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. (PDF 310.8 KB)
TPWD web site fact sheets on freshwater species and saltwater species.
Popular gamefish and fishing tips (PDF 134.6 KB)