Texas Fish & Game

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May 31, 2023

Finding the Best Offshore Charter

Let’s be real: offshore fishing boats that can get you to distant pelagics like billfish and tunas are a monstrous expense. In fact, you just about have to be a one-percenter to get one of those […]
May 30, 2023

Trolling Motor Tactics

More and more anglers take advantage of bow-mounted trolling motors these days, and that goes for everyone from bass aficionados to drum hunters. Spot-Lock is the biggest attraction, allowing you to hover in place via GPS […]
May 17, 2023

Singing the Blues

Bluefish are the Rodney Dangerfield of the fishing world – they don’t get no respect. And it’s true, if you leave them sitting in the refrigerator for a few days or take one over 24 or […]
May 16, 2023

Sheepshead on Jigheads

Historically most anglers use simple baited rigs weighted down with an ounce or two of lead for sheepshead. And sure, these are effective. But many anglers prefer to use light tackle and a bit more finesse […]
April 20, 2023

Tactics for Battling Billfish

You want to do battle with the ultimate gamefish? In that case, few would argue with the decision to target billfish in general and marlin in specific. Get one on the line, and you have a […]
April 19, 2023

What to Look for in a Great Saltwater Spinning Reel

Go shopping for a saltwater spinning reel, and you’ll find there are about a million and one options. The price range – and the quality range – is huge, and choosing the one that’s best for […]
April 19, 2023

Deep Drop Rigs: Hand Crank Vs. Electric

The term “deep dropping” means different things to different people, and while sending a bait down 300 feet for grouper or bluelines seems deep, it’s an entirely different endeavor from dropping 1200 feet down for goldens […]
April 6, 2023

Daisy Chains for Offshore Anglers

Daisy chains are popular lures for offshore anglers, but few people realize that how you run them will have a huge effect on just how many fish they bring in to the boat. In fact, most […]
April 6, 2023

Choosing a Rod for Sight Fishing for Cobia

Few methods of angling are as exciting as sight fishing, and when cobia are the target, if you don’t have the right gear those fish will make a fool out of you. You’re trying to decide […]
March 21, 2023

Rusty Hooks Vs. Sharp Hooks: How Big a Difference Does it Really Make?

We all know we should use fresh hooks or at the very least sharpen up the old ones, yet somehow, time after time we find ourselves digging around in the tacklebox and eventually settling on one […]