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October 08, 2012 at 9:00 am
|Pinewood Derby Deer: How to up your deer-hunting odds in pine plantations
October 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
My son tossed a block of wood onto the counter and asked me to help him turn it into a car that would win his local Cub Scouts’ annual Pinewood Derby race.
I stared at it a while and wondered how in the heck we were going to turn a stretched-out looking cube of wood into a car that would roll down a track in style.
But with the help of my dad’s wood shop, we marked out a design and clamped that featureless block of wood into a vise.
September 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
During September, water temps begin to drop. Slowly at first due to radiative cooling, and then increasingly as cool fronts invade the state.
|2013 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule announced
August 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm
The 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule will include one event on waters forming the Louisiana/Texas border. No, it’s not Toledo Bend. Instead, the world’s best bass anglers will be fishing the lower Sabine River.
|It’s always football season
August 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
Much more than a chunky, lumbering bottom bumper, the football jig offers a diverse tool for probing deeper spots — especially those with lots of hard stuff on the bottom.
Designed to work its way across uneven surfaces with less chance of snagging, the football-head jig can indeed serve as a clunky wake-them-up tool —but it also serves well as a finesse presentation or an in-your-face reaction bait.
Toledo Bend guide Stephen Johnston recalls growing up with the opinion that a football-head was a tool for northern anglers working deep, rocky-bottom lakes. But his embracing the jig’s performance attributes and applying them to southern waters has led to much success.
July 09, 2012 at 7:00 am
A reminder to fly anglers competing in the summer-long CCA STAR tournament that there’s a bonus drawing again for 2012 in the Fly Fish Division. Weigh in any qualified speck (14 inches or larger) and, even if it doesn’t make the leaderboard, your name goes into a drawing to be held at the end of the tournament for a TFO BVK fly rod.
|Slow down for more summer bass
July 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
When largemouth bass play hard to get, it’s time to pull out the clichéd yet profoundly applicable allusion of the tortoise and the hare.
No doubt, when extreme heat, extreme cold or a high level of fishing pressure has the fish turning their backs to reaction baits, your most productive strategy is go slow and steady.
Winter is the natural thought here, as lower metabolism keeps the fish in slow mode for several months. However, summer months also need a slow-down, as lower dissolved oxygen in the water puts fish in a sluggish mood.
|Chug’n Spook sure to be favorite
June 29, 2012 at 10:00 am
Is anything sacred any more?
Yes and no.
A prime example is the revered Heddon Spook, which for more than half a century has done its walk-the-dog act to trigger so many strikes coast to coast and around the world. As Heddon Lures would say, it was like capturing lightning in a bottle when retrieved in the hands of a skilled angler.
|Jeane slams 13-pounder during recent Everstart tournament
June 27, 2012 at 7:00 am
George Jeane Jr. took a medical leave from his duties as a touring FLW pro this year to recover from surgery, but on his first tournament back in the saddle he proved he can still catch the big ones when he landed a 13-pounder during a late-May tournament.
Jeane, who won an FLW Tour event in 2006, was fishing the Everstart tournament on Toledo Bend when he sank the hooks into the lunker that weighed in at 13 pounds, 4 ounces.
|Faircloth clinches Elite Series win on Wisconsin's Mississippi River
June 25, 2012 at 9:37 am
Todd Faircloth clinched his third Bassmaster Elite Series yesterday (June 24) during the Top 12 finale on Wisconsin’s Mississippi River.
Faircloth put together a four-day total of 62 pounds, 4 ounces to earn the $100,000 first-place check and automatic berth to the 2013 Bassmaster Classic to be held in February.
“I feel like a brick’s off my shoulder now,” he said. “It was a pretty nerve-racking day.”
|Texas comes out on top in Bassmaster College Series Shootout against Louisiana
June 11, 2012 at 1:54 pm
The Texans’ aim was true in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series’ Louisiana-Texas Shootout on the Red River. Ten Texas collegiate teams combined forces to bring in 61 pounds, 2 ounces and get the better of 10 Louisiana teams that brought in 49 pounds.
The exhibition match weigh-in was on stage at the concurrent Bassmaster Elite Series’ Toledo Bend Battle in Many, La. The 10 teams from each state came from several schools. Competing on the Louisiana side were college anglers from University of Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana State University, Louisiana State University-Shreveport, McNeese State and LA Tech. From Texas were anglers from Dallas Baptist, Tarleton State, Lamar University, North Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, University of Texas-Tyler and Stephen F. Austin University.
|Chapman clinches first Elite Series win on Toledo Bend
June 10, 2012 at 6:48 pm
Kansas pro Brent Chapman received an early birthday present today (June 10) when he pocketed $100,000 for winning the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament held this weekend on Toledo Bend.
“I feel awesome,” said Chapman, who turns 40 early next month. “This is one more check-off on the list of my goals.”
The win was his fourth B.A.S.S. victory, although it was his first Elite Series win.
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