Features from July 2022
- After numerous trips, the author learned that the key to fishing muddy water for bass was to locate clean water and target the mixing line.
- After adding all the expenses of owning and operating a boat, anglers can pay for several charter trips each year and still save money.
- Coyotes are at ease and move more at night. Hunt when you can and as often as you can, remember the basics, and you will have the advantage.
- Johnny Wink is the owner and operator of MegaDucks waterfowl hunting lodge, where he has been a duck and goose guide for 45 years.
- Lake Fausse Pointe and Cypremort Point State Parks are great places to camp, fish or enjoy the vast expanse of south Louisiana.
- Nothing conjures up the attention of old and young alike than a glimpse inside a tackle box of old wooden bass lures.
- Chris Holmes decided to head “back from the future” to see if the old gear and lures of yesteryear still had what it takes.
- A look at some of the most tasty ways to cook a fish and some tasty side dish combinations to go with each.
- Using data to evaluate your deer is a good technique to see how your herd stacks up and if your program is producing results.
Columns - July 2022
- Bow hunting is about much more than just the destination; it’s the journey that really makes the difference.
- Janie and Chris Murphey are making their mark on kayak fishing with both regularly making appearances in the winners’ circle.
- Force fetch is an important step in the foundation of a hunting dog’s training. It begins the transition to more advanced and formal training
- The second anniversary of the re-opening of Bussey Brake Reservoir near Bastrop is this month. Not many old lakes get to live again.
- Since the intro of the Mag 12 BUZZ Worm, Mister Twister has gotten calls for a smaller size, so they developed the 8-inch Mag BUZZ Worm.
- Grilled, baked, fried and even smoked, red snapper holds its own with a wide variety of cooking techniques.
- Bluefish are pelagic fish, and can be found all over the globe. Anglers catch them everywhere from the deep sea to nearshore reefs.
- It’s not only important to wear a life jacket, but to make sure it is functioning properly, especially if it is self-inflating.
Outdoor Updates - July 2022
- Another artificial reef will provide anglers who fish Four Bayous annually with a new option to search for trout, redfish and sheepshead.
- Jackson Cooper of Dry Prong landed the biggest bass of his life, a 10.41-pound lunker, on May 20 at Toledo Bend Reservoir. He also ended up winning the Big Bass Splash.
- If you are fishing for saltwater species in Louisiana this summer, participating in the 28th annual CCA Louisiana STAR is a simple choice.
- Jordan Hollingsworth got his third Toledo Bend Reservoir double-digit bass, a 10.16-pound lunker, on June 9, 2022.
- The Senate is expected to give final passage to a pair of bills that would create new ways for sportsmen to hunt and fish in Louisiana.
- The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a Notice of Intent to modify rules regarding freshwater passive fishing devices.
- LDWF Secretary Jack Montoucet took time to answer a few questions recently and provided some insight into some hot outdoor topics.
- Vendors and visitors came from across Louisiana and other states for the 2022 Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival held in Gonzales.
Hot Spots - July 2022
- When Tim Carmouche takes a break from the tournament trails in July, he heads for Bayou Pigeon on the east side of the Atchafalaya Basin.
- Capt. Mike Gallo said he especially likes to fish the area on the east side of the Biloxi Marsh for speckled trout in July.
- Many Sabine Lake anglers will throw live bait to increase their odds of having a successful fishing trip during the hottest parts of summer.
- Lake St. John gets a lot of attention during the summer months for water sports, but July can also be a great time to catch largemouth bass.
- If you think it’s time to target the deeper depths for bass at Toledo Bend, heed these words: Not so fast, my friend.
Field Notes - July 2022
- Northwestern State University’s Tanner Underwood will be a sophomore this fall balancing studies and bass fishing.