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January 9, 2020

TX Anglers Reel In Record Catches

AUSTIN – Since 1971, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Angler Recognition Program has recognized fishing excellence by maintaining the fish record lists for all public and private water bodies across the state. Participation in the program has […]
January 9, 2020

Reds, Specks and Flounder In January

January is the beginning of Texas’ truly cold weather. Savvy anglers however realize in Texas the fishing never shuts down, it just changes. That means the beginning of the year offers overlooked and in some cases […]
January 7, 2020

Crab Baits with the Snafu Rig

Crab Baits The Snafu isn’t a rig commonly seen along the Gulf Coast, which is no wonder since it’s main use is for tautog fishing in the northeast Atlantic. So, why might we be interested in […]
December 31, 2019

Trolling for Cobia?

Recently we talked about kite fishing for cobia, so it seems like a great time to address another method of cobia fishing that usually gets ignored in favor of sight fishing or chumming: trolling. Sure, anglers […]
December 26, 2019

Warm Winter Could Decrease Flounder, Hasten Bass Spawn

While looking through some of my notes a few years back I came across a story I wrote in in 2014 called “Implications of a Cold Winter”. That year it was brutally cold (for TX at […]
December 24, 2019
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Kite Fishing for Cobia?

When we think of cobia fishing, we usually think of sight fishing or chumming. But… kite fishing? That’s not exactly a technique most folks would consider when targeting this species. And that’s too bad – because […]
December 18, 2019
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Podcast: Saltwater Fishing and the Outdoor Legacy with Guest Theophile Bourgeois – Live from Venice

Subscribe on your favorite podcast app or listen right here! On this recorded live episode from Southeast Louisiana, Dustin interviews the legendary musician and New Orleans area fishing guide Capt. Theophile Bourgeois at the Confluence Writers […]
December 12, 2019

CCA Examines Flounder Problems

Officials with the Coastal Conservation Association have published an in-depth article on their perspective of the current and ongoing flounder issue. We have published it in its entirety below. One of the most popular fish on […]
December 10, 2019

Safety In Stand-Up Gear

Battling hundred-pound-plus fish on stand-up gear is no small feat. It takes every bit of stamina, grit, and fish-fighting skill you can muster. But when it’s approached correctly by an angler who’s in good shape, you […]
December 10, 2019

TPWD Holding Flounder Meetings Tonight!

AUSTIN- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking public input on potential changes to the recreational and commercial flounder fishery for the 2020-2021 license year. TPWD is considering a wide variety of tools for […]
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