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Mansfield angler scores on Toledo Bend 10.55-pounder

Frank Canizaro Jr. intended on loading up on some Toledo Bend crappie last week — but wound up instead with a 10.55-pound lunker bass from the Huxley Bay area.

Gearing up for crappie success

Sam Roberson’s cost per catch ratio is pretty amazing. He doesn’t spend a whole lot of money on fishing gear, but he has some tried-and-true favorites on which he depends for crappie fishing in deep water.

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The black Pearl — Pearl River fishing recovers from Temple-Inland Paper Mill spill

A black pearl is one of the rarest of gems. But in August of 2011, Louisianans found their beloved Pearl River became black.

But it wasn’t a gem. It was a stinking mess. 

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The many Pearl rivers

The Pearl River where it separates Louisiana from Mississippi isn’t just the Pearl River: It’s a bunch of rivers.

Crossing the Pearl River basin from west to east on Highway 90, bridges span the West Pearl River, the Middle West Pearl River, the Middle Pearl River and the East Pearl River. 

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Top 11 bass-fishing tips for the Pearl River

Here are Chase Morse’s Top 11 tips for catching more bass on the Pearl River system:

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Nip and tuck — Bassmaster Elite Series pro shares jig rigging tips

Flipping a jig in cold water comes naturally to Bassmaster Elite Series pro Todd Faircloth, but jig performance takes some concentrated preparation.

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Say alert when trolling for speckled trout

While trolling can seem monotonous, it’s just as important to stay alert with this fishing technique as with others, Harold Schoeffler cautioned.

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Top trolling tackle

Just because Harold Schoeffler uses simple gear such as homemade marker buoys and bamboo pole depth sounders, don’t be fooled into thinking he isn’t particular about his tackle.

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Cape Horn 36os

The Cape Horn 36os is the excellent big brother of the company’s legendary 31-footers. One look is all it takes to realize mighty oaks grow from acorns and those acorns usually sprout right beside the family tree. The 36os is a boat for fishermen who have a passion for fishing big water and want to do it in comfort and style. And there is a lot of both, plus many built-in features.

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Bulls Bay 230 CC

Carolina Composites of Walterboro, S.C., make no bones about its Bulls Bay line. Several classic hull designs that have been popular for a while have been located, retooled and modernized to produce a line of affordable boats with the features needed for comfortable and successful fishing. The 230 Center Console is the latest addition to the line and continues the tradition well.

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Tideline Boats 235 Hybrid

As the only catamaran, the Tideline 235 Hybrid is the odd boat out in this review. Don’t take that to reflect anything negative; it may be a strong positive. The hybrid designation of the 235 is different, too. It was designed from the beginning to fish inshore and offshore equally well. Some boats make similar claims but are found to be lacking at one end of the spectrum; this one isn’t.  

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