Archive | October, 2002

Boat Show Basics

Boat Show Basics The January Boat Show is one of the biggest sport shows of the year. Just about every boat manufacturer is represented by a Houston dealer at the show. Also fishing guides from all over the world will be on hand with information on guided fishing and hunting trips. There is also a […]

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Another Lesson Learned

Another Lesson Learned Last month I fished the Alabama BassMaster Eastern Invitational on Lake Guntersville. I had never been to the lake but I knew that it had aquatic vegetation in the form of milfoil and coontail. Driving to Alabama I was putting together some possible seasonal patterns for mid-May. Topwaters, buzzbaits, spinnerbaits, and Carolina […]

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Little Things

Little Things So many of the “little things” in bass fishing are overlooked by anglers. They still catch bass because they do enough things right to overcome the things they may not do completely right. Over time a bass fisherman develops a confidence in his productive methods and fishes himself into a rut. Gaining a […]

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Circular Bass Fishing

Circular Bass Fishing It’s not the Sports Illustrated magazine of bass fishing that BassMaster is. It’s not the how to or the when and where that is usually portrayed in other bass fishing magazines. It is an in depth look at the heart, mind, and soul of real bass fishing outdoorsmen. From many angles this […]

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Night Bass Fishing

Night Bass Fishing Being a very popular lake for fishing and water skiing, Lake Conroe receives quite a bit of pressure throughout the summer. As fishermen, we know that fishing is usually better during the week when there less boat traffic on the lake. The fish are not spooky and nervous like they get when […]

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Jay Yelas Wins 2002 BASS Masters Classic

Jay Yelas Wins 2002 BASS Masters Classic KENNESAW, Ga. — Yamaha/Skeeter pro Jay Yelas, whom many say is the perfect ambassador for bass fishing, added the sport’s most sought-after honor to his list of accomplishments Saturday by winning the 32nd 2002 CITGO BASS Masters Classic championship on Lay Lake in Alabama. A Yamaha/Skeeter pro team […]

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Striped Bass Juvenile Numbers Appear Down in Maryland

Striped Bass Juvenile Numbers Appear Down in Maryland ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The 2002 striped bass (rockfish) juvenile index in Maryland is 4.7, down from the long-term average of 11.7, said Eric J. Schwaab, director of the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service. “Striped bass populations have highly variable reproductive success from year to […]

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Crestliner Selects Garmin as Electronics Supplier

Crestliner Selects Garmin as Electronics Supplier OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), announced today that Crestliner Inc. has selected three sonar products from Garmin as optional equipment on many of its new boat models. Specifically, new owners of Crestliner boats may choose Garmin’s GPSMAP 168 Sounder, Fishfinder 160 […]

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TPWD Game Warden Field Notes

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes The following are excerpts from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. All In A Night’s Work — A Calhoun County game warden recently worked in the Port O’Connor area starting one evening until the next morning. During the night, he wrote citations to six individuals (including a […]

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A Wish Come True

A Wish Come True A few weeks ago in the late afternoon while I was re-spooling one of my fishing reels my wife had yelled down to me in the cellar and said that I had a phone call. Right in the middle of my winding I had asked her who was on the phone […]

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Rig’N Up For The Big Ones

Rig’N Up For The Big Ones The tip of the fishing rod bounced twice, and then headed south. The hook was set, and Keith Kocurek of Pier 45 Marine in Houston let out a whoop. “Fish On!! Fish On”!!, he cried out to fellow fisherman Darren Landry. But Darren had problems of his own, since […]

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Crappie & Cookies

Crappie & Cookies Crappie and Cookies — what more could an angler want? As we pulled away from the beautiful Lake Fork Marina docks, and rode out onto the revered waters of Lake Fork, I could tell that the weather forecaster was right on the money predicting high winds, overcast skies and a humid afternoon. […]

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School Encourages Learning Through Outdoor Exploration

School Encourages Learning Through Outdoor Exploration CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Children at Weldon Smith Elementary are excited about learning, thanks to a new program that harnesses the power of nature and the outdoors. “Camp Free to Read” is the school’s newest initiative to motivate kids to read-and it’s working. The program has several objectives– it […]

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School Encourages Learning Through Outdoor Exploration

School Encourages Learning Through Outdoor Exploration CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Children at Weldon Smith Elementary are excited about learning, thanks to a new program that harnesses the power of nature and the outdoors. “Camp Free to Read” is the school’s newest initiative to motivate kids to read-and it’s working. The program has several objectives– it […]

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