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Crappie fishing typically involves catching numerous undersized fish to bring home enough for the frying pan. Hooking the fish deep in the throat can be a problem so fishing guide Roger Bacon reveals a technique for taking out the hook that allows the fish to be caught another day. Read more
TF&G Exec. Editor Chester Moore and guide Roger Bacon talk about the importance of using polarized shades while fishing and duck hunting on a hot, windy September day. Read more
We’ve all caught something during our fishing careers that was a little odd. I once caught an albino channel catfish and have several times caught redfish that looked as if they had been cut up by a butcher knife. Apparently it was some sort of disease and it certainly... Read more
I just got back from a great crappie fishing trip on Sam Rayburn reservoir with my good friend and guide Roger Bacon. We experienced some interesting conditions today and although the fish bit, we had to finesse them a bit to get them to commit. Check out the video... Read more
Recently I fished a pond I have not fished in a long time. This pond was covered with water from the Sabine River drainage during Hurricane Ike and some of its largemouth bass population was scattered and immediately after the storm there were lots of crabs and even some... Read more
A soft plastic shrimp imitation looks great on a Carolina (fish finder) rig and although they are not utilized frequently in this fashion they can help you catch lots of fish. I first learned of the method from DOA Lure’s founder Mark Nichols when he whacked flounder using it... Read more
Ever heard of a “spoonbill” catfish? Well, if you haven’t that is probably because there really is no such variety of catfish. However, there is another fish that is often called a spoonbill catfish: the paddlefish. These cousins of the sturgeon are present in Texas and are illegal to... Read more