Table of Contents

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For Hunters . . .For Everyone . . .
14 Just Shooting —Kerry O'Day
Hogs, Hogs, and More Hogs!

26 Out of Control Texas Swine
The ultimate control measure is harvest of wild hogs by either hunting or trapping.—Bob Zaiglin

38 Just Hunting —Mike Holmes
Hog Hunting: Getting to the “Thick” of Things

46 Just Hunting —Tom Claycomb III
Hog & Coyote Combos

60 Historical Hog Hunt
Legendary hunting grounds await hunters within an hour of Houston.—Harold Gunn

70 Field Tips & Techniques —Bill L. Olson and Danno Wise
Countless Off-Season Hunting & Shooting Options

4 Editor’s Insight – Bill L. Olson

6 TOJ Notebook —TOJ Staff

32 On 'R Offroad —Bill L. Olson
Additions that Protect — UnderCover & WeatherTech

69 Subscription Information

75, 77, 79 Guides, Gear & Getaways

80 Outdoors Calendar

82 Fishing & Hunting Times

For Freshwater
Anglers . . .
For Saltwater
Anglers . . .
Lake Roundups - Pros Forecast
10 Central – John Jefferson
52 North – Brian Hughes
53 East – Matt Williams
70 South - Danno Wise
72 West – TOJ Staff
72 High Plains – TOJ Staff

16 Bassology —Matt Williams
To the Rescue of America’s First Bird

24 Just Fishing —Brian Hughes
“What Kind of Rod Should I Use?”

42 Bass Habitat
A great bass lake can lose its thunder in short order when something happens to significantly reduce or damage the habitat.
—Matt Williams

76 Tackle Tips & Techniques —Danno Wise
Family Fishing Options

12 Saltwater Journal —Mark Sosin
Transitional Zones

18 Trailering the Coast
The challenges of fishing a variety of bay systems will help anglers hone their on-the-water skills.
—Nate Skinner

CoastWatch – Danno Wise
34 Upper Forecast
36 Louisiana Forecast
64 Lower Forecast
67 Middle Forecast

40 Just Fishing —Nate Skinner
So You Want to Hire a Guide...

48 Creative Crustacean Rigs
Whether fishing natural or artificial baits, there are plenty of ways to target a variety of gamefish during May.
—Danno Wise

56 Sabine Lake: The Jewel of the Texas Coast
Off the beaten path, this coastal estuary just keeps getting better and better.
—Robert Sloan

74 Tackle Tips & Techniques —Danno Wise
Rigging and Fishing Live Bait