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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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Lane retains lead after Day 2 of Bassmaster Elite stop on Sabine River

Friday started just like the first day of competition at the Bassmaster Elite Series stop on the Sabine River - and ended the same way, too.

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March 20 at 8:04 pm
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Six Pierre Part men cited for alleged gill net violations in Assumption Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited six Pierre Part men on Thursday in Assumption Parish for alleged gill net violations, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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March 20 at 2:34 pm
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Five baits for five lakes: Toledo Bend

With a length of 65 miles, a 1,200-mile shoreline, 200,000 acres of water and a surface area of 289 square miles, it stands to reason that any lure selected as a Toledo Bend necessity better be a good one.

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March 20 at 1:49 pm
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The key to beating a neap tide

A neap tide is one that occurs when the difference between high and low tide is least. It comes twice a month in the first and third quarters of the moon. The problem with a neap tide … is that it can totally shut the trout bite down.

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March 20 at 11:12 am
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Red River bass bite on despite high water

Despite high water conditions on the Red River, the spawn is on and bass are biting, according to one local angler.

Wesley Miller, of Doyline, said he’s been on at least two solid trips this week and bass have been biting pretty consistently on a white spinnerbait and wacky-rigged worms.

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March 20 at 7:55 am
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Lane leads after first day of Bassmaster Elite stop on Sabine River

With a five-fish stringer weighing 15-10, Chris Lane is in the lead following Day 1 of the Bassmaster Elite Series stop on the Sabine River.

On a day that was delayed almost two hours by fog, Lane caught all of his fish in 2 feet of water or less, and said that one magic hour when the tide was right proved to be his best ever on the Sabine.

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March 19 at 8:48 pm
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Kidde fire extinguisher recall could affect boaters

As boaters begin going through their spring checklists to make sure boats are ready for the spring, Boat Owners Association of the United States is urging everyone to pay special attention to their onboard fire extinguishers.

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March 19 at 4:59 pm
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Targeting red snapper out of Grand Isle and Venice

With the opening of Louisiana’s recreational red snapper season just hours away, anglers heading out of Grand Isle and Venice have several options to locate rigs that should be swarming with fish.

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March 19 at 3:30 pm
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Go old-school for shallow crappie

Melvin Cummings was an expert crappie fishermen 20 years before the words “spider rigging” ever became popular among the crowd that targets slabs — and even though he understands that the concept of multiple-pole trolling is tremendously effective, there’s at least one time of year when he isn’t going to put his single rod down for any reason.

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March 19 at 2:00 pm
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Five baits for five lakes: Caney Lake

Caney Lake in Jackson Parish is one of those lakes where bass can pull up overnight and then back out just as quickly.

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March 19 at 1:47 pm
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Lunkers landed in New Orleans City Park

Less than 10 days before the annual Big Bass Rodeo and Fishtival, anglers are catching some big-time fish in the lagoons of City Park in New Orleans.

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March 19 at 9:42 am
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Lipless crankbaits key to more March bass

Lipless baits and crankbaits like the Shad Rap have been favorite early spring baits among bass fishermen for years because they consistently produce fish.

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March 19 at 6:30 am
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Five baits for five lakes: Red River

Variety is the spice of life, and it’s also the spice of the Red River.

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March 18 at 2:15 pm
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Houma angler lands potential No. 4-ranked white crappie at Poverty Point

For the last two years in March, anglers at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park have placed a white crappie into Louisiana’s record books.

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March 18 at 11:04 am
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Easy breezy

Spring is on its way. The longer, warmer days are certainly welcomed by kayak anglers, but the wind — not so much.

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March 18 at 9:00 am
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Five baits for five lakes: Delacroix to Bayou Black

Picking one place to fish in Southeast Louisiana is a bit of a pipe dream.

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March 17 at 5:57 pm
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Persistence pays when Carencro angler lands Chicot State Park monster bass

Chad Blanchard had just about reached his limit Saturday afternoon.

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March 17 at 4:30 pm
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