Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

June 14, 2018
big speckled sea trout

Speckled Trout: Finding the Monsters

Monster Speckled Trout Do you want to find the real monster speckled trout? Not the one-pounders, not the two-pounders, but fish that weigh five, seven, or even 10 pounds? Of course you do! On a recent […]
June 12, 2018
yo-zuri topknot leader

Pink Fluorocarbon Leader: Does it Make a Difference?

Fluorocarbon Cool-But Pink? On a recent three-day fishing binge in Florida, I was introduced to Yo-Zuri TopKnot fluorocarbon leader. While we were fishing, however, I noticed something a bit odd: the fluoro was pink. Now, everything […]
June 6, 2018
fishing podcast

Podcast: Saltwater Fishing Series: Things You Might Not Expect to Catch in the Gulf of Mexico with Guest Chester Moore

On this week’s show, Dustin connects with Texas Fish & Game Magazine’s editor-in-chief Chester Moore and the two talk about fish and other creatures in the Gulf of Mexico that you might not expect catch on your […]
May 24, 2018

So I Caught My Own Tagged Redfish-And A 62 Year Old Red Drum

Red Drum Most anglers in Texas and Louisiana call the red drum redfish but some call it “channel bass” in parts of Florida. No matter the name it is the top inland sport fish on the […]
April 24, 2018
red snapper fishing

The Red Snapper Debacle, Feds, and Fisheries Management

If you want to make your hair turn prematurely gray, raise your blood pressure, and go on an epic-level rant, just try to comprehend red snapper management. Then, try to understand virtually any fisheries management. It’s […]
April 10, 2018
bat fishing lure

Three Totally Weird Fishing Lures That Work

We’ve all seen strange things happen on the water: species that have no business being where you are, fish that don’t bite when they ought to, and in at least one case, discovering a fish with […]
April 3, 2018
ranger z520ci

Three Red-Hot New Fishing Boats: Ranger Z520CI, Blackfin 272cc, Grady-White Canyon 456

Fishing Boats 2018 has brought a slew of hot new fishing boats to the water, and we’ve checked out so many it makes our head spin. That said, there are three stand-outs we’re sure you’ll want […]
March 29, 2018
soft crab fishing bait

The Ultimate (But Often Ignored) Saltwater Fishing Bait

One of the best saltwater fishing baits on the face of the planet all too often gets ignored by anglers: “soft” blue crabs. Crabs grow by shedding their shell, and for a short period of time […]
March 28, 2018
fishing podcast

Podcast: Saltwater Fishing Series: Flounder Fever and Other Fishing Adventures with Guest Chester Moore

On this weeks show, Dustin sits down with Chester Moore, Texas Fish & Game’s editor-in-chief, and the two talk about flounder fishing strategies on the Texas Gulf Coast and other fishing adventures. Tune in to learn […]
March 27, 2018
kayak trolling

Kayak Trolling Tips

Kayak trolling can be quite effective, and that goes for paddlers as well as peddlers. Yes, you will need a kayak rigged properly, particularly when it comes to having multiple rod holders. And this form of […]