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New duck-boat options

Xpress Boats of Hot Springs, Ark., has expanded its lineup of all-weld duck boats.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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What’s in your duck-hunting shell bucket?

A properly stocked shell bucket is a must for waterfowlers. Here are some essentials every hunter should have at his disposal:

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Hard-hitting ammo a must

When it comes to hunting coastal waterfowl, whether in the agricultural rice fields or the National Wildlife Refuge system, a hard-hitting shotgun shell is of utmost importance, particularly where geese are in the mix.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Comfortable accommodations

Lake Charles is located within a 30-minute drive of some from the finest waterfowl hunting on the continent. There are numerous hotels along the city’s Interstate 210 Loop that provide access south to the agricultural areas where duck and goose hunting are part of the fabric of the region.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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The story behind Mojo Ducks

The definition of “mojo” is pretty straightforward: “a power that may seem magical and that allows someone to be very effective and successful.”

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Top gear for duck hunting

If you owned your own 100,000-square-foot sporting goods store and had access to any hunting gear in the world, what would you take to the duck blind with you?

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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How Simmons Sporting Goods became South’s largest outdoor retailer

Jeff Simmons came home to Morehouse Parish after college in 1983 and turned to the only thing he knew. 

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Small sweet-potato plots work wonders

It’s too late this year to employ one of Bob Watson’s favorite early season buck-hunting strategies, but there’s no doubt you’ll want to put it to work for you next year.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Paul Brown’s Corky lures still catching big speckled trout

Corky lures are a Texas legend. Originally hand produced in a Houston garage by Paul Brown, the bait became famous for the huge trout that consistently fell for it.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Vinson’s top fishing picks for November trout, reds

Capt. Joe Vinson agreed to share a few fall hotspots that should produce some fish for anglers this month.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Old-school flies are best for trout, Poe says

When it comes to flies, Capt. Jeff Poe is decidedly old school.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Poe’s personal best fly-caught speck

Capt. Jeff Poe doesn’t hesitate when naming his most memorable fly-caught speckled trout of his life.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Cleaning monster catfish

Skinning small catfish is a snap for most freshwater fishermen. After a few well-placed knife cuts, the skin is deftly snatched off with a pair of skinning pliers, and then the flesh is filleted from the backbone.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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A shared passion for catfishing


Derek Logan told me his wife Rebecca liked to fish. Still, I wasn’t prepared for what I met.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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How to build Derek Logan’s catfishing jugs

It used to be that a catfish jug was just that — a simple jug that could be a used plastic milk or oil container.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Bridge tactics to catch more bass

A bridge is what? The roadway/walkway, the pilings that support it and some kind of embankment, right?

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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