At Pat Mayse last weekend, I noticed only a few bass have moved into the shallows. There was more activity in the early morning hours, and they were pretty aggressive.
In the back of my mind, I was thinking guisada as I cubed a couple pounds of fresh wild pork backstrap and ham steak from a mule deer I took out in the Trans Pecos region during hunting season.
Enrollment in the Managed Lands Deer Program is now open for the 2021-22 hunting season.
In our smaller lakes and ponds, the fishing has been good, and I wish I could say that about the larger lakes.
We were here to catch spawning crappie that had chased huge schools of shad into the slowly moving current.
Nights are getting warmer, but cloud cover has kept our waters a little cooler. The last cold spell pushed some fish back to a little deeper water, but with warmer days you can expect to see conditions change for the better.
This past week on one of those cool clear mornings, the urge to do a bit of campfire cooking hit me.
Several of our area lakes have fish moving into the shallows, with crappie being the majority.
I’m always looking out for anything new to make my outdoor lifestyle more fun and enjoyable, and through this column, I have the opportunity to pass along these tidbits of information. Such is the case this week.
Water temps are on a warming trend with temps in the high 40s to low 50s. What this tells me is that very soon fish will be on beds, or at least they will be in staging areas.
If you ever had the slightest inkling that the outdoor lifestyle might be slipping away, you should have been at our second Outdoor Ron-de-Voux in Greenville last Saturday.
This Saturday, there will be an event in Greenville that we have named the annual winter Ron-De-Voux. The event was born out of what I and others thought was a need for outdoor folks to have a get together in an informal outdoor setting.
Luck or skill? That’s the question a lot of us fishermen wonder about.
Water color at Pat Mayse is OK for now, although I don’t know yet what the melted snow run-off did. I’m pretty sure it will be OK on the color, but the water temps dropped lower than I can remember.
Spring turkey hunting at its core seems pretty basic; the hunter goes to the woods or fields where turkeys live, mimics the sounds of a lovesick hen with his call and ultimately shoots a big gobbler.
Citizens are encouraged to report observations so that biologists can better understand the impacts of Winter Storm Uri to natural resources.
This arctic blast has put our fishing on hold for now because our lakes are almost impossible to even get to. So, it’s a great time to arrange your tackle and get your springtime gear in shape.
Many folks share my inherent feelings about predator; we dislike them because of their nature but know they are an intricate part of the natural world. They are genetically programmed to kill to survive.
Well, according to our weather forecast, it looks like we are about to get a taste of winter. This could be good because you can bet the fish already know this, and they could be putting on the feedbag.
Just try to find a box of 9 mm or .223 ammo, it’s as scarce as hen’s teeth. If you can find it, it might be necessary to take out a loan on the homestead just to purchase a few boxes.
Rain and high winds continue to keep a lot of fishermen off the water. If you study your lake maps, you’ll find several spots on most of our area lakes that have protected coves. Those coves might not be your first choice, but you might find that they’ll be rewarding, plus you’ll learn more …