Texas Fish & Game

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November 21, 2016

Coastal Cold Front Tactics

Fall is trout season around here, and November is a prime time to run into healthy, hefty speckled trout in San Antonio Bay and the surrounding waters. It’s a time when anglers of all ages and […]
November 15, 2016

Fishing Between Fronts

I was kayak fishing on the south side of West Matagorda Bay in mid-December. It was a sunny day with air temperatures in the low seventies, and wind coming from the southeast at five to ten […]
November 10, 2016

Flounder Run Cancelled? Warm Weather to Blame?

Has the fall “flounder run” been cancelled? Has the unusually warm weather short-circuited what is typically the best flounder fishing of the year? The answer is no and yes. The “run” is not canceled but the […]
October 31, 2016

Bull Croaker and Mega Sand Trout? You Bet!

Recently I received an email from a reader who said they caught what they thought at first was a decent speckled trout but when they took it out of the net they realized it was a huge sand trout. I caught […]
October 28, 2016

Texas Hotshots – Big Red

33″ Redfish caught on light tackle. It took 20 min. to land this hard fighting Lake Calcasieu Red.
October 28, 2016

Texas Hotshots – Shallow Water Red

38″ Redfish caught on a spinnerbait / paddletail combo, Oct 21. Released.
October 11, 2016

Target the Redfish Frenzy

After we’ve had a strong cold front, target the mouths of rivers and the very largest bayous emptying marsh if you want to catch large numbers of redfish.  As we all know, cold fronts purge the […]
October 10, 2016

Fishing Coastal Bayous Productive in Early Fall

Coastal bayous are a productive location for redfish, speckled trout and flounder during the early fall period but they require study. Whether you are fishing for flounder, redfish, or trout, the first thing to look for […]
September 7, 2016

Texas Hotshots – Galveston Cobia

Luke Bogar with a 40 pound Cobia caught on a flat line using a whole Spanish sardine for bait. 20 mile rigs off Galveston was the location.
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 […]
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