LeBlanc: Fish are not mild mannered animals

Anglers run into all size, shape and species of fish. And like all of God’s creatures, fish have some type of defensive tools that enables them to survive. For some species, their coloring enables them to blend in to the backgroun…

LeBlanc: A few suggestions for new anglers

I would expect there are a lot of folks, young and adult, who received fishing equipment for Christmas and that is fantastic. Here in Southeast Texas, the weather seldom gets cold enough for prolonged periods, so anglers are rarel…

LeBlanc: The Thermocline in lake water

It is not unusual at this time of year to see in my fishing report that the Thermocline on Lake Conroe is at 16 or 20 feet, or some other depth in that general range, and many folks have no idea to what I am referring.

LeBlanc: It’s hot, but catfish are still biting

There was a song written back around 1931 about “Mad dogs and Englishmen going forth in the noon day sun” written by Noel Coward. In reality here in Southeast Texa,s most civilized folks who can help it do not venture forth in …

OUTDOORS: Summertime fishing on Lake Conroe

Summertime is not the easiest fishing time on Lake Conroe, or any other lake in Texas for that matter, but it is not bad.
The fish are still there, but their patterns change so we anglers must adapt to those cha…

LeBlanc: Fish tales that are seldom heard

Recently I was participating in a high-level, highly technical conference when some information came to light that I feel those who are deeply seated in the love and lore of outdoor activities might find interesting. This high-…

LeBlanc: Fine tune your rods, hooks and lures

Fishing rods can be one of the most abused products that you can find almost anywhere, with the possible exception of screw drivers. Screw drivers are used for chisels, scrapers, pry bars, and even screw drivers. Fishing rods a…

OUTDOORS: LeBlanc: Tips for fishing during hot weather

I can tell that summer is here because the outside temperature causes me to look for my way out of the sun and under the big oak tree over my back deck. Either that, or the air-conditioning comfort of my home by about 11 a.m.

LeBlanc: Boating season is on the way

The weather lately has been in the high 70s and low 80s so no matter what the official season may be in the rest of the world, as far as I am concerned right here in Southeast Texas it is summer. For you folks that are not nati…