Texas Fish & Game

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March 19, 2024

Here Are The Details On the Proposed Speckled Trout Trophy Tag

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission is set to make a decision on a trophy speckled trout tag at their March 28 meeting in Austin. Here’s the details directly from them. The Texas Parks and Wildlife […]
March 19, 2024

TX Wardens Bust Snapper Poachers

Texas Game Wardens, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations intercepted four lancha crews and seized about 1,250 pounds of illegally caught red snapper from the Gulf […]
March 19, 2024

Catching Trout on Swimbaits & Eel Imitations

A great way to cover water and mimic what big trout are eating this time of year is with swimbaits. Swimbaits are essentially soft plastic crankbaits that allow anglers to cover lots of water and fish with a […]
March 19, 2024

CCA Texas Funds Over $7 Million In Oyster Restoration

Some  80% of oyster reefs have disappeared, reduced from overharvesting and environmental events. The oyster is so much more than just a fishery; it is a crucial foundational component of our bays’ ecosystem. CCA Texas understands […]
March 17, 2024

Great White Shows Up Nearshore South Of New Orleans

A 14 foot, 2.600 pound great white shark has showed up south of New Orleans, La. just a few miles away from the South Pass area. “LeeBeth”, was fitted with an Atlantic White Shark Conservancy satellite tag by Capt. […]
March 12, 2024

Mahi-Mahi on Light Gear

Catching mahi-mahi is always fun, but it’s on light gear that catching these fish really becomes a ball. Few fish will jump, change direction, and peel drag the way mahi can, and on 20-pound spinning gear […]
March 10, 2024

A Great White Showed Up South Of Sabine Pass

On Feb. 26, “LeeBeth,” a 14.1 foot, 2,600-pound female fitted with a satellite tag by Capt. Chip Michalove of Outcast Sport Fishing shocked shark lovers when she showed up 200 yard from the beach at South Padre Island. […]
March 9, 2024

Louisiana Changes Redfish Reg Proposal

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) amended a Notice of Intent (NOI) to increase the daily take and possession limit from three to four fish per day. The commission chose to maintain the red drum […]
March 9, 2024

New Specked Trout Regs About To Go Into Effect

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) proposed rule changes to bag and size limits for spotted seatrout will go into effect March 26 across the Texas coast. The new statewide changes consist of the following: Three […]
March 6, 2024

High Level Speck Tactics With A True Master

DOA Lures founder Mark Nichols knows a thing or two about speckled trout. Having created numerous lures that have caught literally millions of trout from Florida to Texas including the DOA Shrimp and DOA Bait Buster, […]