LAKE COMEDERO, MEXICO — Somewhere during a discussion about the Sex Pistols performing at Dallas’ venerable Longhorn Ballroom just days before Merle Haggard in 1978, the bass hit the Zoom magnum lizard and began to run.
I realize deer season is over for most Texans, but I wanted to talk about something before I forget. Call it getting a head start on next season or a conversation point during the offseason.
Jona Lake grew up in East Texas. It was 35 years ago during the Thanksgiving holidays that the then-12-year-old took his first buck while hunting in Cherokee County.
MAVERICK COUNTY — To my north was a geological outcrop. It was the southern end of the Edwards Plateau. To the south laid the South Texas Brush Country. Where the horizon met the ground to the west was Mexico. A hundred miles east and out of sight was San Antonio.
I have to admit my first and only foray into winter crappie fishing was not a good time. Maybe it was the 6 inches of snow on the ground. It could have been the single-digit temperature. I think it was because I could not find a match to catch the boat on fire so I'd warm up.
Cameron Frowick has a very busy life. The 28-year-old Tyler resident owns his own business and when he does not have to work, there is a good chance he is on the lake fishing or in the woods hunting or preparing for hunting.
YANTIS — It was a day the weather was more appropriate for a dove hunt, but we were wearing blaze orange as we walked into the field at Hidden Lakes Hunting Resort.
Some things, like taxes, construction on Interstate 35, allergies and wild pigs, are seemingly never going to go away. At least not easily.
The Thanksgiving holidays have been a traditional week of travel for Texans. Some settle just for going to grandma’s house. Others go for an extended stay at a deer lease somewhere around the state.
In what can be called a seismic shift in professional bass fishermen, 80 of the top fishermen in the country are dropping their affiliation with B.A.S.S. and the FLW Tour to join the Bass Pro Tour.