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Lady angler wins record-breaking Ride the Bull for second year in a row

The only certainty about the Ride the Bull kayak fishing tournament  on Grand Isle is that there is none.

Last year’s RTB V tournament shattered the participation record with 732 people on the water, and when the results came in, the winner was a female angler who used a YOLO paddle board to take it all.

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August 17 at 12:48 pm
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Toledo Bend to host Elite Series in May, B.A.S.S. announces

What happens when Bassmaster Magazine names Toledo Bend the No. 1 bass fishery in the country? The reservoir is placed on the schedule for the Bassmaster Elite Series, that's what.

The announcement that the Elite Series will stop at the 185,000-acre reservoir May 12-15 was made over the weekend during a celebration at Cypress Bend Resort on the banks of Toledo Bend.

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August 17 at 8:13 am
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Bayou Black big bass bonanza happening now

While the unusually high level of the Atchafalaya River has wreaked havoc with fishing in the Basin the last several months, the high water has had just the opposite effect for late-summer bass fishermen in the marshes around Bayou Black.

The marsh is still holding water in mid-August — and lots of big bass are prowling the shallow ponds there.

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August 17 at 8:00 am
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Eat your bait?

Squid are delicious. Small brief squid that you catch in your bait trawl are tender and great on the table, if properly stored and cleaned.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Tips for fly-fishing

August is the last full month of “SweatFest 2015,” the one festival no one likes to celebrate. It also brings some tough conditions for fly fishing, with a few exceptions.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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The right length of line for jug fishing

Admittedly, most of the catfish I caught growing up were very shallow under a cork because of the feeding frenzy created by my grandfather tossing out a half milk jug full of fish food.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Building a better jug

Jug fishing for catfish isn’t a very specialized endeavor, but following the advice of somebody who has been tweaking his jug fishing for the last seven or eight years will serve you well in your own foray into jug fishing.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Troll rocks before anchoring

The primary reason redfish hold around rock jetties is the presence of so many different kinds of bait. No matter which rock jetties you fish, they hold everything from shrimp to pogy to mullet.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Jetty reds are suckers for Texas rig

Having fished rock jetties during many redfish tournaments, Cajun Phil Broussard has learned that rocks have just as voracious an appetite as redfish.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Capt. Damon McKnight’s AJ secrets

Super Strike Charters’ Capt. Damon McKnight shared some of the secrets he’s learned during his 25 years of battling amberjack out of his Venice headquarters.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Rigging up for Amberjack

Chad Tobler and Capt. Damon McKnight agree that heavy tackle is critical when it comes to amberjack fishing, and a common mistake of inexperienced AJ anglers is to go too light.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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The tough life of a catalpa

When a fresh crop of catalpa worms start appearing on the undersides of Ron Manning’s catalpa trees, he isn’t the only thing they have to worry about.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Putting the freeze on catalpas

Fish feel the same way about catalpa worms as fishermen do about fried fish filets: the fresher the better.

But if you can’t get them fresh, frozen will work, too.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Keep swing-head jigs down, keep them slow

The action of a swing-head jig might be footloose and fancy free, but tackle considerations are firmly rooted in a disciplined approach to effective presentations. 

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Pop-Rs call bass off of cypress trees

Elite Seris pro Gerald Swindle loves cypress swamps, and he has a particular tactic for tempting big summer bass that are passing the lazy days in what they thought were tranquil spots.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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How Gerald Swindle fishes cypress trees

Accomplished shallow-water specialist Terry Scroggins has a high degree of comfort and confidence when flipping and pitching to cypress trees or, typically, terrestrial hardwoods inundated by flood waters, the likes of which Toledo Bend and East Texas Lakes have experienced this year.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Top 3 bass-fishing tactics for cypress trees

With most of your cypress-tree engagements coming close to the wood, flipping and pitching jigs and soft plastics accounts for a lot of the action.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Grilled redfish with garlic cream sauce

Editor's Note: This recipe is from Christine Flores

My husband and I fish as often as we can, and throwing a redfish fillet or two on the grill using my son Joshua’s awesome garlic cream sauce is a perfect way to end the day. 

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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