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Trophies on the mind October is a special month for every hunter and fisherman for a variety of reasons and they are all good. Our first real crisp mornings generally show up in October and that triggers all kinds of

Fall fishing is the right time for kids

All along the Texas gulf coast the pattern is the same, cool fronts signal the much anticipated frenzy that is fall fishing. Anglers of every description ready themselves with the latest technology and gear in hopes of finding flocks of gulls working

Archery season opens up, drought concerns top list

Texas white tail deer hunters will get their first opportunity to chase that buck they have been dreaming of since last season ended as the 2014-15 season gets underway this Saturday. The archery only season should be a good bench

Teal season opens to mixed reviews

Opening weekend of early teal season can best be described as a classic case of “have or have not”. For many hunters it was one end of the spectrum or the other and no in between. Rarely will you see

Locals only or Worldwide?

“Pssst…..hey buddy? I got what you need, GPS coordinates, reef names, secretspots full of shell guaranteed to give you what you’re looking for. I got itall.” In a wide eyed frenzy the unsuspecting and overly enthusiastic anglerwho’s hungry for information

August means it’s time to switch gears

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I know it’s tough to even imagine it, especially when the mercury is threatening to burst out the top of the thermometer, but hunting season is right around the corner. August is the month that gets everything kicked off, hunters and fishermen alike

Live bait choices make fishing interesting

No matter how hard lure manufacturers try they will never be able to create a lure that works better than real thing, period. The typical profile of the weekend angler is not that of the high end trophy trout hunter

Customize your favorite topwater and catch more fish

   More than once it has happened, you and your best fishing buddy are standing side by side using the same lure but only one of you is really catching fish. The next time this happens you need to examine

Customize your favorite topwater and catch more fish

More than once it has happened, you and your best fishing buddy are standing side by side using the same lure but only one of you is really catching fish. The next time this happens you need to examine you

Lure size is key during the heat of summer

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 Smaller plugs will often increase your opportunities during the summer months. We have all had the perfect conditions not pay dividends, everything seems to be right but the results just don’t show anything for the effort. This scenario plays itself

Uzzle -Dog days of summer mean more options on the water

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After weeks of constantly changing winds that have driven anglers crazy it seems that better days are officially here. The traditional summer programs are now actually fishable and anglers have more options than just hiding from the howling winds. Sabine

Uzzle Outdoors: Summer fishing in full swing

Summer fishing in full swing I have come to the realization that there is no cool or “Gucci” way to throw a Carolina rigged live bait so a standard “grip and rip it” approach usually does the job. The unceremonious

Let the fish tell you what they want

A pair of 10 pound redfish slid down the shoreline of a grassy bank with theirbacks and tails exposed for all to see, shrimp and little baitfish showered across the surface hoping not to be the last one in line

Spinnerbaits shine in dirty water

Big redfish will readily inhale a spinnerbait. Any tackle geek knows they are the next great weapon in the angling arsenal, saltwater spinnerbaits have come to the coast and the redfish have a new enemy. They come in array of

March offers up different options

As we just finish flipping the calendar over and head straight into the month of March you can almost hear fishermen from Toledo Bend to the Gulf of Mexico rejoice. March is easily one of the favorite times to be

Cold fronts help to crank up duck and goose numbers

Lance Wolf shows off a gorgeous Eagle Head blue goose that was taken over the weekend.

Hunters and fishermen are two very separate groups that share a very common bond and that is the fact their success or failure often hinges on the same thing, weather. Very few people draw the type of criticism that a

High marks for weekend opener

The 2013-2014 hunting season has now officially begun and it could not have opened under better conditions. The weatherman cooperated and Texas hunters were greeted to chilly temperatures and plenty from the deer blind to the duck blind. The annual

Local duck hunters try new tactics as migration patterns change

“You remember when….” is a question that I am hearing all too often these days, especially when I am talking to water fowlers. Less than a decade ago our area marshes were a haven for all types of migratory birds,

Chuck Uzzle: It’s almost time

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Sunday morning I stepped out of my garage before heading for church and was pleasantly surprised to hear my first flock of speckle bellied geese doing their unmistakable “yodel” that all waterfowl hunters are familiar with. The flock of about

Teal season opens to mixed reviews

Some local water fowl hunters have enjoyed outstanding action during the early teal season. RECORD PHOTO: Chuck Uzzle

Results for early teal season can best be described as a classic case of “have or have not”. For many hunters it was one end of the spectrum or the other and no in between. Rarely will you see birds

Septembers promise promotes marsh madness

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The sight of racks full of camo clothing, ATV’s loaded in trucks and on trailers, as well as aluminum boats full of blind material and happy retrievers means the wait is almost over. The 2013-14 hunting season  kicked off  September