Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

July 7, 2014

Natural baits at top of the list

What’s the go-to bait along the Texas coast? You don’t have to be fishing very long to know it’s a natural bait. When primitive anglers first started “fishing” with a hook of some sort, they studied […]
July 1, 2014

July in Matagorda Bay…

Capt. Tommy Alexander of Alexander Guide Service says the surf comes into play, big time in July in the Matagorda Bay system. Anytime in July you have a light northwest or southwest wind, the surf can […]
June 27, 2014

Just a rumor

Somebody started a rumor of 10 lb. speckled trout coming from Sabine Lake. Sorry, I couldn’t find any evidence of that happening this year. Several years ago Sabine did yield some 10 lb. fish. However that’s […]
June 21, 2014

Measuring the “dead zone”

The Houston Chronicle reports that a team of Texas scientists are releasing four torpedo-like, remote- controlled gliders into the northern Gulf of Mexico to measure oxygen levels, bringing researchers closer to a long-cherished goal of broadly […]
June 19, 2014

Spray it

Fishing guide, Capt. Billie Kocian, sportfishingtexas.com, advises anglers to carry a spray bottle filled with a mixture of bleach and water as part of their gear when they head out to fish this summer, especially if […]
June 16, 2014

Fishing reels…

Fishing reels can make or break your day out on the water. What are some of the favorites of fishing guides who depend on their equipment? Shimano, Lew’s and Daiwa models get the nod. Shimano Chronarch […]
June 15, 2014

On this Father’s Day…

My thoughts on Father’s Day are not the typical ones where the father introduced his son to the outdoors. My earliest remembrances of him were his love of baseball, watching the games across the street from […]
June 8, 2014

Saturday mornings in Rockport

“There has to be at least 100, maybe 200 boats at different times lined up and fishing from Rockport to the tip of Ingleside and up to the Lighthouse Lake,” says fishing guide, Jay Nichols. “The […]
June 5, 2014

Where to catch the big fish

Speckled trout: STAR Tournament headquarters reports two tagged redfish caught so far, one pending polygraph and other is not valid as the angler hadn’t entered the Tournament. So far, Mike Eckhardt’s trout, 9 lbs 4 ozs, […]
May 31, 2014

Redfish action is steady; trout beachfront invasion about a month late

Capt. Mike Williams (www.galvestonfishingguides.com) says he has been keeping records on water temperatures for 50 years and to his knowledge he has never seen the water temps at this time of the year this low. “The […]