Catch and release is a wonderful conservation tool for certain species but our lakes are full of catfish, crappie, white bass and stripers that provide excellent table fare. For many of us, a big fish fry is a time honored event that is the perfect ending to a great time on the water.


I often fill this space with tips from pro fishermen on catching fish or, possibly give an account of a recent fishing trip. But this week, let’s concentrate on how

Late winter is prime time for catching the big fish of your lifetime. Pictured is Luke’s friend Jeff Rice giving his career best blue catfish a farewell before releasing it to fight again. Rice landed the big blue fishing with Lake Tawakoni guide David Hanson.


Ask most serious fishermen what their favorite time for catching ‘numbers’ of fish and chances are good they will say early summer with fall running a close second. Ask them


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