Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

September 18, 2018
mercury outboard

First Test Run: Mercury V6 225

This past week, we had the first opportunity to spend some extended time aboard a Boston Whaler rigged with a pair of of Mercury’s new V6 outboards. We broke the news when they were introduced in […]
September 11, 2018
grouper on jig

Speed (Jigging) Kills

One tactic that seems vastly underutilized for gamefish that hug bottom is speed jigging. Sure, folks use it for open-water species like jacks or mackerel, but the tactic is shockingly effective on fish like groupers and […]
September 4, 2018
artificial lure fishing

Fishing Popping Corks With… Artificials?

Popping Corks It’s a fair bet that everyone reading this right now has fished with a popping cork before. You’ve probably fished one for reds, trout, snook, and other species, baited up with shrimp, cut fish, […]
August 28, 2018
spanish mackerel bait

Rigging Spanish Mackerel for Tarpon

On a recent trip to Costa Rica, I learned a new way to rig baits for tarpon fishing which I found quite interesting. Let’s note right from the start that the Spanish mackerel used in this […]
August 9, 2018
Yamaha F425 xto

New Yamaha V8 F425 XTO Outboard: HOLY COW!!

New Yamaha You want a bigger outboard? You’ve got it! Yamaha has introduced the F425 XTO Offshore V8 outboard, eclipsing the Yamaha F350C as this engine manufacturer’s biggest offering on the water. This engine should be made available at any time soon […]
August 7, 2018
blue catfish

Catch More Blue Catfish – in Saltwater?

Most Texans think of blue catfish as a freshwater fish, and this species is actually the largest freshwater gamefish in the state. But saltwater anglers should consider targeting blue cats, too. They’re present in many brackish […]
August 1, 2018
topwater plug

Top Topwater Tactics

Topwater Tactics Topwater explosions are about as exciting as it gets for most anglers. Whether you’re fishing the marshes for speckled sea trout, targeting reds in the shallows, or casting to docks in a lake, few […]
July 24, 2018
shark fishing with float

Should You Use Floats in Saltwater?

Floats Are Effective There’s something very basic and slightly childish that comes to mind when we think of bobbers. Surely, many of us got our start as an angler sitting on the bank of a small […]
July 12, 2018
3d fishfinder

3D Fishfinder Update: Should You Get One?

You may remember that we brought you the news, when the first 3D fishfinder started showing up on the market. Since then we’ve spent some extended time working with the Raymarine Axiom in 3D mode, and […]
July 5, 2018
reef fishing

Reef Fishing: Should You Anchor, or Drift?

Whether to drift or to anchor is a never-ending debate among reef fishermen, but just about everyone will agree that in certain circumstances one tactic or the other may be necessary. Unless a stiff breeze makes […]
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