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Lone Star angler scores on huge 12.34-pounder at Toledo Bend

Larry Mallet was fishing along with a group of six other Lone Star State anglers Tuesday during their annual spring get-together on Toledo Bend- perfect timing while it’s seemingly raining down lunkers all over the reservoir. 

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DeQuincy angler hauls in 11.19-pound Toledo Bend lunker near Pirate's Cove

Kenneth Cook hadn’t caught a fish bigger than 8 pounds, 13 ounces in 10 years, but his dry spell came to an end this week at Toledo Bend.

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5 hours ago
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A-rig bite on at the Bend

Double-digit Toledo Bend bass are turning up seemingly every day — and on some days, several fish weighing more than 10 pounds are registered at Toledo Town and Tackle in Many.

The message has gotten out: There are plenty of those huge fish swimming around.

But if you’re looking to up your odds at getting a number of bites while also catching some big fish, Jerry Thompson said the Alabama rig is the way to go right now.

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21 hours ago
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Toledo Bend 10-pounders keep on coming

The 10-plus pounders at Toledo Bend just haven’t stopped this month, and there’s no sign of a slowdown yet.

Here are three more lunker stories from folks who recently landed big bass most of us only dream about.

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Yesterday at 4:04 pm
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Ruston angler catches 13-pound Caney Lake hammer

Robert Ogle was just about to take a snack break on Caney Lake Wednesday, when he noticed what he thought was a 5-pounder sitting on a bed. 

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Yesterday at 2:00 pm
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Texas angler scores on an 11.48-pound monster at Toledo Bend

Joey Johnson noticed the waters were high while fishing Toledo Bend Saturday - and the rain throughout the day made it seem like levels were rising by the minute.

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Yesterday at 10:39 am
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New high-tech night-fishing light

Crossing a bridge over a southern reservoir on a summer night can treat you to a light show that really makes you want to wet a line.  When the bite is on and the word is out, the flooded timber can be dotted with enough lights to look like a field of stars.

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Yesterday at 9:00 am
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Lunker parade continues non-stop on Toledo Bend

It’s March Madness time with the NCAA basketball tournament, and the same can be said for bass fishermen lucky enough to find themselves at Toledo Bend during this month’s spawn.

The action has been fast and furious, seemingly with at least one 10-pounder caught from the reservoir almost every day.

Here’s a rundown of the newest members of the Lunker Club:

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March 25 at 4:40 pm
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Prairieville angler lands 10.94-pounder during club tourney on Toledo Bend

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Chris Bourgeois was in the process of capping off an awesome week at Toledo Bend last Friday when Lady Luck smiled down on him and made a great day even better.

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March 25 at 9:37 am
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Lockport man cited for allegedly possessing 34 red snapper before season opened

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Lockport man on March 19 for alleged recreational fishing violations involving red snapper, according to a press release.

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March 24 at 2:17 pm
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B.A.S.S. seeks nominations for High School All-American Fishing Team

B.A.S.S. - the world’s largest fishing organization - recently announced the creation of the Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team, and it’s seeking nominations of anglers nationwide.

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March 24 at 1:09 pm
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68th Big Bass Rodeo set for March 28 in New Orleans City Park

The Big Bass Fishing Rodeo, billed as the oldest freshwater fishing rodeo in the country, returns for the 68th time to New Orleans  City Park this Saturday, March 28.

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March 23 at 4:27 pm
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Three Louisiana men cited for commercial shark-fishing violations

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited three Louisiana men this weekend for alleged commercial shark-fishing violations off the coast of Grand Isle.

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March 23 at 4:13 pm
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DeRidder angler scores on Toledo Bend 11.65-pounder

Rickey Cunningham was fishing alone on Toledo Bend Friday morning, so he had no choice but to “hug and high-five himself" when he landed his biggest bass ever - an 11.65-pounder in the Indian Creek area. 

“I knew a lot of fish were moving shallow, so I decided to do some shoreline fishing,” the 70-year-old angler from DeRidder said.

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March 23 at 1:43 pm
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Jeanerette angler boats 11.58-pounder on Toledo Bend

Every spring, three South Louisiana friends spend time together fishing at Toledo Bend for the reservoir’s quality largemouths - and this year certainly didn’t disappoint.

Wesley Verret of Jeanerette, Carl Pellerin of Patterson and Lance Verret of Morgan City launched from Big Bass Marina on Wednesday morning, March 18 and didn’t run far before the action got underway. 

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March 23 at 11:46 am
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Leesville angler finally lands a Toledo Bend lunker

For Van Fletcher, this time the big one didn’t get away.

“I have been waiting 64 years for one, but every time I hooked a big fish before I somehow lost it,” said Fletcher, of Leesville.

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March 23 at 9:18 am
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Lane goes wire-to-wire for Bassmaster Elite Series win on Sabine River

Chris Lane called an audible midday Sunday and made a decision that led him to victory at the Bassmaster Elite Series stop on the Sabine River.

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March 22 at 8:22 pm
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Lane retains lead on rain-soaked Sabine River

Despite a day of unrelenting rain, Chris Lane retained his lead Saturday on Day 3 of the Bassmaster Elite at the Sabine River. 

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March 21 at 7:40 pm
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