Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

February 13, 2018
circle hook fishing

Do Circle Hooks Really Help?

Circle hooks certainly get a lot of good press, but do they really help reduce catch and release mortality? And, do they really help you get a better set in the corner of the fish’s jaw? […]
June 24, 2013

Tuesday Tips: Trophy Snapper Strategies

For trophy-sized snapper, the wrecks and rocks that can be found away from heavily pressure oil rigs are the best. These “hard spots” may require a little extra effort to find, but more often than not […]
June 3, 2013

Tuesday Tip: Chumming/catching sharks

Large circle hooks rigged on steel leaders are the most popular terminal tackle for bagging sharks. Sharks cannot only cut a line with their teeth but also with their skin, which is sharp in its own […]
May 27, 2013

Tuesday Tip: Lures/baits for ling (cobia)

If you would like to catch ling try the standard summer fishing protocol: a handful of cut pogeys thrown overboard, and live crab or fresh cut bait hanging from circle hooks.  Crabs in particular are extremely […]
November 7, 2012

Why use wide gap hooks? (video)

Ever wonder what wide-gapped hooks are good for? Check out this video to learn the best applications.