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Evans angler scores on Toledo Bend 12-pounder

Mike Nolen kicked off the new year right last week when he reeled in a 12-pound bass during his first trip of 2016 at Toledo Bend.†

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January 19 at 7:34 am
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Crank up more crappie

Kenny Allen doesn’t begin to claim he’s one of the crappie pros who first hit on trolling crankbaits for big slabs, but he said he’s smart enough to know when a technique is worth using — and in January in many Southeastern reservoirs, dropping a half-dozen crankbaits behind your boat and pulling them along at various depths is a very productive way to put cold-water slabs in the boat.

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January 19 at 5:48 am
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Park it: The best methods for anchoring your kayak

Anchoring a kayak at your preferred fishing spot doesn’t seem like a big deal. However, being able to quietly and precisely position the kayak provides for more comfortable and productive fishing.

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January 18 at 9:00 am
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Catch big specks under birds this weekend in Lake Pontchartrain

The combination of a mild winter so far and advancing freshwater pouring in from the Bonnet Carre Spillway have created a speckled trout angler’s dream in Lake Pontchartrain — at least for now.

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January 15 at 1:40 pm
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Mister Twister BUZZ Bug

Mister Twister’s BUZZ Bug, which the Louisiana company plans to introduce at the beginning of 2016, was in the right place at the right time to make a name for itself before it ever hit the market.

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January 15 at 9:00 am
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Tippets

It’s rainbeaux trout time in Louisiana. Each winter, East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes stock selected ponds with this coldwater species. In addition, LDWF now stocks ponds as part of their Get Out and Fish! community fishing program.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Position and timing for pre-spawn bass

The proper pre-spawn approach is kind of a moving target, but covert ops usually prove prudent.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Location consideration for pre-spawn bass

Here are some nuggets of wisdom to help you locate fish along their seasonal routes.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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How to identify striped, yellow, white and hybrid bass

Louisiana has three species of bass that bear bold, black stripes running the lengths of their bodies: yellow bass, white bass and striped bass.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Halbrook is a fishing fanatic

Eddie Halbrook fishes five days a week (but never on Sunday), year-round.

“I fish, I hunt, I take care of my grandkids, I go to church — but mostly I fish,” the avuncular 64-year-old grinned.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Top 6 tips for wintertime yellow bass and crappie at Caney Lake

1) Move, move, move. Don’t hunker down in one spot.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Agents arrest Bayou Sauvage boater for DUI, drug possession

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a Metairie man on Monday for allegedly driving under the influence on Bayou Sauvage in Orleans Parish.

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January 14 at 8:28 am
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Cofounder of Ride the Bull kayak tournament loses battle with cancer

Capt. Kristen Wray, a pioneer in kayak fishing on Grand Isle and cofounder of the world’s largest kayak-fishing tournament, died early Wednesday morning after a long bout with cancer.

A native of Tulsa, Okla., Wray was 48 years old.

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January 13 at 11:41 am
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B.A.S.S. reschedules Central Open because of Atchafalaya Basin flooding

The unusually wet winter in the Atchafalaya Basin has claimed another victim - the B.A.S.S. Central Open scheduled for next month out of Morgan City has been rescheduled for the fall.

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January 11 at 2:12 pm
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What was and is to be: The best of fishing 2015 and looking to 2016

As longtime readers to this column know, I hate “best” lists. So much so, that each year I make my own.

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January 10 at 9:00 am
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Grey Duck Lake is Bay Courant

Dear Capt. Paul:

Can you provide the coordinates for Little Grey Duck Lake and Grey Duck Lake in the Golden Meadow/Catfish Lake Area?

Respeckter

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January 08 at 9:00 am
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Collapsible extension ladder great for accessing T-top to sight-fish

With rods and reels, tackle boxes, ice chests, life jackets and other assorted gear all requiring a spot in your boat, space on-board is definitely at a premium.†

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January 06 at 11:05 am
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How would Bonnet Carre Spillway opening impact Pontchartrain fishing?

With Mississippi River levels continuing to rise, some expect the earliest-ever opening in the 85-year history of the Bonnet Carre Spillway — which would relieve pressure on the levees protecting New Orleans and divert freshwater into Lake Pontchartrain for the first time since 2011.

That has left anglers holding their collective breath, waiting to see if there will be any impact on the upcoming spring speckled trout fishing.

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January 05 at 2:46 pm
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