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November 12, 2019

Bluefish in the Surf

Bluefish are an excellent species to catch in the surf, and while many may feel this fish isn’t a top target, in fact bluefish are under-rated. These fish fight hard, and as long as you don’t […]
August 13, 2019

The Best Baits for Surf Fishing

Surf fishermen know that having the right bait can be a key component in catching fish in the suds. But, which bait is best? All of them, and none of them. Truth be told, it depends […]
May 30, 2019
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Black Drum in the Surf

When it comes to catching black drum, one of the toughest challenges to surmount is hauling a black in through the surf. Surf fishing has a number of difficult aspects – weather may be an issue […]
June 18, 2018

Surf Fish Beyond the Third Sandbar

The weather was gorgeous on that June morning in 2005, and the surf was calm. I stood on the South Brazos Santiago Jetty at the juncture where water meets the beach and was having a good […]
June 4, 2018

How To Surf Fish In Texas

Millions of Texans play along the Gulf beaches. The sand, waves, birds, and shells blend into a glorious place to play. It is also among the most bountiful surf fishing waters in the world. Forget your […]
February 14, 2018
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Podcast: Saltwater Fishing Series: Basic Rod & Reel Set-Ups, Kayak Sharks and Gear Care with Guest Daryl Palmer

On this week’s episode, Dustin Warncke and Daryl Palmer discuss more saltwater fishing gear, tactics, rod, reel and line set-ups, best practices, conservation and more. From the novice angler to the advanced “old salt” fisherman, everyone […]
January 17, 2018
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Podcast: Saltwater Fishing Series – Inshore & Surf Fishing, Shark Safety and More with Guest Daryl Palmer

This week on the Texas Fish & Game podcast, Dustin connects with Daryl Palmer from Double D Extreme Tackle to talk about fishing in saltwater. The two talk about gear, rigs and tips for fishing the […]
August 16, 2017
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Podcast: Surf Fishing for Redfish and Sharks with Guest Marcus Heflin

On this week’s show Dustin interviews Marcus Heflin, the Surf Fishing Santa, from Christian Surf Fishing Adventures from the Sabine Pass area. This was a fun show as we talked about saltwater fishing fun, getting families outdoors together […]
December 22, 2016

Surf Fishing Santa: A Gulf Coast Christmas

Hitting the Beach with an Honest to Goodness Father Christmas Come to Santa you big, beautiful redfish!” As my camera fired away, it was hard not to laugh as Marcus Heflin dressed in full Santa gear battled a bull […]
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