Food plots are a great way to improve a small property, but first you need to decide if you even need food plots on your property. Food plots are the “in” thing to do when it comes to deer management and for good reason, but on small properties they may not always be necessary. To do this you not only need to look at your property, but your neighbor’s property as well. If you live in the Great Plains like I do, you know that food is everywhere and cover is the limiting factor. READ MORE...
Crappie fishing can be tough in the winter but crappie caught in the winter months sometimes are the largest of the year. Crappie relocate into deep water in the winter. They can be found shallow at times but most of the cold water season crappie will congregate in deep water around and within thick cover or structure.
Crappie In The Springtime
Catch More Crappie This Spring
by Ken McBroom
Early spring is a great time to catch some really nice crappie if you know where to look. Crappie instinctively feels when the time to spawn is nearing and will begin to slowly move into crappie spawning grounds in preparation. Many anglers focus on water temperature as the trigger that starts the crappie spawn, but science tells us that even more important factor over water temperature is the “photoperiod” or length of daylight. READ MORE....
It is Veterans Day today and I want to dedicate todays search to all my combat veteran brothers out there and especially to my combat veteran buddies Jim and Silver. They made the trip all the way from Texas to bow hunt and hang out and I know they are back home on the edge of their seats hoping I find this deer. Besides my feet and legs need some motivation to get going on what could be a many mile search.
CATCH BIG CRAPPIE IN THE FALL In recent years I have come to enjoy a new way, for me at least, of chasing crappie. This way is crankbaits for crappie! In the fall, where I fish anyway, the shad begin running the shorelines in large schools providing slab crappie some great opportunities to fatten up for the winter.
If you hunt whitetail deer with a bow you know just how difficult it can be to just lay eyes on a mature buck let alone harvest one. There is nothing better than time afield for honing the skills to consistently harvest mature deer but articles like this one can help you understand what your are experiencing in the woods. Mature whitetails, bucks as well as does, may act a little differently than younger deer and if you want to target mature whitetails you must approach your scouting as well as hunting a little differently as well.
South Texas Ghost Pie
by Ken McBroom
The name may seem odd unless you werewith meon a recent hog hunt in South Texas where I got the first shot on a boar that was tucked tight in some mesquite and cactus trying to escape the suns rays. The shot was true and my very first wild hog was drug from its hiding spot. It was a hog that was tough to locate and had become worthy of its own name. They called him The Ghost. READ MORE...
by Ken McBroom
So, deer season is over and you have settled in for the winter. A great time for lazing around watching football and maybe working a little overtime to keep the boss off your back when the turkeys are gobbling and the crappie are moving into shallow brush this spring. The coffee table is littered with Outdoor Life, Field & Stream and outdoor catalogs. This would be a great time to go squirrel hunting. READ MORE....
It won't be long and we will be running those ridges for lovesick gobblers strutting their stuff.
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Trolling for Crappie
By Ken McBroom
I grew up fishing for crappie with a bobber, gold hook and a tuffy minnow. Brush piles in the spring and then throughout the summer with a little drifting which helped get those suspended crappie that were scattered throughout the lake. Recently, since relocating to the mid-west, READ MORE...
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