Texas Fish & Game

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February 7, 2019

Commission Chairman Addresses Gar Proposals

On Jan. 23, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries Director of Information and Regulations Ken Kurzawski unveiled a list of formal proposed regulation changes related to alligator gar harvest in Texas during a TPWD […]
January 24, 2019

Night Alligator Gar Shooting Ban Proposed

Texas bowfishermen could soon be banned from taking alligator gar at night on all waters statewide as part of a proposed regulation change recently introduced by inland fisheries managers with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department […]
September 3, 2018

There Are Four Garfish Species In Texas?

Garfish of four varieties are common in Texas waters, but not all waters produce every kind of gar. Alligator garfish are protected with a daily bag limit of one fish and a provision in state regulation […]
June 20, 2018

The Garfish That Haunted My Dreams

It was one of the few times Dad did not want to take me fishing. Every day me and mom drove by a little gully on the way to school and every time we passed it I […]
May 28, 2018

Lane Snapper In the Bay? Gar In the Surf?

Recently a caller to my radio program asked what kind of snapper was pinkish colored and had a black dot halfway between pectoral and dorsal fins. The answer was a lane snapper. These are a fairly […]
April 25, 2018

TPWD Takes Deep Look At Alligator Gar

Gar The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) unveiled a new website April 13 to educate and inform Texans about alligator gar – the largest freshwater fish in Texas and one of the largest freshwater fishes […]
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