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Texas Fish & Game April 2018

April 10, 2018

April 2018 Cover

April 2018 Cover Volume 34, Issue 12 • In this issue: Reds Against the Wind; Watch Those Hooks!; Livin’ the Bream; Ditch Digging Catfish; Helping a Boat Hero; Message in a Bottle.  
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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 10, 2018

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – April

Animal ID and Fish Question My name is Robert Lyons and I live just outside of Beaumont. I’m 47 years old and have been reading and enjoying your writings for many years. I had a couple […]
April 10, 2018

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore

The ‘Green Movement’ is Killing Wildlife T’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY. It always has been and always will be. The cash cow of the “green movement” and its singular focus on climate change has birthed a monster […]
April 10, 2018

PIKE ON THE EDGE by Doug Pike

Have Fun While Keeping Your Job CROSS THE REGION where I live, the first months of the year are a big deal for outdoors enthusiasts. In addition to ongoing hunting seasons and some incredible fishing, the first […]
April 10, 2018

COMMENTARY by Kendal Hemphill

Hot and Cold Running Sea Turtles ‘M A PROPONENT OF HUNTING, not only as a source of healthy protein and hearty recreation, but also as a conservation tool. So readers are often surprised to learn that I’m […]
April 10, 2018

HOOKED! Feature by Matt Williams

THERE IS NOTHING FUNNY about inadvertently getting poked by the business end of fishing hook. Just ask Longview bass pro Jim Tutt. Tutt has accidentally impaled himself multiple times over the years, but it was an […]
April 10, 2018

REDFISH AGAINST THE WIND Feature by Chester Moore

Catching Spring Redfish in Windy Waters WIND IS CERTAINLY NOT AN EVIL FORCE, but you would be hard pressed to find an angler on the coast who does not think of it in an extremely negative light. […]
April 10, 2018

TEXAS BOATING by Lenny Rudow

Let’s Talk HESE DAYS, JUST ABOUT EVERYONE stepping aboard your boat has a cell phone in a pocket. Although phones do provide incredibly convenient communications, any time your boat leaves the dock you can’t rely on […]
April 10, 2018

THE BASS UNIVERSITY by Pete Robbins

Bulk Up in April with Matt Herren N A TYPICAL YEAR, throughout most of Texas, the spawn is long since over by the time April rolls around. Whether it’s south at Falcon, though, or east toward […]
April 10, 2018

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE Feature by Matt Williams

A Chance Find on an Arkansas Hunting Trip Launches a Search that Solves a 73-Year-Old Mystery ON OPENING DAY of the Arkansas rifle deer season Ashley Rogers of Huntsville, Arkansas, was deer hunting with her father, […]
April 10, 2018

BARE BONES HUNTING by Lou Marullo

It’s Turkey Time in Texas URKEY TIME WILL SOON BE here, and that means it is time to start preparing for your successful hunt and a delicious turkey dinner! I absolutely love turkey season. I think it […]
April 10, 2018

TEXAS TACTICAL by Dustin Ellermann

Shooting from a Tripod IPODS ARE A POPULAR shooting aid usually mounted to a rifle. Depending on the leg length, they allow the shooter to easily find a stable shooting position whether prone, seating, kneeling or even […]
April 10, 2018

LIVIN’ THE BREAM! Feature by Matt Williams

IT’S LATE SPRING AND THE WEATHER isn’t the only thing heating up around here. Water temperatures are on the rise at lakes all across the state and the fish are biting. One of the hottest games going […]
April 10, 2018

DITCH DIGGING FOR CATFISH Feature by Jeff Stewart

Catfish from Creeks and Bar Ditches SMALL CREEKS AND DRAINAGE DITCHES (bar ditches) can hold a surprising number of catfish. In fact, when looking for places to go catfishing, these smaller bodies of water generally go […]
April 10, 2018

HELPING A BOAT HERO Feature by Chester Moore

When a Kingwood Pastor’s Boat Suffered Major Damage Rescuing Hurricane Harvey Flood Victims, His Dealer and the Manufacturer Stepped Up WHEN THE FLOODWATERS OF HURRICANE HARVEY inundated the Kingwood area Mark Barnhill knew he needed to take […]
April 10, 2018

GOULD’S TURKEY IN TEXAS?

Crazy Facts You Might Not Know About Texas Gobblers THE CONVERSATION COULD NOT have been more cloak and dagger if it were on the pages of a Hollywood script. We were in the basement of the […]
April 10, 2018

THE TF&G REPORT- April

Improvements Underway at J.D. Murphree WMA Ducks Unlimited and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) completed a project in early December to improve more than 1,500 acres of important marsh habitat on the Salt Bayou […]
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TEXAS HOT SHOTS – April

Redfish Galveston Whitetail Doss, Texas   Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest
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COASTAL FORECAST: Sabine – April

April Brings Consistency to Sabine EATHER PATTERNS AND CONDITIONS become slightly more stable and predictable in April, so the translation here on Sabine Lake equals plenty of opportunity. With the exception of some pretty intense winds (which […]
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COASTAL FORECAST: Galveston – April

Getting Ready for Spring! HE WINTER OF 2017-18 saw more cold weather on the upper Texas coast than had been around for a few years. We experienced not only freezing temperatures—although brief—but one event of significant snow, […]
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COASTAL FORECAST: Matagorda – April

Where Are They? N THE MONTH OF APRIL, water temperatures are typically between 70°F and 80°F. This stimulates the fish to feed and move. Sometimes you find the fish in the backwaters, sometimes they are at the […]
April 10, 2018

COASTAL FOCUS: Upper Mid Coast – April

Early-Season Tactics for Mid-Coast Flounder NGLERS CAN OFTEN LOCATE speckled trout and redfish almost every month of the year along our section of the Texas coastline. However, saying the same thing about being able to find flounder […]
April 10, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Rockport – April

One Person’s Trash is Another’s Treasure HEN SANFORD AND SON  was created, I am pretty sure they let my Dad write the script. He threw nothing away, and many folks had lots of laughs where he was […]
April 10, 2018

COASTAL FOCUS: Aransas to Corpus – April

Tried and True: The Popping Cork HE POPPING CORK/SHRIMP COMBO is undoubtedly the most used technique along the coast to catch speckled trout. Why? Because it features one of a speck’s favorite foods, and it’s easy to […]
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COASTAL FOCUS: Baffin Bay – April

A Magic Combination on Baffin Bay HERE’S ON BIG REASON that the April guide’s calendars at BBR&G fill up first. Historically, it’s the month that will produce the heaviest trophy trout caught all year on Baffin Bay. […]
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COASTAL FOCUS: Lower Coast – April

April Showers Bring… Trout T’S BEEN A CRAZY WINTER. Fronts blowing sometimes twice, even three times a week have made the weather, and anglers, pretty squirrelly. The more stable weather of April is a welcome change for […]
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HOTSPOTS: Saltwater – April

UPPER TEXAS COAST LOCATION: East Galveston Bay HOTSPOT: Van-Ta-Un Flats GPS: N 29 32.794, W 94 45.805 (29.5466, -94.7634) SPECIES: Speckled Trout BEST BAITS: Topwaters and soft plastics CONTACT: Capt. Paul Marcaccio 281-788-4041 [email protected] gofishgalveston.com TIPS: […]