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November 14, 2019

Lure Colors for Tuna

Few fish present as great a challenge as yellowfin tuna. If you want a fight that will have you dripping with sweat, arms aching and blisters forming on your hand at the reel crank, these beasts […]
August 27, 2019

Inshore Mahi Tactics

Most of us think of mahi-mahi (dolphinfish) as a species usually encountered in offshore waters, and usually that’s the case. Some years, however, they come closer to shore than others. And every so often they can […]
July 11, 2019
spreader bar for tuna fishing

Side Winders For Tuna

Spreader bars are a great lure for yellowfin tuna, and now there’s a new spreader bar option on the market: side-winders. If you haven’t heard of them before, that’s likely because I just made that name […]
July 2, 2019

Yellowfin on Jigs

Jigging is fun, but jigging for pelagics like yellowfin tuna is FUN! Jigging for tunas, however, is not like jigging for most other species. Rather than lift and drop the rod, it’s pumped with short strokes […]
March 14, 2019
fishing podcast

Bonus Podcast: Live from the Houston Fishing Show with Guests Chester Moore and Cal Gonzales

On this bonus episode, Dustin reconnects with TF&G Editor in Chief Chester Moore and TF&G Saltwater Fishing Editor Cal Gonzales for another crazy “on location” show as the three attend the Houston Fishing Show. This podcast […]
February 12, 2019
jigging for tuna

Three Tips for Speed Jigging

As we discussed in Speed Jigging Kills, this technique is a highly-effective way of triggering strikes when predators are suspending at mid-depth, be they tunas, kingfish, or any other species. But many people conflate speed jigging with […]
February 5, 2019
yellowfin tuna

Three Awesome Lures for Tuna Fishing

You’re ready to head offshore and troll for tuna? Whether you’ll be targeting yellowfin at the rigs or blackfin behind the shrimpers, one thing is for sure: you need a very specific assortment of lures. And […]
December 12, 2018

New Artificial Reef Placed Off Texas Coast

The first phase of construction on Texas’ newest artificial reef concluded this week when a barge load of giant granite blocks and other concrete materials joined a sunken barge at the HI20 site off Sabine. The […]
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 […]
May 24, 2018
black belly rose fish

Deep-Drop Surprise: Black Belly Rosefish

The best thing about deep-drop fishing is that you never know what the heck you’re going to pull up from the depths of the Gulf like the rosefish. Sure, golden tilefish, snappers, and groupers are all […]
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