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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 08:39 PM
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Normally I use redfish for this but the crappie...

Normally I use redfish for this but the crappie was pretty good. I used bigger filets and they held together ok.

Make a roux from 1 stick of butter & gumbo filet
Add in minced garlic, one...
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 10:44 AM
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Man Iím ready to get back home from the rig and...

Man Iím ready to get back home from the rig and get back on em!
I did cook some crappie soup last night that was amazing!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 86
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Posted By Hix
Oct 22nd evening. ...

Oct 22nd evening.

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Nov. 14th 7:40am
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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2018, 10:49 AM
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Posted By Hix
Wireless Joey box on my back porch. Sent...

Wireless Joey box on my back porch.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2018, 04:38 PM
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Posted By Hix
You fishing pines as well? Sent from...

You fishing pines as well?



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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2018, 04:37 PM
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Posted By Hix
No bobber at 30í, 1/2oz sinker about 8-12Ē of...

No bobber at 30í, 1/2oz sinker about 8-12Ē of line, hook, 8Ė12Ē of line, hook, 8-12Ē line and a barrel swivel.
Fish it tight line on bottom.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2018, 02:51 PM
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Posted By Hix
25-30í near the channel Sent from my...

25-30í near the channel


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2018, 01:50 PM
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Posted By Hix
Crappie withdrawals

I make these out of 6# line, barrel swivel, 2 or 3 crappie hooks and 1/2oz steel weight. I use these on 25-35í water on bottom with live minnows.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2018, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Hix
Yesterday on pines was tough. Cold and windy....

Yesterday on pines was tough. Cold and windy. Fished anyway and only got 5.
Went back this morning and got a limit by noon.
Was tough fishing in the cold rain but the bite was better. The bigger...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 05:37 PM
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Posted By Hix
Itís snowing here in Longview. I planned on...

Itís snowing here in Longview. I planned on fishing the next two days but man itís going to be cold!
Bet no one volunteers to join me.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 177
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Posted By Hix
I do both. North Longview, Tryon Rd. ...

I do both. North Longview, Tryon Rd.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2018, 02:52 PM
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Posted By Hix
Thanks, I entered in the big crappie of day...

Thanks,
I entered in the big crappie of day pot at the bait shop. Maybe my 1:14.4 will hold. Most winners have been over 2# though.

Itís crazy what you can spend on trollers and graphs!

I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,559
Posted By Hix
My theory is that coyotes smell the blood on the...

My theory is that coyotes smell the blood on the burrs, find them and tote them off. Later rodents finish off whatís left. I have never found a ďfresh shedĒ in east Tx.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2018, 11:42 AM
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Posted By Hix
Best bite Iíve had was today. Calm foggy and...

Best bite Iíve had was today. Calm foggy and crowded. Limit by 9:45

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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Hix
Got one last month. ...

Got one last month.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 12:21 PM
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Posted By Hix
Way to go red-fin! They were small today...

Way to go red-fin!

They were small today mostly but i got a limit before 11am.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 08:30 AM
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Posted By Hix
Headed back for round 3, running late and riding...

Headed back for round 3, running late and riding solo today. Gonna try a different spot this morning.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2018, 03:55 PM
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Got on em again at the same spot. 2 man limit by...

Got on em again at the same spot. 2 man limit by 10:45. Bite started slow but they were good sized for most part.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2018, 05:48 PM
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Posted By Hix
Thatís a bigguní. Im headed back Thursday to...

Thatís a bigguní. Im headed back Thursday to pines to try again.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2018, 05:47 PM
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Thatís crazy. Hope he show up next season. ...

Thatís crazy. Hope he show up next season.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-05-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,806
Posted By Hix
Congrats. Fiddy is one heck of an 8 Sent...

Congrats. Fiddy is one heck of an 8


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2018, 03:31 PM
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Posted By Hix
Crappie withdrawals

Pines is hot!. 3 man limit in 3 hrs. Nothing huge but lots of solid fish. Got there at 7am and stayed in one spot near the channel. Took my parents for their first time. They had a blast.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 177
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Posted By Hix
I feed year around. Maybe he will come back, but...

I feed year around. Maybe he will come back, but i bet he summers else where.
As far as sheds the only ones I’ve ever found where in my tractor tires and while blood tracking a deer. East Tx is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 177
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Posted By Hix
The other 13 thread...

He survived deer season and stayed in my area till the end of the month (possibly just until my corn pile ran out) then headed back a few miles away from where he came from originally. I had 100ís of...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-02-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By Hix
Cool trip

Cool trip
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-29-2018, 10:17 PM
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Posted By Hix
Marinate all night in Italian dressing, salt and...

Marinate all night in Italian dressing, salt and pepper it and place on a cedar plank. Smoke it for hours. Scrape the duck off and throw away and eat the cedar plank....
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-27-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Hix
There was rumors of a 278 in north Tx if i...

There was rumors of a 278 in north Tx if i remember correctly
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-27-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 64
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Posted By Hix
Prob 180sh and around half of that after one...

Prob 180sh and around half of that after one specific deer...


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-25-2018, 05:58 PM
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Posted By Hix
No cons Sent from my iPhone using...

No cons


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-25-2018, 05:56 PM
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Posted By Hix
2018 KAP Total

2 snared a few weekends ago.

80


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2018, 10:34 AM
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Views: 1,538
Posted By Hix
I always have the little boxes handy but no...

I always have the little boxes handy but no cord... so this doesnít help although itís convenient and does use up an outlet


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Forum: Photography 01-20-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,200
Posted By Hix
This years buck on the new mantle I built my wife...

This years buck on the new mantle I built my wife for Christmas.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2018, 04:40 PM
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I used 1/2Ē all thread and toggle bolt nuts. ...

I used 1/2Ē all thread and toggle bolt nuts.

Anchored them behind the dry stack between two rocks using fender washers and a hex nut on the front side. I cut the all thread so that 7Ē would stuck...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2018, 01:32 PM
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Posted By Hix
Mod move to DIY please

Mod move to DIY please
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2018, 01:31 PM
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Posted By Hix
Rustic sofa table and cedar mantle

Iím not much of Birthday/ Christmas shopper so I decided nothing says I love you more, than a pair of hand made wooded gifts.
My wifeís birthday is in December so I gave her the table for it and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2018, 11:40 AM
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Wow


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2018, 05:51 PM
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Posted By Hix
I put mine in those cheesecloth quarters bags and...

I put mine in those cheesecloth quarters bags and ice down for up to two weeks. Drain plug out and tilted.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 72
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Posted By Hix
Thanks. He was snarling at my dogs across the...

Thanks. He was snarling at my dogs across the field when i dropped him from the back porch. He was deff mean looking. I was still in my undies drinking coffee! haha
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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2018, 01:51 PM
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Melanistic yote. I killed one in Gregg Co....

Melanistic yote. I killed one in Gregg Co. Supposed to pick it up this month from the taxi.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-18-2018, 06:01 PM
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Posted By Hix
I took care of his anger issues... ...

I took care of his anger issues...

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2018, 08:42 PM
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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 177
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Posted By Hix
The other 13 thread...

Thanks everyone for the encouragement and for following along. I made a few mistakes along the way, some I knew better. But I learned a lot this season hunting one single deer. Iíll be adding an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 177
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See ya next season 13! Last day home and I...

See ya next season 13!
Last day home and I might as well play in the snow with my kid, I gave it hell.

Hard to believe I couldnít kill a deer that was so killable at times. Iíll be anxious to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 177
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Everything seems so good for him to slip on in....

Everything seems so good for him to slip on in. Activity is dead so far. Iím gonna sit as long as my body will let me.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 177
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Come on! ...

Come on!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 177
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Posted By Hix
They fed in the snow for several hours last...

They fed in the snow for several hours last night. He came in twice. They have the snow raked off the corn. Tracks all in the snow. If he doesnít show Iím gonna stalk him i guess.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 177
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Posted By Hix
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Sure was cozy back there! Dang deer will make ya crazy.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 177
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Posted By Hix
Headed out. Itís cold windy and about 3Ē of snow...

Headed out. Itís cold windy and about 3Ē of snow on the ground. Gonna get in early and maybe get lucky.

This is my last hunt!




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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,559
Posted By Hix
Had a pair of spikes get within 5 yrds of me...

Had a pair of spikes get within 5 yrds of me today. They finally hauled butt. There was a pair of doe on a old corn pile i had in the woods near me i couldnít see to get a shot on. Looks like Iíll be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,826
Views: 172,236
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Good night thatís a dandy. How many times did...

Good night thatís a dandy. How many times did you pass him!!??




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