Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

January 9, 2018
toad fish

Stranger Brew: Bizarre Gulf Fish You Can Eat

There are some really strange fish swimming around in the Gulf, many of which we anglers catch by accident now and again. With all three of these species we’re about to look at below, the common […]
April 18, 2017
fishing on an outboard boat

Can Fish Hear Your Outboard? But, Does it Matter?

The simple answer to both of these questions is yes. But, there’s so much more to this story… The other day I got into a somewhat heated argument with an angler who swore an idling four-stroke […]
August 2, 2016
boat handling

Boat Handling that will Help You Catch More Fish Offshore

Most inshore anglers realize that boat handling plays a key role in how successful they are at catching fish. Positioning the boat for casting, noises created by the boat, and setting up for drifts are all […]
May 24, 2016

Differentiating Fish with Your Fishfinder

Finding fish with your fishfinder is one thing; differentiating between them is an entirely different task. Why should you care? Because it’s exceedingly difficult to pull a kingfish out of the school of fish you see […]
December 15, 2015
saltwater tales

Saltwater Tales: A Worthy Read

How many times have I clogged up this blog with a book review? Um… never. And truth be told, that’s because it’s pretty dang rare I run across a book I like so much I really […]
June 2, 2015
fish lateral line

Why We’re Spooking Fish (With our Boats)

Here’s a very, very important illustration, which shows how we spook the heck out of fish with our boats. This is a representation of a fish’s lateral line. As you can see in the blow-up box, […]
March 31, 2015
miss islamorada

Go Fishing on a Head Boat (No, really!)

Fishing on a head boat is cramped, difficult, rife with tangles, and rarely as productive as fishing from your own boat. It’s also an awesome reminder as to why we buy and maintain our own private […]
March 10, 2015

Bait Blunders – Don’t Do This!

I love bait. The smell of chum, the feeling of oily bunker, and the sight of wiggling bloodworms get me all charged up. But fishing from a boat, it’s easier than one might think to ruin […]
September 9, 2014

Five Tips for Trolling

Trolling is an effective way to catch fish, but it could be a lot more effective for a lot of anglers. Why? Because it isn’t quite as simple as it seems – how you outfit and […]
December 26, 2012

360 degree fish finder? (video)

Want to see fish in a range of 360 degrees? It’s possible now thanks to the latest innovation from Humminbird. 0