Texas Fish & Game

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September 11, 2018
grouper on jig

Speed (Jigging) Kills

One tactic that seems vastly underutilized for gamefish that hug bottom is speed jigging. Sure, folks use it for open-water species like jacks or mackerel, but the tactic is shockingly effective on fish like groupers and […]
September 4, 2018
artificial lure fishing

Fishing Popping Corks With… Artificials?

Popping Corks It’s a fair bet that everyone reading this right now has fished with a popping cork before. You’ve probably fished one for reds, trout, snook, and other species, baited up with shrimp, cut fish, […]
August 29, 2018
fishing podcast

Podcast: Saltwater Fishing Series: Hardcore Bay Fishing on the South Texas Coast with Guest Cal Gonzales

In this continuation of the TF&G saltwater fishing series, Dustin sits down with Cal Gonzales, Texas Fish & Game saltwater fishing editor and Texas coastal hotspot focus columnist. We talk about all kinds of things from catching mangrove […]
August 28, 2018
spanish mackerel bait

Rigging Spanish Mackerel for Tarpon

On a recent trip to Costa Rica, I learned a new way to rig baits for tarpon fishing which I found quite interesting. Let’s note right from the start that the Spanish mackerel used in this […]
August 20, 2018

Cuda Launches Versatile, Dependable Tools at ICAST

At ICAST, Cuda Fishing Tools debuted several tools and accessories that blend convenience, functionality and comfort. No matter the adventure, you can expect superior durability and craftsmanship in these new items, which include: Bucket Tackle Center (MSRP […]
July 24, 2018
shark fishing with float

Should You Use Floats in Saltwater?

Floats Are Effective There’s something very basic and slightly childish that comes to mind when we think of bobbers. Surely, many of us got our start as an angler sitting on the bank of a small […]
July 12, 2018
3d fishfinder

3D Fishfinder Update: Should You Get One?

You may remember that we brought you the news, when the first 3D fishfinder started showing up on the market. Since then we’ve spent some extended time working with the Raymarine Axiom in 3D mode, and […]
July 5, 2018
reef fishing

Reef Fishing: Should You Anchor, or Drift?

Whether to drift or to anchor is a never-ending debate among reef fishermen, but just about everyone will agree that in certain circumstances one tactic or the other may be necessary. Unless a stiff breeze makes […]
July 3, 2018
Fishing

” Catch and release “

42″ bull caught fishing near the mouth of the Brazos, great fight and quick release.
July 2, 2018
tripletail fishing

Tips for Catching More Tripletail

Tripletail are one of the odder looking species you’ll find along the Gulf coast, but they’re a great-tasting fish that fights like the devil. You want to put some “trips” into your cooler? Use these three […]