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Texas Fish & Game May 2019

April 24, 2019

ISSUE COVER – May 2019

In This Issue: Ride the Texas Striper Trail • Offshore Optics: Glassing for Fish • Three Speeds of Bass Fishing • Pirates of the Texas Coast! • West Texas Aoudad: Round Two … and more!
April 24, 2019

INSIDE COVER: GEICO – May 2019

April 24, 2019

BACK COVER: Yamaha G3 – May 2019

 
April 24, 2019

TEXAS FISH & GAME Staff – May 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 […]
April 24, 2019

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

The First Thirty-Five Years  It’s hard to believe we’ve been at this for thirty five years now. Along the way, since that first issue rolled off the presses of the local newspaper in Marble Falls, Texas, […]
April 24, 2019

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – May 2019

Turkey Talk It was great getting the newsletter with the turkey information. Turkey hunting is vastly overlooked in Texas and I like what you are doing for these magnificent birds. Do you think turkeys will ever […]
April 24, 2019

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore – May 2019

The Higher Calling The higher you climb, the farther you can see. I learned this as a 12-year-old visiting Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga, Tennessee. The claim is that seven states are visible from the summit. Although […]
April 24, 2019

DOGGETT AT LARGE by Joe Doggett – May 2019

B-Team Trout The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s old monthly magazine, Texas Game and Fish, did a remarkable thing for the cover of the August 1961, issue. They ran a full-page image of a sand trout. […]
April 24, 2019

NUGENT IN THE WILD by Ted Nugent – May 2019

Kids, Kids and More Kids! Another day, another kid! Just how lucky can an old bowhunter get than constantly receiving one of the greatest joys available in life; hearing from kids from all over America every […]
April 24, 2019

RIDE THE TEXAS STRIPER TRAIL – May 2019

Round-Up of the 5 Top Striper Lakes in Texas LARGEMOUTH BASS HAVE HAD a stranglehold on freshwater popularity polls in Texas for as long as I can remember. To hear Bill Carey of Pottsboro tell it, […]
April 24, 2019

PIRATES OF THE TEXAS COAST – May 2019

Be on Guard for Bad Guys Offshore JUST HOW WELL CAN you protect your boat–and yourself? There hasn’t been a documented case of maritime piracy in Texas waters for generations. You’re much more likely to be […]
April 24, 2019

OFFSHORE OPTICS – May 2019

Glassing Options for Offshore Fishing WHEN YOUR’E FISHING OFFSHORE, what’s the best fish-finding instrument aboard your boat? You might immediately think of your fishfinder, but if you carefully contemplate the question, you might realize that your […]
April 24, 2019

TEXAS FRESHWATER by Matt Williams – May 2019

Bass Eats Bass–What if It’s a Record? Big bass are well known for their voracious appetites when the dinner bell rings. That’s why anglers who are serious about catching them frequently use big swim baits upwards […]
April 24, 2019

TEXAS SALTWATER by Calixto Gonzales – May 2019

Peanuts for Elephants One of the most common mantras among inshore fishermen who have their eyes set on trophy-sized gamefish has been, “Big baits, BIG FISH!!!” For the most part, that premise is true. A trophy speckled […]
April 24, 2019

FISHING AT THE SPEED OF BASS – May 2019

Slow, Medium and Fast Strategies for Big Bass GROWING UP IN THE LATE ’70s and early 1980s, I lived the pursuit of big bass vicariously, watching bass television legends such as Bill Dance, Jimmy Houston, Roland […]
April 24, 2019

TEXAS WHITETAILS by Larry Weishuhn – May 2019

May There Be Fawns  Shall we say, I was a bit shaken—perhaps better described as shaking! Moments earlier I had stepped on a cottonmouth moccasin. Cottonmouths scare me! It had been lying right next to several […]
April 24, 2019

TEXAS GUNS by Steve LaMascus – May 2019

The .45 Automatic Colt Pistol According to my current edition of the Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading: “The .45 ACP was adopted by the United States Ordinance Department in 1911, six years after its introduction by […]
April 24, 2019

AOUDAD! – May 2019

Part Two of a West Texas Barbary Hunt WE WERE SET UP to glass long before first light. As black turned to gray we spotted two bull elk. One had antlers and the other was in […]
April 24, 2019

THE TF&G REPORT – May 2019

TPWD Commission Changes Trout Regs, Adjusts Gar Proposal THE TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT (TPWD) Commission approved all the proposed changes to the saltwater fishing regulations at their recent meeting in Austin. The following changes to […]
April 24, 2019

TEXAS HOT SHOTS – May 2019

Redfish Laguna Madre   Tuna Corpus Christi   Whitetail Bastrop County   Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest    
April 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Sabine – May 2019

It Starts In May AS HARD AS IT IS for me to believe, we have somehow, already made it to May. Although it seems like we were just ringing in the New Year, 2019 is almost half […]
April 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Galveston – May 2019

This MAY be Our Best Coastal Fishing MAY ALWAYS BRINGS fond fishing memories to my household. Several years ago, a warm Mayday weekend yielded the best “Bull” redfish I ever caught—a fish right at four feet long […]
April 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Matagorda – May 2019

Little Tarpon I PADDLED MY KAYAK into a bayou on the south shore of West Matagorda Bay, stopped 50 feet from a bend where the water dropped off to four feet deep, and cast my soft plastic […]
April 24, 2019

COASTAL FOCUS: Upper Mid Coast – May 2019

May Spawns New Opportunity THE WINTER MONTHS are behind us, and school will soon be dismissed for the upcoming summertime break. Family vacations along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico have already been planned. Coastal anglers […]
April 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Rockport – May 2019

Conservancy? Or Rape of Our Natural World! THE INQUIRIES I RECEIVED about all the boats in Aransas Bay and Copano Bay were a bit overwhelming. Why so many boats? What are they doing? Where are they […]
April 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Aransas to Corpus – May 2019

Fish the Rocks STRUCTURE…the difference between catching fish or not. That’s an indisputable fact for the freshwater bass angler, but it’s important to the saltwater pro also. As Texas middle coast guide, Nick Mosley said, “target […]
April 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Baffin Bay – May 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 […]
April 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Lower Coast – May 2019

The Roaring ’70s FISHING REALLY KICKS OFF in May on the Lower Laguna Madre. The weather has stabilized, although the wind can be a bit of a hassle when weather systems in the Great Plains suck […]
April 24, 2019

HOTSPOTS: Saltwater – May 2019

UPPER TEXAS COAST LOCATION: East Matagorda Bay HOTSPOT: Tripod GPS: N 28 40.147, W 95 54.813 (28.6691, -95.9136) SPECIES: Speckled Trout and Redfish BEST BAITS: Norton Sand Eel and MirrOlure Lil Jon Contact: Capt. Nick Mosley […]
April 24, 2019

HOTSPOTS: Freshwater – May 2019

PINEY WOODS   LOCATION: Lake Conroe HOTSPOT: Main Lake GPS: N 30 24.57, W 95 36.834 (30.4095, -95.6139) SPECIES: Crappie BEST BAITS: Live minnows, crappie jigs Contact: Richard Tatsch 936-661-7920 [email protected] www.fishdudetx.com TIPS: The crappie are […]
April 24, 2019

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

BLESSING DAD – May 2019

A Tribute to Outdoor Parenting I’LL NEVER FORGET the first time my father and I sat in a blind together on our friend Robert Scherer’s property in Jim Hogg County. Most years growing up, we could […]
April 24, 2019

FISH & GAME GEAR – May 2019

New Adventure Styles from Costa SURF. SAND. SUN. These words provided the inspiration for Costa’s new lifestyle frames – Cheeca, Panga and Rinconcito. The new styles are perfect for adventures on and off the water and […]
April 24, 2019

OUTDOOR DIRECTORY – May 2019

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

FISH & GAME PHOTOS – May 2019

Redfish Aransas Bay   Whitetail Columbus   Bass Lake Palestine   Mixed Stringer Lake Richland-Chambers   Redfish Texas Coast   Redfish West Galveston Bay   Redfish Kemah   Redfish Dickinson Bayou   Whitetail Erath County   […]
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