Texas Fish & Game

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August 23, 2011

Wear shades, catch more fish (video)

Polarized shades are an underutilized tool in the quest for quality. Chester Moore talks why they are so important and what got him to make them a mandatory part of his repetoire.
August 12, 2011

Never ignore roseau cane

Along the Gulf Coast, anglers frequently miss out on some of the most consistent action by ignoring roseau cane. It is the type of cane that is most common south of the Interstate 10 corridor and […]
August 6, 2011

Golden croaker on steroids!? Cool! (Video)

Bull redfish are the most easily accessible powerhouse fish for saltwater anglers. And while many overlook or consider them to be “gold croaker on steroids” I absolutely adore them. I caught the big fish in this […]
June 20, 2011

Topwater/plastic combo for MONSTER trout

Witnessing the blowup of a big sow speck can be the most impressive or underwhelming thing an angler can witness. Sometimes they strike with such vigor they force the lure into the air causing the heart […]
June 20, 2011

Topwaters: The best blowups aren’t

Many of the largest specimens of speckled trout, largemouth bass and recently redfish caught on topwaters exhibit no blowup. They just suck the lure right under. I have caught really nice specks using plugs like the […]
June 20, 2011

Do fish miss topwaters because of reflections? (Photo)

Several years ago my cousin Frank Moore and I had a friendly debate over topwaters. He said the color of the lure’s back matter and I said it was irrelevant. That inspired me to dive and […]
June 20, 2011

Topwater Redfish: Learn their “cone of vision”

My mentor, the late outdoor writer for the Port Arthur News Ed Holder caught more redfish on topwaters than anyone I have ever seen. In fact, he only used topwaters to catch them. He refused spoons, […]
June 20, 2011

Texas rigs, Mike Iaconelli and Toledo Bend

Today I had the great pleasure of following Bassmaster Elite Series pro Mike Iaconelli (2003 Bassmaster Classic Champion, 2006 B.A.S.S. Anlger of the Year) as part of the circuit’s stop on Toledo Bend. Veteran Toledo Bend […]
June 20, 2011

Stick and move fishing

I have done a lot of pond, small lake and canal fishing over the last two years. Something I have noticed is that on small bodies with lots of fishing pressure, you have to stick and […]
June 20, 2011

Flounder and the 10-Second Rule (photos, video)

On the way home from flounder fishing this afternoon I called a friend of mine to give him a report. I told him it was a pretty tough day with high barometric pressure (makes fish not […]
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