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Dove season opened in both the central and north zones of Texas on Sept. 1. Teal season then opens in Texas on Sept. 15. There is a lot of interest hereabouts in both of these openings. In fact, several of the local outfitters had their dove hunts booked for opening weekend for several weeks.

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Here we are, in the waning days of August, and the first hunting seasons are at hand. Besides that, there is still a lot of great fish catching going on. The only problem is deciding whether to go after the doves on Sept. l, the teal Sept.15-30, or to go fishing.

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They are in our area again, and the tripletails are a welcome addition to most any angler’s cooler. Not only are the tripletails in the gulf and in Big Lake in Louisiana, but the redfish and speckled trout are showing up. The reds and specks are being taken mostly on live bait.

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There are now some seagulls showing up on Lake Sabine and on Big Lake in Louisiana. Some of the speckled trout that are feeding under the gulls are nice size, while some are small. There are, however, some nice size sand trout present. There are some larger specks that have been consistent in other places. This type of action will get better and better as the time goes by with October and November being the peak.

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I’ve written about some really good mid-day summertime speckled trout fishing, but everyone does not enjoy being out in the hot weather. More and more anglers have decided to do their thing during the nighttime. By doing this, their fishing success could be unparalleled without being exposed to the hot August sun. We should all keep in mind that the sun is a probable cause of many skin problems. By heading out during the dark times, those problems will be limited.So what equipment is necessary in order to switch from the typical daytime angling to doing it at night?

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