Texas Fish & Game

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December 13, 2018
triggerfish fishing

5 Triggerfish Tips

Many people more or less ignore triggerfish, and only encounter them as bycatch. This is a shame, because triggerfish fight hard for their side (heck, they are after all shaped just like a bluegill) and taste […]
December 6, 2018
speckled sea trout

Cool Weather Tips for Monster Trout

Abrupt weather changes force different behavior from many species, and one that’s strongly impacted is speckled trout. After a strong front pushes through they may well change feeding locations, depths, and even what prey they focus […]
December 4, 2018
trolling from a kayak

Three Tips For Kayak Trolling

I recently spent a day kayak trolling, and while I’m no kayak fishing sharpie (I usually have 22 feet of fiberglass underfoot) the angler I was with, Zach Ditmars, certainly is. He’s focused on hooking everything […]
November 28, 2018
pond fishing for crappie

Choosing Lure Color: Water Color Matters

I recently had a fascinating crappie fishing experience, which reinforced the importance of carefully considering lure color  in relation to water color instead of grabbing what merely looks attractive to the human eye. Before we can […]
November 20, 2018
one-boat humminbird minn kota

Angler-Friendly Electronics: Humminbird, Minn Kota, Talon, and Your One-Boat

Something called One-Boat Network is on the horizon, and it stands to make fishing more effective on your boat. The concept follows a trend we’ve been seeing more and more of lately: MFDs serving as a […]
November 13, 2018
gofish cam

3 Wacky Fishing Gadgets: Zombait, GoFish Cam, and the Bait Launcher Bait Cannon

We anglers love zany new fishing gear. Even if it doesn’t help us catch more fish, it’s always entertaining to check out – and in some cases, it’s actually useful, too. Here are three wacky and […]
November 6, 2018
mylar dredge

Dredges for Offshore Trolling: Do You Need Them?

Offshore trollers often pull multi-arm dredges to tease billfish up to the boat, and serious marlin anglers wouldn’t leave the dock without one. But does the average angler towing a mixed spread for multiple species like […]
November 6, 2018
garmin panoptix

Garmin Panoptix LiveScope: A New Kind of Fishfinder

Fishfinder technology has evolved at an utterly blinding pace during the past decade, as manufacturers one-up each other on an annual basis. Most of the rapidity developed after the introduction of side-scanning fishfinders, and more recently, […]
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 […]
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