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Texas Fish & Game March 2017

February 25, 2017

TEXAS FISH & GAME Staff

Published by Texas Fish & Game Publishing Co., LLC. TEXAS FISH & GAME is the largest independent, family-owned regional outdoor publication in America. Owned by Ron & Stephanie Ward and Roy & Ardia Neves. PUBLISHER Roy Neves […]
February 25, 2017

INSIDE FISH & GAME by Roy and Ardia Neves

A Texas Classic Rocks the Bass World e mentioned a couple of issues ago that the year 2017 would be The Year of the Bass in Texas. This month, the Year gets a swift kick-off as the […]
February 25, 2017

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

‘Black Panther’ Question Dear Chester, a couple of years back you wrote about black panthers in Texas and had a theory on what they could be. What you mind sharing that? I think this is an […]
February 25, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore

What Does Conservation Really Mean? onservation is a term thrown around daily in outdoor media whether it be social or traditional outlets such as this magazine. Duck conservation. Fisheries conservation. Habitat conservation. We hear about it all […]
February 25, 2017

DOGGETT AT LARGE by Joe Doggett

Crappie Fishing is Cool he old Hermann Park Duck Pond adjacent to the entrance to the Houston Zoo covered about three acres. During the late ’50s, the water was murky green and rimmed with mats of coontail […]
February 25, 2017

PIKE ON THE EDGE by Doug Pike

What’s Better? n the way to and from outdoor adventures, my young son and I play a game called “What’s better?” I’m going to play one round of it now, with all of you. What’s better: Customer […]
February 25, 2017

NUGENT IN THE WILD by Ted Nugent

The Connection Resolution ell, well, well, was that 2016 thing fun or what? I certainly had a wonderful time in my never ending inexhaustible celebration of life, liberty and my full-throttle passionate indefatigable pursuit of backstrap spirit […]
February 25, 2017

COMMENTARY by Kendal Hemphill

Texas Heritage he American Civil War (or, as many of us call it, the ‘War of Northern Aggression’) was fought, mostly, over states’ rights. Southern states wanted to secede from the union, and Northern states objected, causing the […]
February 25, 2017

THE CONROE CLASSIC by Matt Williams

Bass fishing eyes all over the planet will be zeroed in on Texas later this month—more specifically Lake Conroe near Houston—as the Bassmaster Classic comes to the Lone Star state for the first time in nearly […]
February 25, 2017

TEXAS FRESHWATER by Matt Williams

Classic Spectators Should Mind Their Manners y now I’m sure that just about every bass nut in Texas—one million of them—are aware that Bassmaster is bringing what many consider to be pro bass fishing’s premier event—the Bassmaster Classic—to […]
February 25, 2017

JAWS BREAKERS by Danielle Sonnier

Spring is on the horizon, and with the season change comes warmer weather, longer days, and nicer fishing. Anyone with access to a beach and a rod and reel can surf fish, and Marcus Heflin, surf […]
February 25, 2017

TEXAS SALTWATER by Calixto Gonzales

Stinging the King he South Texas Coast, most notably from Aransas Pass at the top to the Coastal Bend, to Brazos Santiago (“The Arms of Saint James”) at the mouth of the Lower Laguna Madre, has long […]
February 25, 2017

TOPWATER TEMPTATION FOR TROPHY TROUT by John N. Felsher

Everyone hears stories of novice anglers throwing something ridiculous and landing a trophy fish. Sure, that happens occasionally, but so does winning $100 million in a lottery. Just don’t count on it when targeting speckled trout! […]
February 25, 2017

GUN LAW by D. Chris Hesse

COMMIT EVEN A MISDEMEANOR AND YOU COULD LOSE YOUR GUN RIGHTS Gun rights and the criminal law intersect in a myriad of ways, and it is your duty to know the common pitfalls when you decide […]
February 25, 2017

CARPE DIEM by Dustin Vaughn Warncke

Often marvel at some of the advancements in the outdoor industry over the years, and bowfishing is no exception. Just about everything has improved in the bowfishing realm, from the types of boats we use, to […]
February 25, 2017

AIR GUN HOGS & EXOTICS by Dustin Vaughn Warncke

One of my fondest memories growing up was shooting my grandfather’s old Winchester .177 caliber air rifle at empty soda cans on my grandparent’s property. I’ll never forget those days. Many of us grew up using […]
February 25, 2017

THE TF&G REPORT

Q&A with Bassmaster Editor James Hall The Bassmaster Classic will take place on Lake Conroe March 24 to 26.  With weigh-ins at Minute Maid Park, the home of the Houston Astros, this will likely be the […]
February 25, 2017

TEXAS HOT SHOTS

Whitetail Dewitt County Whitetail East Texas Striped Bass Lake Whitney Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest
February 25, 2017

THE DEPT. OF DEFENSE

How Do You Define Perfection? ‘m talking about technological perfection. It would be a mature technology, evolved into a pinnacle of form, function and craftsmanship that despite the passage of time cannot be significantly improved. The term […]
February 25, 2017

THE DEPT. OF CONSERVATION

Opportunities for Catfish Anglers Expanding he catfish ranks only behind the largemouth bass in terms of anglers’ preference, as you would expect, and we’ve got exceptional catfish habitat in Texas. Flatheads, channel cats and blue cats can […]
February 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Sabine

Weather Conditions Dictate Success in March t is March and for fishermen  up and down the coast that means more and more angling opportunities should slowly begin to pop up. Although it’s impossible to predict what type […]
February 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Galveston

Blowin’ in the March Winds hen my son was young, I sometimes tried to be creative in my single parenting, just to keep things interesting for him. Quite often when he would make some little kid request […]
February 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Matagorda

The visiting Fisherman n early March last year, the wind was coming from the east at 25 mph. An east wind is to be expected in March and usually you just have to fish a leeward shoreline, but […]
February 25, 2017

COASTAL FOCUS: Upper Mid Coast

A Coastal Evolution s the March weather begins to warm the environment, the trout and the reds will start to move into water that’s nowhere near as deep as they have been in over the past few […]
February 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Rockport

Don’t Let the Old Man In y mom told me one day  that, even as a youngster, I preferred the company of older folks. I suppose for me they were just more interesting and they very […]
February 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Lower Coast

Island March he angler who is willing to live with a little wind and a mildly bumpy ride can really do well in March. Redfish and trout begin to return to springtime patterns as water warms up […]
February 25, 2017

TEXAS BOATING by Lenny Rudow

Time to Start Thinking About Your Boat Again s spring kicks into  gear and we have a new season upon us, it’s time to think about your boat. Well actually, if you’re anything like us you […]
February 25, 2017

THE BASS UNIVERSITY by Pete Robbins

Keys to Early Season Lipless Crank Trophies iftten-time bassmaster Classic qualifier Todd Faircloth comes from East Texas, a region chock full of lakes filled with aquatic vegetation and big bass. That’s what makes it Ground Zero for lipless […]
February 25, 2017

THE PRACTICAL ANGLER by Greg Berlocher

The Adaptable and Affordable Spinnerbait ack when I was a Yonker, I tried my hand at competitive fishing, entering a few tournaments hosted by The Texas Aggie Bass Club. My parents paid for my tuition, as well as room […]
February 25, 2017

TEXAS GUNS by Steve LaMascus

Americas Favorite Round: the .30 Caliber merica got into the .30 caliber game in 1892, when the U.S. Army adopted the .30 U.S. Army, also known as the .30-40 Krag, to replace the old .45-70 black powder round. […]
February 25, 2017

TEXAS TESTED

Whitetail Hunter Cossbow The Whitetail Hunter Crossbow by Barnett is one high quality deadly machine. The camo pattern on the stock of this crossbow adds to the powerful look of this firearm. I found it very […]
February 25, 2017

INDUSTRY INSIDER

The Shoot for Coop The Shoot for Coop Clay Pigeon Fundraiser event is held during the spring in Marble Falls, Texas. It began in 2015 as an attempt to make and endow enough money in the […]
February 25, 2017

FISH & GAME GEAR

Flambeau Turns Tail on Turkeys The MAD answer to upping the game against springtime toms. The simple, reliable pull-string operation of the new Spin-N-Strut allows you to now entice a gobbler to come pick a fight […]
February 25, 2017

TEXAS TASTED

Venison Beef  Bourguignon This recipe appears difficult but is actually fairly easy to make and tastes wonderful. It’s a great way to enjoy back strap with friends and family. I hope you all enjoy it as […]
February 25, 2017

OUTDOOR DIRECTORY

TEXAS FRESHWATER Lake Amistad Lake Texoma DFW Metroplex   TEXAS SALTWATER Upper Texas Coast Mid Texas Coast Lower Texas Coast Louisiana HUNTING South Texas  
February 25, 2017

BARE BONES HUNTING by Lou Marullo

Problem Varmints: a Solution to Cabin Fever his is March, and by now deer season is a distant memory or a recurring nightmare! It depends how your season went. For me, it keeps me up at night […]
February 25, 2017

OPEN SEASON by Reavis Z. Wortham

Decisions oc surveyed the hunting Club members seated at the large round corner table in Doreen’s 24 HR Eat Gas Now Café. “Well Rev, now that you’ve joined us in retirement, what do you want to do?” […]
February 25, 2017

FISH & GAME PHOTOS

Catfish Stillhouse Hollow   Whitetail Freer   Bass McDade   Whitetail Sabine County   Speckled Trout Redfish Bay   Redfish Galveston   Whitetail Del Rio   Redfish Galveston   Alligator Chambers County   Bass Falcon Lake […]
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