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Without a doubt one of the most popular soft plastics is a five-inch shrimp imit

Without a doubt one of the most popular soft plastics is a five-inch shrimp imitation rigged on a ¼-ounce jig head. More trout have been caught on jigs than any other lure. Robert Sloan photo

Fishermen along the Texas Gulf Coast have been using soft plastic tails on lead head jigs to catch speckled trout, redfish, flounder and even a variety of offshore fish for decades.

The unique thing about a tail is that they look edible and are soft and feel like the real deal. Because of that fish tend to hold on to them longer.

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It’s a shame but each and every year I go and buy all of the beautiful colors of mums available at the local garden center; and each year I am astounded at how short of a time they seem to last.  Just look at these colors!  Last year I decided to do a little research to find out what I was doing wrong. Chrysanthemums (mums) are one of the most popular flowers to use in decorating our homes in the fall.  They have all of the colors we love to see in October, November and December.  And they are considered easy to grow!  You can keep

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Opening day of deer season in Texas is Saturday, Nov. 3. That’s the most anticipated opening day of hunting for over a million hunters in the Lone Star state. It’s estimated that Texas has around 4.6 million white-tailed deer, which are among the most popular big game animals in the nation. Deer hunting brings in more than 2 billion dollars each year, and as fall comes to Texas hunters begin gearing up for another season. The general gun season runs through Jan. 6 in North Texas and Jan. 20 in South Texas.

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Blah, blah, blah…. is what some gardeners may say if you announce that you have a part of your yard that you are going use to plant impatiens. These “naysayers” might change their minds after seeing these fabulous mass plantings at Villa d’Este done with a single color, single variety, single flower; impatiens. 

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