Things Anglers Should or Should Never Do

All our lives we have heard of things we should “never do,” things like never play with matches, never kiss a girl on the first date, never ride in the back of a pickup truck, never run with a knife, never run at the pool… and the...

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Pro Anglers Representing Louisiana

Over the years, Louisiana has put out some great high school football players who have gone on to professional football. Terry Bradshaw, Bert Jones, Stan Humphries, Joe Delaney, Mark Duper and Bobby Hebert, to name a few. These guys left their mark on...

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Are Pro Bass Fishermen Athletes?

  Are pro bass fishermen athletes? This is the same question that’s been asked about another sport. Are NASCAR drivers athletes? Well from my perspective, the answer is a resounding “YES,” but there are those who will try...

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The Best Drug Ever

 “Just say no!” This has been the slogan to fight the drug war going on in this country since former First Lady Nancy Reagan introduced it in 1982.  Her work was extensive and diligent to fighting the war on drugs. This fight...

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Advertising And Today’s Angler

There are old sayings, “If you look good, you’ll play good” or “You only play as good as you look.” These sayings have been heard in the sports and business world for decades. To be a great salesman or a great player,...

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The Forgotten Impact of FLW

   If there’s one thing that’s becoming apparent, it’s the impact the FLW (Forest L. Wood, founder of Ranger Boats) organization had on the bass fishing landscape. Today we’ll look at what made FLW so special and...

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Are Bass Anglers Lucky or Good?

How much luck is involved in winning a bass tournament? Is it really skill or is it just pure luck when it comes to bass fishing? To the common person or those who just don’t understand bass fishing, a combination of both goes a long way to...

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Angler’s Perspective

Welcome to the “Angler’s Perspective." Each week, I’ll share with you some tips, tactics and interviews from the greatest anglers in the world. My goal, is to make you a better and more informed angler. You’ll hear...

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Staying Healthy

I have had to cancel 2 months worth of fishing tournaments that I was scheduled to put on in the North West Louisiana area. While this is a financial blow to me, I have to realize that nothing is more important than staying healthy at this time....

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Kids were born to do two things; chores and play outside!

 Today as I celebrate my late mother’s Birthday, I’m reminded of her demands that as kids we were told to stay out of the house. She always said and I quote “Kids were born to do two things; chores and play outside!” There...

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There’s more to bass fishing than just wetting a hook.

While every angler strives for winning stringers, it’s very frustrating when the process of catching fish becomes more difficult than brain surgery. To look in my garage and see an $80,000 boat sitting there with another $5,000 worth of rods,...

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Covid- 19

While we continue our fight with the Covid-19 and take the precautions necessary to help protect ourselves and all Americans, it’s a great time to reconnect with the outdoors. Spring has sprung so lets take this opportunity to get the family...

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Fishing Superstitions

Over the years of watching bass anglers, I have determined they are the most OCD people on earth. They have little quirks, superstitions, and issues that normal people don’t have. They think it’s bad luck when they catch a fish on their...

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Patience

Patience, is a word that does not fit me and or how I react most of the time with certain people. I find the older I get, the less patience I have or maybe the right word is tolerance. I also tolerate less the older I get. Whether its people who...

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Giving back this Christmas

Christmas is almost here and while so many of us will wake up Christmas morning with lots of anticipation and excitement. Some will wake up to nothing at all; it might as well be just another day. As outdoorsmen, we’re always looking for ways to...

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Hunting Season Is Here!!

Hunting season is finally here and as Dorothy in Wizard of Oz said…”There’s no place like home.” Home being the hunting camp of course!!! For all outdoorsmen, the hunting camp is like a hunter’s sanctuary. It’s a...

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Hunting Does

How many deer hunters do you know that refuse to 'take a doe' on opening weekend of gun season? Fact is, very seldom do you take a trophy buck on opening day. Some of the best-managed leases state that the 1st deer you kill must be a doe or a...

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Squirrel Hunting

As a young boy growing in the woods of East Texas, the first hunt I ever went on was for squirrel. I had a great mentor who taught me not just how to hunt squirrels but gun safety as well. Today, it seems that squirrel hunting has become a thing of...

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Wild Hog Rule Of Thumb

With the out of control population in wild hogs, many folks are shooting and or trapping them for food. Here's a rule of thumb if you plan to eat the pigs you harvest. If the air temp is above 50 degrees, you have no more than 30 minutes to get...

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Legendary Bass Fishery Closing

Recently saw a Facebook video about the closing of a legendary bass fishery in Texas called Lake Monticello. It’s a sad day for a lot of anglers who have wet a hook on this awesome body of water. A lot of memories and state record catches have...

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