Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

June 11, 2020

Conroe Catfish Close To A Guarantee

There are no guarantees in fishing. But if there is anything that is close to a guarantee, it is catching catfish on Lake Conroe. According to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) officials, channel catfish are […]
May 28, 2020

TPWD Changes Freshwater Regs

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted multiple changes to the freshwater fishing regulations for the upcoming 2020-2021 season at the meeting held virtually May 21. Modifications include length limits and harvest regulations at some waterbodies […]
April 28, 2020
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Social Distancing While Fishing

Good news, people – fishing is an ideal social distancing activity! Don’t forget, most fishing rods are around six feet in length so if you can make a side-armed cast without whacking anyone in the head, […]
February 13, 2019
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Podcast: Winter Catfish Adventures: Using Old School and Modern Fishing Tactics with Guest Jeff Stewart

On this episode, host Dustin Warncke is joined again by Jeff “Cryptohulk” Stewart. The two talk about fishing for catfish during the winter months and some great memories of catfishing many years ago in their youth. […]
December 27, 2018
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Catching Winter Coastal Catfish

A couple of years ago, I wrote a story about catching catfish in winter on the Gulf Coast. The problem was that year we did not have much of a winter. It was more like an […]
October 10, 2018
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Podcast: Fall Largemouth Bass Strategies, Catfish Tactics, Striped Bass Fishing and More with Guest Matt Williams

On this episode, Dustin sits down with Matt Williams, TF&G columnist and freshwater fishing expert. We talk about the fall and winter fishing season, the big shake-up between Bassmaster and Major League Fishing and pro-bass anglers, […]
August 20, 2018

CORTLAND Line’s New Catfish Braid – New Gear

THE PERFECT BALANCE OF STRENGTH & SENSITIVITY Catfish are flat out tough and catching them requires a special touch. Expert fisherman know that a line must cut through water to reach catfish in difficult positions. Sometimes […]
August 7, 2018
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Catch More Blue Catfish – in Saltwater?

Most Texans think of blue catfish as a freshwater fish, and this species is actually the largest freshwater gamefish in the state. But saltwater anglers should consider targeting blue cats, too. They’re present in many brackish […]
June 18, 2018
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Catching Catfish in Bar Ditches

Catfish from Creeks and Bar Ditches Small creeks and drainage (bar ditches) can hold a surprising number of catfish. In fact, when looking for places to go catfishing, these smaller bodies of water generally go unutilized […]
May 16, 2018
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Podcast: Fishing for Bass and Catfish and Cross Water Outfitters Fishing Ministry with Guests Terry Tubbs and Dennis Martin

On this episode, Dustin records another mobile podcast at a Cross Water Outfitters fishing ministry event and talks about fishing for catfish, white bass, largemouth bass and other freshwater fishing adventures. Terry Tubbs is a co-founder […]
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