Along the Gulf Coast, anglers frequently miss out on some of the most consistent action by ignoring roseau cane. It is the type of cane that is most common south of the Interstate 10 corridor and that is commonly used as material for camouflaging duck blinds. If you look... Read more
Bull redfish are the most easily accessible powerhouse fish for saltwater anglers. And while many overlook or consider them to be “gold croaker on steroids” I absolutely adore them. I caught the big fish in this video today at the Sabine Jetties while testing out some new tackle and... Read more
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 they force the lure into the air causing the heart to skip a few beats. Many times, the signature of a super-sized sow... Read more
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. I have caught really nice specks using plugs like the Skitter Walk and the only reason I knew a fish hit was due... Read more
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 said it was irrelevant. That inspired me to dive and photographer lures from underwater. The result was the back of the lures showed... Read more
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, he only used topwaters to catch them. He refused spoons, plastics, etc and he caught reds all the time. As noted in my... Read more
Today I had the great pleasure of following Bassmaster Elite Series pro Mike Iaconelli (2003 Bassmaster Classic Champion, 2006 B.A.S.S. Anlger of the Year) as part of the circuit’s stop on Toledo Bend. Veteran Toledo Bend guide Ray Maples faciliated the photo shoot which is part of our ongoing... Read more
Have you ever seen fish hitting with your own eyes but they were keyed in on something VERY specific. They weren’t just hitting shrimp, they were hitting a certain size shrimp, etc. I have found this recently while flounder fishing in the Sabine River. The catching has been thin... Read more