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Texas Fish & Game February 2019

January 24, 2019

ISSUE COVER – February 2019

In This Issue: Spotted & ‘Bama Bass  •  Tips for Texas Tuna  •  Coastal Freeze Frenzy?  •  Invasion of the Urban Hogs  •  Reel Gear Ratios: Why They Matter
January 24, 2019

BACK COVER: Minn Kota – February 2019

January 24, 2019

INSIDE COVER: Yamaha Marine – February 2019

January 24, 2019

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

Gone Way Too Soon IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS, we’ll be observing the thirty-fifth anniversary of TEXAS FISH & GAME, and in this space will probably reflect on some of the many highlights and milestones from our […]
January 24, 2019

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – February 2019

Weisuhn Question Mr. Weishuhn,I read your article the other day about “pursuing maturity”. What I want to know about is your use of “wildlife activity charts” to determine peak feeding periods. Are these charts—the ones in […]
January 24, 2019

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore – February 2019

Find Solitude to Find Big Fish FISH THAT END UP in the frying pan are impossible to catch. That thought hit me as Toledo Bend guide Jerry Thompson took me to an obscure stand of timber in […]
January 24, 2019

PIKE ON THE EDGE by Doug Pike – February 2019

Everyday People BEWARE OF WOLVES in sheep’s clothing—or mowing the lawn on a Saturday afternoon. The people who want to stop us from hunting and fishing look more like us every day. You can hardly distinguish them, […]
January 24, 2019

SPOTTED OR ‘BAMA BASS? – February 2019

THERE WAS A TIME not too awfully long ago when a fisherman who reeled in a football shaped “spotted bass” weighing upwards of three pounds could call it a spot and feel pretty good about it. […]
January 24, 2019

THE BASS UNIVERSITY by Pete Robbins – February 2019

February Frogging on Sunny Afternoons ON GRASS-LADEN TEXAS BASS FACTORIES, February is a time of change. Winter is over, and as water temperatures move up from the high 40s and low 50s, fish have spawning on their […]
January 24, 2019

TUNA TIPS – February 2019

Effective Tactics for Gulf Tuna WHEN IT COMES TO BRUTE strength and tackle-busting abilities, few fish in the ocean can match a tuna. Tuna fishing off the Texas coast is a significant endeavor often consisting of […]
January 24, 2019

TEXAS BOATING by Lenny Rudow – February 2019

Does Your Boat Need a Jack Plate? BAY BOAT ANGLERS, bass boaters, flats boat fishermen, and others who like to run through skinny water often get a jackplate for their boat. Sure, they can be expensive, but […]
January 24, 2019

FREEZE FRENZY – February 2019

What will happen if the Texas coast gets a freeze like 1989? NOTHING SENDS SHIVERS DOWN the spine of fishing guides and savvy Texas saltwater fishing enthusiasts like the words “coastal freeze”. It’s not because of the […]
January 24, 2019

INVASION OF THE URBAN HOGS – February 2019

The Giant Hog Invasion of Texas Cities Continues “WILD HOGS TAKE OVER San Antonio Neighborhood” “Wild Hog Shows Up At Brownfield High School” “Wild Hogs Take Over Northwest Neighborhood” All these were headlines from major Texas media […]
January 24, 2019

Digital Bonus: FLOUNDER REVOLUTION by Chester Moore

Fish Slow and Plain During Winter For lure fishermen it is crucial to realize natural trumps flashy during winter months. Water begins to clear up in the winter period due to a lower presence of algae […]
January 24, 2019

BARE BONES HUNTING by Lou Marullo – February 2019

Memories of a Season Gone By FEBRUARY IS, according to Hallmark, the month of love—Valentine’s Day. Yet another day to celebrate something. After the whitetail season that I had this past year. You really need to love […]
January 24, 2019

TEXAS TACTICAL by Dustin Ellermann – February 2019

Walther PPS M2 RMSc THE WALTHER PPS M2 RMSc is proof that pistol mounted red dot sights are not a fading fad. I’ve had a Trijicon RMR mounted on my S&W M&P 9mm for years now. It’s […]
January 24, 2019

OUTDOOR NATION: WHY GEAR RATIO MATTERS – February 2019

LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THE SPOOL on your fishing reel. Now, take a single crank on the handle to see how much line comes in. Unless you built that reel by yourself in your garage, three, […]
January 24, 2019

THE TF&G REPORT – February 2019

Modern Fisheries Act Passes, Changes Saltwater Dynamic THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES joined the Senate in passing the Modern Fish Act. Officially known as the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017. At the time of […]
January 24, 2019

TEXAS HOT SHOTS – February 2019

Jack Crevalle Corpus Christi   Speckled Trout Baffin Bay   Mule Deer Brewster County   Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest    
January 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Sabine – February 2019

February Fishing THE SMELL OF FRESHLY brewed coffee awakens you before the alarm. The thought of a great day on the water brings you to your feet. While enjoying your first cup, you check today’s forecast (just […]
January 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Galveston – February 2019

Here We Go, Again! FEBRUARY IS A GENERALLY a good time of year to plan fishing trips in warmer weather—or climates. Closer to home and current conditions, there will be some days when it is more productive […]
January 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Matagorda – February 2019

Winter Holes Accessible by Kayak FISH GO TO THEIR FAVORITE holes when water temperatures drop because it is a little warmer in deeper water. In February, water temperatures vary from 50°F to 65°F, so early in the […]
January 24, 2019

COASTAL FOCUS: Upper Mid Coast – February 2019

Trophy Trout Hunt SOME MAY SAY THAT there’s not a lot going on in February along the middle portion of the Texas coastline. The duck decoys are usually stored away by now, and the deer rifles are […]
January 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Rockport – February 2019

Same, Except Different WHAT IS NOT TO LOVE ABOUT TEXAS?! Yes, I have been a proud native Texan my whole life, even though I had absolutely nothing to do with where I was born. I have […]
January 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Aransas to Corpus – February 2019

Rebuilding Copano’s Oyster Reefs TPWD, ALONG WITH The Nature Conservancy and Coastal Conservation Association announced in November 2018 that a 60-acre oyster reef would be rebuilt in Copano Bay. Laura Huffman of the Nature Conservancy said in […]
January 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Baffin Bay – February 2019

Trophy Trout Time at Baffin THE END OF ANOTHER tremendous duck hunting season on Baffin Bay leads to just one thing—the endless pursuit of a personal best trophy trout. That addiction to the thump of a double-digit […]
January 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Lower Coast – February 2019

A Different Approach TYPICAL FEBRUARY. Water temperatures remain low after January’s cold snaps. As a result, most Laguna Madre species, especially those of delicate constitution such as speckled trout, will be holding deeper than normal. Most anglers […]
January 24, 2019

HOTSPOTS: Saltwater – February 2019

UPPER TEXAS COAST LOCATION: Galveston Trinity Bay HOTSPOT: Jack’s Pocket GPS: N 29 45.766, W 94 47.642 (29.7628, -94.7940) SPECIES: Speckled Trout BEST BAITS: Soft Plastic Bass Assassins CONTACT: Capt. Ralph Frazier 281-337-0321 [email protected] www.fraziersguideservice.com TIPS: […]
January 24, 2019

HOTSPOTS: Freshwater – February 2019

PINEY WOODS LOCATION: Lake Fork HOTSPOT: Double Branch GPS: N 32 55.812, W 95 38.4899 (32.9302, -95.6415) SPECIES: Largemouth Bass BEST BAITS: Lunker Thumper, Grandebass 6.5” Rattlesnake CONTACT: Lance Vick 903-312-0609 [email protected] www.guideonlakefork.com TIPS: “ February […]
January 24, 2019

SPORTSMAN’S DAYBOOK-Tides & Prime Times – February 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 […]
January 24, 2019

OPEN SEASON by Reavis Z. Wortham – February 2019

Flax vs. Snacks SO THERE I WAS, hiking the desert backcountry in Big Bend National Park last January when I stopped for a snack. It was the perfect time to hike the high desert, cool and clear—perfect […]
January 24, 2019

OUTDOOR DIRECTORY – February 2019

TEXAS FRESHWATER Lake Amistad Lake Texoma DFW Metroplex   TEXAS SALTWATER Upper Texas Coast Mid Texas Coast Lower Texas Coast   HUNTING South Texas    
January 24, 2019

FISH & GAME PHOTOS – February 2019

Redfish Galveston   Whitetail Columbus   Roosterfish Costa Rica   Shark Galveston   Alligator Matagorda   Gar Arroyo Colorado   Whitetail Canada   Mixed Stringer Port O’Connor   Bass Lake Palestine   Whitetail Rusk County   […]
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