Columns

Crackin’ Craw

If you want to catch bass or redfish, you better get crackin’.

Artificial lure manufacturer Zach Dubois, who specializes in soft plastics, has watched the fairly new Crackin’ Craw — a crawfish imitation — take the bass fishing world by storm. And to his pleasant surprise, it’s also become a go-to bait for redfish along the coast. […]

Columns

Gentlemen, start your engines!

It’s finally November, and we all know what that means. For fellow members of the deer-hunting community, the past nine months have been slowly and steadily building toward November. […]

Bass Fishing

Put a skirt on – and punch that jig

Punch skirts are popular with many bass anglers because they turn normal creature baits into essentially jig presentations. Bass angler Jeff Bruhl put the technique to good use during a September bass-fishing trip to Venice, La., just before the river jumped up due to late-summer rains in the Midwest. […]

Ducks

Decoy spread details

Larry Reynolds criss-crosses the Louisiana coastline multiple times each fall — cruising at 100 knots with a bird’s-eye view from just 125 feet up, estimating the number of ducks that have arrived in the state’s ag fields and coastal marshes. […]

Deer Hunting

Writer’s Thanksgiving morning buck

I love hunting cutovers that are between three and five years old, offer plenty of browse for deer and afford them security to feed openly during the day while never leaving the thick browse. Hunters who set up in elevated stands are able to spot deer — and pick out a good buck every once in a while — without ever being spotted.  […]