Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

January 1, 2019

TX Wardens Target Illegal Oyster Harvest

Illegal Oyster Harvest Texas game wardens in Calhoun and Aransas counties last week led a multi-agency law enforcement surge operation targeting illegal commercial oyster harvest and possession along the coastal bend, netting more than 140 criminal […]
December 27, 2018
circle hook fishing

Catching Winter Coastal Catfish

A couple of years ago, I wrote a story about catching catfish in winter on the Gulf Coast. The problem was that year we did not have much of a winter. It was more like an […]
December 25, 2018
casting for fish

How to Maximize Your Casting Distance

Casting distance is something many of us take for granted. We swing that rod just as hard as we can, watch the lure fly, and see how far it goes. But with a little advanced planning […]
December 19, 2018
mustad circle hooks

Choosing The Right Circle Hook

All hooks are not created equal, and choosing the right circle hook can be even more confusing than choosing the right J-hook. Most of us were raised on Js, so we don’t start with the same […]
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 […]
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