Saltwater

Information, updates and articles about saltwater fishing in Texas

Most Texas outdoorsmen and women dream of big whitetail bucks this time of year, but it’s time to give thanks for winter inshore saltwater angling opportunities and take part in what could be some of the best fishing of your life. Texas’ Gulf Coast stretches from a state border with...
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...
COASTAL BEND, Texas -- Redfish may fight harder. Flounder may taste better. And black drum is everyman’s fish. However, for inshore saltwater fishing die-hards and even the average weekend angler, the speckled trout in Texas is hands down the game fish of choice along the coast year round. Whether it’s chunking free-lined...
Efforts to reopen Cedar Bayou near Rockport have fully materialized, with dredging set to begin April 15, an undertaking years in the making that is set to improve water quality and fishing in the area, among other conservation-related issues. The estimated $9 million project has received funding from a variety...
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...
A week after a ruling striking down an emergency rule that gave NOAA Fisheries the authority to adjust red snapper seasons off each Gulf state based on whether their state-water seasons and bag limits were consistent with federal regulations, we now have an answer on this year's framework: a...
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...
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and its commission joined together to file a lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Brownsville, challenging an emergency regulation enacted by the  National Marine Fisheries Service that, if left in place, would allow the...
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...
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...