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George Smith with the 11.91-pound bass he caught Wednesday morning in Sandy Creek at Toledo Bend. Smith caught her with a white Zoom fluke in about 2 1/2-feet of water. Texas angler lands 11-pounder at Toledo Bend

In about an hour’s time Wednesday morning at Toledo Bend, George Smith had more than 25 pounds of bass in his boat, including a hog that tipped the scales at almost 12 pounds.


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Slot limits are being rescinded on five lakes statewide effective Sunday, April 20, after LDWF biologists determined length regulations have not proven effective. Black bass slot limit to be removed on five state lakes effective April 20

Regulations for black bass on several water bodies across the state will change on Sunday, April 20 after biologists determined that length regulations have not been effective, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.


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Grosse Basse

In this episode, we got invited to Grosse Savanne Lodge to fish their Miller's Lake - a 484-acre bass fisherman's dream. Ole Hack uses this as an opportunity to put the screws to Strike King's line of bass lures. Watch and see if you learn something.


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Three cited for alleged game fish violations on Larto Lake, LDWF says

Enforcement agents on Wednesday arrested three people for alleged game fish violations on Larto Lake, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.


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This 19-foot center console started taking on water about 11:30 Thursday morning near the mouth of Deer Bayou. Capt. Marty LaCoste came across the stranded anglers while fishing and took them and their belongings on board his 24-foot Blue Wave. 19-foot boat sinks in mouth of Deer Bayou on east bank of Lake Mechant

Capt. Marty LaCoste is used to pulling lots of fish over the rails in the waters around Dularge, but Thursday morning he had to pull three people aboard as well.†


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In light of the official federal recreational snapper season lasting only 11 days this June, the LDWF announced today that Louisiana anglers can fish for red snapper in Louisiana waters seven-days-a-week beginning on April 14. LDWF to expand red snapper season to seven-days-a-week in state waters effective April 14

As expected, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council on Thursday approved an 11-day federal recreational red snapper season set to start on June 1.


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Chinquapin on fly rod?† Yes, you can!† With the right flies and the right leader, itís the rule, not the exception. Shellcracking the code

“When it comes to redears, leave the fly tackle at home.”


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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is scheduled to vote Thursday on determining if there will be an 11-day red snapper season in federal waters this summer. Gulf Council Reef Fish Committee approves emergency 11-day recreational red snapper season

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Reef Fish Committee on Tuesday approved an emergency rule setting an 11-day red snapper season in federal waters this summer.


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Greg Hackney is fishing both the FLW Tour and the Bassmaster Elite Series this year, and has won more than $80,000 in six stops so far in 2014, Hackney hopes to keep tournament hot streak rolling on Beaver Lake

On Thursday morning, Greg Hackney will blast off on Beaver Lake in Rogers, Ark. at the FLW Tour stop and participate in his sixth consecutive bass tournament dating back to March 6.


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House Bill 1082 by Rep. Stuart Bishop (R-Lafayette), would increase the state's recreational saltwater license fee from $5.50 to $13. Bill to raise recreational saltwater license fee backed by CCA Louisiana

A bill introduced in the Louisiana House of Representatives would increase a resident’s recreational saltwater fishing license by $7.50 and create a Saltwater Fish Research and Conservation Fund, which could provide funding for the newly-implemented Louisiana Recreational Creel Survey, officials said.


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Because many boat ramps are located north of the saltwater line, the LWFC amended a notice of intent that would shift the boundary line allowing the three-day possession limit of black bass northward to U.S. Hwy. 90. LWFC amends NOI boundary north to U.S. Hwy. 90 for three-day black bass possession limit

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission last week amended a notice of intent that will push the northern boundary to U.S. Hwy. 90 for allowing possession of a three-day limit of black bass along the coast.


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Redfish have been biting in the Biloxi Marsh on kamikaze Matrix Vortex shad tipped with shrimp, according to Capt. Jacques Laboureur. Redfish bite remains solid in the Biloxi Marsh, guide says

Some reports of speckled trout biting along the southeastern shore of Lake Borgne are starting to trickle in, while the redfish bite in the Biloxi Marsh remains steady, according to a Shell Beach fishing guide.


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