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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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Cold weekend makes for tough bass bite at Toledo Bend

It was 27 degrees when we woke up early Saturday morning at Toledo Bend, and even though the temperature rose to almost 65 that afternoon, the bass bite never warmed up all day.

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March 09 at 9:15 pm
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Plaquemine angler takes monster 11.89-pounder at Toledo Bend

Leon Amedee was a man on a mission.

For the last couple of years, the 66-year-old angler from Plaquemine eagerly read the Internet hoopla surrounding all the 10-pound-plus bass taken on Toledo Bend - and decided he wanted in on the action.

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March 09 at 8:51 pm
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Demons wins Bassmaster College Series Central Regional

The hometown team came through in the clutch Saturday when John Ledet and Justin Cooper of Northwestern State in Natchitoches brought in a final day 17-pound bag to claim the 2015 Bassmaster College Series Central Regional on the Red River.

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March 09 at 5:18 pm
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Last week's cold front shouldn't dampen Basin sac-a-lait bite for long

Murphy Royer was wearing short pants and a short-sleeved shirt last Wednesday when Greg Hackney and the Sportsman TV crew joined him in Henderson Lake to film an upcoming episode on springtime sac-a-alit fishing.

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March 08 at 7:00 pm
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UT Martin leads after frigid Day 1 of Bassmaster College Series Central Regional

Two University of Tennessee Martin anglers cracked the code and landed the day’s only limit in frigid conditions yesterday on the Red River out of Natchitoches during Day 1 of the Bassmaster College Series Central Regional.

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March 06 at 10:45 am
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DeRidder angler catches Toledo Bend 10.48-pounder before cold front moves in

Pre-fishing Wednesday for an upcoming bass tournament, DeRidder’s Scott Williamson got  a lot more than he bargained for on Toledo Bend.

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March 06 at 7:06 am
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Getting the correct datum is important

Dear Capt. Paul:

In several of your articles I have read, you mentioned that the GPS coordinates were in NAD 27. I have a Garmin mapping program and in the properties are 11 NAD 27 settings. Would you be referring to NAD 27 Central?

I know this is a stupid question , but I just want to be sure and not assume anything. 

Rk

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March 05 at 3:00 pm
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Texas angler lands 11.57-pounder at Toledo Bend

Brian Branum did something he shouldn’t have done, and quickly found himself apologizing to fishing partner Mike LaFleur for his transgression.

But what he did - wasn’t as bad as when he did it.

“Mike, I messed up and caught a big one during pre-fishing,” he told his partner. 

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March 05 at 9:08 am
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Cold front dampens highly-anticipated March full moon-bite on Toledo Bend

The timing couldn’t be much worse.

After two straight days with highs in the 70s leading up to Thursday’s highly-anticipated March full moon, Mother Nature is pulling the rug out from under eager bass anglers hoping to catch some early-spawners shallow on Toledo Bend.

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March 04 at 2:57 pm
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Beaumont angler scores on 11.39-pounder at Toledo Bend

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Beaumont’s Ray Beck and Alexandria’s Shane Hilton teamed up Saturday, Feb. 14, to compete in the Skeeter Bass Champs tournament on Toledo Bend.

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March 04 at 10:15 am
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BR angler wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division event on Sam Rayburn

With a 9-pound monster safely onboard, Gary Caruso didn’t need five fish to win the first FLW Walmart Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division tournament of 2015.

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March 03 at 4:07 pm
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Fresh from the 2015 Bassmaster Classic, Pruett lands 10.89-pounder on Caney Lake

Just a week removed from the frigid conditions on Lake Hartwell and his first-ever Bassmaster Classic appearance, Brett Pruett felt right at home on Caney Lake Saturday when he reeled in the biggest bass of his life. 

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March 03 at 9:17 am
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Crochet expects bass action 'to explode' across Louisiana during next warm-up

Despite the recent wild variations in temperature the last few weeks - cold then warm, warm then cold - Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet thinks the timing is almost right for the full-on bass spawn to begin.

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March 02 at 8:15 pm
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Could 2015 be the year for a new Louisiana record largemouth bass?

Despite Mother Nature’s hot and cold mood swings over the last few months, lots of lunker bass have been caught around the state this winter, including a Poverty Point record 14-pounder this January.

With March’s full moon just around the corner, some folks are wondering if this will finally be the year when a new state record is set.

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March 02 at 4:05 pm
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Beating Ole Man River — Pro tips for Venice trout fishing

Rule No. 1 for speckled trout fishing: Look for clean water. 

As far as Louisiana speck fisherman go, that’s probably rule Nos. 2 and 3, as well. Their definition of “clean water” is clear water— that kind of green, fishy clear that makes their pulses run hard.

There is some dispute as to whether Mark Twain called the Missouri River or the Mississippi River “too thick to drink and too thin to plow.”

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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