Texas Fish & Game

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October 18, 2018
red snapped caught yamaha helm master

Catch More Fish Via Virtual Anchoring

Virtual anchoring has been around for a few years now, and it’s a feature that can be initiated via either electric trolling motor (like Spot-Lock, with Minn Kota), or in many cases, with modern outboards (such […]
October 11, 2018
red drum

3 Tips To Catch MONSTER Redfish

You want to catch the bull drum of a lifetime? Of course you do! It’ll take effort and persistence, along with a nice helping of luck. And while there are no guarantees in fishing one thing […]
October 2, 2018
remote control boat

Remote Control for Your Boat?

We have remote controls for just about everything these days, so why not have one for your boat? It sounds pretty crazy, but the fact of the matter is that in the past five years or […]
October 2, 2018
bass tournament winner

Three Tournament Tactics That Work

You want to win the fishing tournament, and come home with the trophy and a fist full of cash? Of course you do! But winning fishing tournaments is easier said than done. It’s also true that […]
September 18, 2018
mercury outboard

First Test Run: Mercury V6 225

This past week, we had the first opportunity to spend some extended time aboard a Boston Whaler rigged with a pair of of Mercury’s new V6 outboards. We broke the news when they were introduced in […]
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 […]
September 4, 2018
artificial lure fishing

Fishing Popping Corks With… Artificials?

Popping Corks It’s a fair bet that everyone reading this right now has fished with a popping cork before. You’ve probably fished one for reds, trout, snook, and other species, baited up with shrimp, cut fish, […]
August 28, 2018
spanish mackerel bait

Rigging Spanish Mackerel for Tarpon

On a recent trip to Costa Rica, I learned a new way to rig baits for tarpon fishing which I found quite interesting. Let’s note right from the start that the Spanish mackerel used in this […]
August 9, 2018
Yamaha F425 xto

New Yamaha V8 F425 XTO Outboard: HOLY COW!!

New Yamaha You want a bigger outboard? You’ve got it! Yamaha has introduced the F425 XTO Offshore V8 outboard, eclipsing the Yamaha F350C as this engine manufacturer’s biggest offering on the water. This engine should be made available at any time soon […]
August 7, 2018
blue catfish

Catch More Blue Catfish – in Saltwater?

Most Texans think of blue catfish as a freshwater fish, and this species is actually the largest freshwater gamefish in the state. But saltwater anglers should consider targeting blue cats, too. They’re present in many brackish […]