I love catching fish any way at all: under corks, tight-lined, live bait, plastics, whatever. […]
Everyone loves a parade, especially when it doubles as the buffet line. And that’s the deal with the major mullet movement that happens each fall-winter — it’s an all-out whack fest that’s as close to guaranteed fishing action as you’ll find. […]
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As bucks go, it wasn’t a record-setter, but it was a good one — a real good one. Adrenaline surged through the hunter’s body. A few more steps and the deer would be in the angle just right to launch an arrow. Then it was like the animal hit an invisible wall. Its body stiffened momentarily, and then it tore off, blowing in alarm. […]
In last month’s installment of Happy Trails, we began focusing on buck indicators as they would relate to positioning a web of trail cameras to most effectively identify and monitor bucks on a given hunting property.
The initial early season indicator would be rubs and rub lines.
Prien Lake holds few secret spots. It is roughly 6 feet deep in most of its bed, except where the Calcasieu River channel courses through near its western bank.
Its bottom is mud and oyster shell.
Begin your deer season in the western part of the state in mid-September with plans to hit these WMAs. The rut starts earlier here than anywhere else in the state, which launches around the end of September in some locations and ends near mid-November.
“Stick and move,” Capt. Chad Dufrene said repeatedly that day. “In the fall months you stick when they bite and move when they quit. And do it all over again until you put a nice box of fish together.”
That’s what we did over the course of the morning, and our box was definitely looking good.