Several years ago, during a Louisiana Bass Federation State Tournament on Lake DArbonne in Farmerville, I was paired up with an angler who had some crazy ideas. We were out on the channel fishing Carolina rigs, and he was absolutely smoking me.
His questions seemed genuinely inquisitive rather than rhetorical. He actually listened to the answers, calmly and earnestly. He smilingly admitted much ignorance on several subjects. His tone of voice and facial expression were utterly free of cynicism.
Bob was excited as he made the predawn drive to his hunting lease. The previous day, he discovered where a deer was bedding on a small hammock near a slough. Within bow range was a leaning post oak tree that made a perfect ambush spot.
Do you remember how that wine glass shattered when Ella Fitzgerald hit the high note in a Memorex commercial several years ago? Then, to make you really think hard about their new audiocassette, the producers recorded her same note to the tape.
Over the roar of several airboat engines, the bay dogs could be heard barking at the top of their lungs. The catch dogs were released, and suddenly, the piercing squeal of a dog-caught wild boar was added to the mix.
Youll be making a big mistake if you write this month off. I know how frustrating it can be to fish in March. After a cold and dreary winter, most of us anglers are happy to see sunshine again, and were eager to get out on the water chasing specks and reds.
Like a commercial I saw on an outdoor channel recently, Caney Lake bass used to put up their little white flags when they saw me coming. It wasnt so much that they knew I was going to catch all of them as it was their realizing I was about to pester the heck out of them for the next several hours.
You dont have to be an expert turkey hunter or have sole access to thousands of acres to kill a bird during the spring season. Many of us are forced to hunt on considerably smaller acreages. We can still get our birds, but modifying the way we hunt a bit may increase our odds.
The Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery has become the poster child for fishery management failure in the United States. Fisheries management experts paint an ever more-gloomy picture for the recovery of the fishery.