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Lake Texoma guide Chris Carey and Larry Weishuhn show off one of the many top water stripers landed last week fishing with Luke and Jeff Rice.

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EARLY BIRDS GET THE TOPWATER STRIPER

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Luke enjoys cooking outdoors using a variety of methods. In this week’s column, he describes some of the items he uses.

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Luke’s Talking Outdoor Cooking!

Forney Students Named to RIT Dean’s List

The following students were named to the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the spring semester of the 2022-2023 academic year. Full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean’s List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete”, “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.

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Fishing is always great in the fly-in lakes of northern Saskatchewan. Here Jeff Rice shows off one of many, many northern pike we landed this past week at Iskwatikan Lake Lodge.

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Adventure in the North Country

Sam Houston State University Announces Spring 2023 President’s List

The students listed on the President’s Honor Roll at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, are undergraduates who have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average in all work attempted while enrolled in not less than 12 semester hours. The university would like to recognize the following students for earning the honor for the Spring 2023 semester.

Sam Houston State University Announces Spring 2023 Dean’s List

The students listed on the Dean’s List of Academic Honors at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, are undergraduates who have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.5 out of a perfect 4.0 in all work attempted while enrolled in not less than 12 semester hours. The university would like to recognize the following students for earning the honor for the Spring 2023 semester.

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A happy fishermen last week at Iskawtikan Lake Lodge with a mighty big walleye! Photo courtesy Bryce Liddell

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HEADING NORTH

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Luke recently caught several chunky bass like this from a farm pond using downsized baits such as this grub designed primarily for catching crappie. The grub rigged with a small spinner proved deadly. Photo by Kenneth Shepherd

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My love affair with the largemouth bass goes back well over sixty years. The largemouth, or ‘black bass’ as we called them back in the day, was the targeted species of my mother and dad. We were also serious trot liners for channel catfish, but bass fishing was excellent close to home and provided fun and food for our family. My parents were accomplished bass fishers and had access to most of the good farm ponds in northern Red River County. Most of our fishing was done with bamboo poles and live shiners, but my mom did treasure her steel Pflueger rod and reel and her Baby Lucky 13 and Jitterbug plugs. This was way before the introduction of the Florida strain bass into Texas waters, and an honest five-pound bass was a big one. It was also before the term ‘catch and release’ became the mantra of bass anglers. We caught and cooked the bass we caught. Looking back, that was probably a pretty good management plan for the smaller ponds we fished. If a certain amount of bass aren’t removed from small waters it’s easy for them to overpopulate and become stunted.

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Lake Tawakoni catfish guide Tony Pennebaker with a couple of the many channel catfish he and Luke caught last week while fishing along the bank.

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SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL BANK FISHING

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Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson is back on the water! David and Luke landed this ‘mess’ of catfish in about 1.5 hours fishing last week.

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WITH LUKE CLAYTON

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