Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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