Texas Fish & Game

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July 6, 2022

The Overlooked and Underappreciated Whiting

Whiting, also called Gulf kingfish (not to be confused with the king mackerel kingfish), are a regular catch in the surf and near the mouths of some coastal bays. These fish don’t get very large, but […]
July 6, 2022

The Truth About Great Whites In Texas And The Greater Gulf of Mexico

The presence of great white sharks in the Gulf of Mexico is undeniable. And confirmation off the Texas coast has been proven. In March 2021, we broke the story about Acadia, a 1,000-pound female great white […]
July 5, 2022

Tripletail Offshore

Most anglers think of tripletail as nearshore fish, and certainly, most are caught within sight of land. But these fish sometimes get swept far out into the Gulf by the currents, and no matter where you […]
June 28, 2022

What to Do When You Catch a Tagged Fish

If you fish long enough, sooner or later you’ll catch a tagged fish. All kinds of different organizations, governmental agencies, and scientific outfits tag fish, and there are countless finned critters swimming around out there with […]
June 23, 2022

NOAA Approves New Redfish, Reef Fish Criteria

  NOAA Fisheries approved new criteria to inform Gulf of Mexico reef fish and red drum management.  The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recommended these criteria changes for two amendments, Amendment 48 to the Fishery […]
June 23, 2022

First Tagged Redfish Caught In STAR Tournament

Marco Rocha of Austin, TX is the FIRST CERTIFIED WINNER of the 2022 Texas Ford Dealer’s RED-Tagged Redfish Division in the CCA-Texas STAR Tournament. Mr. Rocha will be awarded a 2022 Ford F-150 “Texas Edition” XLT […]
June 21, 2022

Catch More Mahi-Mahi with SST

Mahi-mahi are awesome oceanic fish – they’re plentiful and usually willing to bite, they taste great, they fight hard and make acrobatic leaps through the air, and few fish can hold a candle to them when […]
June 7, 2022

Catching Reds, Specks (And Tarpon) at South Padre

South Padre Island offers diverse fishing opportunities for anglers looking for a different, more exotic scene for species like tarpon on the Texas Gulf Coast. Join Higher Calling Wildlife as host and Texas Fish & Game […]
June 7, 2022

Kings on Planers

No one will deny the effectiveness of running a planer rod for kingfish. But sometimes you need to get exceedingly deep, and who wants to deal with all the hassle of using #4 or larger inline […]
June 2, 2022

Black on the Yak

Catching big black drum on a kayak is a hoot – those hefty bruisers take you for a serious sleigh ride, and few inshore fish grow as large as these drum. No, they won’t tail-walk and […]