Minden Press-Herald

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Aug 29th

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Catalog triggers fishing many memories

Molido Creek ran cool and clear, meandering beneath the beeches and ancient oaks half a mile below our house. Come summertime, I'd shuck my shoes, grab my fishing gear and head to Molido to lob a Hawaiian Wiggler next to cypress roots, hoping a bass would be fooled. I usually only caught jackfish, ugly as sin and outfitted with fierce teeth and most times when one bit, the sorry rascal would sever my fishing line and swim off with my lure.

Then one day it happened. I got a strike, set the hook expecting to see a slimy sharp-toothed jackfish on the other end when to my surprise and delight, a half-pound bass floundered on the surface. This was the very first bass I ever caught and I grabbed the bass, threw down my rod, took off barefoot for home to show my mama.

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Huckleberries, the natural tiptop treat

It's hard not to feel just a little bit sorry for folks who didn't grow up out on the rural route. People whose boundaries were defined by concrete and traffic lights gre...

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Huntings exotics can be very exciting

I consider myself fortunate indeed in my profession as an outdoors communicator to get the opportunity to go places and do stuff I probably wouldn't have access to otherw...

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Time to give the whisker fish another try

With the conclusion of spring squirrel season Sunday May 25, outdoorsmen and women are left with no more species to hunt until September when doves become legal fare. For...

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Catahoula Lake drawdowns to help ducks this fall

Catahoula Lake has always been a bit of a mystery to me. Once the waterfowl migration gets underway each fall and winter, the focus is on this sprawling body of water cov...

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