Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

May 24, 2018

Gulf Shrimp Season Closed

Shrimp Season Closure The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both Texas and federal waters is closed until a still-to-be determined date in July. The closing date (May 15) was based on samples collected by […]
July 11, 2016

Live Baits for Trout

When All ElseFails (and even when it doesn’t) Live bait is the most effective means of catching speckled trout. This is not true in every scenario, but if a person were starving and had to catch specks […]
May 9, 2016

Gulf Shrimp Season Closing May 15

The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both Texas and federal waters will close 30 minutes after sunset Sunday, May 15, until a still-to-be determined time in July. The closing date is based on samples […]
March 10, 2015
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Bait Blunders – Don’t Do This!

I love bait. The smell of chum, the feeling of oily bunker, and the sight of wiggling bloodworms get me all charged up. But fishing from a boat, it’s easier than one might think to ruin […]
December 17, 2013

Carolina rig faux shrimp (video)

Want a lifelike erratic action from your soft plastic shrimp? Try it on a Carolina rig. Watch the video to see it in action.
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 […]
October 3, 2012

Think pink for flounder!

If I had to pick one color soft plastic for flounder fishing that works from one end of the coast to the other it would have to be pink. It works good in slightly stained to […]
January 3, 2012

13-pound flounder eats shrimp (video)

In part two of our three-part series see a 13-pound plus flounder strike a shrimp and learn why curltail grubs are so effective at catching flatfish. Chester moore
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