Texas Fish & Game

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June 18, 2014

The Outer Limits – Fishing Beyond the Third Bar

Calixto Gonzales The weather was gorgeous on that June morning in 2005, and the surf was calm. I stood on the South Brazos Santiago Jetty at the juncture where water meets the beach and was having […]
June 17, 2014

The Crappie Whisperers

Bob Hood The crappie spawn is over, so where did the crappie go after leaving their shallow nests? A handful of crappie fishing gurus know, and they aren’t bashful about sharing their knowledge about crappie tactics […]
June 16, 2014

Gear Up and Thick It Out

Matt Williams When I think of big Texas bass, my mind naturally conjures up thoughts of some sort of cover—hydrilla beds, lily pads, cattail stands, pepper grass, underwater brush piles, flooded bushes or anything else where […]
June 4, 2014

Building an AR-15 Varminter

Dustin Ellermann The AR-15 rifle is easily the most popular firearm in the USA today. The simple and popular design allows the user to outfit the rifle to their exact needs. Since the standard AR-15 fires […]
June 2, 2014

Walk-up Saltwater (Location Maps, Species, Lure/Baits, and Times Included!)

Chester Moore Not all anglers have boats. That is something Texas Fish & Game has known for a long time, which is why we include bank-fishing locations on all of our coastal Hot Spots Focus columns […]
May 28, 2014

Catfish Summer

Matt Williams School’s out, summer is here and the catfish are ready to chomp. Whether you are an angler hoping to fill a void in the freezer or a parent with plans to turn a youngster […]
May 26, 2014

Slimers & Hardheads: Saltwater Cats are More Popular than Ever

Chester Moore It did not take long to figure out what was on the other end of the line. At first I thought it might have been a shark because it hit hard and fast, but […]
May 21, 2014

Sand and Teeth: Catching Sharks from Shore

Calixto Gonzales The three old men were a fixture on the South Brazos Santiago jetties. They had an old red oilskin tarp set up as a sort of lean-to for shade, a banged up Coleman camp […]
May 12, 2014

Doodlesocking Cats

Chad Ferguson There’s no better time to use a technique called “doodlesocking” than late spring and early summer, when channel catfish are spawning. This is a sure-fire way to load up on channel cats and have […]
May 7, 2014

‘Hoo Do You Love? Why You Relax and Embrace the Ballyhoo over Ballyhoo

Calixto Gonzales Conditions were not what you’d call fisherman-friendly.  The wind was blowing straight south at a steady 25 knots with gusts pushing 35.  Foam lines streaked the water of Lower Laguna Madre, which looked like […]
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