Binoculars have always had a place in my outdoor life. I keep a pair handy in a storage compartment in my boat, in my truck’s console and in my hunting pack.
With kids out of school and the summer boating season well under way, boat traffic will be heavy on waters everywhere.
Timber and wildlife are renewable resources — one a potential source of income and the other a great source of annual enjoyment.
“If I don’t have live bait, I go home,” Tony Bruce said. “I’ve fished with Ed Sexton, who is excellent with plastic, and rather than fish, I just watched him fish.
Bruce’s preference is for croakers, especially large ones.
Tony Bruce has done a lot of things in his 63 years. He was a school teacher and coach, owned an offshore oil-field boat rental business and developed property in Zachary for the Copper Mill Golf Course.
Capt. Mark Munson doesn’t even carry plastics on his boat.
Having spent so much time with the fragile crustaceans, Munson has figured out hooking the shrimp a certain way is far superior to other methods.
For CCA members hoping to place an entry in the STAR tournament Fly Rod Division, June is the best month to register a larger-than-14-inch trout. As summer wears on, and water temperatures rise, larger specks become more selective in their feeding habits — and less likely to eat flies.