Texas Fish & Game

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November 30, 2021

Should You Add Foam Decking To Your Fishing Boat?

No doubt you’ve noticed that more and more new fishing boats have foam padding on the deck. This stuff is also available in sticky-back sheets that can be cut with a razor knife and self-installed. Some […]
May 26, 2021

Boat Lifts: Good or Bad for Your Fishing Boat?

If you have a saltwater fishing boat that you want to use at a moment’s notice, you may want to keep it at a marina rather than trailering it around. Some marinas offer dry stack storage, […]
April 30, 2020

Ultimate Saltwater Boat Improvement?

What’s the ultimate saltwater boat improvement? That’s a question with no real answer, because it will change depending on who you are, what your priorities are, and how you like to fish. But this one… oooooh, […]
January 1, 2020

Major Saltwater Boat Improvements

After living with the same saltwater boat for 12 years, I figured it was about time for an upgrade. But I didn’t really want a new boat – I just wanted mine to be better. So […]
April 3, 2018

Three Red-Hot New Fishing Boats: Ranger Z520CI, Blackfin 272cc, Grady-White Canyon 456

Fishing Boats 2018 has brought a slew of hot new fishing boats to the water, and we’ve checked out so many it makes our head spin. That said, there are three stand-outs we’re sure you’ll want […]
January 10, 2017

Twin Outboards, or Triples? The Pros and Cons of Each

Today’s big center console fishing machines have gobs of power, and in many cases, when buying one you’ll have to choose between twin outboards and triples. At first glance, bolting triple outboards across the transom of […]
March 8, 2016

A Rockin’ Cool New Mako – Yes, Mako – Fishboat

Mako marine was one of those boatbuilders who hit legendary status, then somehow faded into the past. Their classics, boats like the 17 center console, had great runs back in the 90’s but weren’t followed up […]
February 2, 2016

Miami Boat Show Preview: New Fishing Boats from Boston Whaler, Edgewater, Mako

As the Miami Boat Show approaches (it runs February 11 through the 15th) the press releases are starting to fly. And already, we’re hearing about some cool new fishing boats that will be hitting the water […]
December 29, 2015

Should You Consider a Jet Boat for Fishing?

The answer to this question used to be a pretty easy “no”. Unless you regularly ran through rocky rivers, jet drives on outboard powered fishing boats didn’t make much sense. And inboard jet drives may have […]
December 8, 2015

Bayliner F18: An 18 Foot Fishboat for Under 20K?

Recently I went on assignment to test a Bayliner Element F18, for review on boats.com. (Watch the F18 video boat review, to see it for yourself). While I’ve never been a huge Bayliner fan, I do […]