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Youngsville angler lands 10-pound plus Toledo Bend bass

On the day after Thanksgiving, Dwight Blanchard was having a ‘Black Friday’ - but he wasn’t doing any bargain shopping at all.

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December 02, 2014 at 3:14 pm
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Many angler catches third Toledo Bend lunker

By Derek Mong’s figuring, the Tuesday of Thanksgiving week was the best day to be bass fishing on Toledo Bend.

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December 01, 2014 at 10:23 am
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Test

Turbidity negatively affects fisheries. It reduces light penetration and, thus, reduces the production of algae that is the foundation of the food web. Eventually the fine silt particles that make water turbid settle out smothering organisms that live on the bottom, turning hard bottom areas into soft muck, and eventually filling in reservoirs.

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Offseason reds — Tips for winter redfishing

It felt weird.

It was a weekend, but the parking lot was nearly empty. The big pavilion was empty. There weren’t any lines of people waiting for live bait.

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Fish in a barrel — Top cold-water tactics for Delacroix trout and redfish

During the fall, Ol’ Man Winter lazily throws a few cold fronts in our general direction, and we appreciate the cooler temperatures and lower humidity.

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Crappie on edge — Best winter crappie-fishing tactics

December has Dennis Tietje on edge, and it’s not because of any Christmas rush.

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Bluebird blues — Expert tips for bass fishing after a front

As the year draws to a close, you can count on weather fluctuations, compliments of cold air masses descending from the north.

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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DieZel ChatterBait

The new DieZel ChatterBait delivers unmatched flash, vibration, sound and erratic action with its patented bladed swim jig design and hex-shaped ChatterBlade. Extremely effective either rolled through grassy areas, bottom-bounced over rocks, or hopped along sand or mud bottoms, the DieZel is paired with a 4-inch DieZel MinnowZ body and can be used when targeting all kinds of fresh- and saltwater game fish. The DieZel ChatterBait weighs in at ¼ ounce and is available in eight color patterns with matched head, blade and tail color combinations.

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Daiwa TATULA Baitcasting Reels

TATULA reels are designed to meet the durability and performance requirements of pro anglers. Precision of the reel is quickly felt with a simple spin of the handle. Make a cast and the smooth, easy outflow of line lets you feel the difference right away. New TATULA Type HD with additional line capacity and two sealed ball bearings has also been added to the TATULA family. With increased line capacity you can maximize your fish catching ability.

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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The best of 2014

I hate lists. So much so that, after submitting The Best of 2013 last year for publication, I felt ashamed and disgusted.

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Do released bass live to fight again?

Whether one loves it or hates it, a certain amount of catch-and-release fishing is here to stay. While fishermen have released some fish for a long time, the practice became high profile with the commercialization of black bass fishing through the founding of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society by Ray Scott in 1967.

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Use your GPS for improving your fishing

Are you fretting the coming cold weather and the extremely low tides in the Louisiana marshes? As we know, anglers look for the deeper bayous and “holes” during these wintertime trips, mainly because that is where the water and fish are now located.

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Brunswick County.doc Purifier Test (live)

Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Guide Service said even the unusual amount of fall rain couldnt put off the good fall fishing in lower Brunswick County. He said there was a variety of fish that were already feeding well and the cool snap earlier this week appeared to make them even hungrier.

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Battery charging on the run

From the Complaints You Will Never Hear department: “I fished in the wind all day and still have too darned much power left in my trolling motor batteries!”

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November 26, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Texas Lady Anglers enjoy annual trip to Calcasieu Lake

The Texas Lady Anglers and the U.S. Postal Service have something in common: Neither rain, sleet or snow can keep them from their appointed rounds.

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November 21, 2014 at 2:15 pm
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Trolling Lake Pontchartrain for big trout

Featuring two of the Top 10 speckled trout records in the state, Lake Pontchartrain has long been considered a big trout destination for decades. 

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November 21, 2014 at 1:45 pm
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Cracking the code: Figuring out Chalmette's wintertime speck pattern

In “A Christmas Story” (which we’re all about to see hundreds of times between Thanksgiving Day and Dec. 25,) Ralphie waits and waits for the arrival of his Little Orphan Annie Secret Society decoder ring.

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November 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm
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New Orleans man pleads guilty to illegally selling gamefish, LDWF says

A New Orleans man pleaded guilty to illegally selling gamefish on Tuesday in municipal court in Orleans Parish, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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November 21, 2014 at 7:34 am
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