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TAKE ME FISHING 101: Texas Saltwater Fishing [Official]


>>WITH HUNDREDS OF MILES OF COASTLINE, TEXAS HAS EXCELLENT SALTWATER FISHING.>>AND I’VE GOT A FISH!>>FROM ROARING SURF TO TRANQUIL BAYS, THE GULF COAST OFFERS ALL KINDS OF FISHING OPPORTUNITIES. (music)>>ONE OF THE FUN THINGS ABOUT SALTWATER FISHING IS THAT YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU’LL FIND ON THE END OF YOUR LINE. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT A FEW OF THE MOST POPULAR SALTWATER FISH. THE SPOTTED SEATROUT, OR SPECKLED TROUT, BRINGS A LOT OF ANGLERS OUT TO THE COAST.>>OH YEAH. THAT’S WHAT WE WANT HER TO DO RIGHT THERE.>>IN WARM WEATHER, LOOK FOR SEATROUT ALONG THE GRASSY SHORES OF SHALLOW BAY AREAS.>>OH YEAH, NICE TROUT.>>YOU MIGHT ALSO SPOT SOME REDFISH, ALSO CALLED RED DRUM.>>THAT’S A NICE TAILIN’ RED RIGHT THERE.>>REDFISH HAVE A DISTINCTIVE BLACK SPOT ON THE UPPER PART OF THE TAIL BASE.>>NICE FISH, ETHAN, PRETTY.>>ALWAYS WET YOUR HANDS BEFORE HANDLING A FISH. WET HANDS ARE LESS LIKELY TO DAMAGE THE FISH’S PROTECTIVE COATING. TO RELEASE A FISH, GENTLY LOWER IT IN THE WATER. YOU MAY HAVE TO SWISH IT IN THE WATER A COUPLE OF TIMES TO GET IT GOING. LIVE SHRIMP AND FINGER MULLET MAKE GOOD SALTWATER BAIT. YOU CAN CATCH YOUR OWN BAIT OR FIND IT AT ANY COASTAL TACKLE SHOP. YOU CAN ALSO USE ARTIFICIAL LURES LIKE THE TOPWATER LURE BEING USED HERE. THIS ANGLER IS DEMONSTRATING THE “WALK THE DOG” TECHNIQUE OF TWITCHING THE ROD TO MAKE THE TOPWATER LURE APPEAR AS A WOUNDED FISH FLOUNDERING ON THE SURFACE.>>OH YEAH, THERE WE GO. FINALLY GOT HIM BEAT DOWN.>>ANOTHER BAY DWELLER IS THE DISTINCTIVE LOOKING FLOUNDER.>>I CAUGHT A FLOUNDER!>>FALL IS A GOOD TIME FOR FLOUNDER FISHING, AFTER THE FIRST COLD FRONT LOWERS THE WATER TEMPERATURE.>>HE’S A KEEPER.>>THERE ARE LIMITS TO THE SIZE AND AMOUNT OF FISH YOU CAN KEEP IN ONE DAY. THESE CAN BE FOUND ON THE TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE WEBSITE AND IN THE OUTDOOR ANNUAL GUIDE AVAILABLE WHERE LICENSES ARE SOLD. SEA CENTER TEXAS IN LAKE JACKSON IS A GREAT PLACE TO LEARN ABOUT SALTWATER FISH AND OTHER COASTAL WILDLIFE. YOU CAN TOUR THE MARINE AQUARIUMS, THE SALTWATER FISH HATCHERY AND GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH SOME VERY INTERESTING MARINE LIFE. FROM PIERS TO SALTWATER FLATS TO OPEN SURF, THE TEXAS COAST OFFERS GREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR FISHING. SO HEAD TO THE COAST WHERE A SEA OF FISH AWAITS YOU!>>THE BEAUTY OF THIS BEACH IS YOU’VE GOT SUCH A VARIETY OF FISH AS YOU GO THROUGH THE SEASONS FROM THE POMPANO IN THE FALL AND WINTER, TROUT, REDFISH, A VARIETY OF SHARKS, JACKFISH. THERE’S EVERYTHING IN THIS WATER. IT’S MORE THAN LIKELY THE MOST FERTILE BIT OF WATER YOU CAN GET. AND I’VE GOT A FISH!

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