Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

June 20, 2011

Topwaters: The best blowups aren’t

Many of the largest specimens of speckled trout, largemouth bass and recently redfish caught on topwaters exhibit no blowup. They just suck the lure right under. […]
June 20, 2011

Want big mackerel? Try the fluttering spoon

While conducting tests for my F.L.E.X. Fishing (TM) system, last summer I came across a method that is killer for catching BIG Spanish mackerel. It’s called […]
June 20, 2011

Are crappie the smartest fish?

Are crappie the smartest fish we deal with in Texas on a regular basis? In my opinion the answer is “no” but they are certainly near […]
June 20, 2011

Topwater/plastic combo for MONSTER trout

Witnessing the blowup of a big sow speck can be the most impressive or underwhelming thing an angler can witness. Sometimes they strike with such vigor […]
June 20, 2011

Bull Reds and Dolphins

Savvy offshore anglers know when dolphins (and sharks) are thick around rigs and wrecks the snapper hold tight to the structure and will not bite. I […]
July 5, 2011

Deadly gear for BIG trout (photos)

A few years ago, my friend Mark Davis (host of Big Water Adventures on the Outdoors Channel) introduced me to a deadly technique for catching big […]
July 10, 2011

Catfish really bite on rainy days

We haven’t had much here where I live in Southeast Texas lately but a couple of weeks ago we had two days of solid rain. Once […]
August 2, 2011

Don’t buy the ribbonfish lie!

It has happened on numerous occasions this year. Gulls are diving as shad leap from the water in terror. There is no question a predator is […]
August 6, 2011

Golden croaker on steroids!? Cool! (Video)

Bull redfish are the most easily accessible powerhouse fish for saltwater anglers. And while many overlook or consider them to be “gold croaker on steroids” I […]
August 12, 2011

Never ignore roseau cane

Along the Gulf Coast, anglers frequently miss out on some of the most consistent action by ignoring roseau cane. It is the type of cane that […]
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