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Tips for fishing the Alabama rig

Louisiana isn’t a level playing field

Horace Greeley was an 1860s farmer who heeded the call to “Go west, young man” because he saw the fertile farmland there as an ideal place for people to succeed.

February 15 at 7:00am

Tippets

By now, most of the “rainbeaux trout” that were stocked in ponds across the state have been harvested. But there’s still plenty left to make for some exciting action. 

February 15 at 7:00am

Maximum motion tempts prespawners

In the early round of Toledo Bend’s spawn, much of your success will come from targeting prespawners and those that have started moving into the bedding areas. Covering water is the name of the game and one of your best tools for doing so is a swim jig. 

February 15 at 7:00am

The right dropshot outfit

Bassmaster Elite pro John Crews is so exacting with his dropshot tackle that he helped Cashion Rods design one to his specifications.

February 15 at 7:00am

Salvinia is tough on motors

Salvinia causes more than fishing problems. When running and approaching a drift line of the floating weeds, boat operators should keep a sharp eye out for barely floating logs disguised in the plants.

February 15 at 7:00am

Salvinia, salvinia and more salvinia

Rickey Lee sounded worried the night before the trip.

February 15 at 7:00am

Tip of the day

Rickey Lee never buries the point of the hook into the body of his creature baits to make them weedless. Rather, he shoves the hook completely through the body and allows the hook point to lie in the groove on the bait’s body.

February 15 at 7:00am

Three restaurants cited for allegedly selling swai fish as catfish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited three central Louisiana restaurants for allegedly selling swai fish that was being marketed on menus as catfish.

February 14 at 5:16pm

Marsh Man Masson vid: First SLAB SLAM of the season

Across much of the nation, crappie are springtime fish, biting when dogwoods are in bloom and baseballs are popping leather mitts. In South Louisiana, however, where the fish are known as sac-a-lait, slab crappie make their spawning run when winter still refuses to release its chilly grip.

February 14 at 4:37pm

Cane River gives up 13-pound bass

The weather was miserable leading up to Sunday’s Good Ole Boys Bass Club tournament on Cane River, with a cold front moving dropping the temps from 67 to 44 degrees that morning.

But that huge change didn’t stop a 13-pound bass from swallowing Jeremy Treadway’s jig.

“We were hugging and high-fiving,” the Centerpoint angler said of the aftermath of the catch. “People on both sides (of the lake) heard us.”

February 13 at 3:57pm

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