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Toledo Bend lunker is family affair for Pitkin angler

Celebrations are always more special with family present, and that held true for Pitkin angler Mike Nolen when he reeled in the Toledo Bend bass of a lifetime Friday afternoon. 

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March 17 at 8:55 am
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Father and son share memorable day with Toledo Bond lunker

Andrew Peters enjoyed a special fishing trip with his father, Dan, Friday afternoon at Toledo Bend on a day both won’t soon forget.

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March 17 at 8:40 am
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Spring boat checkup

If you’re one of those die-hard hunters, it’s a pretty good bet that your boat has been sitting up since you parked it in the garage back in October.

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March 17 at 5:30 am
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Lucky angler lands Toledo Bend lunker on Friday the 13th in Indian Creek

 Video Included

Casey Burleigh must have had a rabbit's foot or a horseshoe on board, because Friday the 13th turned out to be his lucky day on Toledo Bend — and he’s got an awesome video to prove it.

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March 16 at 5:25 pm
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Ville Platte angler scores on Toledo Bend 11.36-pounder at the Indian Mounds

Sometimes when you least expect it, amazing things can happen.

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March 16 at 3:44 pm
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Louisiana's 2015 recreational red snapper season opens Friday

Red snapper season will open in Louisiana state waters this Friday, March 20, at 12:01 a.m. and will remain open seven days per week until further notice, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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March 16 at 1:44 pm
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Five baits for five lakes: Lake D'Arbonne

The search for the Holy Grail of bass lures has led many anglers astray.

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March 16 at 9:50 am
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Lafayette angler snares Toledo Bend monster

By his own admission, Greg Sonnier is a light-tackle, inland saltwater angler who enjoys kayaking. 

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March 16 at 7:59 am
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Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits’ YamaFrog

Christmas came early for one of the most-accomplished professional bass anglers in his era.

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March 15 at 9:00 am
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Tippets

Grass has begun showing up in the coastal ponds. The grass holds lots of food items for hungry reds. Weightless baitfish patterns that ride hook up, like Prince of Tides and the Bendback Mullet can be tossed into grass pockets, while crab patterns such as charlies and yarn crabs can be fished on the edges.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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When to go fishing in March

Wind, wind, wind — March is a tough month for saltwater fishermen, but redfish is one of your best bests if you want to hit the water, according to Junior Mendoza.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Target structure for Venice trout

Speckled trout in Venice are no different than those elsewhere in one important way: They often concentrate on any bottom discontinuity that causes water currents to break, even if only ever so slightly.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Why Venice for trout fishing?

I couldn’t help asking Capt. Brandon Carter why he chose Venice as the home base for his charter service.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Tooling up for March redfishing

Junior Mendoza is a strong advocate of braided lines, using 30-pound-test PowerPro.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Seven fishing tips for redfish success

1. Look for clear water.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Fishing didn’t come natural to Mendoza

Feliciano “Junior” Mendoza has been a charter fishing and waterfowl hunting guide for three years, running Shallow Water Charters (504-258-2131) out of Myrtle Grove.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Basics of finding Venice’s high-river trout

“Play the wind,” is Capt. Brandon Carter’s opening advice on how to find Venice speckled trout during high-river periods.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Try braided line for marsh bass

Although companies have tried for years to educate the public that our fishing line is our only direct link between angler and fish — with the knot being the weakest link — I would venture to say that many angler don’t think much about their line until it fails them.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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