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Texas Fish & Game July 2018

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ISSUE COVER – July 2018

In This Issue:  
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INSIDE COVER: Progressive

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BACK COVER: Costa

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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 […]
June 25, 2018

INSIDE FISH & GAME by Roy and Ardia Neves

Ready for Prime Times CCASIONALLY, THE POST OFFICE will lose a magazine in its labyrinth of conveyor belts, pneumatic tubes and giant cogwheels. Or, it will drag its feet while making its appointed rounds so that a […]
June 25, 2018

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

White Turkey Response ABOUT 25 YEARS AGO, on my grandfather’s farm in Wilson Co. along the Cibolo Creek near La Vernia, TX, there was the largest group of gobblers I had ever seen before or since […]
June 25, 2018

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore

Poaching Must End HE SHELL OF an alligator snapping turtle is unmistakable. Giant ridges rise up giving the species an ancient look. In reality, these creatures are not much different from dinosaurs of the past. Seeing pieces […]
June 25, 2018

DOGGETT AT LARGE by Joe Doggett

Bugging for Bass HE SHAKESPEARE FIBERGLASS fly rod was my great pride during the summer of 1959. I stood on the bank of Houston’s Hermann Park duck pond and again admired the trim, white blank and […]
June 25, 2018

NUGENT IN THE WILD by Ted Nugent

Let Us Never Forget Our Daily Lessons THOUGHT FOR SURE I would tumble out of my stand the way my body was trembling and quivering so violently. Without a doubt the biggest buck of my life was […]
June 25, 2018

TAKE BASS FOR A SPIN

Why Spinning Rigs Belong in an Angler’s Arsenal SPINNING REELS HAVE BEEN AROUND for decades. I fished with one a lot when I was a kid shagging grasshoppers around farm ponds back in the 1960s. One […]
June 25, 2018

COASTAL BOW FISHING

What’s Legal to Stick with an Arrow… and How to Do It BOW FISHING IS BY FAR one of my favorite outdoor pursuits. It combines many elements into one relatively simple sport of arrowing non-game fish […]
June 25, 2018

TEXAS SALTWATER by Calixto Gonzales

In the Bag CAN SAFELY SAY that I am the saltwater angler that I’ve become largely from the mentorship of one fishing guide: Captain Larry Corbett. He taught me to fish with artificial lures at a time […]
June 25, 2018

TEXAS DOVE HUNTING

Prepping for the Biggest Dove Hunt in America DID YOU KNOW THAT 30 PERCENT of all of the doves bagged in America are taken in Texas? Annually, close to 400,000 Texas hunters take to the field […]
June 25, 2018

TEXAS WHITETAILS by Larry Weishuhn

Summertime Whitetail Pursuits HANKFULLY IT IS FINALLY MID-SUMMER. Whitetail fawns are on the ground, some starting as early a mid-April continuing on through August—and antlers on bucks are once again interesting. As deer hunters we sometimes […]
June 25, 2018

TEXAS GUNS by Steve LaMascus

Semi-Auto or Revolver? HE REVOLVER WAS the preeminent handgun for well over a hundred years, but in the late-1980s or early ‘90s, the semi-auto caught up and then passed the revolver as the most likely to succeed. […]
June 25, 2018

INVESTING IN THE GUADALUPE BASS FISHERY

IN 2017, THE TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT (TPWD), the Llano River Watershed Alliance and Bass Pro Shops partnered to help celebrate conservation successes in the South Llano River and to recognize the ecological, recreational and […]
June 25, 2018

TEXAS FRESHWATER by Matt Williams

Keeping Your Cool in a Dicey Situation IKI PIKE HAS BEEN DRIVING bass boats longer than he’s been driving pick-up trucks. The 32-year-old angler from Silsbee claims he has bucked some big waves on some of […]
June 25, 2018

FREE RANGING NILGAI

Why Do They Keep to a Small Slice of South Texas? THE NILGAI ANTELOPE is one of the most sought after exotic species in Texas. According to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, nilgai are native […]
June 25, 2018

THE TF&G REPORT

How Texans Got an 82-Day Snapper Season EXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT (TPWD) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) have agreed on what is the longest red snapper season in many years. Under the Exempted Fishing […]
June 25, 2018

TEXAS HOT SHOTS

Catfish Lake Tawakoni Whitetail Goliad County   Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest
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COASTAL FORECAST: Sabine – July 2018

Take Advantage of July Conditions ‘M NOT QUITE SURE how it happened so fast, but somehow or another we’ve already made it past the halfway point of 2018. July has snuck up on us, and in case […]
June 25, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Galveston – July 2018

‘Hot’ Fishing Centers Around July N THE SOUTHERN COAST OF TEXAS —which for my purposes includes Galveston and Freeport where land ends and the Gulf of Mexico begins—July is usually the “middle” of the summer season. […]
June 25, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Matagorda – July 2018

Matagorda Offshore, in the Bay, and in the Surf ALLELUJA! We finally have a real red snapper season in federal waters, more than nine nautical miles offshore. Back in 2005, I fished for red snappers at the […]
June 25, 2018

COASTAL FOCUS: Upper Mid Coast – July 2018

Fishing the Signs, Not the Spot T’S HALF-PAST SIX in the morning, and you’re already behind schedule. You’re just idling-up to your first choice of a wading spot for the day, but you should’ve already been in […]
June 25, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Rockport – July 2018

Non-Zero Sum HESE COMMENTS AND MANY MORE are just a sampling of real life conversations I have been a part of the past several months. “The phone is just not ringing like it has this time of […]
June 25, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Aransas to Corpus – July 2018

Tried, True 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 the specks’ favorite foods, and it’s easy to use for […]
June 25, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Baffin Bay – July 2018

In the Clear LORIOUS CLEAR WATER has enveloped Baffin Bay and all of its finger bays, such as the Cayo del Grullo and Alazan Bay. This gives all anglers a unique look into why this place is […]
June 25, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Lower Coast – July 2018

Rock On OMETIMES, YOU JUST DON’T want to go through the expenditure and trouble of getting your boat on the water. Rising gas prices, monstrous traffic, and the trouble finding parking on a crowded boat ramp parking […]
June 25, 2018

HOTSPOTS: Saltwater – July 2018

UPPER TEXAS COAST LOCATION: Sabine Lake HOTSPOT: Stewt’s Island GPS: N 29 58.159, W 93 50.782 (29.9693, -93.8464) SPECIES: Shark, Tarpon BEST BAITS: Shad CONTACT: Capt. Mike Williams 713-256-9260 www.galvestonsharkfishing.com TIPS: “When you think of sharks, […]
June 25, 2018

HOTSPOTS: Freshwater – July 2018

PINEY WOODS LOCATION: Lake Fork HOTSPOT: Main Lake Deep Water Points and Humps GPS: N 32 54.804, W 95 38.322 (32.9134, -95.6387) SPECIES: Largemouth Bass BEST BAITS: “Top water frog lures, football head jigs (Vicktory Jig […]
June 25, 2018

SPORTSMAN’S DAYBOOK-Tides & Prime Times – July 2018

The following pages contain TIDE and SOLUNAR predictions for Galveston Channel (N 29.3166°, W 94.88°). TIDE PREDICTIONS are located in the WHITE SPACE above the TIDE GRAPHS on the Calendars. Use the Correction Table in the […]
June 25, 2018

INDUSTRY INSIDER

SCI Engages Media to Save Hunting SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL is taking the message of hunting to the mainstream media and beyond as part of a new communications effort to let the world know how hunting helps […]
June 25, 2018

FISH & GAME GEAR

Daiwa Exist Spinning Reels THE NEW EXIST SPINNING spinning reels represent 60 years of Daiwa innovation and the long range vision of a company founded in 1958. The spinning reel body features Daiwa’s LT Concept, light […]
June 25, 2018

TEXAS TESTED

Mustard Dry Boat Bag and Double Rigger Wallet When most people think of Mustad, they think of a heritage of hook manufacturing as the oldest and largest hook manufacturer in the world but they have also […]
June 25, 2018

TEXAS TASTED

Beef Fajitas (Serves 4 to 6) You can increase the recipe in equal increments as necessary THIS IS AN AWESOME RECIPE that I developed back in the mid 1980s. I have won many a cook-off with this […]
June 25, 2018

TF&G OUTDOOR DIRECTORY

TEXAS FRESHWATER Lake Amistad Lake Texoma DFW Metroplex Lake Livingston TEXAS SALTWATER Upper Texas Coast Mid Texas Coast Lower Texas Coast HUNTING South Texas  
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FISH & GAME PHOTOS

Crappie Private Pond   Turkey Gatesville   Whitetail Bremond   Speckled Trout Galveston   Bass Lake LBJ   Bass Caddo Lake   Redfish Port Bay   Whitetail Gillespie County   Black Drum Galveston   Turkey Bastrop […]
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