Bass Fishing

Sling ‘em far

Whether they’re hot on the heels of fleeing baitfish or wise to your presence in clear water, fall bass can be hard to reach. That’s why long casts are golden in the fourth quarter.

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Contents

Cover: October 2018

Bowhunters return to the deer woods this month, with breeding already taking place in some parts of the state.  Check out Dave Moreland’s 2018-19 Rut Report starting on page 29 for specific date ranges where you hunt.

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New Products

Big Lake’s T-Rex duck calls

From T-Reed to T-Rex. It wasn’t a long stretch for the call designers at South Carolina-based Big Lake Outdoor Products, who earlier this year debuted a pair of T-Rex duck calls, one in acrylic and one in wood. […]

Ask Captain Paul

Capt. Paul’s Edge program for the Rigolets

According to Wikipedia, the Rigolets is an east-west 8-mile long strait connecting the northern part of Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne. “Rigolets” comes from the word rigole, which is French for “trench” or “gutter.” The name is locally pronounced “RIG-uh-leez.” 

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Flounder

The haunt for reds in October

Lately I’ve been enjoying the new “Jack Ryan” television series. Based on the novels by Tom Clancy, Ryan is a CIA analyst-turned-operative who is called upon to save our country from various enemies.

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Flounder

Tippets

This month, specks will be thick in the interior lakes and marshes. Look for clear water and some tidal movement. Or better yet, diving birds.

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