As the days become longer, the process of photoperiod takes hold stimulating more hormonal growth for bucks. More available sunlight allows changes to unfold with a bucks pituitary gland, producing hormones that significantly contribute to bone and tissue growth. Other natural works play into antler development as well.
Every fisherman has his favorite pattern to be on the water fishing. Bass anglers love to pick big sows off their bedding grounds. Crappie fishermen keep their eyes peeled for the dogwoods to bloom when the tasty panfish invade the shallows. Catfish anglers yearn for summer nights when big cats go on the prowl.
As we neared the shoals area just below the Highway 80 Bridge east of Chunky, we eased the anchor out and began fishing. Although the water was unusually muddy and turbulent for this time of year, I cast a crawfish-colored Bomber Mini A onto the rocky shoals, and a nice spotted bass promptly nailed it.
I have to name the tripletail as my favorite fish to catch and eat from the Gulf of Mexico. You must employ stealth to get close enough to cast to them, but an accurate cast will almost always draw a strike. Once a tripletail is on the line, you must move quickly to get it away from ropes, chains and buoys.
Bagging a trophy-class whitetail is truly the experience of a lifetime. For most deer hunters, one is all they get. Many seasoned sportsman are completely satisfied to have achieved the accomplishment. They got their 15 minutes of fame, got the bragging mount and can relive the whole episode at the drop of a camo hat.
The practice of deer management has grown by leaps and bounds in the Magnolia State over the past few decades. Most whitetail enthusiasts understand that there are three primary factors that have an impact both on body size and antler quality age, nutrition and genetics.