Sports

Thu
18
May

Sea-run speckled trout, finally

By Capt. Bill Watkins

For two months, I have been wanting to fish the Sabine Pass jetties and the beach front. I actually drove the boat out there three times in hope of finding fishable conditions but it was a waste of gas all three times. Rough dirty water and high winds have conspired to make that an impossibility. Knowing that sea run speckled trout are out there does no good when you can’t get to them. Every year those nice trout show up from wherever they come from (No one seems to know) and they cruise down the beach and off shore.

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Thu
11
May

Uncle Hoover and the huckleberry jelly

By Capt. Bill Watkins

My uncle Silas purchased a chest type freezer way back in 1948 (The same year that I was born). It lasted around twenty years; much longer than any home appliance purchased nowadays. It sat in the same spot in the pantry room on the west side of the house and was never moved until the compressor failed. Like all chest freezers, it was so full of frozen food that one could hardly shut the lid. The frozen items on top were partially thawed before they realized that the old freezer had given up the ghost. Of course, this is the same way that we always find out that our freezers are dead. When freezers die, the task is always the same. Hurry and purchase a new freezer and try to dig all of the frozen food out and transfer it before it thaws.

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Thu
11
May

LCM JV Champs

Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School’s JV Lady Bears Softball Team finished their season as district champs for the second consecutive year.

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Thu
04
May

Windy spring fishing on Sabine Lake

By Capt. Bill Watkins

It was 8:30 am and after sitting in the SGS Causeway Bait and Tackle store drinking coffee and swapping fishing stories we were finally about to launch the boat. The storms that had hit the area at daybreak had finally passed but it was still very overcast. The tide was blasting through the Causeway Bridge driven by the stiff south wind being pulled by a strong low pressure system ahead of an approaching cold front. The only bright spot so far, this day was that the rain and lightning had ended and maybe we could catch fish or at least try.

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Thu
04
May

Six Lady Pirates named to All-District Softball

Six Lady Pirates were recently named to the 2017 District 22-5A Al District Team with two first team picks, two second team and two honorable mentions.

First team selections were junior Clarissa Hagler, infield, and senior Raven Britt as Designated Player.

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Tue
25
Apr

Varsity Pirates golf team finish 4th in district

The Vidor Pirate boys golf team, composed of Trent Kizer, Hogan Stogner, Thomas Cooper, Bret Wilcox, Tyler Scherry, and Tristan Jones wrapped up the 2017 season and claimed fourth place in a tough district. With four returning lettermen, the Pirates’ experience helped the in tournament play with the team claiming several finishes in the top four places.

 

“The Pirate boys golf team started off the spring golf season with a third place finish at the Hardin Jefferson Invitational at Idylwild golf course,” said VHS Golf Coach, Mitch Mackey.

 

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Thu
20
Apr

Fishing area bays in fresh water conditions

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.

 

Thu
13
Apr

Noodle fishing for catfish

By Capt. Bill Watkins

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.

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Thu
06
Apr

LCM Varsity Tennis

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.

 

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Thu
30
Mar

Fishing Sabine Lake after a bad storm

By Capt. Bill Watkins

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.

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