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John Zeringue’s version of the Squirmy can be fished multiple ways for sac-a-lait.

Tippets

February 15 at 7:00am
Youngsters enjoy squirrel hunting with dogs because it involves a lot of activity, and being quiet is unimportant to the success of the hunt.

A perfect start for young hunters

February 15 at 7:00am
Hunters, old and young alike — Taylor Harris, Shannon McMullen and Parker McMullen — try to locate a squirrel that’s been treed.

Damp, cloudy and gray — perfect day

February 15 at 7:00am
Brindle is the predominant color in mountain curs, although many are some shade of yellow. They are medium-sized, lightly built dogs.<br />

Pick out the right dog

February 15 at 7:00am
Rick Hill’s built in “tackle box” is a piece of sticky-back foam that has held baits on the front deck of his boat for more than a decade.

Mind your minnows

February 15 at 7:00am
Hill swims his jig around a cypress tree looking for early-spawning crappie. The more you keep the lure in the water, the more bites you’ll get.

Two quick lessons

February 15 at 7:00am
Quiet, protected areas off main creeks will be popular spawning waters.

Maximum motion tempts prespawners

February 15 at 7:00am
Elite pro John Crews helped design a dropshot rod with a counter-weighted butt section and a conveniently placed weight holder.

The right dropshot outfit

February 15 at 7:00am
Salvinia can completely close off parts of the lake to fishing when winds blow the massive mats into an area.

Salvinia, salvinia and more salvinia

February 15 at 7:00am
Salvinia will quickly clog a motor’s water intake port, so Rickey Lee often checks his motor’s tattletail.

Salvinia is tough on motors

February 15 at 7:00am
Rickey Lee never buries the hook tip into the body of his creature baits, instead allowing it to ride in the groove on the lure’s body.

Tip of the day

February 15 at 7:00am
Ron Braud’s Stippled Poppers are as much artwork as they are functional lures.

Tippets

January 15 at 7:00am