Spawning Bass Usually Don’t Chase

A mid-April, 2010 FLW tournament at Fort
Loudon Lake
in Tennessee
reminded me once again that bass can flip-flop on their preferred
presentation! I caught on and came back after a slow start to finish in 39th place out of 140 anglers and finished in the money!

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Bigger, Badder Bucks

James C. from Tennessee
writes to ask about big bucks. “I see on the Internet that some guy in Ohio shot a huge
non-typical buck that nets 233-5/8 inches. Apparently
the total green score for his main beams (35-1/8 inches and 34-1/8 inches) is
the biggest ever measured on a buck. Is this buck for real, and if so, how do
hunters keep coming up with these monsters year after year? It just seems
that we are seeing more and more bigger bucks being
taken. Is this an aberration or are bucks just getting bigger?”

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Try The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway For Big Crappies

Popularly known as the Tenn-Tom, the 234-mile Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway links the Tennessee and Tombigbee rivers primarily for commercial traffic. However, the area sometimes called the
"Chain of Lakes" can provide excellent crappie fishing! These waters hold abundant 9- to 12-inch crappies with anglers often catch 50- to 100 crappies per day with many hitting the 1- to 1.25-pound range!

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More Antler Restrictions In Missouri

Ted A. from Tennessee writes to ask about antler restrictions in Missouri.
"I hunt in Missouri on occasion and they have implemented an antler point
restriction in 20- to 30 counties. It seems to me that I am seeing bigger
bucks, but what does the data show for that state now that they have antler
restrictions?"

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Zero In On Birds — For Catfish?

Cypress trees provide excellent roosts for cormorants and other fish eaters. Feeding mainly upon shad, the birds deposit fish-rich waste products around the trees, staining the leaves white. That fishy waste material hitting the water attracts catfish. Here’s what to key on to catch more catfish near tress in the water.

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Why So Many Hunting Shows In Texas?

Jack K. from Tennessee asks about Texas bucks. "It seems that half the hunting deer shows on television are filmed in Texas. They take some great deer, but how do those bucks stack up against bucks from the Midwest, such as in Iowa or Illinois?"

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Can Your Discern A Buck Or Doe By Its Droppings?

Frank T. from Tennessee writes regarding deer droppings. “Can you tell whether it is a buck or doe by the droppings it leaves? I have always been told that a buck will leave long, solid droppings, and a doe will leave pellets. Is there any truth to that?”

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Hunting Near Rubs

Johnny W. from Tennessee is a new hunter. He says that he has trouble determining when he should hunt near rubbed trees. “Are there certain kinds of rubs that I should look for that are more important than others?” he asks.

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