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BR angler wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division event on Sam Rayburn Fresh from the 2015 Classic, Pruett lands 10.89-pounder on Caney Lake Crochet expects bass action 'to explode' with spawn during next warm-up Could 2015 be the year for a new Louisiana record largemouth bass?

The knockout punch - How to punch grass mats for big bass

Back in 2009 during the Bassmaster Central Open held in the Atchafalaya Basin, Elite Series angler and local favorite Cliff Crochet punched grass mats to earn his first trip to the Classic.

The Pierre Part pro proved the technique, when employed correctly and used under the right conditions, can be a deadly tactic for putting weight on the scale. 

Basically fishing in his own backyard, Crochet employed the tactic with precision in the waters he grew up on. He used a heavy tungsten weight, a flipping hook and braided line — all basic elements required to punch grass for lunker bass.

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Giving back: Volunteer with high-school fishing

I  went through a tournament-fishing phase when I was in my 20s and thought I had outgrown my bream-fishing childhood. I fished the old Greenwell Springs Marine Pro-Am as a no-boater and was a member of Sunshine Bass Club.

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Yesterday at 6:00 am
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Comfort food: Try a great crawfish fettuccini recipe

A funny thing has happened to crawfish: They have crept stealth-like into the national seafood consciousness without anybody really noticing it.

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March 01 at 1:00 pm
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With marine electonics, one size doesn't fit all

Every now and then, as I poke along through life, I’m hit with small blasts of clarity. Usually, it isn’t over anything new, just a clarification of a fuzzy thought that’s been lurking in the back of my mind.

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March 01 at 6:00 am
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Two Chalmette men arrested for alleged oyster, drug violations in St. Bernard Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested two men Wednesday in St. Bernard Parish for alleged oyster harvesting and drug violations, according to a press release.

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February 28 at 1:30 pm
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Tips to pick the right outfitter

Like a lot of other hunters, my first experiences out west were do-it-yourself (DIY) hunts on public land.

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February 28 at 6:00 am
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Slow presentation key for Basin bass bite

Slow and steady wins the race — and it could also be the key to catch some nice prespawn bass this weekend in the Atchafalaya Basin.

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February 27 at 3:32 pm
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Happy Trails: The story of 'Drop Tine' and its brother

Many readers of Happy Trails no doubt also read my additional article last month in the January issue of Mississippi Sportsman titled Hinds County Hunter Bags Monster Buck. Well, there is a little more to that story than what you read on those pages.

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February 27 at 1:30 pm
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Apex Predator provides 'headless' hog's head cheese recipe

Many people absolutely love hog’s head cheese, but they have no clue exactly what part of the pig they’re eating.

They just know one thing: It tastes great!

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February 27 at 9:30 am
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2015 CCA STAR Tournament to feature new tagged speckled trout division

Big changes are in store for the 2015 STAR.

For the first time ever, the Coastal Conservation Association Louisiana STAR Tournament will feature a tagged speckled trout division, where up to four registered anglers will each win $2,500 prize packages for catching the first four tagged speckled trout.

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February 27 at 6:00 am
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Monroe man cited for cutting down trees on Ouachita WMA

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Monroe man on Feb. 15 for criminal damage to property, intentional littering, hunting deer out of season and leaving a deer stand in hunting position on Ouachita Wildlife Management Area.

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February 26 at 1:30 pm
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Volunteers needed for ALAS state tournament March 7

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is seeking volunteers to assist with the Archery in Louisiana Schools (ALAS) state tournament set for Saturday, March 7 in Alexandria.

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February 26 at 9:30 am
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Yamaha test track returns to Louisiana Sportsman Show

Learning what’s new in the ATV world is easy: Just head to the Louisiana Sportsman Show on March 12-15 and stop by the Yamaha test track.

And you’ll also be able to check out the new Wolverine R-Spec EPS side-by-side, which has never been seen in Louisiana.

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February 26 at 6:00 am
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Father and son cited for allegedly harvesting polluted oysters

Acting on a complaint, agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a father and son for alleged oyster violations near Pointe-aux-Chenes on Feb. 20, according to a press release.

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February 25 at 3:10 pm
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Lure review: Bomber Saltwater Grade Mullet

Give Theophile Bourgeois a new artificial lure with so much upside to it and he’s as happy as speckled trout and redfish chasing tasty mullet.

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February 25 at 9:30 am
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11.42-pounder anchors huge winning stringer in Texas Trail Team Tournament

James Benedict and Bart Blakelock knew exactly where to be Saturday morning for the Texas Trail Team Tournament on Toledo Bend.

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February 25 at 6:00 am
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