Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

October 14, 2016
largemouth bass freshwater

Nominations Sought for Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

ATHENS, Texas — Individuals or organizations that have made a lasting contribution to freshwater fishing in Texas may be nominated through Dec. 31 for induction into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. The nominee must […]
October 7, 2016

Football Jigs

Let’s talk about one of the best big bass baits on the planet, the Football Jig.  They can imitate a crawfish, bream or any number of natural forage that swim or crawl in your Texas body […]
October 6, 2016

Punching the “Hay” for Fall Largemouth Bass

It is all about available cover. Large Texas reservoirs have many coves, fingers and shorelines and in any given area the best cover will be the area that draws in the bass, particular during the summer […]
October 6, 2016

Costa Features New Sunrise Lens at Bass Event on Sam Rayburn

In our industry, it is fairly common to come across new gear that claims to revolutionize how we participate in our favorite outdoor activity.  This seems to be an even more common occurrence when it comes […]
October 6, 2016

Texas Forecast Hill Country – Lake Buchanan: Main Lake

Location: Lake Buchanan Hotspot: Main Lake GPS: N 30 49.572, W98 23.658 (30.8262, -98.3943) Species: Striped Bass Best Baits: Top water lures, slabs and jigs Contact: Ken Milam 325-379-2051 [email protected] www.striperfever.com.com Tips: Stripers will be around […]
October 4, 2016

SWIMBAITS- The Ultimate Imitator

There are few baits that look as realistic as swimbaits. We often hear talk of what a jig, worm, beaver, or brush hog looks like to a fish and who really knows. But, we all know […]
September 29, 2016

Texas Forecast Piney Woods – Caddo Lake: Jackson’s Arm and Alligator Bayou

Location: Caddo Lake Hotspot: Jackson’s Arm and Alligator Bayou GPS:    N 32 43.1699, W94 5.4359 (32.7195, -94.0906) Species: Largemouth Bass Best Baits: Chatterbaits, spinnerbaits and swimbaits Contact: Caddo Lake Guide Service/Paul Keith 318-455-3437 [email protected] www.caddolakefishing.com Tips: […]
September 28, 2016

Texas Hotshots – Big Bass!

I caught these two beautiful bass back to back in the Bastrop area. They put up a good fight brought them in on natural bait. Catch and release! ☺
September 28, 2016

Carolina Rig: The Do Nothing Fish Finder

Story and photos by Shane Smith Ok, let’s go ahead and call it what it is.  The Carolina Rig is an extremely effective way to find and catch bass anywhere in the country.   However, it is […]
September 22, 2016
crappie

Dept. of Wild: The Crappie Thump

Back in 2005, I had the amazing opportunity to dive with and hand feed “Splash”, the 121-pound blue catfish caught by angler Cody Mullenix on Lake Texoma. The fish was brought in alive and housed at […]
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