Texas Fish & Game

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May 31, 2023

Finding the Best Offshore Charter

Let’s be real: offshore fishing boats that can get you to distant pelagics like billfish and tunas are a monstrous expense. In fact, you just about have to be a one-percenter to get one of those […]
May 30, 2023

Trolling Motor Tactics

More and more anglers take advantage of bow-mounted trolling motors these days, and that goes for everyone from bass aficionados to drum hunters. Spot-Lock is the biggest attraction, allowing you to hover in place via GPS […]
May 23, 2023

Catching Snook In Texas

Snook are a bit snooty. Well, at least that’s the impression I got the first time I encountered one. I was diving in the Florida’s aptly named Crystal River and had seen and photographed tarpon, manatees […]
May 17, 2023

Singing the Blues

Bluefish are the Rodney Dangerfield of the fishing world – they don’t get no respect. And it’s true, if you leave them sitting in the refrigerator for a few days or take one over 24 or […]
May 16, 2023

Sheepshead on Jigheads

Historically most anglers use simple baited rigs weighted down with an ounce or two of lead for sheepshead. And sure, these are effective. But many anglers prefer to use light tackle and a bit more finesse […]
May 11, 2023

Surf Fishing For Specks And Slimers

Speckled Trout: Trout are the most prized fish pursued on the Texas Coast. Catching big trout in the surf is hit and miss but in my experience the very best trout fishing comes just before dawn […]
May 10, 2023

NOAA Pubishes Feedback on Aquaculture

On May 2, 2023 NOAA Fisheries published a Public Scoping Summarythat provides a broad overview of the written and verbal submissions received during the public scoping period for the Gulf of Mexico Aquaculture Opportunity Area (AOA) Programmatic […]
May 10, 2023

Federal Red Snapper Season Set To Open

The private recreational angler red snapper season in federal water opens Thursday, June 1. Red snapper fishing is open year-round in state waters. Bag and size limits will remain unchanged. The regulations for red snapper are […]
May 9, 2023


Many moons ago, the CCA Board—already addicted to saltwater fishing, realized how powerful the magnet that pulls us to savor what Texas coastal waters have to offer. Farsighted men and women could only conclude that the […]
May 3, 2023

Wind Farms Coming to the Gulf of Mexico

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), is proposing the first-ever offshore wind lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico. The proposed sale is part of […]