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December 24, 2018

ISSUE COVER – January 2019

In This Issue: Will the Texas Bass Record Ever Fall? • Offshore Kayak Fishing • Trout Tantrum: Were the Trout Wars Worth It? • Boat Trends for the Coming Year … and More!  
December 24, 2018

BACK COVER: Suzuki Marine – January 2019

 
December 24, 2018

INSIDE COVER: Humminbird – January 2019

December 24, 2018

TEXAS FISH & GAME Staff – January 2019

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 […]
December 24, 2018

INSIDE FISH & GAME by Roy and Ardia Neves – January 2019

Resolve to Get a Grip OKAY. THAT DIDN’T TAKE VERY LONG. The year 2018 came, dropped off its heavy load of shocks, awes, and a few meager pickings of pleasant surprises, and then was out of here […]
December 24, 2018

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – January 2019

Mottled Duck I read the “Don’t Shoot The Mottled Duck” article at fishgame.com and appreciate someone getting the word out on a sort of at-risk species. Thanks. Taylor Benchley I just read the article on mottled […]
December 24, 2018

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore – January 2019

No Purple Hearts For Paintball OWNING A GUN DOES NOT make anyone a patriot. For most of us that statement is obvious, but a growing subculture of people think owning a firearm qualifies them for hero […]
December 24, 2018

DOGGETT AT LARGE by Joe Doggett – January 2019

Rising Quail, Falling Ego A SOUTH TEXAS POINTER named Cowboy whirled to a stop and faced upwind. The object of his stiff attention was a scraggly clump of grass and prickly pear about five yards ahead. A […]
December 24, 2018

NUGENT IN THE WILD by Ted Nugent – January 2019

Things Are Not Always As They Seem IF ANY HUNTER alive or dead would ever expect to have a reasonable handle on the critter numbers on their own private hunting lands it would be me. I’ve been […]
December 24, 2018

HOW LONG WILL THE TEXAS BASS RECORD STAND? – January 2019

THEY SAY RECORDS are made to be broken, but plenty of folks are beginning to wonder whether anyone will ever crack the mark Barry St. Clair put on Texas bass fishing way back in 1992. More […]
December 24, 2018

TROUT TANTRUM – January 2019

Were the Trout Wars Worth It? THERE IS NO SPECIES more controversial than Cynoscion nebulosis, the speckled trout, at least along the Texas Gulf Coast. Well, it’s not really the species that is so controversial, but […]
December 24, 2018

TEXAS SALTWATER by Calixto Gonzales – January 2019

Fishing as a Service Industry WHEN I WAS A RECENT GUEST at Captains Sally and Aubrey Blacks’ lodge, Baffin Bay Rod and Gun (BBR&G), I was struck by a myriad of impressions. I was astounded by how […]
December 24, 2018

TEXAS FRESHWATER by Matt Williams – January 2019

KVD’s Bass Cash THERE HAS BEEN PLENTY of speculation circulating about the future of pro bass fishing since last September. That’s when Major League Fishing announced a significant expansion to its popular, made-for-television platform with the creation […]
December 24, 2018

KAYAKS BEYOND THE BREAKERS – January 2019

Paddling Out to Offshore Action KAYAK ANGLERS KNOW THAT in many cases their small one-man fishing craft are amazingly competent at handling the water. As long as reasonable care and judgement is used, kayaks can even be […]
December 24, 2018

IS THE RUT STILL ON ANYWHERE? – January 2019

MOST WHITETAILS in Texas experience their major rut period by January, but there is still hope for hunters to score on hormonally distracted bucks, especially in certain parts of the state. Understanding how the rut works […]
December 24, 2018

TEXAS WHITETAILS by Larry Weishuhn – January 2019

It’s Late VENISON IS IN THE FREEZER, antlers and capes dropped off at Double Nickel Taxidermy, and many great memories are made with friends and family. January is here, and it’s time to start thinking about hunting […]
December 24, 2018

BONUS VIDEO: Tips for Late Season Whitetail Hunting

—story by DUSTIN WARNCKE    
December 24, 2018

TEXAS GUNS by Steve LaMascus – January 2019

.338 vs .358 IN TEXAS WE CONSIDER anything larger than a .22 caliber to be a big bore, and the .30 calibers are pretty much at the top of the list for deer. If this is true, […]
December 24, 2018

WHAT’S NEW IN BOATS – OUTDOOR NATION – January 2019

MODERN BOATS ARE are nothing like those of our parent’s generation – for that matter, they’re far advanced over the boats we saw hitting the market just a decade or so ago. As is true of […]
December 24, 2018

THE TF&G REPORT – January 2019

SCI Addresses Animal Rights Lawsuit Over Permits Led by The Humane Society Of The United States, several animal rights groups filed a lawsuit in a federal district court in Virginia to order the U.S. Fish and […]
December 24, 2018

TEXAS HOT SHOTS – January 2019

Bass Lake Somerville Tarpon Port O’Connor   Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest    
December 24, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Sabine – January 2019

New Adventures for a New Year THE TIME HAS COME to close the door on yet another calendar year. 2018 came and went in what seems like record time, and we can now look forward to the […]
December 24, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Galveston – January 2019

Another New Year Beyond The Breakers AS 2019 BEGINS, it’s winter on the upper Texas coast. Normally, actual cold weather is not a problem. However, those of us born and raised here usually don’t have really harsh […]
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December 24, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Matagorda – January 2019

Life From the Master A HAND ON YOUR SHOULDER by Eddie Douglas is a book with stories of hunting, fishing, dogs, and the pursuit of life’s dreams. If you are a serious Texas bay fisherman or woman, […]
December 24, 2018

COASTAL FOCUS: Upper Mid Coast – January 2019

Cool Tactics for Trout ALTHOUGH THEY ARE pretty busy places to be most other times of the year, our local San Antonio Bay and Matagorda Bay systems can become very laid-back during the winter. About the only folks […]
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December 24, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Rockport – January 2019

Persnickity THE MORNING BROKE COLD with a fine drizzle that seemed to chill to the bone. It didn’t matter what you had on, the moisture just got under your skin. I was wrapped around my thermos of […]
December 24, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Aransas to Corpus – January 2019

Searching for Trophy Trout COLD/COOLER WATER and air temps, heavy winds, and possible freshwater run-off are the main items the Texas coastal angler has to contend with in January. How would you handle these conditions? Capt. Mark […]
December 24, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Baffin Bay – January 2019

Trout Season AS MOST OF OUR CLIENTS, friends, family and online stalkers are well aware, we are dog people. Having seven of our own and five more belonging to our employees plus the hunting dogs of each of […]
December 24, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Lower Coast – January 2019

Depth Chart JANUARY CAN BE a squirrely time on the Lower Laguna Madre. Fishing can be surprisingly productive, or surprisingly barren. Water temperatures are too cold, or just warm enough. The weather is inconsistent. Tides are too […]
December 24, 2018

HOTSPOTS: Saltwater – January 2019

UPPER TEXAS COAST LOCATION: Chocolate Bay HOTSPOT: Chocolate Bayou GPS: N 29 11.622, W 95 9.948 (29.1937, -95.1658) SPECIES: Speckled Trout BEST BAITS: Soft Plastics with a 1/4 oz. jig head CONTACT: Capt. Mike Williams 713-256-9260 www.galvestonfishingguides.com TIPS: “The […]
December 24, 2018

HOTSPOTS: Freshwater – January 2019

PINEY WOODS LOCATION: Toledo Bend Lake HOTSPOT: “Chicken Coop” Area GPS: N 31 31.512, W 93 46.746 (31.5252, -93.7791) SPECIES: Crappie BEST BAITS: Crappie jigs CONTACT: Mike Knight 936-635-2427 [email protected] www.easttxfishingguide.com TIPS: Graph for man-made brush […]
December 24, 2018

SPORTSMAN’S DAYBOOK-Tides & Prime Times – January 2019

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 […]
December 24, 2018

THE STATE OF THE UNION UPDATE – TEXAS OUTDOOR NATION – SPECIAL SECTION – January 2019

LOOKING AT THE STATE of our wildlife and fisheries it is obvious a  deep conservation ethic is alive and well throughout the Texas Outdoor Nation. Here’s a look at where things stand with major resources. Specks, Reds […]
December 24, 2018

TEXAS TASTED – January 2019

Jalapeno Kiwi Glazed Ribs BARBEQUE RIBS ARE a favorite in Texas and my award winning Jalapeno Kiwi glazed ribs are a crowd pleaser with a sweet with a bit of heat flavor. BBQ teams from The Houston […]
December 24, 2018

OUTDOOR DIRECTORY – January 2019

TEXAS FRESHWATER Lake Amistad Lake Texoma DFW Metroplex Lake Livingston TEXAS SALTWATER Upper Texas Coast Mid Texas Coast Lower Texas Coast HUNTING South Texas    
December 24, 2018

FISH & GAME PHOTOS – January 2019

Redfish Surfside White Bass Lake Livingston   Spanish Mackerel Crystal Beach Speckled Trout Sargent Redfish Baffin Bay Speckled Trout Laguna Madre Flounder Laguna Madre Feral Hog Undisclosed Bass Lake Murvaul Amberjack Padre Island   SEND YOUR […]
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