At Richland Chambers Lake south of Dallas, clients of fishing guides Royce Simmons and his son Adam (gonefishin.biz) have been loading ice chests with big blue catfish, the bite sometimes so frantic that there's no time to get a fish in the box before the next one is on the line. Chicken gizzards are the bait of choice for the Simmons duo, but it's a bird of a different color that causes catfish to gang up along tree lines.
February is just two weeks away. Depending on the weather, February is the month in which big bass season begins. Thanks to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's (TPWD) revamp of its Toyota ShareLunker program, there's a new, more inclusive, definition of "big" as regards largemouth bass. No longer does it take a bass of 13 pounds or more to raise eyebrows. Rather than raise the bar, TPWD lowered the bar to eight pounds for recognition by the fittingly vaunted lunker largemouth program.
The Toyota ShareLunker program started the New Year with a format that's sure to engage more anglers, particularly young anglers. It recognizes anglers who catch a largemouth bass weighing eight pounds or more, and it involves anglers as citizen scientists collecting important information for fisheries management.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".