Texas Fish & Game

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March 1, 2018

New TPWD Threadfin & Gizzard Shad Rules for Freshwater Lakes in Texas Explained

Shad Rules The new shad laws that Texas Parks and Wildlife put into effect this past April 2017 have been confusing to many of the anglers and boat owners I run with in my fishing ministry […]
May 4, 2017

Fishing the Shad Spawn

For those of us that followed the Bassmaster Classic a few weeks back at Lake Conroe, we saw several pros do quite well fishing the shad spawn.  We saw Edwin Evers targeting sea walls, throwing a […]
February 2, 2017

TPW Commission Approves Shad Collection and Sale Rules

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission at its Thursday, Jan. 26, public hearing approved changes to the regulations on the possession and sale of gizzard and threadfin shad collected from public waters. The change will require […]
January 5, 2017

TPWD Taking Public Comment on Proposed Shad Collection Rules

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the regulations on the possession and sale of gizzard and threadfin shad collected from public waters, which would require persons who […]
October 27, 2016

Podcast: Bowfishing Adventures with Guest Marty McIntyre

This week on The Best of The Outdoors Podcast, we visit with Marty McIntyre, owner of  GARQUEST Bowfishing Adventures. In this show we cover bowfishing for common carp, grass carp, gar, tilapia and more and how you can […]
May 20, 2013

Tuesday Tip: Thermocline and Crappie

During summer, the crappie there stage in the deep, cool thermocline of these creeks and then leave to go feeding on shad which is their number one prey item. Anglers should also be mindful that when […]
May 6, 2013

Tuesday Tip: Beware the gafftop!

Another fish that can mess up an angler’s day are gafftopsail catfish. They work shrimp and shad just like trout do and will have birds flocking around and picking out the escapees. If you pull up […]
July 25, 2012

Chumming for bank fishermen

Most anglers associate chumming with offshore fishing, but it can do wonders for land-bound anglers. By simply taking a fish basket or a commercially sold chum bag, tying it off to something on the bank, and […]
October 18, 2011

Follow the shad (photo)

Whether you are freshwater or saltwater fishing shad (or their cousins the menhaden) are a crucial part of the successful pursuit of game fish. Everything from largemouth bass to flounder eat them so you need to […]
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