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A deer stands — A procrastinator’s guide to bowhunting

I’m the world’s worst procrastinator.

Don’t fool yourself: You might be a bad procrastinator, but my procrastination would run circles around your procrastination.

Take for example the time 20 years ago when I was in a college nutrition class with my future sister-in-law. 

We were assigned to keep up with everything we ate for one week and make a chart of our caloric intake on poster board.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Dad gum mangroves!

Since my son was onboard, the worst expletive I could muster was a gruff, “Dad gum it!”

I’m normally slow to anger and even slower to speak, but this was the third fish I had lost in less than 10 minutes.

“You can’t get frustrated, Chris,” Capt. Lane Zimmer told me as he grabbed my line to tie on another hook. “That’s part of fishing this way. You’re going to lose fish.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Jetty reds are suckers for Texas rig

Having fished rock jetties during many redfish tournaments, Cajun Phil Broussard has learned that rocks have just as voracious an appetite as redfish.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Troll rocks before anchoring

The primary reason redfish hold around rock jetties is the presence of so many different kinds of bait. No matter which rock jetties you fish, they hold everything from shrimp to pogy to mullet.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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The right length of line for jug fishing

Admittedly, most of the catfish I caught growing up were very shallow under a cork because of the feeding frenzy created by my grandfather tossing out a half milk jug full of fish food.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Building a better jug

Jug fishing for catfish isn’t a very specialized endeavor, but following the advice of somebody who has been tweaking his jug fishing for the last seven or eight years will serve you well in your own foray into jug fishing.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Collision Course — Cameron jetties are packed with redfish

Redfish have an uncontrollable hunger.

Rocks harbor an unending buffet of bait.

I’m not much of a rocket scientist, but it seems to me anybody looking to catch a redfish ought to consider fishing rocks.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Catfish cavalcade — Learn the art of jugging

I grew up beside a catfish pond.

The simplistic pleasure of watching a cork getting pulled under stuck with me.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Skip your way to more bass

By flipping his frogs, Kenny Covington is able to put his lure in places where other topwater lures just can’t go.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Toledo Bend bass anglers tangle with cannibalistic frog

During a bass-fishing trip to Toledo Bend the middle of May, Jason Pittman and his dad Floyd found themselves flinging hollow-bodied frog on top of grass mats in the back of a pocket.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Flippin’ Frogs

Across the foggy water, Kenny Covington heard the conversation coming from a nearby boat.

“What’s he throwing?” one of the anglers asked.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Get out early for Delacroix’s outside trout

Of all the decisions to be made when fishing outside of Delacroix, Capt. Chris Pike insisted that picking your first spot and getting there early is on top of the list.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Pick glow/chartreuse plastics when you can

There’s no doubt Capt. Chris Pike is mainly going to throw live shrimp during June, but if he gets the opportunity to throw a soft plastic, there’s also no doubt what color it will be.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Get Out — Keys for catching Delacroix trout this summer

I can’t tell you how many times I walk through my house during summer to find my kids plopped on the couch Instagramming, Snapchatting, Facebooking or watching plain, old-fashioned television.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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Keep wading gear simple for trout fishing

Waders often cover so much ground they can hardly see their boat when they turn back around. This means they’ve got to carry everything they might need with them.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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May speckled trout techniques: The Carolina rig

For years, the standard way to present live bait to trout feeding in surf, around rocks or in deeper water has been a plain old bottom rig - also known as a Carolina rig.

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May 08 at 12:39 pm
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