Freshwater Fishing

Brothers in arms

Mike “Road Kill” McMullen, 52, and his brother Freddie, 54, grew up in Treasure Island, essentially an island formed by Bayou DeSiard (pronounced DE zeerd) and Black Bayou, on the northern outskirts of Monroe, Louisiana. […]

Bass Fishing

Chunk and wind only?

Generally speaking, a buzzbait is a “chunk and wind” lure. You throw it out and reel it in just fast enough to keep it on the surface. Taylor has also had success in retrieving the lure in a jerking motion. If the fish are a bit sluggish, that sometimes triggers a strike better than a straight retrieve. […]

Freshwater Fishing

The Thunder Cork

Freddie McMullen’s fertile mind has spawned a rattling cork specially designed for bream and crappie fishing. Dubbed the “Thunder Cork,” it features tiny BBs in two glass tubes firmly affixed to opposite sides of the cork. […]

Bass Fishing

Big bass in June?

No question about it, largemouth bass are bigger in the springtime, especially the females which are chocked full of eggs before the spawn. But big bass bite in the summer, too. And they are no lightweights. […]

Bass Fishing

Slow up for the blow up

Frog fishing, like all topwater tactics, rewards diligent casting with that pulse-pounding surface assault. Whether it’s a walking frog or a popper, we watch that steady motion like a birddog on point, hoping with clinched jaw and held breath that the next movement of that plastic nose will detonate the explosive charge. […]

Ask Captain Paul

The Circle Rigs

I was wondering the coordinates for the circle rigs out of Belle pass. This is a group of rigs in a circle with numerous artificial reefs made up of old oil rigs and military APC’s. I believe it is approximately 30 miles due south of the pass? […]


Live fast; die young

If ever a motto could be used to describe a fish, this one describes the dolphin, the riotously-colored, hyperkinetic, blue-water fish that Hawaiians aptly call mahi-mahi, which translates out as “strong-strong.” […]


Si-Tex NavStar

The new NavStar Series is the first Si-Tex MFD (multi-function display) to offer the versatility of hybrid touch-screen operation, allowing navigators to access all of the unit’s advanced features via simple touch screen or traditional controls. NavStar’s versatility is further enhanced by its built-in Bluetooth connectivity and wireless LAN, providing fast Internet connection, automatic chart and software updating. […]