Freshwater Redear Sunfish Identification

Redear Sunfish Lepomis microlophus   Other names: Shellcracker, Georgia bream, cherry gill, sunny, sun perch Status: Texas nongame fish Description Lepomis, the generic name, is Greek and means “scaled gill cover.” The species epithet microlophus is Greek for “small nape.” The redear is a deep-bodied sunfish with a relatively small mouth. Color ranges from dark olive green […]

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  • January 7, 2018

Southern Flounder In Texas!

The southern flounder, Paralichthys lethostigma, is the largest of more than 25 species of flatfishes found in Texas coastal waters. It is highly prized as both food and a recreationally harvested fish and accounts for more than 95 percent of the flounder harvest in the state. Southern flounder occur from North Carolina to the mouth of […]

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  • January 7, 2018

Fishing Lures: Things You Should Know About

In terms of sport fishing, a lure is an object, often designed to resemble fish prey, equipped with one or many hooks that is used to catch fish. The lure is attached to the end of the fishing line and is then thrown out into the water and pulled back to attract fish. An exception […]

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  • January 7, 2018

Catfish Fishing Tips and Techniques

Catfish are indigenous to the continental USA and like still water. They love to lie at the bottom. They love smelly bait but will take the live bait as well. They are scavengers and will eat just about anything. You may catch Catfish year round but the best temperature for catching catfish is between 50 […]

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  • January 7, 2018

Freshwater Fishing

Freshwater Fishing Identifying Freshwater Fish Have you ever caught a fish and have not been sure of what it is? Find out about all about it using HuntStats.com’s Fish identification. Click on the Type of fish you have or match it to the pictures. Then pick the exact fish you’ve got and read all about […]

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  • January 4, 2018

Whitetail Deer Hunting Humor

One night during the local deer hunting season a police officer was staking out a particularly rowdy country bar for possible DUI violations. At closing time, he saw a deer hunter tumble out of the bar, trip on the curb, then try his keys in five different cars before he found his. He sat in […]

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  • January 4, 2018

Homemade Fishing Lures: How Do You Make One?

These are the parts you will need to build a Simple Top-water bait, Spoon, and Spinner Bait. Split rings-one small box if you must buy them new or at least 4 (small, about 1/4-inch) split rings. Eye screws- 3 eye screws of about a half-inch in length with an eye about an 1/8 of an […]

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  • January 3, 2018

Whitetail Deer Facts That You Need To Know About

Well-nourished bucks begin sprouting new racks each April. Antlers can grow more than 1/2″ per day. If temperatures drop to single digits farenheit, whitetail deer often move during the midday hours. The large ears of deer can rotate 180 degrees and pick up high-frequency sounds. The entire molting process for whitetails is gradual, taking several […]

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  • January 3, 2018

Scoring Your Whitetail Buck using Boone and Crockett Scoring

1. INSIDE SPREAD of Main Beams: Measure the inside spread of the main antler beams at the widest place. This measurement should be at a right angle to the longitudinal axis of the skull, and parallel to its horizontal axis. measurement should be at a right angle to the longitudinal axis of the skull and parallel […]

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  • January 3, 2018

Whitetail Deer Almanac

Top 5-Record Season Harvests The top five record season harvests by state. Is your state in the top 5? Become a HuntStats.com Member(it’s Free) and we will tell you where your state stands! Top 10-Average Season Harvests By State The top ten average season harvests by state. Is your state in the top 10? Become […]

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  • September 7, 2017
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