September 2018 Issue Contents

 

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Texas Fish & Game September 2018

August 24, 2018

ISSUE COVER – September 2018

In This Issue: Brian Robison: Bass Viking; Catching Early Flounder; Strange Bow Tricks That Work; Return of the Croaker Run?; Managing with Deer Rifles; Ticks and Other Bad Biters; and more…
August 24, 2018
Remington Arms

BACK COVER: Remington

August 24, 2018
Costa

INSIDE COVER: Costa

August 24, 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 Neves […]
August 24, 2018

INSIDE FISH & GAME by Roy and Ardia Neves

The Fish Rapper IT SEEMS LIKE A HUNDRED YEARS AGO. Technically, it was the previous century. Way back in the nineteen-nineties, before Wars on Terror, Great Recessions, and rabid non-debates on Gun Control, Immigration, Race, Religion, the […]
August 24, 2018

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Skunk Encounters THEY HAVE A BAD REPUTATION, but they are really docile animals. They won’t bother you unless they are attacked. When I was in the Air Force at Laredo AFB we would practice off road […]
August 24, 2018

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore

Honoring Outdoors Influencers A CULTURE WITHOUT HONOR is a culture that will quickly crumble. Sadly, we’re seeing that all around us and the concept of honor is one that few people understand much less practice. I think […]
August 24, 2018

DOGGETT AT LARGE by Joe Doggett

Speckled Dreams SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE OUTSIDE HOPE of shimmering green and the inside sandbar of rolling surf runs a fleeting school of speckled trout. Intercepting such a bounty is the dream of every beachfront wader on the […]
August 24, 2018

NUGENT IN THE WILD by Ted Nugent

This Old Hunting Dog Can Learn New Tricks I WAS JAMMING AWAY on my Gibson Byrdland guitar again this morning after doing my chores, shooting a few arrows, running my varmint trapline and working my Labrador retrievers. […]
August 24, 2018

BASS VIKING

Texas Native Brian Robison: Flippin’ Jigs and Tackling Ball Carriers WHEN BRIAN ROBISON IS NOT TRAINING or playing with the Minnesota Vikings, he can usually be found flipping a Texas-rig around a dock or working a […]
August 24, 2018

Catching Early Flounder

Hard Core Flounder Anglers Get a Jump on the Fall Run DID YOU KNOW ONE of the best times to catch flounder is right now? Very few anglers other than we real hardcore flounder fans target them […]
August 24, 2018

TEXAS SALTWATER by Calixto Gonzales

Our Best Defense IN MY 20 YEARS AS AN OUTDOOR WRITER, one of my great pleasures has been meeting and getting to know the men and women who serve as wardens of the Enforcement Division of […]
August 24, 2018

TEXAS FRESHWATER by Matt Williams

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Alligator Gar IT WASN’T THAT LONG AGO that alligator gars were considered by many to be the ugly ducklings of the Texas freshwater scene—trash fish, so to speak. They […]
August 24, 2018

GUNS ‘N ROSES

Deer Management by Rifle THE WHITETAILED DEER is a truly amazing creature. In 1900 there were only an estimated 500,000 whitetailed deer scattered throughout North America. Now three times that many inhabit the Edwards Plateau of […]
August 24, 2018

TEXAS GUNS by Steve LaMascus

Big, Old, Slow, Still Lethal I REMEMBER MY GRANDPA LAMASCUS telling me, when I was a kid, about a trapdoor Springfield .45-70 that he had for a while when the family lived near Tucumcari, New Mexico. […]
August 24, 2018

TEXAS WHITETAILS by Larry Weishuhn

At Last… Fall “TWO OF THOS FOUR BUCKS look like they’re legal,” my brother Glenn said. “The eight-point on the right, when he looked our way, his inside spread is at least an inch beyond his […]
August 24, 2018

BOW SECRETS

Strange Bowhunting Tricks That Work for Whitetails BEFORE YOU START to read this story, allow me to make a few suggestions. Grab a pen and paper to take down a few of these ideas for a […]
August 24, 2018

CROAKER COMEBACK

Return of the Croaker and Sand Trout Runs? I RECENTLY RECEIVED an email from a reader who said they caught what they thought at first was a decent speckled trout but when they took it out […]
August 24, 2018
punching bass

PUNCHING BASS

Tips for Plowing Through Thick Cover for Summer Bass ON LAKES WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF GRASS (hydrilla), it is not uncommon for thick mats of the green stuff to mats to form on the surface during […]
August 24, 2018

DROUGHT LAKES

Dry or Not, Some West Texas Lakes are Still Lunker Likely FOR THE FIRST TIME in more than 28 years, Twin Buttes Reservoir near San Angelo has produced a Toyota ShareLunker largemouth bass exceeding 13 pounds. On […]
August 24, 2018
Warning! Ticks & other biters!

STUFF THAT BITES

VENTURE OUTSIDE during late summer or early fall and you are sure to come in contact with a wide variety of insects. It makes no difference if you are working on tackle in the garage, wetting […]
August 24, 2018

THE TF&G REPORT – September 2018

Safari Club Supports Endangered Species Act Proposals SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL supports major proposed revisions by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to its Endangered Species Act regulations. “At long last, we have leadership that recognizes the […]
August 24, 2018

TEXAS HOT SHOTS – September 2018

Stingray Matagorda Whitetail Zavala County   Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest
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COASTAL FORECAST: Sabine – September 2018

Fall is on the Horizon Fall is on the Horizon FISHING SABINE LAKE in September is exciting for several reasons. With the hot summer months ever so slowly fading away, it signifies the very beginning of what […]
August 24, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Galveston – September 2018

A September to Remember? ALTHOUGH SEPTEMBER IS “OFFICIALLY” the beginning of the fall season, most years on the Texas coast it tends to be simply an extension of the August heat. To be fair, though, we […]
August 24, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Matagorda – September 2018

Schooling Matagorda Flounder and Redfish BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1 AND SEPTEMBER 30 daylight hours shorten by 50 minutes. This change, and the water temperature change from 85°F to 81°F, will trigger fish to move and feed. I […]
August 24, 2018

COASTAL FOCUS: Upper Mid Coast – September 2018

September Sustenance September Sustenance THIS YEAR IN THE NORTHER HEMISPHERE, autumn begins on September 23, 2018. For some, it’s a time that’s both pleasant and regretful, but for others it’s their favorite time of the year. […]
August 24, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Rockport – September 2018

Getting ‘Fresh’ THE DISTURBANE had come off the coast of Africa. That’s not unusual for this time of year, and in years past would not be given a second look. This hurricane season, however, any cloud […]
August 24, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Aransas to Corpus – September 2018

School is in Session SEPTEMBER, ACCORDING TO THE CALENDAR, is when we begin to catch a break now and then from the Texas Coastal hot summers. That’s not to say that you will need a coat, […]
August 24, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Baffin Bay – September 2018

Baffin Back to School Baffin Back to School AFTER THE LONG SUMMER of really “hot” action, anglers on Baffin Bay begin keying in a several factors: Friday night football, deer lease fix-up, getting kids back in […]