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December 15, 2013

Big Cats in Louisiana Just a Fantasy Officials Say

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 […]
February 18, 2013

Tuesday Tip: Seaonality and BIG fish

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 […]
October 1, 2012

Bull Red Success Formula

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 […]
May 30, 2012

BIG bass/big bait

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 […]
April 18, 2012

Target “coves” at jetties

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 […]
April 12, 2012

Are Crappie Texas’ smartest fish?

Crappie Brains 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 […]
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 trout. It works any time but it works incredibly well […]
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 the top of the list. In fact, the researchers at […]