Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

March 19, 2019
soft plastic lure caught striper

Paddle Tails vs Twisters vs Straight Tail Soft Plastics: Which is Best?

Walk through any tackle shop, and you’ll see a wide range of paddle tails, twister tails, and straight tail soft plastics. So, how are you supposed to know which to choose? Let’s look at the attributes […]
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 […]
March 14, 2019
chumming for cobia

Cobia Chumming Tricks

You want to catch more cobia? Of course you do! A while back we published an article on general tips for how to catch more cobia, but truth be told, if you want to be as effective […]
February 28, 2019
fishing for bluefish

Catching the Under Appreciated, Hard-Fighting, Great-Tasting Bluefish

The Rodney Dangerfield of the angling community, bluefish don’t get no respect. This is a shame, because bluefish fight great, strike hard, and often leap into the air as they attempt to shake the hook free. […]
February 27, 2019
fishing podcast

Podcast: The Early Flounder Run and Fishing Fun with Guest Chester Moore

On this podcast, Chester Moore Jr., Texas Fish & Game Magazine’s editor-in-chief, joins Dustin again to talk about the early flounder run and how to fish for these flat fish and make a good trip to […]
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 […]
January 15, 2019
fishing for tripletail

Running and Gunning for Tripletail

When people think about tripletail, they don’t usually think about run-and-gun fishing. This is a mistake. Truth be told, running and gunning is an excellent way to target this species – when applied in the right […]
January 10, 2019
cubera snapper

Catch Cubera Snapper in Texas Waters

Cubera snapper are not the most common target in Texas waters, but when one considers just how many species of snapper are present here (an even dozen are listed by the TPWD) it shouldn’t surprise anyone […]
January 1, 2019
lures for fish

Do Rattling Lures Work Better in Saltwater?

Many lures have rattle chambers, which create quite a racket. In some cases, in fact, you may not only feel the vibrations in your rod but also hear the rattles as the lure moves through the […]
December 25, 2018
casting for fish

How to Maximize Your Casting Distance

Casting distance is something many of us take for granted. We swing that rod just as hard as we can, watch the lure fly, and see how far it goes. But with a little advanced planning […]
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