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Hackberry angler snares 10.91-pounder at Toledo Bend

When the bite is on at Toledo Bend, it doesn’t matter if conditions are cold and windy - or apparently, even if the console radio is blaring while you’re fishing.

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February 19 at 9:03 am
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February is best month to load up on crappie

Fishermen in the Southeast who wait until March to break out their crappie rods, minnow buckets and tackle boxes full of tiny jigs and soft plastics are missing some of the best fishing of the year, according to North Carolina crappie guru Ed Duke.

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February 19 at 6:30 am
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Rapala introduces the Shadow Rap

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Combining a horizontal struggle with a vertical fade that mimics a minnow’s final quivering moments, the Rapala Shadow Rap suspending jerkbait triggers bites as predator fish move in for an easy meal.

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February 18 at 1:15 pm
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Wade-fishing for big specks on Big Lake

Hefty speckled trout are no strangers to Capt. Adam Jaynes. On Feb. 8, the Orange, Texas, resident took several on Calcasieu Lake.

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February 18 at 10:34 am
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February is for fishing and rigging

One of the many blessings of Louisiana fishing is that there are no closed seasons. Great fishing is available any month of the year, but February is ranked by many anglers as 12 out of 12.

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February 18 at 9:00 am
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Crappie hotspots: Des Allemands and Cataouatche offer one-two punch!

It’s safe to say Ty Hibbs suffers from wanderlust.

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February 18 at 8:36 am
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Top 5 winter bass-fishing lures

Many bass fishermen lead double lives, torn between their bass boats and tree stands. But as the door slams shut on deer season, the choice for cold-water bass fishing becomes clear.

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February 18 at 6:30 am
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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 15 at 9:00 am
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How to clean, freeze sheepshead

The key to filleting them is using a sturdy-bladed boning knife and cutting over and around the thick rib bones by going into the fish from the top rather than from behind the gills. With an electric knife, it’s easiest to start from the tail and fillet forward.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Top trout tactics

Glenn Schurr’s tactics have put you in the vicinity of where they are biting, but now what? Speckled trout can concentrate in very small spots and there is a lot of water out there, even if Shurr’s strategy has put you in the ballpark.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Standard Mapping E-cards help find speckled trout

Glenn Schurr said the key to putting trout in the boat is pretty simple.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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How Standard Mapping Services E-cards happened

The story of how a New Orleans street cop became the Jedi Knight of fishing navigation maps is an American success story that could only have happened in Louisiana.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Oak River Troll

Fortunately, Capt. Ron “Ahab” Broadus’ hospital stay was short, and once out he provided some extra input into fishing this fish-filled winter paradise.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Love ’em or hate ’em — the good and the bad of fishing with yo-yos

Yo-yos are one of those pieces of fishing gear that people either love or hate. Few people say, “Oh, yeah; they are OK, even though I don’t use them.”

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Rigging and using yo-yos

Yo-yos, more properly called automatic fishing reels, are simple but ingenuous devices. Essentially, a yo-yo is a stainless steel spring enclosed within two circular pieces of sheet metal held together by a single rivet in the middle. 

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Top picks from “Bruiser Bob’s” crappie fishing closet

Bob Mitcham’s man cave has more than fluffy recliners, a big screen TV, and all kinds of fishing and hunting signage, photos and memorabilia.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Is Lake D’Arbonne’s crappie fishing too good to be true?

Crappie fishing was so good on Lake D’Arbonne early in 2014 that fishermen seriously wondered, “are too many people catching too many fish?”

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Depth finder critical to crappie-fishing success

What does the perfect picture look like on your electronic graph when you are looking for crappie in the deep water on D’Arbonne in February?

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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