The game plan was set firmly in my mind. There were a lot of new speckled trout in the lower regions of Sabine Lake. The tide had recovered on Sunday from the low levels caused by the brutal northwest wind last Wednesday. My catch rate had steadily increased every day until Sundays catch of forty specks two flounder and one red fish.
We dropped the last of our thirty noodles over the side of the boat and turned to look back down the irregular line of white floating cylinders. All of them were floating flat on the water. None were moving except for rising and falling over the one foot waves coming in from the south across Sam Rayburn Reservoir. We were fishing in the Harvey Creek drainage in an area that had a lot of flooded islands. In that area, there is a lot of hydrilla growing under the surface of the water out to about six feet of depth. We had followed the outside edge of the hydrilla with our depth finder and dropped our noodles as close as possible to that edge.
The LCM Bear Varsity Tennis team competed at the Ms. Sheila Invitational Tournament held at Lamar University on Friday, March 31st.
The Boys B Doubles team of Jaxon Collier and Luke Hanson took the Gold Medal with the following record: vs. Hamshire Fannett – 8-4; vs. Sabine Pass – 8-3; vs. Hull Daisetta – 8-4; and vs. Memorial – 8-4.
Last Saturday one of my guide friends had a five-boat charter. I was invited to supply my boat for the gig. Each of us had three anglers to the boat. The group of fifteen young men were down for a bachelor party and they wanted to fish. The day before the south west wind had blown all day gusting over thirty knots and all through the night over twenty. At dawn, we all showed up at the landing ready to go; bright eyed and bushy tailed. It looked as though we were going to have a break. The storms predicted had moved through during the night and wee early morning hours.
On Monday, the Little Cypress Jr. High Girls 7th grade Track Team competed in the Silsbee track meet. Other schools in attendance were West Orange Stark, Silsbee, Orangefield, Cleveland and Tarkington. Little Cypress won 1st place with a total of 149 points. Many girls placed and won ribbons contributing to the overall points.
Allie Shaffer competed in the 2400m run and 1600m run and placed 2nd in both events with her times of 10:45 and 6:36 respectively. Sarina Tejani ran in the 800m run where she placed 1st with a time of 2:57 and the 1600m run where she placed 3rd with a time of 6:40. Elaina Forester also ran the 800m run and placed 5th with her time of 3:04.
K.I.S.S., or keep it simple stupid, is a motto that I try to adhere to when fishing. Since I am just of average intelligence I have found that it is counter-productive to get entangled in the scientific application of metallurgy, polymers, plastics, spectra fibers, carbon fibers, or any other material used in the making of fishing tackle. It is enough for me to know that a rod or reel will hold up under the rigors of hard fishing, day after day, year after year. If a reel is very smooth and casts well that is great.
If a reel is very smooth and casts well that is great. If a rod is very sensitive and works well for the species and size of fish that I am angling for, great again. Just so that either will not explode in my hand while fighting said fish. It doesn’t matter to me what manufacturing process is used to produce the tool or what material it is made from.
OVERTON – Wild pigs are most vulnerable to trapping before food and forages become more available in the spring, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.
Dr. Billy Higginbotham, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Overton, said most acorns have either been consumed or are rotting on the ground now, and wild pigs are searching for alternative food sources.
“This time period before spring greenup is prime for trapping wild pigs using best management practices,” Higginbotham said. “Wild pigs are searching hard for food during this period, which makes them more vulnerable to trapping.”
Higginbotham said it might take up to a month for the entire trapping process, which allows time for the pigs to be properly trained to take bait and get used to the presence of a trap. Other control activities, such as shooting and hunting with dogs, should be stopped during the trapping effort.