Texas Fish & Game

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May 17, 2024

Tips for Casting a Classic: The Wobbling Gold Spoon

Well okay, the wobbling silver spoon is a classic, too! All too often anglers get caught up with cool new plastics, glittery color patterns, and new-fangled lures that they overlook some very old but very effective […]
April 1, 2024

Three Top Lures for Ling

Call them ling, cobia, crab-eaters, or whatever you’d like, there’s no doubt that these hard-fighting, top-tasting fish are a prime target for anglers. Chumming is one way to get them, but many anglers prefer sight-casting or […]
January 2, 2024

Three Top Picks for Reds

Slot-sized reds are among to coolest fish out there – they fight great, taste great, and when they’re in a feeding mood it isn’t too tough to fool them with lures. If, of course, you’re using […]
January 1, 2024

Choosing the Right Rod for Topwater

Few forms of fishing are as exciting as topwater action, and watching a fish blow up as you walk the dog or pop a popper provides a shot of adrenaline that other strikes just can’t match. […]
October 19, 2023

3 Cool Lure Types You Need to Know About

We anglers love our lures. Sure, most of them are designed to catch fishermen as much as fish. Yes, we spend a paycheck’s worth on new lures far too often. But few things are as much […]
November 8, 2022

When Mackerel Get Finicky

Sometimes catching Spanish mackerel is such a piece of cake it seems silly – birds are diving, fish are busting bait, and anything you toss into the fray gets snapped up the moment it hits the […]
June 16, 2021

Bucktails: They NEVER go Out of Style!

The bucktail is as old as the wheel (maybe older) and is about as low-tech a fishing lure as you can find. Yet it’s also shockingly effective. Bucktails work just as well today as they did […]
September 24, 2019

Essential Fishing Gear: A Hairbrush?!

When you think about critical fishing gear, a hairbrush is probably just about the last thing in the world going through your mind. I know that was the case with me – until last week. I […]
July 16, 2019

The Amazingly Adaptive Shad Dart

Few lures are as simple, basic, unassuming, yet effective, as the dart. Yes, marabou jigs come close, but they rarely carry as much weight for the size. Sure, some jig heads with plastic tails create a […]
March 19, 2019

Paddle Tails vs Twisters vs Straight Tail Soft Plastics: Which is Best?

Walk through any tackle shop, and you’ll see a wide range of paddle tails, twister tails, and straight tail soft plastics. So, how are you supposed to know which to choose? Let’s look at the attributes […]