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Hemphill angler scores on 12.47-pound Toledo Bend bass

William “Bill” Whitsitt and his uncle expected to catch some bass when they launched about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, but they didn’t have a clue the trip would produce Whitsitt’s best fish to date — a hawg that weighed nearly 12 1/2 pounds.

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February 13 at 4:27 pm
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Crappie hotspots: The beat goes on at Lake Bistineau

With no malice in his heart, Homer Humphreys says Lake Bistineau is the “dangdest” lake he’s ever seen.

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February 12 at 10:20 pm
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Prespawn bass biting now in the Atchafalaya Spillway

Prespawn bass have already begun pushing into dead-end canals in the Atchafalaya Spillway, and Kelly Wheat has been there waiting for them.

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February 12 at 1:34 pm
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Westlake angler snares 11.92-pound monster at Toledo Bend

Derek Hamilton and a fishing buddy had a frustrating drive up to the Big Bass Marina on Toledo Bend Wednesday morning.

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February 12 at 10:51 am
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Crappie hotspots: Bridges and bays best bets for Toledo Bend

“They’re en route,” said Jerry Thompson, with Living The Dream Guide Service at Toledo Bend.

And therein lies the problem.

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February 12 at 8:52 am
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Try the drop-shot rig for more springtime speckled trout

When he wants to get the drop on speckled trout, more often than not Capt. Mike Gallo goes with one of his old favorites — the drop-shot rig.

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February 11 at 9:16 pm
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U.S. House bill would overhaul Renewable Fuel Standards regulations

A bipartisan coalition of members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation on Feb. 4 to overhaul the current Renewable Fuel Standard regulations and its outdated ethanol mandates. 

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February 11 at 9:03 pm
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Crappie hotspots: Lake D'Arbonne fish on the move

Chris Burnham had been idling over the 20-foot hole in front of his house for a few weeks with a keen eye on his sonar. 

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February 11 at 9:15 am
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Crappie hotspots: Atchafalaya Basin bite is on!

While helping his fishing buddy Jeff Bruhl scout for a few bass hotspots in the Atchafalaya Basin on Friday, Chris Macaluso couldn’t help but wonder if the sac-a-lait were biting. 

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February 10 at 8:57 am
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How to "sea-duce" a predator

The rivers and lakes of Alaska offer the best fly fishing in North America. Its waters teem with steelhead, arctic char, grayling, dolly varden, trophy rainbow and lake trout, and five species of salmon, including the mighty king salmon.

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February 09 at 9:00 pm
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Nail down fishing activity with feeding tables

Have you ever been on the water, trying to figure out why the heck the fish just aren’t cooperating — and then all of a sudden things just go crazy and you can’t keep your lure from being swallowed?

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February 08 at 9:20 pm
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Best bets for February bass

F ebruary is a schizophrenic month, with temperatures often fluctuating wildly and winds howling from every direction from fronts of the coldest month of the year.

But that doesn’t mean fish won’t feed, and Louisiana’s Cliff “Cajun Baby” Crochet has learned a few tips that helps him keep fish coming across his gunnel.

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February 08 at 5:00 pm
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Zwolle angler scores on Toledo Bend 10.60-pounder

When James Ezernack woke up Sunday morning, the first thing on his mind was bass fishing.

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February 05 at 1:57 pm
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Maps and charts for your GPS unit

I hear that many of you received new GPS unit from Santa. About this time you have probably installed the unit in your boat and maybe even tried it out.

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February 05 at 11:00 am
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Bassmaster High School Series accepting new teams statewide

Along with more traditional sports like football, baseball, basketball and track, you can add bass fishing to the mix of extra-curricular options available to kids at several high schools across the state.

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February 04 at 6:03 pm
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Public invited on GOM red snapper conference call Thursday from 11-1

If you want the latest on the red snapper saga as it relates to the potential coming season in the Gulf of Mexico, the commercial/recreational split and Amendment 40, you can get the latest information in a conference call slated for Thursday, Feb. 5 from 11 to 1.

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February 04 at 2:07 pm
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This guy has teeth

The great barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda, is a common fish in the blue waters offshore of Louisiana. Yet one never sees a fishing story about anyone fishing for them off of our coast. 

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February 04 at 9:00 am
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CCA Louisiana taps Isaacson as AD for New Orleans metro

Leigh Isaacson has joined the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana as an assistant director for the Greater New Orleans area, according to a press release.

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February 03 at 9:07 am
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