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Public comment sought on Galveston artificial reef

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is proposing to create a new 160 acre public artificial reef site south of the Galveston Jetties. The proposed site is six and a half miles from the shoreline in about 48 feet of

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40 inch trout caught in Laguna Madre? (Photo)-Updated

UPDATE: We posted the story below to find out the scoop on a photo we have been getting lots of forwards and questions about and it didn’t take long for our social media to help us get the information. This

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Researchers to track southern flounder mortality

This May, a team of researchers will begin tagging Southern flounder in the New River, hoping to follow their migratory patterns and learn more about where the fish spend their time. But the meat of the project lies at the

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Percentage of snapper quota goes to charter captains

Recreational fishing groups are crying foul over a National Marine Fisheries Service pilot program that has taken a percentage of the 2014 recreational red-snapper quota and given it to a select group of charter-boat captains. As part of the program, 17 captains operating out

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Survey shows fishing a huge business in Texas

Fishing is a popular pastime in Texas that generates some serious bucks for the state’s economy. How much? According to the results a Southwick Associates survey conducted for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department,  fishing generated $2.1 billion in retail

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Trout, flounder proposals spark debate

Texas’ plan of implementing new fishing restrictions on spotted sea trout and flounder has sparked a heated discussion between fishing aficionados and state officials. Aside from providing a worthy pastime to sporting fishermen, angling adds $2 billion to Texas economy

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What is Texas speckled trout status?

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department officials are currently scoping for potential regulation changes for speckled trout and flounder on the Texas coast. What is the status of these fisheries? Here is some interesting data on the trout fishery. What bay

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