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October 10, 2016

Fishing Coastal Bayous Productive in Early Fall

Coastal bayous are a productive location for redfish, speckled trout and flounder during the early fall period but they require study. Whether you are fishing for flounder, redfish, or trout, the first thing to look for […]
October 6, 2016

Texas Hotshots – Da Bull

Bull Red on a lazy afternoon. This beauty was caught with my shimano vlotueas. After a long day being called king of the hard heads, this was the catch and release of the day.
October 6, 2016

Costa Features New Sunrise Lens at Bass Event on Sam Rayburn

In our industry, it is fairly common to come across new gear that claims to revolutionize how we participate in our favorite outdoor activity.  This seems to be an even more common occurrence when it comes […]
October 5, 2016

Texas Hotshots – Cca star kids winner 5 lbs 8oz 2016

My daughter was lucky enough to catch the winning flounder in the cca star kids division !! 5 lbs 8 oz
October 3, 2016

Flounder Spawning in the Channel? “Rolling” Like Gar?

Out of all the fish I have pursued none get tunnel vision so to speak over prey items like flounder. When they are locked on tiny menhaden (shad) they often refuse other offerings and feed with enough […]
September 28, 2016

Carolina Rig: The Do Nothing Fish Finder

Story and photos by Shane Smith Ok, let’s go ahead and call it what it is.  The Carolina Rig is an extremely effective way to find and catch bass anywhere in the country.   However, it is […]
September 21, 2016

Texas Hotshots – My new record Redfish

On Sunday, I shattered my personal best with a 34″ Redfish caught on cut mullet – Arroyo City, TX
September 9, 2016

Smallmouth Show Down

Ranking the top Texas lakes for Smallmouth Bass. When bass anglers dream bronze fish, it’s only natural for their minds to wander northward to famed hotspots such as lakes Erie, St. Clair, Champlain, Sturgeon Bay and […]
August 31, 2016

Crankbaits – Deep Cranking Simplified

My last blog listed 5 techniques for catching summer bass in the dog days of summer here in Texas.  I am going to be breaking down each of these for a more in depth look into […]
August 29, 2016
swimbaits

Go For a Swim – Why Swimbaits Succeed

Swimbaits succeed because they mimic natural baitfish. My friend had no clue how to fish properly, but he owned the boat, so I couldn’t say much about how we fished. “You’re wasting your time,” I said authoritatively as […]