Texas Fish & Game

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May 1, 2018

Age Kills Your Boats

Aging Boats Okay, maybe that title is a bit melodramatic, because there are a million and one very old boats out there that are completely safe. It is without question, however, that as a boat’s age […]
May 23, 2017
fishing rods

Boating and Fishing Gear: On-Water Testing

Don’t you wish you could test out new boating and fishing gear before you laid out your hard-earned cash for it? Of course you do – how many times have you bought something that looked great […]
October 14, 2016

Boating Safety – Kayaking and Kill Switches

Texas boating fatalities generally involve an inattentive skipper driving too fast, but nearly half of the 12 boating related fatalities documented through June involved paddle craft, mostly kayaks. “These boating tragedies represent an alarming trend we’re […]
October 4, 2016

Man Facing Intoxication Manslaughter for Lake Fork Fatal Boat Crash

AUSTIN – An investigation by Texas Game Wardens into a fatal boat crash on Lake Fork in July led to an arrest warrant this week for the boat’s operator on felony intoxication manslaughter charges. On the […]
September 2, 2016
Game Warden

“Lake Dudes” Videos Use Humor To Stop Invading Giant Salvinia

Government agencies are often tasked with informing people about pressing issues. Yet information has a hard time competing for attention. People like entertainment. Enter the “Lake Dudes,” animated characters created to catch the attention of boaters, […]
July 18, 2016

Zebra mussels … Texas update, a mussel sniffing dog, tough laws in New Mexico, and maybe some help in the future?

The search for zebra mussels is now part of the boating culture not only in Texas, but in freshwater water bodies across the United States. In Texas, the latest lakes are classified as infested with zebra mussels: […]
July 13, 2016

E15 is Available in Texas; Check the Pump Before You Pump

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking for comments on a proposal to increase the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply for 2017. If adopted, these proposed levels will require […]
July 1, 2016

Waco Outdoor Expo & On the Water Boat Show

The first annual Waco Outdoor Expo, featuring an On The Water Boat Show, will be held July 9th-10th at McLane Stadium in Waco along the Brazos River. Sponsors of the event and featured vendors will include […]
June 9, 2016

School is Out, Time to Hit the Water….

For those that don’t know me, I’m Capt. Eric “Cornmeal” Ellison, and I run Capt. Cornmeal Charters out of Orange, Tx. I’m experienced on the local waterways, and pride myself in being a safe, certified USCG […]
May 17, 2016
power poles

Should You Get a Power Pole for your Boat?

Ever since the first Power Pole hit the water, their popularity has grown by leaps and bounds. There’s just one problem: these things cost thousands of dollars. Are they really worth all that expense? Let’s see… […]
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