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Information, updates and articles about saltwater fishing in Texas

Heading offshore from any of Texas’ notable blue-water destinations is a trip, and on any given day anglers have the opportunity to catch everything from ling, snapper and grouper to mackerel, sharks and amberjack. However, simply knowing what species are swimming out there is only half the battle. You’ve got...
Memorial Day weekend in Texas long has signaled the start of summer across the state, bringing with it thought of fishing, camping and other outdoors excursions. Here are your holiday listings for things to do, places to go and how to plan a last-second trip to some of our...
Our state waters harbor some of the best angling for more species than you can shake a rod at in freshwater and saltwater, but there are some that stand out above the rest for quantity, quality or even both, and you should plan your 2015 based on hitting these...
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department officials are reminding saltwater anglers that during November flounder fishing is allowed by rod and reel only, with no gigging allowed, and the bag limit is reduced to two fish. The two-fish bag also was extended this year into the first two weeks of December,...
The Texas speckled trout bag limit along much of the coast drops to five fish per day beginning Monday, Sept. 1, a move that was hotly debated at multiple public meetings and through online comments. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission in March voted to adopt rules extending the five-fish...
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Thursday announced a multi-million dollar public-private collaboration that will result in turning the iconic Powderhorn Ranch along Matagorda Bay into a state park and wildlife management area. Native wildlife that calls the area home includes bobwhite quail, Rio Grande turkeys, white-tailed deer and...
A collaboration decades in the making, including funding from one of the worst oil spills in history, has helped to secure one of the most pristine tracts of land remaining along the Texas coast for public consumption. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has announced that the Powderhorn Ranch, a...
As the old saying goes, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat," and when it comes to anglers, all you have to do is replace the last word with whatever you may have caught that day. Filleting is the accepted practice for meat removal on almost every game...
Cleaning your saltwater catch can be a rewarding experience, especially when you’ve had a memorable outing on any number of Texas' bay systems. By the same token, there’s nothing worse than spending a day on the water and not properly caring for the fish you’ve earned – or even paid...
KEY WEST -- The Florida Keys are the epitome of angling paradise, and at the end of road rests the quaint hamlet of Key West, famed for colorful characters, amazing history and the best fishing most of us may ever have the pleasure to experience. The southernmost city in the...