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Why Using a First Aid Kit is Important for Hunters

It’s not a matter of choice whether to have a first-aid kit or not, everyone ought to get one.Because in your life there will be times when you wish you had a first aid kit nearby, moreover as an outdoor aficionado, the above case will be much more likely to happen.We always hear stories about […]

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  • March 16, 2019

How to Catch, Fillet, and Cook Black Drum?

Thinking about catching black drums and have a flavorful fish meal? Then. I will be gladly telling you that it won’t be tough or complicated at all. You might not be familiar with black drums precisely. So, here I am to expand your knowledge of black drum fishes. Generally, It’s a chunky, high backed fish with whiskers […]

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  • March 16, 2019

Freshwater Longear Sunfish Identification

Longear Sunfish Lepomis megalotis Other names: Cherry bream Status: Texas nongame fish Description Lepomis, the generic name, is Greek and means “scaled gill cover.” The species epithet megalotis is Greek and means “great ear.” The name is derived from the fact that longear sunfish have an elongated opercle flap. This flap, always trimmed in white in adults, […]

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  • January 9, 2018

Freshwater Warmouth Bass Aka Goggle-eye Fish Identification

Warmouth Lepomis gulosus Other names: Goggle-eye, warmouth bass Status: Texas nongame fish Description The warmouth is somewhat larger than either rock bass or green sunfish (with which it is often confused) but very similar otherwise in that it is large-mouthed and heavy-bodied. Adult warmouth are dark, with mottled brown coloration. Ventral areas are generally golden, […]

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  • January 9, 2018

Freshwater Red Drum Fish Identification

Red Drum   Other Names Redfish, Rat Red, Bull Red, Or Just “red” Description The most distinguishing mark on the red drum is one large black spot on the upper part of the tail base. Having multiple spots is not uncommon for this fish but having no spots is extremely rare. The color of red […]

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  • January 9, 2018

Freshwater Blue Catfish Identification

Blue Catfish Ictalurus furcatus Other names: Channel cat, hump-back blue Status: Texas game fish Description Ictalurus is Greek meaning “fish cat,” and furcatus is Latin, meaning “forked,” a reference to the species’ forked tail fin. Blue catfish have a forked tail, and are sometimes very similar to channel catfish. However, only the Rio Grande population has dark spots […]

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  • January 9, 2018

Freshwater Guadalupe Bass Fish Identification

Guadalupe Bass Micropterus treculi Other names: Black bass, Guadalupe spotted bass Status: Texas State Fish Description The Guadalupe bass, like other “black bass” including largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass, is not a true bass at all but a member of the sunfish family Centrarchidae. Micropterus is Greek, meaning “small fin” and is a rather unfortunate misnomer arising from […]

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  • January 9, 2018

Freshwater Largemouth Bass Fish Identification

Largemouth Bass Micropterus salmoides Other names: Black bass, green trout, bigmouth bass, lineside bass Description Two subspecies of largemouth bass exist in Texas: the native Micropterus salmoides salmoides and the Florida largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides floridanus.The two subspecies are visually indistinguishable, although they may be distinguished by genetic testing procedures. Both are usually green with dark blotches that form […]

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  • January 9, 2018