Texas Fish & Game

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September 19, 2014

Old freighter sunk to give Gulf marine life a new hangout

TPWD reports a ship sinking in the Gulf of Mexico, off shore from Mustang Island, but everything is good. The 155-foot Kinta S slipped to her watery grave Wednesday in the Gulf of Mexico. The nearly […]
September 16, 2014

New Red Snapper reporting program shows promising results

As one of the most sought after fish in the gulf, red snapper became the subject of a new reporting system that has shown favorable results The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Coastal Fisheries Division staff […]
September 16, 2014

Coastwide seagrass rule anniversary signals hope for vital resource

TPWD reports that September marks the one-year anniversary of a law passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature prohibiting the uprooting of seagrass with the propeller of a boat within the coastal waters of Texas. Seagrasses are […]
September 8, 2014

Powderhorn Ranch

The very recent acquisition of the 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch along the Texas coast in Calhoun County is an exciting example of how restoration money from NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund is being used in Texas. Through […]
September 8, 2014

Marlin breaks 1988 TX record

Richard B. Richardson Jr. of Houston blew away a 1988 state record when he caught a 972.72 pound blue marlin from the Gulf of Mexico fishing out of Port Aransas. The huge fish measured 132.25 inches. […]
August 14, 2014

56 lb, 12 oz kingfish

Seamus Caskey’s kingfish currently leads the STAR tournament. Seamus is 14 years only; the fish weighted 56 lbs, 12 ozs. Seamus, fishing with his father and some his friends, were trolling blue runners around Rig 681 […]
August 12, 2014

Fishing the Matagorda Bay system in August

Guides Tommy Countz (www.matagordafishing.com) and Ken Marshall (www.fishmatagorda.com) share where and what to fish in the Matagorda Bay area in August. “If I’m wading, fishing for trout, I will be in West Matagorda Bay,” says Countz, […]
July 31, 2014

Jig heads

Capt. Bill Watson, (www.fishsabinelake.com) a Sabine Lake fishing guide and Jan Maizler, a member of the Bass Pro Shop Pro Team share information on jig heads and how to fish them. Texas coastal anglers use jig […]
July 30, 2014

The new Half Moon Reef

According to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Bill Balboa, Half Moon Reef in West Matagorda Bay is holding some fish. That’s nothing new as most reefs are fish magnets, but what’s different about Half Moon is […]
July 27, 2014


One of the first things an angler new to fishing for speckled trout learns is to look for “slicks” and that sweet watermelon smell. Slicks, as the name says, are oils released from prey species. “Slicks […]