Table of Contents

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For Hunters . . .For Everyone . . .
16 Just Shooting —Kerry O'Day
What is Wrong with the 270 Caliber?

26 Just Hunting —Tom Claycomb III
Big Game Draws in Western States


38 The View From Above
The unique thing about flying surveys over Texas rangeland is the rich diversity of wildlife that shows up. ——Bob Zaiglin

54 Guns N Stuff —Harold Gunn
Get Shorty

78 Field Tips & Techniques —Nate Skinner and Danno Wise
Hunting the Tail End of Quail Season

4 Editor’s Insight – Bill L. Olson

6 TOJ Notebook —TOJ Staff

75, 77, & 79 Guides, Gear & Getaways

80 Outdoors Calendar

82 Fishing & Hunting Times

83 Subscription Information


For Freshwater
Anglers . . .
For Saltwater
Anglers . . .
18 Lake Whitney’s Miraculous Recovery
Once left for dead, this popular reservoir is once again alive and teeming with fish, fun, and opportunity.
—Brian Hughes

Lake Roundups - Pros Forecast
36 Central – John Jefferson
62 North – Brian Hughes
63 East – Matt Williams
70 South - Danno Wise
72 West – TOJ Staff
72 High Plains – TOJ Staff

48 Chasing Whites
Statewide fishing forecast, hot spots and tactics for the white bass run.
—Matt Williams

56 Bassology —Matt Williams
Changing the Limit

76 Tackle Tips & Techniques —Danno Wise
Getting Bedded Bass’ Attention

12 Cold Water, Hot Bite
It’s a simple matter of finding deep water areas to find good concentrations of fish
—Danno Wise

24 Saltwater Journal —Mark Sosin
Backyard Bonanza

30 Scrappy Tugs Along the Granite
Sheepshead, black drum, and sand trout provide plenty of action when other species become difficult to catch.—
—Nate Skinner

CoastWatch – Danno Wise
42 Lower Forecast
44 Middle Forecast
58 Upper Forecast
60 Louisiana Forecast

66 Ins and Outs of Drains
How and when to fish these travel corridors for more specks, reds, and flounder
—Robert Sloan


74 Tackle Tips & Techniques —Danno Wise
Late Winter Redfish Patterns