Table of Contents

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For Hunters . . .For Everyone . . .

10 Overlooked Duck Hot Spots
Cattle tanks, stock ponds, or other small water bodies offer outstanding, easy hunting opportunities..—Bob Zaiglin

20 Just Shooting —Kerry O'Day
Why Do We Love Our 30 Calibers?


32 Brush Country’s Peak Spectacle
Ever changing phases of the whitetail rut combined with moves and countermoves between hunter and quarry.—Bob Zaiglin


44 Texas Style Duck Hunts
There are countless places and ways to hunt most of the popular species of ducks—Robert Sloan

60 Guns N Stuff —Harold Gunn
Stocking Stuffers for the Sportsman

70 Field Tips & Techniques —Nate Skinner and Danno Wise
Late Season Whitetail Strategies

4 Editor’s Insight – Bill L. Olson

6 TOJ Notebook —TOJ Staff

67, 69, 71 Guides, Gear & Getaways

72 Outdoors Calendar

74 Fishing & Hunting Times

75 Subscription Information


For Freshwater
Anglers . . .
For Saltwater
Anglers . . .
14 Bassology —Matt Williams
User-Friendly Bass Baits

22 Just Fishing —Brian Hughes
‘Tis The Season For The Right Stuff

Lake Roundups - Pros Forecast
38 Central – John Jefferson
56 North – Brian Hughes
58 East – Matt Williams
62 South - Danno Wise
64 West – TOJ Staff
64 High Plains – TOJ Staff

48 The Jig Is Up
Simulating a slow moving offering these baits will likely catch the biggest fish.—
—Matt Williams

68 Tackle Tips & Techniques —Danno Wise
Fishing Winter’s Deep Water Structures

16 Winter Bay Fishing - Shallow to Deep
Know when, where and how to find and target fish based on the prevailing conditions.
—Danno Wise

CoastWatch – Danno Wise
26 Lower Forecast
29 Middle Forecast
52 Upper Forecast
55 Louisiana Forecast

40 A Plethora of Winter Options
Texas’ Upper Coast provides anglers with an abundance of diverse opportunities for a variety of conditions..—
—Nate Skinner


66 Tackle Tips & Techniques —Danno Wise
Winter Beachfront Fishing Tips