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    Fishing down the riprap early in the morning in water only 1 to 2 feet deep, you may be surprised at the size of November bass you can catch on Maynor Creek.

    Fish Maynor Creek for November bass

    Breakup of lily pads opens up plenty of new water
    Yesterday at 9:00am
    This largemouth bass, and 19 more like it, was caught on a 1/4-ounce, green pumpkin finesse jig with a small trailer after other baits, including a similar-sized, black/blue jig, failed to generate bites.

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    What triggers fish to bite: A principle of animal behavior can help you catch fish
    November 07 at 9:00am
    Use a permanent marker to note where your speed ring is set so it will be easy to determine if it’s been moved.

    Crossbow scopes 101: Sight them in correctly

    The process takes several steps — but it’s invaluable when that big buck walks out
    November 01 at 7:00am
    Everything in Red Snapper with Roasted Corn Relish is great, but the avocado mousse is so good you’ll want to bathe in it. Once you taste it, you will want to use it elsewhere.

    Tootie cooks ‘earnestly’

    Louisiana personal chef gets creative in the kitchen
    October 26 at 2:40pm
    Chas Champagne, creator of the Matrix Shad line of soft plastic lures, is introducing a new 5-inch Matrix Monster that will be available in stores this fall.

    The new Matrix Monster

    The big 5-inch version swims just like a regular-sized Matrix Shad
    October 25 at 9:00am
    The author putting out seed and fertilizer on one of his food plots.

    What’s wrong with simple?

    Determine accurate food plot acreage with easy math
    October 22 at 9:00am
    Depending on the numbers and sizes of bass you catch this month at  Bogue Homa, more than likely you’ll bring trophy grass to the boat as well as trophy bass.

    October bass at Bogue Homa

    Largemouths are pulling out of depths, moving to abundant shallow cover
    October 12 at 9:00am
    This smallmouth bass was caught from shallow water with a sand bottom and scattered, sparse vegetation. The light and mottled coloration makes this fish invisible when it is resting on the bottom.

    Vanishing act

    Fish change color to match environment
    October 09 at 9:00am
    When a buck is looking your way and has its ears cupped toward you, your chances of successfully drawing on it aren’t very good.

    ‘Draw’ your own conclusions

    Timing your draw is the most important thing you’ll do with a deer in range
    October 01 at 7:00am
    The meunière sauce that makes Ricky’s dish so attractive and delicious is much more than a simple brown butter sauce.

    Mississippi cooking ... Louisiana style

    Featured red snapper recipe from restaurant
    September 26 at 11:00am
    Delta Lures started mass-producing spinnerbaits  in 2011, and now their offerings are sold all over the country.

    Delta Lures’ Spinnerbait

    Available with traditional “r” bend — or in a “twisted” model
    September 24 at 9:00am
    For whitetails, the author’s arsenal contains everything from rifled slugs all the way down to a .223. His overall favorite is the .35 Whelen.

    Pay attention to the business end

    Preference in weapons, ammo and sights pales in comparison to the ability to put your shot on target when the opportunity presents itself
    September 18 at 9:00am
    A secret to successfully fishing a frog over grass is to make sure the bass has the lure in its mouth before setting the hook.

    Three-pronged bass approach at Lake Okhissa

    September brings fishing challenges; here are ways to attack those fish
    September 11 at 9:00am
    A healthy bass population has good recruitment, but a strong spawn does not necessarily result in more catchable bass and good bass fishing.

    Self-regulating bass?

    Success of recruitment not related to the number of spawners.
    September 07 at 9:00am
    A mature doe is one of bowhunting’s toughest challenges. Attention to small details led to the author’s success.

    Sweat the small stuff — all the time

    Don’t repeat common mistakes made every season
    September 01 at 7:00am
    Trent’s seafood stuffed potatoes are hearty and filling, without losing the delicate taste of the crabmeat and shrimp.

    Cajun Cooking is a family affair

    Toups stays busy in houseboat kitchen
    August 31 at 9:00am