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Mansura angler hauls in Toledo Bend 10.78-pounder

Wham, bam, sac-a-lait slam — Tips to catch more Tchefuncte River sac-a-lait

It was America’s least favorite day of the week — a Monday afternoon. The weekend Tchefuncte River boaters had all gone back to work, and Covington’s Jeff Bruhl had all of the main-river cuts to himself.

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Color run — How to choose the right bass-fishing lure color

Several years ago, I was standing at the counter of a tackle shop shooting the bull when a customer dropped several crankbaits next to the cash register. 

“You don’t need all those colors,” I told him, as the manager began ringing him up.

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Tips for toads — How to catch Toledo Bend’s lunkers

In the past five years, Toledo Bend Lake has delivered a mother lode of double-digit lunkers — an unprecedented phenomenon in Sportsman’s Paradise.

And records indicate March is when more trophies will be caught at the sprawling reservoir than any other month.

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Teen catches 10-pound bass in Bayou Bienvenue

The father-son team of Brian and Brennan Silcio spends a lot of time together fishing the Bayou Bienvenue area out of Chalmette, so they've got the bass figured out.

And the Violet anglers know those waters can produce really nice fish.

"Last week, we had some 4- and 5-pounders out of Violet," Brian Silcio said.

But none of that prepared them for what 15-year-old Brennan pulled to the boat Sunday (Feb. 267) — a 10-pound largemouth.

February 27 at 11:17am

Focus on drum, redfish out of Delacroix

While speckled trout are traditionally a tad more difficult to find out of Delacroix in February, Capt. Randall Shaw said it’s a great month to target line-pulling redfish and black drum.

February 22 at 1:48pm

Slow lure fall key for February specks

With a relatively warm February about to wrap up — and a warm March seemingly in the offing — Capt. Kris Robert will take advantage of the early bump in water temperature to capitalize on speckled trout that have already moved up to the flats.

February 21 at 2:44pm

Serious electronics can be affordable

Unfortunately for our wallets, we can’t avoid some cost increases in electronics. They stem from new features appearing in each product generation that require more computer power and better screens. And the almost universal use of personal electronics with touch screens has fishermen looking for the same familiar convenience in their marine electronics. All this calls for high-tech components reliable enough for marine use and new software to tie them all together.

February 21 at 2:00pm

Search and rescue in the great outdoors

Floods and hurricanes focus media attention on search-and-rescue (SAR) functions performed by state wildlife agents and local law enforcement officers. Far more frequent are SAR operations for lost or missing outdoorsmen. 

February 21 at 1:52pm

Two Toledo Bend lunkers - just hours apart

They say records are made to be broken, but some achievements just feel like they’re really in a class of their own.

February 21 at 10:30am

Video: West Pearl crappie moving up to spawn

When it comes to white perch fishing in South Louisiana, Slidell anglers Brian Baldwin and Steele Sessions rank the West Pearl River right up there with the best of best.

February 21 at 9:11am

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