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Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

March 12, 2020
swordfish

Fishing for Swordfish in Broad Daylight

Few anglers ever get to go after swordfish, even in they have a boat capable of making those long runs far out into the ocean where these billfish live. Why? Because historically most have been caught […]
March 10, 2020
fish on circle hook

5 Things You Never Knew About Circle Hooks

As anglers have become more and more conservation-minded, the use of circle hooks has become more and more common for those tossing bait. No doubt this is a good thing, since circle hooks can be used […]
February 25, 2020

Jigging With Plastics for Flounder

GULP! may have changed the game of flounder fishing as we know it, but truth be told, you can jig for flounder with virtually any type of plastics and enjoy great success. Long before the advent […]
February 18, 2020
fish on a hook

Catching Your Own Bait

What’s the best thing about catching your own bait? Hard to tell – some of us like to do it because we get fresh, kicking livies. Others get some extra enjoyment out of saving a buck […]
February 11, 2020
wahoo caught on a spoon

The Utterly Epic Trolling Spoon

Spoons may have been around for eons, but even today they remain one of the most effective trolling lures on the face of the planet. They provide lots of action, excellent flash, and attract strikes from […]
February 6, 2020
angler with squid

Fishing For… Squid?!

When we think of saltwater fishing, few of us think of squid beyond its use as a bait. That’s too bad, because yes, you can catch your own squid – and it’s not just good for […]
February 4, 2020
noaa counting fish

MRIP: Ruining Saltwater Fisheries From Coast to Coast

Counting saltwater fish has always been a problem. Certainly, it’s not easy – fish move around, aren’t easy to see underwater in the first place, and don’t exactly stand up and raise their fins so we […]
January 28, 2020
angler with fish

Three Tips for Topwater Tactics

Topwater Tactics Few methods of fishing are as fun as topwater. Seeing a fish throw up a wake as it shoots towards your plug and watching the ensuing surface explosion is an adrenaline-pumping experience. But fishing […]
January 7, 2020

Crab Baits with the Snafu Rig

Crab Baits The Snafu isn’t a rig commonly seen along the Gulf Coast, which is no wonder since it’s main use is for tautog fishing in the northeast Atlantic. So, why might we be interested in […]
January 1, 2020

Major Saltwater Boat Improvements

After living with the same saltwater boat for 12 years, I figured it was about time for an upgrade. But I didn’t really want a new boat – I just wanted mine to be better. So […]
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