Texas Fish & Game

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May 13, 2024

Going Back To Fishing’s Roots For Kids This Summer

There is something special about watching a bobber start moving and then disappear below the surface. In fact, I daresay if you can’t get excited about seeing that you should consider taking up badminton or underwater […]
December 12, 2023

Time To Catch Sheepshead and Drum At The Jetties

It’s time to catch sheepshead. Texas coastal waters are filled with these hard-fighting, excellent tasting fish that get little respect despite the aforementioned attributes. These fish congregate in the greatest numbers in our jetty systems and […]
March 14, 2023

Monster Blue Catfish, Inexplicable Sheepshead, and Mystery Tuna

So, I’m casting my six-pound ultralight rig with a tiny bucktail tipped with shrimp in a small tidal creek for panfish, when I feel a bite and jerk the rod back to set the hook. But […]
April 19, 2022

Targeting Sheepshead from a Kayak

Sheepshead – AKA convict fish, thanks to their black bars – are a great fighting fish that goes well on the dinnerplate, but they can also be a frustrating target. Recently, my son David schooled me […]
February 16, 2022

5 Tips for Catching Sheepshead

Sheepshead don’t get nearly enough respect. They fight hard, taste great, and offer anglers action when more glamourous fish may not be around. So the next time you get the chance, take a poke at ’em […]
January 17, 2019

The Secrets Of Finding Sheepshead

My grandfather, the late George Moore, rarely fished by the time I came along. Most of my memories of him are shucking oysters on the front porch or watching Mid-South Wrestling. He and I were both big […]
November 15, 2016

Seeking Sheepshead Is Crazy Fun

My grandfather, the late George Moore, rarely fished by the time I came along. Most of my memories of him are shucking oysters on the front porch or watching Mid-South Wrestling. He and I were both big […]