Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

July 31, 2014

Jig heads

Capt. Bill Watson, (www.fishsabinelake.com) a Sabine Lake fishing guide and Jan Maizler, a member of the Bass Pro Shop Pro Team share information on jig heads […]
July 30, 2014

The new Half Moon Reef

According to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Bill Balboa, Half Moon Reef in West Matagorda Bay is holding some fish. That’s nothing new as most reefs […]
July 27, 2014


One of the first things an angler new to fishing for speckled trout learns is to look for “slicks” and that sweet watermelon smell. Slicks, as […]
July 20, 2014

Triple tails

“All you have to do is find structure…canal markers, the poles and buoys that mark the inter-coastal canal…that’s what we fish,” says Guide Tommy Countz (www.matagordafishing.com) […]
July 13, 2014

First two tagged redfish winners confirmed

Highlands, TX resident, Micah Nethercutt and a friend setup a few poles with bait to fish the surf at San Luis Pass to try and catch […]
July 8, 2014

How big was it?

A Texas man fishing about 35 miles off the coast of Louisiana reportedly hauled in the third largest grouper ever caught on a hand crank according […]
July 7, 2014

Natural baits at top of the list

What’s the go-to bait along the Texas coast? You don’t have to be fishing very long to know it’s a natural bait. When primitive anglers first […]
July 1, 2014

July in Matagorda Bay…

Capt. Tommy Alexander of Alexander Guide Service says the surf comes into play, big time in July in the Matagorda Bay system. Anytime in July you […]
June 27, 2014

Just a rumor

Somebody started a rumor of 10 lb. speckled trout coming from Sabine Lake. Sorry, I couldn’t find any evidence of that happening this year. Several years […]
June 21, 2014

Measuring the “dead zone”

The Houston Chronicle reports that a team of Texas scientists are releasing four torpedo-like, remote- controlled gliders into the northern Gulf of Mexico to measure oxygen […]
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