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Amber Jacked
John N. Flesher Often compared to winching an anvil up through a football field of water, battling amberjack can challenge just about any angler or tackle. When hooked, amberjack don’t display the flash of a king mackerel or speed of a tuna, but they exhibit incredible strength. Sometimes dubbed... Read more
Bare Bones Hunting
Lou Marullo Hog hunting is not an easy task. Sure, the younger ones can be easy to bag around corn feeders but if you shoot a few in an area they go nocturnal and even then the biggest boars can be super-challenging to bag. Mature boars, like trophy bucks,... Read more
March Madness: Some tips to help anglers capitalize when the big bite comes
Matt Williams NCAA basketball fans aren’t the only ones getting a good dose of March Madness these days. My guess is Texas bass anglers are just as stoked about their chances of making big points with a monster largemouth. Those who aren’t should be. March marks the arrival of... Read more
Chasing Rainbows
Doug Pike For many winters now, the state of Texas has stocked a few hundred thousand bite-sized rainbow trout in urban and suburban ponds. They’re great for any fisherman, young or old, who needs to feel a tight line and can’t get to the coast or a big reservoir.... Read more
The Hog from Hell
Chester Moore IF THERE IS A DARK SIDE to hunting in the American South, it comes via wild hogs. No animal from Texas to Florida is more unpredictable, aggressive and, in some circumstances, downright evil. Take, for example, the “Satan Hog”. Back in the mid 1990s, I hunted hogs... Read more
Texas Biggest Bass
Matt Williams Texas bass lakes have changed immensely over the last 30 or so years. So have the fish that are finning around out there, the anglers who chase them, and the biological practices that are used to manage one fishery to the next. Back in 1979, when I... Read more
AR15 Airgun Training
Dustin Ellermann The cost of ammo seems to only increase and never fall.  Those of us who shoot competition, hunt regularly, train for defensive situations or just enjoy shooting feel the hurt the most. Fortunately there are alternatives to keep cost down and shooting skills up.  I’ve covered the... Read more
Applying for Permit
Joe Doggett Being the nice guy that I am, I insisted that Dave Hayward take the first 30-minute shift on the casting platform of the flats skiff. Of course, the generous gesture was mainly prompted by the fact that the upcoming water looked a bit deep and “froggy” for... Read more