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Texas Fish & Game June 2018

May 25, 2018

ISSUE COVER – June 2018

In This Issue: Flounder from the Bank; Happy Kayak Trails to You; Don’t Noodle This Catfish; Super Stripers; Hog Poison Update; Angling for Endangered Species.
May 25, 2018

BACK COVER: Blue Wave Boats

May 25, 2018

INSIDE COVER: Humminbird

May 25, 2018

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 […]
May 25, 2018

INSIDE FISH & GAME by Roy and Ardia Neves

Passing of a Humble Giant OGER PARKS, A DEAR FRIEND to this magazine and especially to us, personally, passed away on April 19 at his home in Seminole, Oklahoma. Roger and Pam, his wife of more than […]
May 25, 2018

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Bull Sharks In Rivers? ARE THERE BULL sharks in some of Texas coastal rivers? Lewis Doucet Editor: Yes. Bull sharks are extremely freshwater tolerant and have been caught as far north as the Mississippi River in Illinois. […]
May 25, 2018

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore

Whale Sharks, Jellyfish Scares and Pink Dolphins AST SUMMER, I TOOK it upon myself to learn everything I could about the Gulf of Mexico and its inhabitants so I could bring it to you our loyal […]
May 25, 2018

PIKE ON THE EDGE by Doug Pike

High Cost Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Better S VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING becomes “new and improved” on a regular basis, there are two lessons you must learn about changing technology: Price and quality don’t always walk hand in hand, […]
May 25, 2018

COMMENTARY by Kendal Hemphill

Freedom or Safety? HIS TIME, IT’S DIFFERENT. This time, something has to be done. This time, we won’t stop until things change. This time we won’t be ignored, we won’t go away, we won’t give in. This […]
May 25, 2018

TEXOMA’S SUPER STRIPERS

THERE ARE A HANDFUL OF GOOD STRIPER fisheries in Texas, but only one is gifted with all the right goodies to make it world class. Try as you might to find a better one, Lake Texoma […]
May 25, 2018

NOVEL TIPS FOR CATCHING FLOUNDER FROM THE BANK

CERTAIN LIMITATIONS exist for anyone fishing without a boat.  This does not however mean bank anglers cannot have consistent, productive fishing action whether they wade in or fish from a pier, especially when you are talking […]
May 25, 2018

TEXAS BOATING by Lenny Rudow

The Shape of Things to Come URING THE PAST couple of decades we’ve seen a gentrification of our favorite fishing boat design, the center console, as manufacturers have added countless features intended for “family friendliness.” Few boats […]
May 25, 2018

THE BASS UNIVERSITY by Pete Robbins

Ultra-Deep June Cranking with Crews Y THE OFFICIAL START OF SUMMER, bass on most Texas reservoirs are long since done with the spawning ritual. They’re finished with the process of chasing bluegills from their bedding areas and […]
May 25, 2018

UPDATE ON HOG POISONING

Plus… a Look Back at the State’s Feral Hog Eradication Effort LAST SPRING, TEXAS Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced a rule change in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) that classifies a warfarin-based hog lure as a […]
May 25, 2018

BARE BONES HUNTING by Lou Marullo

Take Up Bow Fishing… Laughter is Healthy! EADERS OF THIS COLUMN  know how much I love to bow hunt. Actually, I love to hunt, period—bow or gun, but bow hunting is indeed my passion. I personally […]
May 25, 2018

TEXAS TACTICAL by Dustin Ellermann

A Pistol Caliber Carbine UGER’S NEW PISTOL CALIBER Carbine (PCC) has all the impressions of being a legendary home run. The 9mm takedown carbine has a plethora of features and proved itself 100 percent reliable during my […]
May 25, 2018

YOU WOULDN’T WANT TO NOODLE THIS CATFISH

IF YOU HAVE A FACEBOOK account or e-mail address, you have probably seen the photos of anglers in the water with huge, yellow-skinned catfish with a subject line like, “Angler’s Noodle World Record Flathead” or something […]
May 25, 2018

BEST PADDLING TRAILS IN TEXAS — Piney Woods

KAYAKERS HAVE HUGE opportunities in East Texas. Numerous lakes and streams feature designated paddling trails for your fishing and wildlife viewing enjoyment. If you live in East Texas and have considered getting a kayak, now is a good […]
May 25, 2018

CATCHING ENDANGERED SPECIES

…It Can Happen EVER HEARD OF A SPOONBILL catfish? They are described as having a slick body like a typical catfish but a large paddle for a nose. They are sometimes caught on trotlines, usually in […]
May 25, 2018

THE TF&G REPORT – June

Study Fans New Fears of CWD Threat to Humans RECENT STUDY by Canadian scientists shows macaque monkeys contracted chronic wasting disease (CWD) after eating meat from CWD-positive deer. According to jsonline, this is the first known […]
May 25, 2018

TEXAS HOT SHOTS

Redfish Texas City Whitetail Buck Hill Country   Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest
May 25, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Sabine – June

Watch the Weather and Catch Fish in June HEN FISHING SABINE in June, for that matter the whole Texas coast, you need to prepare yourself for a few things. You need to prepare yourself for fishing in […]
May 25, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Galveston – June

Under the June Moon! UNE IS THE FIRST MONTH  of actual summer on the upper Texas coast. June can bring with it the hot, sunny days our section of the coast is most known for. Although […]
May 25, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Matagorda – June

What If You Catch a Bird or Jack in the Bay? AY FISHERS PREFER lightweight rods and reels because a few additional ounces become heavy after the 800th cast, but what if you hook a fish that […]
May 25, 2018

COASTAL FOCUS: Upper Mid Coast – June

June’s Concentrations T’S SUMMERTIME WHETHER we like it, or not. It’s time for school to be out and time for family vacations, but it’s also time to have a little fun with the fish, as well. A […]
May 25, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Rockport – June

Insult to Injury T THE TIME OF THIS WRITING, a spring storm/cold front made its way down from the Northwest. Of course, compared to a hurricane, it paled in comparison and wasn’t given much attention. To […]
May 25, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Aransas to Corpus – June

Time for Black Drum (Not the Big Nasty Ones) UNE IS A GOOD MONTH to get in on the action for the tasty black drum. These are not the big ugly ones with worms in their flesh […]
May 25, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Baffin Bay – June

South Texas Outback HIS GREAT SOUTH TEXAS outback known as Baffin Bay is providing some really exciting fishing to all anglers this summer, from beginner to advanced. The sheer numbers of trout and redfish in the bay […]
May 25, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Lower Coast – June

Beach Party N SPITE OF ALL THE CONCERTS, in spite of social hot spots, in spite of Dolphin Watch cruises, jet skis, and Schlitterbahn, South Padre Island was a fishing community first, and June is one of […]
May 25, 2018

HOTSPOTS: Saltwater – June

UPPER TEXAS COAST LOCATION: East Matagorda Bay HOTSPOT: Raymond Shoal GPS: N 28 40.449, W 95 53.898 (28.6742, -95.8983) SPECIES: Speckled Trout BEST BAITS: Soft plastic shrimp tails CONTACT: Capt. Tommy Countz 281-450-4037 [email protected] www.matagordafishing.com TIPS: […]
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