Gear Up and Thick It Out
Matt Williams When I think of big Texas bass, my mind naturally conjures up thoughts of some sort of cover—hydrilla beds, lily pads, cattail stands, pepper grass, underwater brush piles, flooded bushes or anything else where a big fish might seek out security or take refuge to wait for... Read more
The Best Kept Wildlife Secret in Texas
Chester Moore If you’ve driven down I-35 in New Braunfels much over the last few decades you have probably noticed the big sign that says “Snake Farm.” It is a landmark in the region, having opened its doors in 1967, and I fondly remember stopping there many years ago... Read more
Building an AR-15 Varminter
Dustin Ellermann The AR-15 rifle is easily the most popular firearm in the USA today. The simple and popular design allows the user to outfit the rifle to their exact needs. Since the standard AR-15 fires .223 Remington or 5.56mm x 45 NATO cartridges, small game hunting is another... Read more
Walk-up Saltwater (Location Maps, Species, Lure/Baits, and Times Included!)
Chester Moore Not all anglers have boats. That is something Texas Fish & Game has known for a long time, which is why we include bank-fishing locations on all of our coastal Hot Spots Focus columns every month. And while there are a fair number of quality bank fishing... Read more
May 2014

May 2014

EMagMagazine June 2, 2014

Catfish Summer
Matt Williams School’s out, summer is here and the catfish are ready to chomp. Whether you are an angler hoping to fill a void in the freezer or a parent with plans to turn a youngster on to fishing for the first time, there may not be a better... Read more
Slimers & Hardheads: Saltwater Cats are More Popular than Ever
Chester Moore It did not take long to figure out what was on the other end of the line. At first I thought it might have been a shark because it hit hard and fast, but when slime started oozing up the line, it was obvious I was battling... Read more
Targeting Trophy Trout
John N. Felsher Everyone hears stories of novice anglers throwing something ridiculous and landing a trophy speckled trout. Sure, that happens occasionally, but so does winning $100 million in a lottery. Just don’t count on it! “Anyone can get lucky every now and then,” said Capt. Eddie Hernandez of... Read more