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Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham said he puts black panther sightings in the same category as another elusive beast. “Everywhere I go somebody has seen a black panther,” Barham said. “It’s sort of like Bigfoot. But the truth is there are no black panthers in Louisiana.”  No... Read more
A few points on seasonality and trophy fish. Fish are driven by a variety of seasonal urges and timing in particular areas that can literally enhance the chance of catching monster fish tenfold. Probably the greatest example is with redfish. The huge spawning-sized specimens congregate in the nearshore Gulf... Read more
Want virtually guaranteed bull reds NOW? Go to any of the jetty systems along the coast and search out deep holes in the rocks. The areas near the southern tip are usually best but any hole that is large and drops off sharply will hold bull reds. Next catch... Read more
Big bait equals big fish. We’ve all heard that one at some point. Well, with largemouth bass that is an absolute fact. Biologists say the only determining factor in what a bass will eat is it’s “gape width”. In other words, if it will fit in the mouth of... Read more
If you are seeking redfish at jetty systems look for “coves”. This is what I call areas that are where the rocks are sort of spread out in awkward fashion and form a round area with a definite edge and usually a pretty good drop-off. You think of jetties... Read more
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 the top of the list. In fact, the researchers at Pure Fishing (producers of Abu Garcia, Berkley, etc.) list them as No. 2... Read more
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 trout. It works any time but it works incredibly well during the summer months. It involves using a popping cork, medium-heavy action spinning... Read more
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 the top of the list. In fact, the researchers at Pure Fishing (producers of Abu Garcia, Berkley, etc.) list them as No. 2... Read more