• June 2013 - Volume 15, Number 11

    Features

    The saying goes, “Let sleeping dogs lie.” Fortunately, that doesn’t apply to Pickwick’s catfish.

    Outdoor writers and editors love to throw around the term “sleeper.” In outdoor context, the term refers to an outdoor resource that doesn’t get its fair share of attention.

    Angler decodes Lake Columbia’s bass fishing.

    Steve Grace pulled out of his driveway and into a blinding rainstorm as he prepared for his Day on the Lake trip to Lake Columbia recently.

    More than just a buffer from tropical storms, the Chandeleurs offer some first-class fishing opportunities.

    It was the eve of Feb. 1 in the year 1700 — a day long celebrated by Europeans as “Candlemas,” a day when their religious clergy blessed the candles that would be used in their religious services for the remainder of the year.

    Just a few die-hard anglers chase Ross Barnett stripers and hybrid bass, but that’s not because they’re hard to find. Here’s how to get in on the hot action.

    From experience, we knew big schools of big striped bass were in a specific area of Barnett Reservoir. They were close — they had to be because the conditions were perfect.

    Pickwick is best known for its bass fishing, but there are some whopper catfish lurking there, as well. Also, the Chandeleur Islands provide some exceptional fishing this month.