Texas Fish & Game

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December 13, 2018
triggerfish fishing

5 Triggerfish Tips

Many people more or less ignore triggerfish, and only encounter them as bycatch. This is a shame, because triggerfish fight hard for their side (heck, they are after all shaped just like a bluegill) and taste […]
December 12, 2018

New Artificial Reef Placed Off Texas Coast

The first phase of construction on Texas’ newest artificial reef concluded this week when a barge load of giant granite blocks and other concrete materials joined a sunken barge at the HI20 site off Sabine. The […]
December 6, 2018
speckled sea trout

Cool Weather Tips for Monster Trout

Abrupt weather changes force different behavior from many species, and one that’s strongly impacted is speckled trout. After a strong front pushes through they may well change feeding locations, depths, and even what prey they focus […]
December 6, 2018

Strategies For The Late Fall Flounder Run

The fall flounder run is not over but the end is getting close. Here are a few tips to help you score in the coming weeks. Timing is important with fall flounder fishing but it is […]
December 4, 2018
trolling from a kayak

Three Tips For Kayak Trolling

I recently spent a day kayak trolling, and while I’m no kayak fishing sharpie (I usually have 22 feet of fiberglass underfoot) the angler I was with, Zach Ditmars, certainly is. He’s focused on hooking everything […]
November 28, 2018
fishing podcast

Podcast: Fishing Fun Mashup with Various Guests from Bubba Blade, Arctic Ice, Nomad Design and Grundens

In this episode, Dustin attends an outdoor writers fishing event in Venice, Louisiana and does an interview mashup with four special guests from Bubba Blade (fillet knives), Arctic Ice (ice packs), Nomad Design (freshwater and saltwater […]
November 27, 2018

Commercialize Reds To Save Crabs?

During the flounder regulation debate in 2008, an interesting theory was being propagated on the Internet. It was a way to help boost flounder numbers without changing bag limits and I got to hear it in […]
November 14, 2018

Hurricane Impact On Speckled Trout

Even a Category 4 hurricane doesn’t kill the mood for coastal fish – and that’s good news for all species, as well as for a multibillion-dollar recreational fishing industry. As extreme weather patterns threaten to bring […]
November 12, 2018

Wardens Bust Two Men with 105 Flounder

Flounder poaching is real! We addressed that issue here in an article last month and had some feedback suggesting flounder poaching was not really a problem. I hate to be right but this story from Jefferson […]
November 6, 2018
mylar dredge

Dredges for Offshore Trolling: Do You Need Them?

Offshore trollers often pull multi-arm dredges to tease billfish up to the boat, and serious marlin anglers wouldn’t leave the dock without one. But does the average angler towing a mixed spread for multiple species like […]
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