Texas Fish & Game

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July 29, 2016

Rod and Reel record for swordfish broken

Emil J. Krejci Jr., 54, set a new state saltwater record with his 412-pound, 97-inch swordfish caught June 29 while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Krejci. Before, the unrestricted record catch was 374.80 pounds and […]
July 27, 2016

Louisiana Tidal Water – Public or Private, Fishable or Keep Out

South Louisiana anglers are watching as the tidal waters are becoming off-limits to common folk, thanks to complicated Louisiana laws that allow landowners to claim tidal waters as private. For decades, Louisiana anglers have been watching […]
July 27, 2016

Early results from the POCO BUENO

Captain Kirk Elliott and the crew of the Reel Bounty reeled in two blue marlin to open the first day of the offshore division of the POCO BUENO fishing tournament. “We were at the right place […]
July 21, 2016

The Flounder are Thick …

The big sow trout of the Lower Laguna Madre has pretty much run the course, but Capt. Joel Ramos says there are still some big trout hanging around. Most of the trout have already dropped their […]
July 15, 2016

July Can Provide Some Easy Pickins’ at San Antonio Bay

Capt. Chris Martin, who fishes the San Antonio Bay area,  says fishing can really be good out in the surf in July and August. “Try your luck at throwing top water bait. Start your day out […]
July 8, 2016

Summer is Red Snapper Time Along the Texas Coast

A few years back, Joey Beaver, of Victoria, bagged a 40-inch, 38.75 lb. red snapper about five miles off the coast of Port O’Connor in the Gulf of Mexico. Texas recreational anglers who fish from private […]
July 1, 2016

Galveston East Bay Fishing: Did you not get the message?

Fishing guide, Bryan Brawner says Galveston East bay is the only place where there is any saltwater. Trinity is blown out, Galveston is blown out, and it’s bad around the jetties. The fishing in East Bay […]
June 29, 2016

Amber Jacked

Bring Texas-Sized Tackle When You Enter the Realm of the Reef Donkey Story by John N. Felsher Often compared to winching an anvil up through a football field of water, battling amberjack can challenge just about […]
June 17, 2016

Take it to the Bank

Gulf Coast Bank Fishing Hotspots Not all anglers have boats. That is something Texas Fish & Game has known for a long time, which is why we include “Bank Bite” locations on most of our coastal […]
May 17, 2016
Catching Spring Redfish

Catching Spring Reds

There are more redfish in Texas bay systems than there have been in more than 30 years. In fact, some areas are so thick with reds, anglers have a hard time catching legal-sized fish. No, I […]
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