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Texas Fish & Game April 2019

March 24, 2019

ISSUE COVER – April

In This Issue: <H2>High Tech Bass  •  Small Game Safari  •  Jetty Assault Craft  •  Bow Fishing for Buffalo  •  Aoudad! … and more…</H2>
March 24, 2019

BACK COVER: NauticStar Boats – April 2019

March 24, 2019

INSIDE COVER: Chevron Techron – April 2019

March 24, 2019

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

A Milestone for Sealy NEXT MONTH, Texas Fish & Game will celebrate its thirty-fifth anniversary. But this month, we’re celebrating the same milestone of one of our partners in this great business we we’re both lucky to […]
March 24, 2019

TEXAS FISH & GAME Staff – April 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. PUBLISHERS Roy and […]
March 24, 2019

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – April 2019

Trout Tantrum Feature Was A Hit GREAT ARTICLE, I think that you hit the nail on the head, at least for the Sabine area. I feel that our area is over run with pollutants from all […]
March 24, 2019

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore – April 2019

A New Way of Dealing With Hogs AS THE BOOM of the .54 caliber muzzleloader echoed through the Cumberland Mountains, a huge plume of smoke blew back at me. Through the mist I could see dogs scurrying […]
March 24, 2019

PIKE ON THE EDGE by Doug Pike – April 2019

The Inevitable THE ADAGE SAYS that nothing in life is more certain than death and taxes. I’ll add a third: Change. New things grow old. Familiar things are forgotten or modified, which is nothing but a synonym […]
March 24, 2019

HIGH-TECH BASS – April 2019

“Come gather ‘round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you Is worth savin’ Then […]
March 24, 2019

DIGITAL BONUS: Flounder Revolution April 2019

Flounder Revolution Had Small Beginnings As the tiny flounder slid out of my hand into the tea-colored waters near the Old Bailey’s Fish Camp site I could not help but smile. I released the fish into the slough […]
March 24, 2019

METAL ON THE ROCKS – April 2019

Aluminum Boats for Jetty Fishing SOME SALTWATER ANGLERS have an amazing talent for under-rating aluminum boats, which can be ideal for certain types of fishing—including jetty fishing. How so? Let us count the ways… Whenever you’re fishing […]
March 24, 2019

TEXAS BOATING by Lenny Rudow – April 2019

Is It Time for a Diesel Outboard? THROUGH THE DECADES numerous diesel outboards have come and gone, yet none have survived in the marine marketplace. To anyone who’s experienced the benefit of diesel economy, torque, and […]
March 24, 2019

THE BASS UNIVERSITY by Pete Robbins – April 2019

Gliding into Summer Bass with Carl Jocumsen ADDICTED BASS ANGLERS from all over the country and all over the world continue to make pilgrimages to Texas to catch a personal best bass, and Carl Jocumsen is part […]
March 24, 2019

SMALL GAME SAFARI – April 2019

Spring Squirrels and More DID YOU KNOW THERE IS a spring squirrel season, May 1 to 31 in 51 East Texas Counties? That’s right, hunters have an opportunity for some of the finest small game hunting to […]
March 24, 2019

BARE BONES HUNTING by Lou Marullo – April 2019

Gobble, Gobble IT’S TURKEY TIME IN TEXAS! As far as this writer is concerned, turkey season could not come fast enough. As the years creep up on me and I become a little older—I mean a […]
March 24, 2019

TEXAS TACTICAL by Dustin Ellermann – April 2019

IWI Galil ACE 7.62×39 SURE, AR15s ARE COOL. But everyone has one. Or maybe you are an AK47 type guy. But AK47s can be a little lacking in the ergonomic, accessory mounting and accuracy department. IWI […]
March 24, 2019

BOW TIE A BUFFALO – April 2019

Not a Bison, Not Even Tasty Like A Bison, but Legal to Bowfish. And… They Get HUGE BOWFISHING FOR BUFFALO is a blast! However, don’t get the buffalo fish—the subject of this article—confused with that bovine behemoth, […]
March 24, 2019

DIGITAL BONUS: Gearing Up for Bow Fishing

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March 24, 2019

AOUDAD! – April 2019

A Two Part Story. Watch for part 2 in May. CAREFUL…Do not step on any dry cedar limbs, and do not step on any rocks that might slide or make any kind of noise!” cautioned Jackie […]
March 24, 2019

TEXAS HOT SHOTS – April 2019

Snook Port Aransas Blackbuck Mexia   Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest    
March 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Sabine – April 2019

Take a Southward Heading AS THE FIRST WAVE OF SPRING invades the Texas coast with the arrival of April, warmer air and water temperatures gradually become the rule rather than the exception. Anglers across this great state […]
March 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Galveston – April 2019

April Often the Beginning of Good Times to Come APRIL USUALLY BEGINS our coastal spring, with warm enough days for more comfortable, as well as more productive fishing. Of course, the more time we can spend fishing, […]
March 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Matagorda – April 2019

Proper Preparation SOME OF THE PREPARATION that I do prior to a fishing trip is to make sure the hooks are sharp and the stringer (for wade and kayak fishers) is not tangled. I check for nicks […]
March 24, 2019

COASTAL FOCUS: Upper Mid Coast – April 2019

Spring Into Big Trout Action TYPICALLY, WHEN PEOPLE think of saltwater fishing along the Gulf of Mexico they envision adventures consisting of some of the larger offshore species such as grouper, kingfish, tarpon, and even sharks. For […]
March 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Rockport – April 2019

Reunion of Memories THEY WERE CLIENTS WHO had fished with me for more than 20 years. It was a father-son thing for them, passionate anglers, plain good folks who knew my style of fishing. Aside from getting […]
March 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Aransas to Corpus – April 2019

Red Snapper Study to Include $250 Tags ALOT OF PEOPLE THINK April is a magical month. Anglers are checking their boats, motors, and trailers to make sure everything is ready to go. Fishing reels are cleaned, new […]
March 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Baffin Bay – April 2019

The Allure of Alazan Bay ACRES AND ACRES of uninterrupted grass cover the shorelines of Alazan Bay creating the most unspoiled and untouched body of water on Baffin Bay. It’s a mysterious place that feels like nothing […]
March 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Lower Coast – April 2019

No Holds Bar-ed APRIL ALWAYS SEEMS LIKE a new beginning on the Lower Laguna Madre. Spring tides push warm water back into the system, and push water temperatures up to that magic 70 degrees. This warms the […]
March 24, 2019

HOTSPOTS: Saltwater – April 2019

UPPER TEXAS COAST LOCATION: East Galveston Bay HOTSPOT: Tide Gauge GPS: N 29 28.179, W 94 41.941 (29.4697, -94.6990) SPECIES: Speckled Trout BEST BAITS: Live Shrimp under a popping cork CONTACT: Capt. Caleb McCumber 832-451-9989 [email protected] […]
March 24, 2019

HOTSPOTS: Freshwater – April 2019

PINEY WOODS   LOCATION: Lake Sam Rayburn HOTSPOT: Five Fingers GPS: N 31 7.914, W 94 7.71 (31.1319, -94.1285) SPECIES: Largemouth Bass BEST BAITS: Senkos, top water frogs CONTACT: Mike Knight 936-635-2427 [email protected] www.easttxfishingguide.com TIPS: April […]
March 24, 2019

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

OPEN SEASON by Reavis Z. Wortham – April 2019

Alone in a Crowd “IT WAS A GOOD LEASE,” I said over my shoulder to the Hunting Club membership riding in the truck with me. Doc took up the front passenger seat, while Woodrow, Wrong Willie, and […]
March 24, 2019

OUTDOOR DIRECTORY – April 2019

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

FISH & GAME PHOTOS – April 2019

Redfish Arroyo Colorado   Whitetail Gillespie County   Redfish Brazos River   Feral Hogs Undisclosed   Whitetail Eastland County   Whitetail Bexar County   Redfish Trinity Bay   Speckled Trout Matagorda   Feral Hog Bandera   […]
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