Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

April 23, 2019
grouper fishing

Electric Reels for Grouper and Snapper

Some anglers who drop baits deep in the Gulf for species like grouper and snapper prefer to hand-crank their fish, while others lay out the extra cash for electric reels that wind up the catch with […]
September 11, 2018
grouper on jig

Speed (Jigging) Kills

One tactic that seems vastly underutilized for gamefish that hug bottom is speed jigging. Sure, folks use it for open-water species like jacks or mackerel, but the tactic is shockingly effective on fish like groupers and […]
July 5, 2018
reef fishing

Reef Fishing: Should You Anchor, or Drift?

Whether to drift or to anchor is a never-ending debate among reef fishermen, but just about everyone will agree that in certain circumstances one tactic or the other may be necessary. Unless a stiff breeze makes […]
February 1, 2017

TPWD Proposing Changes to Hammerhead Shark and Grouper Regulations

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking public comment on proposed modifications to hammerhead shark and grouper regulations. The proposed changes would alter the current size and possession limits for hammerhead sharks and grouper […]
January 5, 2017

Public Meetings Set for Saltwater Fisheries Regulations

TPWD Considering Potential Modifications for Hammerhead Sharks, Grouper The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Coastal Fisheries Division will host three public scoping meetings Jan. 10-11 in several communities to discuss potential changes to Texas saltwater […]
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