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    Some soft-plastic materials don’t behave well in the presence of others, often melting together in a gooey mess.

    Avoid a plastic disaster

    Store soft-plastics carefully to avoid gooey mess
    August 12 at 9:00am
    Grilled spicy crab balls are a great meal to enjoy on a late-summer evening.

    Roll out those crab balls

    Fun to catch, great to eat; crabs are a treat
    August 08 at 9:00am
    Keep vegetation and trees around the perimeter of food plots cut to a reasonable, vertical height, so that plenty of sunlight can reach the plants and start photosynthesis.

    Let the sun shine in

    Photosynthesis can help food plots grow better
    August 05 at 9:00am
    Largemouth bass are a tough sell in August, but understanding how current affects them is half the battle; the other half is coaxing them into biting.

    Understand current’s role

    Moving water is important to August success
    August 01 at 7:00am
    William Flournoy caught this 8 ½-pound bass on one of his Uncle Lonnie Stanley’s new Stanley Standup Football Jigs at Lake Sam Rayburn.

    The Stanley Standup Football Jig

    A unique head shape puts this lure in action
    July 29 at 9:00am
    Units can use overlays to combine features and save screen space. The top right window of this split-screen image capture shows the submerged remains of a bridge piling in DownScan detail. The window below it shows the DownScan detail overlaid on a conventional 2D view with Lowrance’s DownScan Overlay feature so you can see the image displayed with both types of sonar.

    The big screen advantage

    New multifunction displays need more room to do the best possible job
    July 26 at 9:00am
    Top-quality strings can make a big difference in the accuracy of any compound bow.

    Don’t scrimp on strings

    Strings, cables play a big role in accuracy
    July 22 at 9:00am
    Trout always have a place on their menu for worms, real or fake (l-r): two Squirmy Worms, San Juan Worm, night crawlers.

    Get buggy for trout

    Terrestrials are No. 1 on a trout’s summer menu
    July 19 at 9:00am
    Inky Davis caught this bass on a crankbait on a small drop-off, a perfect July spot.

    Bass haven’t moved far

    Santee largemouth action warms with weather
    July 16 at 9:00am
    A mother ship puts kayak anglers in waters where they can target species such as king mackerel.

    This mother-ship option

    Piggy-back on big boat to distant fishing holes
    July 14 at 9:00am
    Made with high-tech, lightweight materials, long pants, long-sleeved shirts, a neck gaiter and a hat can keep anglers comfortable and help them avoid a sunburn. Sunscreen is also available in a wide variety of application types.

    Don’t feel the burn

    Cover your skin with clothing, sunscreen
    July 12 at 9:00am
    Grilled or fried, king mackerel croquettes are a neat recipe for a popular summer fish.

    In this dish, Mack is king

    Croquettes make for a great summer supper
    July 08 at 9:00am
    Mapping out known bedding areas and travel corridors on a piece of hunting land can give still- and stand-hunters  — and hunters who run deer with hounds — a leg up on finding productive stand locations.

    Map out your know-how

    An educated, overhead view can help hunters
    July 05 at 9:00am
    The author shows off a big, July bass that hit a Storm 360 swimbait.

    July: deeper is better

    Don’t be afraid to look for bass in deep water
    July 01 at 7:00am
    Californian ‘Bub’ Tosh caught this nice bass on a Sanshouo soft plastic last year during a bass tournament in Japan. He finished seventh in the BATNET Classic.

    The Sanshouo

    There’s no wrong way to fish this salamander lookalike
    June 29 at 9:00am
    Combining Humminbird’s 360 Imaging with Minn Kota’s Ultrex motor lets you cast to fish, cover and structure within 150 feet around your boat and concentrate on your presentation while the motor holds you in place.

    Seat of your pants sonar

    This sonar can find fish-holding structure and show you how far to cast
    June 26 at 9:00am