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Toledo Bend Bass Fishing

Confident Angler

How Confident A Fisherman Are You? To many anglers bass fishing is like rolling the dice and hoping that you don’t get snake-eyes. Even local pros and great fishermen like Tommy Martin and Harold Allen have days that regardless of all that sophistated equipment – the bass still wins. No matter how much knowledge you […]

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Swimming A Jig

Fishing a Swim Jig Can Be Deadly   Ask any angler at your local tackle shop their opinion of what’s the best bait for bass fishing and you will receive a variety of replies. The plastic worm is certainly on the list, spinnerbaits are great, topwaters are fun to fish, crankbaits catch their share, a […]

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Bassmaster Classic 2012

 I recently had the pleasure of being asked by the Hemphill Sabine County Reporter newspaper to cover the 2012 Bassmaster Classic, and in particular to feature our local angler Andrew Upshaw. The following is what took place.                                          Living A Dream Twenty-five year old Andrew Upshaw of Hemphill, Texas is living the life that most […]

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Falcon Lake

So You Want To Fish Falcon Lake The ¾-ounce black/blue jig and crawfish trailer slid quietly into the slightly murky water, bounced once off the limb of an old hardwood, and then fell down toward the lake bottom. It never made it. The strike was nothing more than a light “thunk”, but when the hook […]

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Oct 2011

Each day, each hour, each minute, is special. Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no-one… Oct 2011 — Finally it is getting a bit cooler. It sure is nice to get up in the mornings and feel that crispness in the air. Maybe it won’t be long before we will start having some […]

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Paradise Point

Paradise Point Marina and RV Park –         A Great Place To Visit Rey Rocha III and his wife Lea Gonzales are the new managers of the beautiful Paradise Point Marina and RV Park.  If you haven’t been there you are missing out on one of the friendliness places in the state. The business is easily located […]

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Feb 2010

As I write this report on the morning of February 12th, snow is falling, it is c-o-l-d and just basically a miserable day for fishing. However, like everyone says about Texas weather .. “Just wait a bit and it will change”. Hopefully we will see the sun in a few days and all of these […]

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Those Crazy Winter Anglers

My Wife Says Winter Anglers Are Crazy! I love this time of the year because most folks are either hunting or sitting behind the television set watching old re-runs of football games. The launching ramps are deserted and I finally have the entire lake to myself. So what if the wind is howling and the […]

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Texas

This is a must read for all Texans, used-to-be Texans, adopted Texans or want to-be Texans : JUST TEXAS Pep , Texas 79353 —zip codeSmiley , Texas 78159 Paradise , Texas 76073 Rainbow , Texas 76077 Sweet Home , Texas 77987 Comfort , Texas 78013 Friendship, Texas 76530 Love the Sun? Sun City , Texas […]

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Chain Pickerel Fishing In Texas

                      A mid-January fishing adventure by Bill Heugel of Fairmount, Texas.  The air temp was in the 40s, water temp in the high 40s and the fish were in water just inches deep here in East Texas.  Those are the conditions Don McMurry and I recently experienced as we fished for Chain Pickerel on Hawkins Lake which is near Tyler.  Other […]

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