Texas Fish & Game

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December 10, 2019

Safety In Stand-Up Gear

Battling hundred-pound-plus fish on stand-up gear is no small feat. It takes every bit of stamina, grit, and fish-fighting skill you can muster. But when it’s approached correctly by an angler who’s in good shape, you […]
November 26, 2019

Sword Fight!

You may have to run 75 or more miles out into the Gulf, employ special rigging and techniques, and spend all day staring at a solitary rod tip, but if you can win a battle with […]
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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]
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