Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

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… […]
May 12, 2016

Strange Fun on a Boat: Trot-Line for Crabs

We fish, we hunt, and maybe we just go for a swim now and again – however you may use your boat, the bottom line is that it should be fun. Last weekend I tried something […]
May 10, 2016
kenai river

Bucket List: Destination, Alaska

Sometimes, being a member of the press has serious advantages. Especially when folks invite you to go somewhere unexpected and utterly awesome, like the Kenai River, in Alaska. Last summer Yamaha brought me up there for […]
May 3, 2016
grounding

Ran Aground? Make Sure You…

Running aground is something that happens to all of us. Especially if you regularly fish backwater flats and lagoons, it’s simply bound to happen sooner or later. And truth be told, most of the time it’s […]
April 12, 2016
outboard

Suzuki 2.5 HP Outboard: A New Mini-Might

A 2.5 HP engine may not get many headlines, but this new mini-might from Suzuki is worth paying attention to. Why? Simply put, because it’s just about the lightest gasoline-fueled outboard around. At 30 pounds – […]
April 5, 2016
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Are Two Outboard Engines Really Better than One?

There was a time when asking this question was downright silly. For anyone who ran a boat big enough to waters distant enough, yes, having two outboards was a must. Many of us who owned smaller, […]
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