Mike Roux

What is a goggle-eye?

I grew up in Southeast Missouri fishing crystal-clear Ozark mountain streams like the Huzzah, Courtois Creek and Big River.   Besides smallmouth bass and bluegill, goggle-eye were among our favorite targets both for fun and for tasty meals. Quite often when telling stories of my youth I mention goggle-eye, only to see bewildered looks on…

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Fishing event honors veterans

You may remember last summer reading my article about the annual Fishing for Freedom (FFF) event in Quincy, Ill.   Whether that piece comes to mind or not, I would like to give you an update on the recent 2019 weekend-long celebration for our military warriors. The spring weather really played havoc with the fishing…

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Mid-summer catfish tips

Mike Roux used his Piscifun Viper II on a Grandt Custom Payara rod to score on big catfish using these tips. If you have a choice, I suggest that you fish for catfish just before dark until about midnight. This seems to be the best time, especially for channel cats.   However, anytime you can…

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