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July 5, 2011

Deadly gear for BIG trout (photos)

A few years ago, my friend Mark Davis (host of Big Water Adventures on the Outdoors Channel) introduced me to a deadly technique for catching big […]
June 20, 2011

Bull Reds and Dolphins

Savvy offshore anglers know when dolphins (and sharks) are thick around rigs and wrecks the snapper hold tight to the structure and will not bite. I […]
June 20, 2011

Topwater/plastic combo for MONSTER trout

Witnessing the blowup of a big sow speck can be the most impressive or underwhelming thing an angler can witness. Sometimes they strike with such vigor […]
June 20, 2011

Are crappie the smartest fish?

Are crappie the smartest fish we deal with in Texas on a regular basis? In my opinion the answer is “no” but they are certainly near […]
June 20, 2011

Want big mackerel? Try the fluttering spoon

While conducting tests for my F.L.E.X. Fishing (TM) system, last summer I came across a method that is killer for catching BIG Spanish mackerel. It’s called […]
June 20, 2011

Topwaters: The best blowups aren’t

Many of the largest specimens of speckled trout, largemouth bass and recently redfish caught on topwaters exhibit no blowup. They just suck the lure right under. […]
June 20, 2011

Weightless lizards deadly for largemouths (photo)

I have caught more big bass over the last two years than I have caught in my previous 35 years. No kidding. Most of that has […]
June 20, 2011

Big bass and creature baits

Anglers wanting to catch big fish should always have a rod and reel and at least a small tackle box in their vehicles. You never know […]
June 20, 2011

Do fish miss topwaters because of reflections? (Photo)

Several years ago my cousin Frank Moore and I had a friendly debate over topwaters. He said the color of the lure’s back matter and I […]
June 20, 2011

Topwater Redfish: Learn their “cone of vision”

My mentor, the late outdoor writer for the Port Arthur News Ed Holder caught more redfish on topwaters than anyone I have ever seen. In fact, […]
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