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Texas Fish & Game May 2017

April 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 […]
April 25, 2017

INSIDE FISH & GAME by Roy and Ardia Neves

Volume 34, Issue No. 1 his issue marks our 33rd anniversary  and the start of our 34th year of publication (Hence, the number for this issue: Volume 34, Issue 1). It’s amazing how much change can happen in […]
April 25, 2017

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Refuges and Conservation I agree with you; we need more land preserved for wildlife. Call them Refuges, Wildlife Management Areas, Parks, National Forests, Conservation Easements, fill in the blank…. And while we are at it we […]
April 25, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore

The Texas Javelina Massacre exas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller’s decision to list a warfarin-based hog lure as a state-limited-use pesticide has sent shockwaves through the wildlife community. The pesticide, Kaput Feral Hog Lure, is the first toxicant […]
April 25, 2017

DOGGETT AT LARGE by Joe Doggett

Striking Out issing the strike of a fish doing its suicidal best to get caught is one of the most aggravating things in angling. Frantic reactions aside, the ham-handed fumble often is aided and abetted by specialized […]
April 25, 2017

PIKE ON THE EDGE by Doug Pike

Fishing Off the Grid f technology and our fascination with it continue racing each other into the future, young fishermen may wind up someday spending more time pressing buttons than making casts. Apps are great, but […]
April 25, 2017

NUGENT IN THE WILD by Ted Nugent

Wow! That Deer Season Sure Was FUN! slept in this morning, no,  really. It wasn’t storming, I wasn’t ill, not feeling particularly lazy or tired, but I simply slept in this morning, March 1, 2017 for the […]
April 25, 2017

COMMENTARY by Kendal Hemphill

A Bloody Hog Battle exas currently faces a  polarizing debate over the use of the anti-coagulant warfarin to try to control the skyrocketing population of wild feral hogs in the Lone Star State. The recent presidential […]
April 25, 2017

LONESTAR RHINO RESCUE by Chester Moore

Texas Offers Hope for the Salvation of an Endangered Species It is the most valuable wildlife commodity in the world. Fetching up to $60,000 a pound on the black market, rhinoceros horn is coveted greatly by […]
April 25, 2017

COASTAL BASS by Matt Williams

Texas bass anglers are blessed with a wide range of great fisheries in just about every geographic region of the state.  To hear David Burman of Orange tell it, the brackish and saltish back waters that […]
April 25, 2017

DEAD IN THE WATER by Danielle Sonnier

Vibrio: a Serious Saltwater Threat You may remember the uproar from just last summer about the “flesh-eating bacterium” found in the coastal waters of Texas. Well, it is about that time of year again. Vibrio. That’s […]
April 25, 2017

S.T.A.R WINNING FLOUNDER TACTICS by Chester Moore

Tips for Taking the Big Flatfish Prize in CA’S Annual Tourney It’s time for the CCA STAR tournament. Each year the Flounder Division is one of the most hotly contested categories on both the adult and […]
April 25, 2017

GUY HARVEY AND THE MISSING GULF SHARK by Chester Moore

A long time ago in the far, far reaches of the Gulf of Mexico… The contrasting bars of the pilot fish create a striking image in the cobalt blue waters just beyond the continental shelf. Swimming […]
April 25, 2017

TEXAS SALTWATER by Calixto Gonzales

Pretty in Pink heres no disputing that jetty systems hold fish. The combination of solid, multi-leveled structure, tidal flow, access to deeper water, and variety of forage make them natural magnets for speckled trout, redfish, flounder, snook, mangrove […]
April 25, 2017

CHASING OL’ YELLOW by Dustin Vaugh Warncke

Giant Flatheads of North Texas The flathead catfish, also known as the “yellow cat”, is a good example of a humble fish that can grow to gigantic sizes and put up a fight that can wear […]
April 25, 2017

THE TF&G REPORT

Free-Ranging Axis Thriving in the Texas Hill Country The axis deer may be the most beautiful deer species on the planet. Known as “chital” in its native India, axis are the number one prey species of […]
April 25, 2017

TEXAS HOT SHOTS

Alligator Gar Trinity River Shark Galveston Whitetail Jasper County   Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest
April 25, 2017

THE DEPT. OF DEFENSE

The Buffalo Slayer ost people would agree that the side-hammer Sharps buffalo rifle is an icon of the Old West. There is no doubt that over a decade, buffalo hunters used the side-hammer Sharps and other rifles […]
April 25, 2017

THE DEPT. OF CONSERVATION

Passing the Torch ttracting youths and novice hunters to outdoor and sporting traditions is vital to the passing of the torch to those who will be the next stewards of our wild places. One way the Texas […]
April 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Sabine

The Magic Month of May he magical month of May has arrived and the entire Sabine Ecosystem should begin to open itself up to anglers seeking plenty of rod bending options. We now find ourselves in a period […]
April 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Galveston

May is Indeed Magical he changing of the seasons demonstrates as much as anything else the wonders of the natural world—even on the upper Texas coast where those changes can sometimes be difficult to actually pin […]
April 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Matagorda

Rafts of Mullet hen the wind comes from the west, southwest, or northwest, it turns the water brown in East and West Matagorda Bays. This makes for challenging fishing. It is possible to find a spot with […]
April 25, 2017

COASTAL FOCUS: Upper Mid Coast

May Trout Waders Need to Make Their Own luck hen you wade-fish the coastal regions of Texas, speckled trout are available to those who put forth the effort to locate such prizes. In doing so, however, it […]
April 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Rockport

Instead of Gratitude, All I Got Was an Attitude he call came at 6pm, Thanksgiving Day. It was a desperate plea for help. Their boat had run aground and they were stranded in Carlos Bay. The wind […]
April 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Aransas to Corpus

Tide Runners Move Back into the Bays y the end of May, we are  moving into early summer fishing and hot temperatures. Plug in the GPS settings for Estes Flats, North Mud Island, Hog Island, and […]
April 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Lower Coast

Getting Snookered n asset that makes Lower Laguna Madre such a remarkable place to fish is the wide variety of fish available to anglers. There literally is something for every fishing preference. Besides the usual suspects, speckled […]
April 25, 2017

GO ALL-OUT DOORS FOR DAD by Chester Moore

This Fathers Day, Give The Old Man A Real Texas Adventure With Father’s Day upon us, you may be pondering what to get Dad. Well, if your Dad reads this magazine he probably fishes. And since […]
April 25, 2017

TEXAS BOATING by Lenny Rudow

Age Kills kay, maybe that title is  a bit melodramatic, because there are a million and one very old boats out there that are completely safe. Without question, however, as a boat’s age becomes measured by […]
April 25, 2017

THE PRACTICAL ANGLER by Greg Berlocher

Getting Froggy With It pring rains impart life-sustaining moisture to the soil and storm runoff enriches our watersheds with nutrients. The dampness encourages amphibians to reproduce once the weather warms towards the end of March and into […]
April 25, 2017

TEXAS GUNS by Steve LaMascus

High Velocity ver since the invention  of smokeless powder and even before, we have searched for higher velocity in our hunting guns. I think this search really kicked off when the .30-03 was loaded with a […]
April 25, 2017

TEXAS FRESHWATER by Matt Williams

Adrenaline Junkies ance W. Lowery of Mt. Vernon and Mike Williams of Sulphur Springs have wrestled with dozens of fat cats since they began noodling for the piscatorial titans several years ago. They’ve won a bunch of […]
April 25, 2017

THE BASS UNIVERSITY by Pete Robbins

Lowen’s Texas-Sized Swim Jig Approached ass university instructor Bill Lowen learned his trade on the fish-poor Ohio River, but when he started traveling to Texas for big events he didn’t really alter the swim jig style that […]
April 25, 2017

BARE BONES HUNTING by Lou Marullo

SHOT 2017 s promised, this month’s column is dedicated to the 2017 SHOT show, which I had the pleasure of attending. Turkey season is a memory now here in Texas, and if you are not planning on […]
April 25, 2017

INDUSTRY INSIDER

  CASA of Tarrant County Hosts Pull for Kids Change the trajectory of a child’s life by attending the CASA of Tarrant County Pull for Kids Clay Shoot presented by XTO Energy, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil. […]
April 25, 2017

TEXAS TASTED

Fajitas, Slaven Style This is an awesome recipe that I developed back in the mid 1980s. I have won many a cook-off with this recipe in and around Houston, Texas. It took many cold Tecate’s and […]
April 25, 2017

OPEN SEASON by Reavis Z. Wortham

Faulty Memory ‘d already searched our closet, looking for my hiking boots. It didn’t take long on my side, because I only own two pairs of boots, one pair of sneakers, and a pair of flip flops. […]
April 25, 2017

OUTDOOR DIRECTORY

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

FISH & GAME PHOTOS

Redfish Trinity Bay   Redfish Upper Laguna Madre   Feral Hog Caldwell County   Whitetail Goliad County   Whitetail Cisco   Mixed Stringer Port Aransas   Whitetail Menard   Black Drum Upper Laguna Madre Whitetail Burnet […]
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