Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

April 1, 2020

Great Whites Headed To Texas?

In 2005, Tide magazine published an article I wrote about great white sharks in the Gulf of Mexico. Entitled “Jaws in the Gulf”?” it won a first-place prize in the Texas Outdoor Writer’s Association Excellence In Craft competition […]
March 18, 2020

TPWD Hearing On Flounder, Other Regs Postponed Due to COVID-19

Amid growing public health concerns, the March meeting of the Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Commission previously scheduled for March 25-26 has been canceled. All agenda items have been postponed until the May meeting. This includes […]
March 12, 2020

Fishing for Swordfish in Broad Daylight

Few anglers ever get to go after swordfish, even in they have a boat capable of making those long runs far out into the ocean where these billfish live. Why? Because historically most have been caught […]
March 10, 2020
fish on circle hook

5 Things You Never Knew About Circle Hooks

As anglers have become more and more conservation-minded, the use of circle hooks has become more and more common for those tossing bait. No doubt this is a good thing, since circle hooks can be used […]
March 4, 2020

Texas’ True Trout-And It’s Not A Speck!

“I wish we had a native trout in Texas.” As I spoke those words to Therese Thompson of the Western Native Trout Initiative, her reply took me by surprise. “Well, Texas used to have the Rio […]
February 25, 2020

Jigging With Plastics for Flounder

GULP! may have changed the game of flounder fishing as we know it, but truth be told, you can jig for flounder with virtually any type of plastics and enjoy great success. Long before the advent […]
February 20, 2020

TX Wardens Crack Down On Shark Trade

Texas Game Wardens are filing several Class B misdemeanor charges on 10 restaurants and markets in the Houston and Dallas area for selling shark fins and shark fin products. “Protecting the many shark species residing and […]
February 18, 2020
fish on a hook

Catching Your Own Bait

What’s the best thing about catching your own bait? Hard to tell – some of us like to do it because we get fresh, kicking livies. Others get some extra enjoyment out of saving a buck […]
February 11, 2020
wahoo caught on a spoon

The Utterly Epic Trolling Spoon

Spoons may have been around for eons, but even today they remain one of the most effective trolling lures on the face of the planet. They provide lots of action, excellent flash, and attract strikes from […]
February 6, 2020
angler with squid

Fishing For… Squid?!

When we think of saltwater fishing, few of us think of squid beyond its use as a bait. That’s too bad, because yes, you can catch your own squid – and it’s not just good for […]