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Texas Fish & Game April 2017

April 25, 2017

FISH & GAME PHOTOS

Redfish Palacios   Bass Ft. Worth   Red Lechwe Antelope Rocksprings   Whitetail Mason County   Whitetail Marion County   Bobcat Munday   Whitetail Sabine County   Teal Markham Axis Deer Kimball county   SEND YOUR […]
March 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 […]
March 25, 2017

INSIDE FISH & GAME by Roy and Ardia Neves

Getting a Move On ver the course of our 33-year history, texas fish & game has had its headquarters in five locations around the state. First, there was 903 Third Street, Marble Falls, Texas 78654. This was […]
March 25, 2017

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Big hogs! I see Texas Fish and Game is looking for photos of monster hogs. Here are some I took with my bow. Enjoy! Mike Ray Host “The Wild Life with Mike and Heather” Thanks for […]
March 25, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore

We’ve Got a Texas-Size Poaching Problem 17- year-old Harris County  teen has been charged in connection with the February 22 shooting of a bald eagle near White Oak Bayou. It was one of a pair that […]
March 25, 2017

DOGGETT AT LARGE by Joe Doggett

Far Bend Fever ack in the spring of 1983, Guinder Edwin Velasquez-Clark guided me to my first fly-rod tarpon. We were fishing out of Archie Fields’s old Rio Colorado Lodge on the northeastern coast of Costa Rica. […]
March 25, 2017

PIKE ON THE EDGE by Doug Pike

Unstoppable Hogs N FEBRUARY Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller approved the first chemical weapon for use in the war against the state’s seemingly unstoppable population of wild hogs. My guess is that in a year or […]
March 25, 2017

NUGENT IN THE WILD by Ted Nugent

Heal Thy Brother ix year old Makon Lynn struggled to walk to the archery range. After a year of chemotherapy and tortuous radiation to treat his agonizing cancer, the courageous little guy had to give all his […]
March 25, 2017

GOBBLE GOBBLE by Lou Marullo

Spring turkeys are frustrating—especially in Texas. The reason I say this is that temperatures can vary so much in that crucial period when the birds decide to get frisky that it can cause an early breeding […]
March 25, 2017

CRAPPIE CRAZY by Matt Williams

There are a passel of good ways to catch crappie. On a scale of one to ten, soaking shiners or casting jigs around brush piles has to rank right near the top. This holds especially true […]
March 25, 2017

TEXAS FRESHWATER by Matt Williams

Takin’ It To The Bank ne of the biggest misconceptions  in fishing is you need a boat of some kind to get off the bank to catch fish—especially the big ones. I call it a misconception […]
March 25, 2017

HOG AGEDDON? by Chester Moore

The State Has Approved the Use of Poison for hogs Control. Right or Wrong? Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has announced a rule change in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) that classifies a warfarin-based hog lure […]
March 25, 2017

STREET FIGHTING WITH A BOAR by Razor Dobbs

I wasn’t feeling any pain, yet. I was numb and enraged in my adrenaline high, still feeling the sharp sting of fear and anger. There I was, flat on my butt in a prickly pear cactus […]
March 25, 2017

REDFISH ON THE HALF SHELL by Chester Moore by Chester Moore

Though redfish are year-round hitters, with the warmer weather, there is even more potential for some action-packed fishing in Texas. Captain Chris Martin, owner of Bay Flats Lodge on San Antonio Bay, provides his best tips […]
March 25, 2017

TEXAS SALTWATER by Calixto Gonzales

The long and Short of It o, the bass anglers Sportsman Society has decided that beginning this past January, tournament anglers may use rods up to 10 feet long, up from the long-standing eight-foot limit. The rule, […]
March 25, 2017

THE ART OF CONSERVATION by Chester Moore

The Growing Reputation of Texas Calvin Carter It’s all about conservation. It’s about inspiring people to take care of our precious wildlife resources.” Those are the words of Calvin Carter, a man many call a “wildlife […]
March 25, 2017

THE TF&G REPORT

I Thought I Saw a Sea Snake? It emerged from a weedline that covered the edges of the 18-mile light out of Sabine Pass. “It had white/bluish and black bands and came from under the weeds […]
March 25, 2017

TEXAS HOT SHOTS

Ducks Upper Laguna Madre Whitetail Moore, Texas Redfish Port O’Connor     Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest
March 25, 2017

THE DEPT. OF DEFENSE

Nostalgia for a ‘Favorite’ ost of us who grew up  in the first half of the 20th Century, remember our first gun fondly. For many of us that first gun was a Stevens Favorite. The Favorite was […]
March 25, 2017

THE DEPT. OF CONSERVATION

Texas Big Bass t’s big bass time in Texas,  which means plenty of photos of big fish will be shared on social media near and far. I always enjoy inspecting pictures of big fish, especially lunker […]
March 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Sabine

Sabine’s Hotspots armer air and water temperatures are gradually becoming the rule rather than the exception as the spring season slowly but surely begins to take hold of the Texas Gulf Coast. With the arrival of […]
March 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Galveston

April Brings More Than The Easter Bunny ith the prospect of a mild winter again and rainfall levels more normal than in recent years, April should see the start of serious fishing action on our part […]
March 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Matagorda

Fishing in Off- Colored Water n April 25th, 2016, I was trying to figure out where my wife Janet and I could go fishing. We had received about three times the normal April rainfall, and most of […]
March 25, 2017

COASTAL FOCUS: Upper Mid Coast

Spring Into Change or many coastal anglers who don’t live close to the water, a lot of decisions have to be made by a number of different people whenever a plan is being put together for a […]
March 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Rockport

Banking It t’s true most of us who  have a boat rarely give a thought to fishing from the shoreline. We have, we believe, graduated to the next level and shall never return to beating the […]
March 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Lower Coast

Try Holly Beach for a Gift of Speckled Trout pril seems tailor- made for anglers who want to get out, get some sun and warmth, and catch a few cooperative fish to boot.  Water has stayed around […]
March 25, 2017

TEXAS BOATING by Lenny Rudow

Rapid Changes f you’ve been keeping tabs  on marine electronics in the past five or six years, you might have noticed that the pace of technological advancement is now so rapid, what was brand-spanking-new today is […]
March 25, 2017

THE PRACTICAL ANGLER by Greg Berlocher

Tumbling Dice ore big trout will be caught on the Texas coast in April and May than during any other two-month span of the year, but predicting springtime coastal weather is a crap shoot. Seasoned anglers know […]
March 25, 2017

THE BASS UNIVERSITY by Pete Robbins

Finesse Fishing Heavy Cover With Mark Daniels ass university instruction Mark Daniels Jr., a veteran of the FLW Tour and now a rookie on the Bassmaster Elite Series, learned to fish on the California Delta. Although some […]
March 25, 2017

TEXAS GUNS by Steve LaMascus

The Magnum .30s he first .30 Caliber was an American invention. In 1913, firearms inventor and designer, Charles Newton, of .250-3000 Savage fame, developed a large-cased, non-belted, .30 caliber for gunsmith Fred Adolph. He initially called it […]
March 25, 2017

INDUSTRY INSIDER

In-Water Boat Show Gears Up for Spring The region’s largest in-water boat show allows buyers to see boats in their element The Southwest International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the Southwest, and the […]
March 25, 2017

FISH & GAME GEAR

Scope Out Skeet’s New Tournament Series Rods  Eagle Claw Wright & McGill proudly introduces the completely redesigned Skeet Reese Tournament Series rod line, featuring the first to market 10-foot telescopic rods designed specifically to meet the […]
March 25, 2017

TEXAS TASTED

Headline Salmon and Shrimp Croquettes This is one of my mom’s recipes that she made as I was growing up. I have added some of my own touches to the original, but they are great served […]
March 25, 2017

OPEN SEASON by Reavis Z. Wortham

Catch and Release stood there at the tailgate of my pickup with a fishhook buried in my bottom lip and still another in my thumb. But I can explain.  I’d been looking for a tiny bream […]
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