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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 they force the lure into the air causing the heart […]
June 20, 2011

Do Crappie Actually Have Intelligence?

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 […]
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 the “fluttering spoon”. When using spoons around jetties and rigs, […]
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. I have caught really nice specks using plugs like the […]
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 to do with the fact I am focusing on them […]
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 when an opportunity will present itself. I went out today […]
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 said it was irrelevant. That inspired me to dive and […]
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, he only used topwaters to catch them. He refused spoons, […]
June 20, 2011

Texas rigs, Mike Iaconelli and Toledo Bend

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 […]
June 20, 2011

Stick and move fishing

I have done a lot of pond, small lake and canal fishing over the last two years. Something I have noticed is that on small bodies with lots of fishing pressure, you have to stick and […]
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