Category Archives: Colburn: Fishing

Not Just any old Swim Bait

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“I loved that movie,” said 15 year old Isaac, “but I couldn’t believe it was the name of a fishing bait as well.I thought Dad was kidding when he said y’all caught your fish on Usual Suspects last week.“Which came

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“Is this the same drain we caught those flounder and reds out of last week?” asked Sam Perrin in a dubious tone of voice. The drain that he was pointing at with the tip of his rod was shallow even

A stiff North wind does the trick

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It wasn’t some magical phenomenon that ignited the “lights out” fishing on Sabine Lake this past week.All it took was a good outgoing tide and a few days of stiff north winds to lower water levels and flush even more

Safety is no laughing matter

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It is important that you know that we laughed hysterically only after we were certain that the individual standing waist deep in the mud and water was safe and uninjured.Since there was nothing we could do to help ease his

Area businesses ride to the rescue

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You know you have an enviable job when the majority of hard working folks list your job over in the recreation column. After forty two years of hiring out as a fishing guide I could not agree more with their

Rambo-Clark earn another title

DICKIE COLBURN FOR THE RECORD While saltwater enthusiasts are just now moving into the most fishermen-friendly months of the year, most bass fishermen are putting the final wraps on a very good 2014 and prepping for the upcoming hunting season.I

Catching is all about confidence

The unforgiving nature of lightning always precludes any thoughts of venturing out on the water, but within reason, wind and rain only serve to make catching fish more challenging.If I am scouting alone or fishing with a friend I just

Big flounder on the move

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If you have kids or grand kids that love to fish do not forget to mark down October 11th on your calendar.The S.A.L.T. club is hosting a kid’s only tournament that could not be any more convenient for parents and

Honeywell steps up for kid’s tourney

When was the last time that you unexpectedly suffered a flat tire on your boat trailer and just happened to be in front a tire dealership? In my case Friday afternoon it was pouring down raining and I had three

TWO BARBS SAFER THAN SIX

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Last Saturday was noticeably cooler than the previous Saturday, but outside of a fairly stiff north wind and scattered showers, it was a stretch in terming it a “sure enough” cold front.It did, however, move enough water to push some of

O.C.A.R.C. event provides special touch

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“The number of entries is down a little this year,” stated John Thomas while directing traffic with a clip board in one hand and shaking the hand of a young angler with the other.“Our sponsors stepped up big again this

Rain hasn’t slowed bass action on local scene

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We got more than the shark did for a change! RECORD PHOTO: Dickie Colburn You will just have to excuse local bass fishermen for hoping for yet another down pour not unlike the system that parked on top of us

Colburn – Cops helping kids tourney up next

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Even thinking about fishing has been very difficult for me this week following the tragic Borel boating accident on the river last weekend. I know very few individuals that have any greater love for fishing and the outdoors and sharing

Big bucks on the line for big fish

While the fishing on Toledo Bend continues to be well worth the drive, the catching part of fishing has been tough here on Sabine Lake. Fishing the deep brush piles for crappie has been exceptionally good up on the Bend

Excessive runoff will slow down local bite

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 One more red before the next thunder shower! “I had a plan in mind when I asked my boys if they would like to bring a couple of their friends up to the camp last week,” said Harlan Leger with

Tailchaser Club posts good numbers

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Hannah Roberson with a solid trout on another very windy day!  Much of Sabine Lake is still a little more off-colored than normal for this time of the year, but the wind gave local anglers a break across the weekend

A SURPRISE AT “DO IT IN ORANGE” TOURNAMENT

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“A handful of the teams are posting some very solid weights,” stated Ryan Warhola, “but it was a grind all day for us.” Warhola had just finished weighing in his Day One catch at last weekend’s “Do It In Orange”

Colburn “DO IT IN ORANGE” TOURNEY THIS WEEKEND

For the first time since the two month run on big trout that didn’t slow down until late March, the bragging size trout were once again on the prowl last week. The numbers weren’t as impressive and the bite was

Wind Tough on Local Anglers

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Gary Devers twitched the tip of his new Laguna medium light casting rod with its cyclone wrapped eyes for the first time and his black-chartreuse She Dog struggled a short distance across the surface before pausing to rest a moment.

Catching can get expensive

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Between bites, which were all too scarce at the time, one of my clients brought up the subject of the cost of fishing.“If a parent is fortunate enough to get their child interested in fishing”, he asked his buddy, “How

Fishing show well worth the drive

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If you were unable to attend the Houston Fishing Show at the George R. Brown Center in Houston this past week or even if you simply didn’t care to make the drive….you missed a very good show and that certainly