Texas Fish & Game

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February 16, 2022

5 Tips for Catching Sheepshead

Sheepshead don’t get nearly enough respect. They fight hard, taste great, and offer anglers action when more glamourous fish may not be around. So the next time you get the chance, take a poke at ’em […]
July 14, 2021

Three Bait Disasters: Avoid These, if you Want to Catch Fish!

Fishing is not always as simple as it seems, but you can essentially boil it all down to stopping at the tackle shop to pick up some bait, and then hitting the bay or ocean, right? […]
June 17, 2021

The Lowly Underappreciated Spot

Spot don’t get no respect. Sure, they’re small. No, they aren’t hard to catch. And it’s true that they won’t top the list of culinary delights for very many of the anglers out there. But spot […]
April 8, 2021

Keeping Live Baits Lively

Live bait can be deadly effective, and livelier baits are commonly much more effective than injured, half-dead, or lethargic ones. So treat your livies with a little bit of TLC and in the long run, you’ll […]
August 19, 2020

Catching Bait with a Sabiki Rig

If you like live bait fishing, few tools are as valuable as a Sabiki rig. These little multi-lure rigs will get snapped up by virtually all different species of potential bait and can help you fill […]
July 22, 2020

Black Drum, Part II: Fishing With Bait

Last week we dove into a topic that should get any light tackle angler excited: catching black drum on jigs. This is, of course, not the most common way for folks to target drum – fishing […]
April 9, 2020

Five Tips for Bottom Fishing

No, bottom fishing isn’t the most “sporting” way to fish. It’s not the most artful, nor the most challenging. In fact, many anglers turn up their noses at the idea of dropping baits on top-and-bottom rigs. […]
November 12, 2019

Bluefish in the Surf

Bluefish are an excellent species to catch in the surf, and while many may feel this fish isn’t a top target, in fact bluefish are under-rated. These fish fight hard, and as long as you don’t […]
September 10, 2019

3 Tips for Live-Lining Baitfish

Live-lining with baitfish seems really simple, right? You stick a fish on a hook, pitch it out there, and let it swim… what could be simpler? Truth be told, if you look at live-lining like this […]
June 4, 2019

Tips for Catching Your Own Bait

You want to catch big fish, and save a few bucks at the same time? Catching your own bait is one way to make it happen. On the other hand, when bait-catching gets difficult it can […]