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Coldiron lands one of several needle nose gar that was snagged in the Catahoula Lake diversion canal. Safety first when snagging

Certain safety precautions should be taken when snagging, and one of the most important is to be aware of other fishermen.


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Todd Faircloth, a Bassmaster Elite pro with vast sight-fishing experience, uses the hood on his jersey to help isolate his face and further reduce glare. Light and lenses

Shielding your eyes is essential for optimal visibility, and some of the newer technologies offer notable developments.


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Anchoring devices like Power-Poles can prove invaluable for strategic positioning during the spawn. Quiet approach, sudden stops

Bassmaster Elite pro Mark Davis said one of the most important aspects of controlled bed fishing is being able to anchor his boat quickly and quietly.


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Green mirror lenses are great for fishing inshore, on the flats, rivers and streams. We’ve come a long way

My favorite sunglasses of all time were a pair of glass-lensed Costa del Mars (that’s what the company name was back in those days). The amber lenses literally opened up a new world to me every time I hit the water.


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Last May, 58 replicas were distributed to the 58 bass anglers with Toledo Bend lunkers at 10 pounds and over and entered into the Toledo Bend Lake Association’s Lunker Bass Program. About the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program

From January through the end of February there were already 13 bass over 10 pounds taken from Toledo Bend. These lunkers ranged from 10 to 12.86 pounds, according to Toledo Bend Lake Association records and other documented reports.


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Florida bass stockings conducted over the years by Louisiana and Texas have resulted in the presence of Florida (genetic) influence in 32.7% of the Toledo Bend bass sampled by the LDWF. Why all the big bass now?

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Ricky Yeldell pointed to two reasons for the recent rash of trophy bass coming from the waters of Toledo Bend.


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Tietje works a jerkbait around the inside grass line at Toledo Bend to catch fish spawning in three to five feet of water. Bass also spawn on main-lake ridges

It’s not hard to tell where most bass anglers like to fish during the spawn. The armada of boats beating the banks kind of gives it away.


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There is no better time to beat the banks at Toledo Bend than during the second phase of the spawn. Empty spawning beds not all bad

One of the banes of bed fishermen is empty beds.


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Kevin Madeley caught this 11.56-pounder near Housen Bay with a red crawfish Rat-L-Trap in 6- to 8-feet of water on March 1. Texan takes 11-plus-pounder near Housen Bay on Toledo Bend

With only 30 minutes until weigh-in for the Fishers of Men tournament at Toledo Bend on March 1, Texan Kevin Madeley and David Miller of Lake Charles had five fish in the livewell and just a few more minutes of fishing time to spare. 


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ULM's Dustin Perkins and Trapper Munn won the 2014 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Regional on the Ouachita River Saturday. ULM team wins College Series Central Regional on the Ouachita River

After a slow opening day on Friday, Trapper Munn and Dustin Perkins picked up the pace Saturday with five fish weighing 11-3, enough to win the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Regional on the Ouachita River with a two-day total of 19 pounds, 6 ounces. 


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Darold Gleason caught his third double-digit bass at Toledo Bend since November when he reeled in this 11.71-pounder near the Indian Mounds on Wednesday. Leesville angler catches third Toledo Bend lunker this season

Darold Gleason might need more wall space to house all of the giant bass replicas he’ll be receiving soon from the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program.


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George Smith with the 11.91-pound bass he caught Wednesday morning in Sandy Creek at Toledo Bend. Smith caught her with a white Zoom fluke in about 2 1/2-feet of water. Texas angler lands 11-pounder at Toledo Bend

In about an hour’s time Wednesday morning at Toledo Bend, George Smith had more than 25 pounds of bass in his boat, including a hog that tipped the scales at almost 12 pounds.


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