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This Month's Features
Like a mysterious movie set, the moss-fringed curtains of Caddo open on fascinating history and abundant wildlife.
By Preston Kirk
If the film industry had existed 150 years ago, Central Casting would have found an abundance of raw talent in the watery Northeast Texas enclave that encompasses historic Jefferson, meandering Cypress Bayou and mysterious Caddo Lake
Over the decades, movie directors could have filled such diverse roles as Indians, settlers, riverboat captains, blacksmiths, pearl divers, oilmen and roustabouts, gamblers, fancy girls, merchants, slaves, soldiers, carpetbaggers, songwriters, butchers and plantation owners with no lack of drama, romance, chicanery and fortune-hunting to tell their stories.
First, you acquire some iconic Texas land. Then what?
By Rob McCorkle
On a crisp November day, when the last vestiges of fall foliage cling tenuously to deciduous trees in the Cross Timbers region of North Texas, John Ferguson rattles uphill on a bumpy ranch road. His destination is a 1,200-foot mountaintop where one day campers will marvel at the stars and pedal along backcountry trails. Below him in the distance, the waters of Tucker Lake shimmer at the heart of Palo Pinto Mountains State Park.
When the sun goes down, the fish come up.
By Larry D. Hodge
If you're not catching as many big bass as you'd like, perhaps the problem is not where you're fishing, how you're fishing or what bait you're using. It could be when you're fishing.
Welcome to Night Bassin' 101.