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What Kind Of Fisherman Are You?

What Kind Of Angler Are You? The fishing world is made up of many different types of anglers; some like yourself, but others that may act a bit strange. I recently gave this issue much thought and decided to try and group the anglers by certain traits they were displaying. Here are what you readers […]

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Bass Reel and Soft Plastic Baits

2014 vs 2015

Things Done In 2014 ….. That Will Not Be Done In 2015  I Will Not ………… * Sit a steaming hot cup of coffee between my legs when driving the boat * Forget to remove that last fish out of the livewell until I go fishing a week later * Fill the boat up with […]

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2012

                                                       Change Your Fishing For 2012 OK, it’s a new year and time to make lots of changes.  Last year you bought a new $50,000 bass boat, added a brand new towing vehicle (that gets a whopping 6 mpg), spent a small fortune on fishing tackle, and you still finished dead last in your local bass […]

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Giant Salvonia Update

For the past few months I have had the pleasure of communicating with Howard Elder (TPWD Aquatic Habitat Biologist), Steven Dougharty (SRA/Texas Div. Mgr Parks & Rec. Division) and Jim Pratt (Manager of SRA/Louisiana) regarding the status of Giant Salvinia (GS) related issues. Here are a few highlights from my notes that I think you […]

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Toledo Bend Lake Level Update

On Thursday, March 1st, I attended the Sabine River Authority (SRA) meeting held in Carthage. Texas.  The primary reason for my attendance, along with other concerned citizens, was the Toledo Bend Lake Level issue.  I sincerely feel that much progress is being made to resolve the issue.  While I was at the meeting we had […]

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Low Water At Toledo Bend

                                                                                                                                             (The following article is not meant to be a “witch hunt”, but rather an accumulation of information that can hopefully put an end to some of the rumors that seem to be coming at us from every direction. My interviews have included many people, including high ranking personnel within the SRA/TX organization. I thank […]

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Federal Bureaucrats Run Amok

Abuse of Power and insidious evil inherent in human nature, apparently. It takes many forms. You’ve all had run-ins with or heard tales of property owner’s organization member gone wild. Some ‘Joe Some” with too much time on his hands, gets elected to a subdivision restrictions board, looks up some obscure sections of the subdivision […]

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Bass Fishing is Next

The big game hunting season is over and the anti-hunting posters have dropped from the public limelight for now. Why would this be mentioned in a fishing club newsletter? A brief understanding of the basic animal rights movement would show the relationship between hunting and fishing. These organizations and groups have a basic philosophy in […]

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Personal Flotation Devices – Worn by the Wise

Michael Eugene Smith was an adult who felt it unnecessary to wear his life jacket on that final day on Lake Conroe. After all, the boat was only moving at seven to eight MPH and he and his friends were only about 100 yards from shore in their 12’ johnboat. But Michael Smith was an […]

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Texas Water Pollution

Our supply of drinking water in Texas is under a serious threat of contamination by pollution from our cities and rural areas. Farmers use chemicals on their farmland that run off into nearby rivers and lakes and eventually contaminate drinking water. Environmentalist Dr. Richard Walker elucidates the problem: “Toxic waste from industry, sewage from human […]

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