Table of Contents

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For Hunters . . .For Everyone . . .
14 Just Shooting —Kerry O'Day
Texas Ride:YO Ranch Headquarters


22 Dealing With August Heat
While not the most user-friendly month, there are some perks — so discover them and enjoy the best we can.—Bob Zaiglin

62 Just Hunting —Nate Skinner
What’s In Your Blind Bag?

78 Field Tips & Techniques —Nate Skinner and Danno Wise
Packing fot Big Game

4 Editor’s Insight – Bill L. Olson

6 TOJ Notebook —TOJ Staff

27 Subscription Information

42 On 'R Offroad —Harold Gunn
Jeep: Still Going Strong at Age 75

75, 77, 79 Guides, Gear & Getaways

80 Outdoors Calendar

82 Fishing & Hunting Times


For Freshwater
Anglers . . .
For Saltwater
Anglers . . .
16 Just Fishing —Matt Williams
Using Your Noodle

32 Choosing the Right Stick
Proper rod selection helps anglers maximize performance on the water.
—Matt Williams

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

52 Just Fishing —Brian Hughes
More Useful Fishing Tips

76 Tackle Tips & Techniques —Danno Wise
Small Water - Big Action

10 Inshore Angling in Adverse Conditions
Being able to adjust to whatever is thrown at you is the key to success when fishing Texas bays in the summer.
—Danno Wise

18 Curious Cobia
Ling will hit a variety of lures, put on a great fight and taste great on the table.
—Robert Sloan

30 Saltwater Journal —Mark Sosin
Go Fly A Kite

CoastWatch – Danno Wise
36 Lower Forecast
40 Middle Forecast
54 Upper Forecast
56 Louisiana Forecast

46 Sight Casting Unlocks Underwater Mysteries
Clear water flats reveal the natural behavior of highly sought after gamefish.
—Nate Skinner

66 Night Lights to Fall Flights
A transition begins as coastal anglers beat the heat at night while anticipating fall waterfowl options.
—Bill L. Olson


74 Tackle Tips & Techniques —Danno Wise
Finesse Tactics for Summer Trout