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Cold front dampens highly-anticipated March full moon-bite on Toledo Bend

The timing couldn’t be much worse.

After two straight days with highs in the 70s leading up to Thursday’s highly-anticipated March full moon, Mother Nature is pulling the rug out from under eager bass anglers hoping to catch some early-spawners shallow on Toledo Bend.

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Yesterday at 3:01 pm
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Beaumont angler scores on 11.39-pounder at Toledo Bend

Beaumont’s Ray Beck and Alexandria’s Shane Hilton teamed up Saturday, Feb. 14, to compete in the Skeeter Bass Champs tournament on Toledo Bend.

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Yesterday at 10:17 am
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New Orleans Boat Show set for this weekend in Mercedes-Benz Superdome

The floor of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be packed with boats, motors and trailers when the New Orleans Boat Show kicks off Friday afternoon.

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Yesterday at 6:00 am
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BR angler wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division event on Sam Rayburn

With a 9-pound monster safely onboard, Gary Caruso didn’t need five fish to win the first FLW Walmart Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division tournament of 2015.

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March 03 at 4:15 pm
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Fresh from the 2015 Classic, Pruett lands 10.89-pounder on Caney Lake

Just a week removed from the frigid conditions on Lake Hartwell and his first-ever Bassmaster Classic appearance, Brett Pruett felt right at home on Caney Lake Saturday when he reeled in the biggest bass of his life. 

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March 03 at 9:30 am
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Crochet expects bass action 'to explode' with spawn during next warm-up

Despite the recent wild variations in temperature the last few weeks - cold then warm, warm then cold - Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet thinks the timing is almost right for the full-on bass spawn to begin.

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March 03 at 6:00 am
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Could 2015 be the year for a new Louisiana record largemouth bass?

Despite Mother Nature’s hot and cold mood swings over the last few months, lots of lunker bass have been caught around the state this winter, including a Poverty Point record 14-pounder this January.

With March’s full moon just around the corner, some folks are wondering if this will finally be the year when a new state record is set.

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March 02 at 4:05 pm
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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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March 02 at 9:35 am
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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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March 02 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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