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June 1, 2017

Carpe Diem: Seizing the Day on Texas Carp

I often marvel at some of the advancements made in the outdoor industry over the years and bowfishing is no exception. Just about everything has improved in the bowfishing realm from the types of boats we […]
June 1, 2017

Bowfishing from the Bank

You don’t have to have a boat to go bowfishing. I have fished many times from the bank with great success. One of the best tools I recommend for bank bowfishers is a good CREE LED […]
June 1, 2017

What Kind of Gar Is It?

Garfish of four varieties are common in Texas waters, but not all waters produce every kind of gar. Alligator garfish are protected with a daily bag limit of one fish and a provision in state regulation […]
June 1, 2017

Aim Low, Think Big: Texas’ Top Rivers and Lakes for Bowfishing

Texas is an awesome bowfishing destination. We have several rivers and lakes that are envied by the rest of the world for both numbers and size of fish. From trophy alligator gar fish to tasty tilapia, […]
February 24, 2017

Mmm…Tilapia and Bowfishing Fun

Bowfishing for tilapia is probably one of the most challenging, but fun activities I enjoy in the outdoors. A couple of weeks ago I had the sincere pleasure to go bowfishing again with Marty McIntyre with […]
November 23, 2016

The Very Best of The Best of the Outdoors Podcast

As another year come to a close, we start to take this time to reflect on the current year and all of its events. This year marks the resurrection of the Texas Fish & Game podcast […]
November 1, 2016

Fishing and Bowfishing from a One Man Round Boat

I have often been fascinated with personal small watercraft such as kayaks, canoes and other small paddle-powered or trolling motor powered lightweight boats. Recently, I came in contact with a lightweight round boat on a recent […]
October 27, 2016

Podcast: Bowfishing Adventures with Guest Marty McIntyre

This week on The Best of The Outdoors Podcast, we visit with Marty McIntyre, owner of  GARQUEST Bowfishing Adventures. In this show we cover bowfishing for common carp, grass carp, gar, tilapia and more and how you can […]
October 25, 2016

Bowfishing for Grass Carp: Solving an Overpopulation Problem

Several years ago, Texas Park and Wildlife granted the city of Austin a permit to stock grass carp in Lake Austin in an effort to counter the rapid growth of hydrilla on the lake. Now those […]
July 13, 2016

Aim Low, Think Big: Top Rivers and Lakes for Bowfishing

Top Rivers and Lakes for Bowfishing Bowfishing is quickly becoming popular among sportsmen in Texas as well as nationwide. It combines the thrill of hunting with the skill of archery as well as the sport of fishing. […]
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