What sustainable fish should anglers be striving to catch, and the tackle needed?
Well, in the US there are Asian carp and snakeheads that are both invasive species that are sort of jacking up the ecosystems a bit. I'm not sure about tackle or bait, as I don't think either of those fish have made it to Texas.
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Most species of angler harvested fish are "sustainable". That is the job of fisheries managers, to make sure fish populations sustain themselves. That said, there are so many types of fish and fisheries that it is a hard question to answer. Freshwater/saltwater/river/lakes/streams/and ponds all are different. Perhaps the most "sustainable are panfish such as sunfish, perch, and crappie. All that is needed is a light weight rod and reel, some hooks and bobbers and some small worms. Panfish creel limits are usually generous, as panfish are capable of overpopulating. That's a short answer to a question that could fill a book.
I would also look at species that have strong stocking programs in your area. For those of us here in Colorado, that mainly means trout. The state stocks millions of them, and that is supported by our license and use fees. There is certainly no danger of depleting the population in put and take fisheries. For our stocker trout, most folks use medium to light weight fly tackle, or medium light to light spin tackle. Bait is also widely used where allowed, and is pretty effective most of the time, and helps level the playing field for less experienced anglers.
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