in a disaster situation he can.
If you do happen to get out there and fish to test it out, and a law enforcement official hassles you about it, my advice is comply with law enforcement directives and challenge it later in court, if you are so inclined. It is never a good idea to deliberately disobey an order issued by Johnny Law right to their face. Let them write the ticket, thank them for their service, apologize for having to take up their time, and then challenge the ticket in court later.