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Gator Trax Boats

After making a name in the mud boat industry for more than 14 years, Gator Trax Boats have moved into the mainstream and are building boats intended to be powered by standard outboards.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Gator-Tail GTR 37 17 x 54

Duck hunters are a dedicated lot and constantly face the challenge of getting away from the easy-to-reach places to more-productive hunting grounds. And the new Gator-Tail GTR 37 17 x 54 Extreme Series offers power, safety and comfort while taking hunters places they hadn’t previously thought possible.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Scully’s Aluminum Boats 2072 Walk Thru

The 2072 Walk Thru is one of the more-popular models from Scully’s Aluminum Boats.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Hanko’s Aluminum Boats 22 X 7 LS

The 22 X 7 LS is the latest high-performance boat in a line of Hanko’s aluminum boats that began with workboats and now includes a little bit of everything.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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SeaArk Boats Bay Extreme

The new Bay Extreme from SeaArk Boats can’t bait a hook, cast a lure or fight a fish, but it does everything else well.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Excel Boats 220 Bay Pro

The 220 Bay Pro is the latest model offered from Excel Boat Company, which has deep roots in Arkansas flooded-timber duck hunting. The company began with a need for tough, durable boats, and it has grown to be a premiere manufacturer of an affordable and tough line of aluminum boats targeting the unique needs of outdoor recreational enthusiasts.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Xpress Boats H22 Bay

The Hyper-Lift Bay Boat series by Xpress is part of the company’s all-welded offerings, and this high-performance pad hull is the foundation for the H22 Bay.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Alumacraft 2072 Bay

The Bay Series is new for Alumacraft, and the company entered the category with 18- and 20-foot models. With their years of experience building high-performance, deep-V hulls, Alumacraft craftsmen had the know-how to build superior aluminum fishing boats and it was simply a matter of putting it together in a package tailored to skinny water.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Ranger Boats RT188

Manufacturers are doing some impressive things with aluminum, and the new RT188 Ranger is an excellent example.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Texas angler catches 10.42-pounder Wednesday on Toledo Bend

Verlin Nesbitt’s Wednesday got started just like any other day when he goes fishing at Toledo Bend. 

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March 13 at 10:58 am
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Senate bill would eliminate corn ethanol content in fuels

Three U.S. senators have co-sponsored a bill to eliminate the mandate to use corn ethanol in fuels, and early expectations are that the bill – similar to one that was never brought to a vote in the last session – will proceed toward passage.

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March 12 at 1:28 pm
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Illinois angler scores on Toledo Bend 10.67-pounder

This was the second year that Doug Foster joined a group of 16 Illinois anglers on their annual fishing trip to Toledo Bend.

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March 12 at 8:41 am
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Gulf states agree on snapper management framework that could remove federal oversight of fishery

For the first time ever, all five Gulf states have banded together to create a management framework that, if ultimately approved by Congress, would finally remove the red snapper fishery from the control of the federal government.

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March 11 at 7:40 pm
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Choose the right line to tackle Lake Pontchartrain speckled trout

It’s not unusual for anglers in Lake Pontchartrain to deal with a variety of conditions that make it tough to actually feel a speckled trout bite, including wind, a foot-and-a-half of chop and steady, strong current - especially along the bridges.

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March 11 at 4:20 pm
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Two cited for seafood freshness packaging scam

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries busted two men for alleged commercial seafood labeling violations in Orleans Parish, according to a press release.

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March 11 at 1:30 pm
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Texas angler lands 11.71-pound whopper during Haynesville Shale tourney

After a tough opening day Friday in the Haynesville Shale Bass Tournament at Toledo Bend, Larry Pipes and Paul Thomas really wanted to put some quality fish in their livewell. 

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March 10 at 11:15 am
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Bream basics

This month’s topic comes courtesy of Gerald King, an Alexandria resident who enjoys pursuing those pesky sunfish otherwise known to frequent readers of this column as gobbules. 

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March 10 at 9:00 am
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Next year's Bassmaster Classic returns to Tulsa's Grand Lake O' the Cherokees

Elite Series pros and other contestants will be livin’ on Tulsa time next year during the 2016 Bassmaster Classic, which will be held in the month of March for the first time ever. 

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March 09 at 10:20 pm
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