Texas Fish & Game

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July 12, 2022

Baits for Daytime Swordfish

Daytime swordfishing is incredibly challenging, and can be incredibly rewarding. It requires hours of preparation, uber-long runs, great care in setting out the gear, and potentially hours of fighting a fish up from extreme depths. But […]
July 6, 2022

The Overlooked and Underappreciated Whiting

Whiting, also called Gulf kingfish (not to be confused with the king mackerel kingfish), are a regular catch in the surf and near the mouths of some coastal bays. These fish don’t get very large, but […]
July 5, 2022

Tripletail Offshore

Most anglers think of tripletail as nearshore fish, and certainly, most are caught within sight of land. But these fish sometimes get swept far out into the Gulf by the currents, and no matter where you […]
June 28, 2022

What to Do When You Catch a Tagged Fish

If you fish long enough, sooner or later you’ll catch a tagged fish. All kinds of different organizations, governmental agencies, and scientific outfits tag fish, and there are countless finned critters swimming around out there with […]
June 21, 2022

Catch More Mahi-Mahi with SST

Mahi-mahi are awesome oceanic fish – they’re plentiful and usually willing to bite, they taste great, they fight hard and make acrobatic leaps through the air, and few fish can hold a candle to them when […]
June 7, 2022

Kings on Planers

No one will deny the effectiveness of running a planer rod for kingfish. But sometimes you need to get exceedingly deep, and who wants to deal with all the hassle of using #4 or larger inline […]
June 2, 2022

Black on the Yak

Catching big black drum on a kayak is a hoot – those hefty bruisers take you for a serious sleigh ride, and few inshore fish grow as large as these drum. No, they won’t tail-walk and […]
June 1, 2022

Slack Tide Specks

Nothing’s worse then arriving at a hotspot 15 minutes before the tide drops out, catching fish on several casts in a row, then watching the bite peter out to nothing. How long will you have to […]
May 24, 2022

Soft Plastic Lure Colors: Top Three Picks

When it comes to soft plastics, there are about a million and one colors and color patterns to choose from. Of course, it’s no secret that many are made more to catch your eye at the […]
May 17, 2022

The End Game: Tips for Landing More Fish

It’s often said that 90-percent of the fish that get away are lost in the first few moments or the last few moments of the fight. Quite often that’s true. And while you can’t do much […]