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Texas has its own running of the bulls each fall and the most savvy of anglers know that when it's time to lock horns with a beast, you need look no farther than man-made passes that intersect the Gulf of Mexico for a stampede of fishing action. October is big...
The Texas coastline stretches from the Louisiana border to the Mexican border and harbors game fish of all shapes and sizes – and tastes. With that in mind, here’s a summer saltwater fishing guide, featuring more than a few reasons why it’s worth making the trip south or east, at...
Black drum aren't a sexy saltwater species in Texas, playing second and even third fiddle to speckled trout, redfish and flounder. However, you won't find a fish more fit for the dinner table, and even in the dead of winter these fish pack a punch on conventional tackle. These cousins of...
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...
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...