Texas Fish & Game

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May 18, 2024

Is a Jon Boat the Best Boat?

We all get bedazzled by big boats with lots of bells and whistles, but truth be told many of us would probably be happiest with a simple old Jon boat. Jon boats are basic, simple, inexpensive, […]
May 17, 2024

Tips for Casting a Classic: The Wobbling Gold Spoon

Well okay, the wobbling silver spoon is a classic, too! All too often anglers get caught up with cool new plastics, glittery color patterns, and new-fangled lures that they overlook some very old but very effective […]
April 30, 2024

Is it Time for an Electric Outboard?

We hear more and more about electric boats, but would an electric outboard make sense for you and the way you fish? On boats used in open environments where runs of more than a few miles […]
April 29, 2024

3 Tips for Trout on Popping Corks

There’s no denying the effectiveness of using popping corks for speckled trout in a number of situations, especially when they’re oriented to grass beds. But how you rig and fish that cork does have an impact […]
April 23, 2024

Choosing the Best Leader for the Job

For years when people asked me what leader I used for light tackle fishing, I scoffed and said “none!” You can tie just about any lure directly to green or blue braid, and the fish just […]
April 15, 2024

Rain Days: The Best for Fishing?

Plenty of anglers opt to stay on dry land – indoors – when the weatherman is calling for rain. This is a mistake. A big mistake. Don the foul weather gear and hit the water when […]
April 1, 2024

Diesel Outboards: Ready for Prime Time?

It might seem surprising how little headway diesel outboards have made in the marine marketplace, especially considering the enhanced reliability, torque, and efficiency diesels provide. Weight and size have always been their main barriers, but in […]
April 1, 2024

Three Top Lures for Ling

Call them ling, cobia, crab-eaters, or whatever you’d like, there’s no doubt that these hard-fighting, top-tasting fish are a prime target for anglers. Chumming is one way to get them, but many anglers prefer sight-casting or […]
April 1, 2024

Mackerel on the Fly

I admit I’m no fly fishing sharpie, and though I’ve tried fly fishing many times I always quickly gravitate back to my spinning gear. That’s mostly because I’ve never found it necessary to make it harder […]
March 28, 2024

Three Things that Make Your Fishing Life Easier

Fishing is a hands-on activity for sure, and many of us don’t necessarily want to make it “easier” than it already is. Heck, overcoming challenge is half the fun. Still there are some things that take […]