Texas Fish & Game

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November 13, 2018
gofish cam

3 Wacky Fishing Gadgets: Zombait, GoFish Cam, and the Bait Launcher Bait Cannon

We anglers love zany new fishing gear. Even if it doesn’t help us catch more fish, it’s always entertaining to check out – and in some cases, it’s actually useful, too. Here are three wacky and […]
November 6, 2018
mylar dredge

Dredges for Offshore Trolling: Do You Need Them?

Offshore trollers often pull multi-arm dredges to tease billfish up to the boat, and serious marlin anglers wouldn’t leave the dock without one. But does the average angler towing a mixed spread for multiple species like […]
November 6, 2018
garmin panoptix

Garmin Panoptix LiveScope: A New Kind of Fishfinder

Fishfinder technology has evolved at an utterly blinding pace during the past decade, as manufacturers one-up each other on an annual basis. Most of the rapidity developed after the introduction of side-scanning fishfinders, and more recently, […]
October 18, 2018
red snapped caught yamaha helm master

Catch More Fish Via Virtual Anchoring

Virtual anchoring has been around for a few years now, and it’s a feature that can be initiated via either electric trolling motor (like Spot-Lock, with Minn Kota), or in many cases, with modern outboards (such […]
October 11, 2018
red drum

3 Tips To Catch MONSTER Redfish

You want to catch the bull drum of a lifetime? Of course you do! It’ll take effort and persistence, along with a nice helping of luck. And while there are no guarantees in fishing one thing […]
October 3, 2018
giant black drum

Drag Settings for Fishing Reels

How do you set the drags on your fishing reels? Do you use a hand scale held at a fish-fighting angle? Or, do you grab the line in front of the reel, give it a yank, […]
October 2, 2018
remote control boat

Remote Control for Your Boat?

We have remote controls for just about everything these days, so why not have one for your boat? It sounds pretty crazy, but the fact of the matter is that in the past five years or […]
October 2, 2018
bass tournament winner

Three Tournament Tactics That Work

You want to win the fishing tournament, and come home with the trophy and a fist full of cash? Of course you do! But winning fishing tournaments is easier said than done. It’s also true that […]
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 […]