Fishing Basics: What Did I Catch?

To identify fish, look for color, shape, where the fins are on the fish, and even what the tongue on the fish looks like (helps identify different kinds of bass). Pick up a fish identification guide at a local bookstore or bait shop. Try these to get you started:
Common Texas Sportfish Identification Card. media download(PDF 310.8 KB)
TPWD web site fact sheets on freshwater species and saltwater species.
Popular gamefish and fishing tips media download(PDF 134.6 KB)

Some Common Freshwater and Saltwater Fish
White Bass
Channel Catfish
Common Carp
Black Drum
Spotted Seatrout
Hardhead Catfish



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