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Slow down, fast doesn't always equal more fish

Fishing too fast is a common problem that many anglers have, especially when the fish tend to gather up and school in big bunches. Saltwater anglers who chase schooling fish along... — Updated 4/5/2022

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

OUR POPULARITY GROWS Over the last few weeks we have had increased demand for more papers. We increased our circulation last week by 800 more County and Penny Records at some of... — Updated 3/15/2022

 

More than one "right way"

You ever wonder what a 64 pack of Crayola crayons, 31 flavors of ice cream at Baskin Robbins, or bags of assorted candy have in common? The answer is they offer something for... — Updated 3/15/2022

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

JUST DO IT-NOW IS THE TIME Well, it has come down to election time. I fear it will be a very low turnout. Seventy-five percent of the registered voters won't take the time to vote.... — Updated 2/22/2022

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

UNVACCINATED PUTS VULNERABLE AT RISK Orange County continues to be one of the least COVID vaccinated counties in the state. In the last three weeks we have had three people die... — Updated 2/8/2022

 

Ricky Lavon Hargrove, 75, Orange

Ricky Lavon Hargrove, 75, of Orange, went to be with Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior, on November 21, 2021, while surrounded by his loved ones. A Celebration of Life Worship... — Updated 11/23/2021

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Fishing guide "will be missed"

Dickie Colburn "could tell a joke like nobody else," Frank Beauchamp said the other day. Beauchamp, who was Colburn's lifelong friend, could never get enough of his friend's... — Updated 11/9/2021

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR TURNS 100 For the last 28 years, on November 7, we have been acknowledging Cedric Stout’s birthday and his surviving Pearl Harbor. He was 72 then, more than... — Updated 11/2/2021

 

Dickie Colburn "a guide's guide"

Anybody from our part of the world who fishes has in some way been influenced by the man everyone referred to as "Dickie", he cut a wide path and will forever be remembered for his... — Updated 11/2/2021

 
 By Roy Dunn    News

Dickie Colburn, 75, succumbs to injuries after accident

Quote from Roy Dunn publisher "The staff of The Record Newspapers is deeply saddened by the tragic death of our popular fishing columnist, longtime fishing guide, Dickie Colburn."... — Updated 11/2/2021

 

Richard Edward "Dickie" Colburn, Jr., 75, Orange

Richard Edward "Dickie" Colburn, Jr., 75, of Orange, passed away on October 27, 2021. A celebration of life and interment will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 1, 2021, at... — Updated 11/2/2021

 

Right Bait At The Right Time

I was walking out the gate at the end of a recent junior varsity game when a young man called out my name. He was already asking a question as he approached which was of no use since I now strain just to hear a train whistle. “I... — Updated 10/26/2021

 

More Questions Than Answers

I am assuming it could best be compared to the weekend golfer that has already exceeded 100 strokes and is yet to even tee off on the 18th hole. His goal at that point has been... — Updated 10/12/2021

 

Numbers improving faster than size

“No excuses for not joining us,” was a rude way to open a phone conversation. “We are driving over Monday or Tuesday and prove to you that the trout bite is better than you... — Updated 10/5/2021

 

Old counts for something

OLD COUNTS FOR SOMETHING “Out with the old and in with the new!” That time tested adage is worthy of a little closer scrutiny when applied to fishing! Graphite rods, low profile... — Updated 9/28/2021

 

Cooler weather equals hotter bite

Cooler days and lighter winds have contributed to more “catching”, both in Sabine Lake and up at Toledo Bend. Even when salinity, water clarity and good tide changes all line... — Updated 9/21/2021

 

Trying To Dodge Another Bullet

Everything regarding our current monthly storm event is still “iffy” as we are well aware of the potential consequences of a rain maker that decides to park on top of us. Even as I am writing this column, our power is blinking... — Updated 9/14/2021

 

Trout Bite Steadily Improving

“We had kinfolk from Kansas drive down this weekend just because I promised them we would catch speckled trout without ever launching a boat,” said Paul Withers. “I never thou... — Updated 9/7/2021

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

TEXAS AND VOTER SUPPRESSION Texas is preparing to pass a sweeping voter bill that is designed to hamper minorities and elderly at the polls. Republicans are using the specter of... — Updated 8/24/2021

 

Melting down for Reds

It was probably a dead heat as far as the amount of water we had consumed versus the amount of gas we had burned while hoping to locate a few redfish and it wasn’t getting any coo... — Updated 8/24/2021

 

Local catch improving

I cannot tell you exactly how long this phenomenon has been occurring, but it seems to be back on schedule in spite of recent storms and the devastating freeze.It occurred so often,... — Updated 8/17/2021

 

O.C.A.R.C. Event Yields Quality Fish

The 33rd annual O.C.A.R.C. weigh-in started a little differently for me than the previous thirty-two and it wasn’t for the better. No sooner had I parked my truck than I noticed a young woman nearby crying on her cell phone with... — Updated 8/10/2021

 

Viator-Reeves win Sabine Redfish Series

Team Oyster Rash’s, Justin Lowry and Jake Adame, managed to outlast a brutally hot day and out fish the field in the final Sabine Redfish Series event of the year last Saturday. T... — Updated 8/3/2021

 

O.C.A.R.C. Tournament Time

“We kinda found the fish by mistake,” said Jason Bell.Ronnie Tate and I were burning up and ready to call it a day when we had to run to the back of a cut in Cow Bayou to hide from a thunderstorm headed our way. ” The... — Updated 7/27/2021

 

Rain Not Slowing The Catching

It is OCARC tournament time again!John Thomas and his special needs clients are set to host their annual fishing event August 6th and 7th. Just as in past years, the tournament will start at 5:00 p.m. on the sixth with weigh-in... — Updated 7/20/2021

 

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