Texas Fish & Game

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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 […]
January 1, 2019

Do Rattling Lures Work Better in Saltwater?

Many lures have rattle chambers, which create quite a racket. In some cases, in fact, you may not only feel the vibrations in your rod but also hear the rattles as the lure moves through the […]
April 10, 2018

Three Totally Weird Fishing Lures That Work

We’ve all seen strange things happen on the water: species that have no business being where you are, fish that don’t bite when they ought to, and in at least one case, discovering a fish with […]
March 6, 2018

What Happens if You Eat GULP!?

Yes, we know the packaging on GULP! Clearly states “not for human consumption,” but we also know that the fish really seem to enjoy eating it. And that makes us quite curious. What gives? Does Shrimp-flavored […]
January 16, 2018

Topwater Plug Versus Sub-Surface Crankbait-In Saltwater

Serious anglers want to utilize every book in the trick, depending on what will be most effective at any given time. In many cases, that will mean choosing between a topwater plug, and a crankbait. How […]