Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

May 18, 2024

Texas Hidden Elk Population (Podcast)

There are hidden elk populations in Texas and I discuss them in the latest episode of Higher Calling Wildlife the podcast. Click here to listen or subscribe to the show on Apple Music, IHeartradio, Spotify etc. We’ve […]
May 18, 2024

Recipes: Crappie Tacos & Pan-Fried Crappie

Crappie are orguably the best-tasting freshwater fish. Everyone loves crappie so we put together a couple of cool crappie recipes that we hope you enjoy. Recipe 1: Pan-Fried Crappie Ingredients: 4 crappie fillets 1 cup all-purpose […]
May 18, 2024

TPWD Releases Statement On Barge Incident

On May 15, a barge struck the bridge connecting Galveston and Pelican Island. Texas Game Wardens assisted national, state, and local agencies in securing the scene and keeping recreational boat traffic safe and away from the […]
May 18, 2024

Is a Jon Boat the Best Boat?

We all get bedazzled by big boats with lots of bells and whistles, but truth be told many of us would probably be happiest with a simple old Jon boat. Jon boats are basic, simple, inexpensive, […]
May 17, 2024

Federal Red Snapper Season Set To Open

The private recreational angler red snapper season in federal waters opens June 1. Red snapper fishing is open year-round in Texas state waters. Bag and size limits for federal and state waters will remain unchanged. Regulations […]
May 17, 2024

Tips for Casting a Classic: The Wobbling Gold Spoon

Well okay, the wobbling silver spoon is a classic, too! All too often anglers get caught up with cool new plastics, glittery color patterns, and new-fangled lures that they overlook some very old but very effective […]
May 15, 2024

Landing a STAR King Mackerel

June in the Gulf of Mexico is prime time for anglers fishing STAR to reel in a big king mackerel (kingfish). These sleek and powerful fish offer an exhilarating challenge for anglers, and with the right […]
May 15, 2024

STAR Sheepshead Strategies for June

The STAR tournament is known by many families along the coast for amazing scholarship opportunities. One of the scholarship categories that also has an adult division is sheepshead. This month the most productive places to target […]
May 15, 2024

Feds Release Private Red & Gray Snapper “Callibrations”

NOAA Fisheries is implementing a final rule for a framework action under the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) to update the private angling red snapper calibration ratios and increase […]
May 15, 2024

Fort Worth Will Host 2025 Bassmaster Classic

The Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Classic presented by Jockey Outdoors, will return to Fort Worth for fishing’s biggest event of the year. Dubbed the Super Bowl of Bass Fishing, this tournament is estimated to draw crowds approaching […]