Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

October 28, 2016

Half Moon Reef Restoration

Oysters and fishermen rate it as a Texas Coastal Hot Spot One of the more popular fishing spots in West Matagorda Bay is the Half Moon Reef. The reef is one of the largest, innovative, and […]
October 14, 2016

Boating Safety – Kayaking and Kill Switches

Texas boating fatalities generally involve an inattentive skipper driving too fast, but nearly half of the 12 boating related fatalities documented through June involved paddle craft, mostly kayaks. “These boating tragedies represent an alarming trend we’re […]
August 5, 2016

First it was Zebra Mussels; now it’s Giant Salvinia

Giant salvinia is attacking Texas lakes and rivers. This invasive plant restricts fishing, boating and swimming and causes devastating environmental and economic damage. All it takes is one small piece left on your boat, trailer or […]
August 2, 2016
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Spinning Reel Basics: Preventing Line Twist

Most of the seasoned saltwater pros recommend either braid or fluorocarbon with a line test between 8 to 12 pounds. Additional tips to help in line control: When spooling a spinning reel make sure the line goes onto […]
July 29, 2016

Rod and Reel record for swordfish broken

Emil J. Krejci Jr., 54, set a new state saltwater record with his 412-pound, 97-inch swordfish caught June 29 while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Krejci. Before, the unrestricted record catch was 374.80 pounds and […]
July 28, 2016

South Texas fishing update …

All of the guides and anglers are recommending getting an early start to beat the heat. JamesSanchez recommends trying Oso Bay for trout in knee to thigh-deep seagrass beds and potholes near deeper water. He is […]
July 27, 2016

Early results from the POCO BUENO

Captain Kirk Elliott and the crew of the Reel Bounty reeled in two blue marlin to open the first day of the offshore division of the POCO BUENO fishing tournament. “We were at the right place […]
July 18, 2016

Zebra mussels … Texas update, a mussel sniffing dog, tough laws in New Mexico, and maybe some help in the future?

The search for zebra mussels is now part of the boating culture not only in Texas, but in freshwater water bodies across the United States. In Texas, the latest lakes are classified as infested with zebra mussels: […]
July 15, 2016

July Can Provide Some Easy Pickins’ at San Antonio Bay

Capt. Chris Martin, who fishes the San Antonio Bay area,  says fishing can really be good out in the surf in July and August. “Try your luck at throwing top water bait. Start your day out […]
July 14, 2016

Oil and Sage Grouse Grousing

The greater sage grouse has bedeviled Texas oil and gas companies trying to drill in the high plains of the western United States for more than a decade. In September Interior Secretary, Sally Jewell announced that […]
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