Texas Fish & Game

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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 20, 2016

The Underrated Blacktip Shark

My first encounter with a blacktip shark came while soaking a big hunk of cut mullet behind a shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico. I will never forget seeing the streamlined fish burst from the […]
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 […]
June 13, 2016

Slimers and Hardheads

Saltwater Cats are More Popular than Ever It did not take long to figure out what was on the other end of the line. At first I thought it might have been a shark because it […]
June 3, 2016

Saltwater Strangeness

When I was around five years old my late father, Chester Moore, Sr., had his own mysterious aquatic encounter. While fishing with a friend on Conway Bayou on the Louisiana side of the Sabine River, a […]
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 […]
May 9, 2016

Gulf Shrimp Season Closing May 15

The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both Texas and federal waters will close 30 minutes after sunset Sunday, May 15, until a still-to-be determined time in July. The closing date is based on samples […]
May 9, 2016
Shark

Season of the Sharks (TFG Throwback – 1995)

Warm temperatures beckon a wide variety of sharks into close, personal contact with Texas anglers. by Larry Bozka What does a Texas angler get when he or she mixes equal parts of fascination, fear, and fun? […]
May 2, 2016
Trout Basics

The Basics of Trout Fishing

Tips for Catching the Most Commonly Pursued Species on the Gulf Coast Speckled trout are the largemouth bass of saltwater. Not only are they the most commonly pursued species along the Gulf Coast, they also inspire the […]
August 12, 2011

Never ignore roseau cane

Along the Gulf Coast, anglers frequently miss out on some of the most consistent action by ignoring roseau cane. It is the type of cane that is most common south of the Interstate 10 corridor and […]