Bass Fishing

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Slow presentation key for Basin bass bite

Slow and steady wins the race — and it could also be the key to catch some nice prespawn bass this weekend in the Atchafalaya Basin.

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Yesterday at 3:23 pm
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Texas angler catches 10.66-pounder at Toledo Bend

James “Kevin” Dutton, of Hemphill, Texas, and Mid Lake Campground owner Alan Fitts teamed up Friday morning to pre-fish the day before the Texas Team Trail tournament at Toledo Bend.

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February 23 at 11:45 am
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Hometown favorite Ashley wins 2015 Bassmaster Classic

This time, Mighty Casey didn’t strike out.†

Casey Ashley, a 31-year-old bass pro from Donalds, S.C., hit a home run on Sunday on his home water and won the 2015 Bassmaster Classic with a great final-day catch of more than 20 pounds.

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February 22 at 7:08 pm
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Rojas leads after first day of 2015 Bassmaster Classic

Doesn’t it just figure that after the coldest day in the history of the Bassmaster Classic, four anglers from warm, sunny climates are sitting atop the standings?

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February 20 at 8:02 pm
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Louisiana anglers find going tough on Day 1 of Bassmaster Classic

Louisiana’s contingent of three bass fishermen was largely disappointed in their performance on Friday’s first day of the Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell, but one of them is still definitely in the mix for the title.

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February 20 at 6:27 pm
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Tallulah hunter knocks down 200-class non-typical buck in Madison Parish

Craig Clark’s baby daughter wasn’t quite two months old at the time, but little Ava played a big part in her father taking down the buck of a lifetime earlier this year in Madison Parish.

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February 20 at 5:49 pm
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DeRidder angler reels in 11.90-pound Toledo Bend hawg

A late afternoon pre-fishing trip for a weekend bass tournament was the basic plan Monday for DeRidder residents Lee Glass, Trent Manuel and Daniel Bailey - but they got a lot more than they bargained for.

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February 20 at 9:36 am
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Hackney, Crochet prepare for frigid Friday conditions at Bassmaster Classic

When the 2015 Bassmaster Classic kicks off on Friday morning on Lake Hartwell, the field of 56 anglers will be fishing against each other and the spotted and largemouth bass in the 56,000-acre reservoir lake.†

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February 19 at 4:12 pm
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Five winter bass-fishing lures you need to try

February can be a tricky month to fish bass, but Strike King bass pro James Niggemeyer doesn’t have the option to sit home and wait for more-stable conditions. So he has found lures produced by his sponsor that will produce bites from fish in late-winter and prespawn patterns.

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February 19 at 3:30 pm
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Hackberry angler snares 10.91-pounder at Toledo Bend

When the bite is on at Toledo Bend, it doesn’t matter if conditions are cold and windy - or apparently, even if the console radio is blaring while you’re fishing.

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February 19 at 9:03 am
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Rapala introduces the Shadow Rap

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Combining a horizontal struggle with a vertical fade that mimics a minnow’s final quivering moments, the Rapala Shadow Rap suspending jerkbait triggers bites as predator fish move in for an easy meal.

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February 18 at 1:15 pm
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Top 5 winter bass-fishing lures

Many bass fishermen lead double lives, torn between their bass boats and tree stands. But as the door slams shut on deer season, the choice for cold-water bass fishing becomes clear.

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February 18 at 6:30 am
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The right tackle for nail-weighted worms

Kevin Hawk fishes his nail-weighted worms on light line and a spinning rod to better handle and feel the finesse presentation.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Grubs on umbrella rigs

Discussions of grubs cannot exclude their group presentation on the umbrella rig. Although banned in Bassmaster Elite and FLW Tour competition, the multi-armed “egg beaters” remain a vital tool for bass anglers from fall through early spring.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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How to use a nail weight with a swimbait

Sticking small, thin weights into slender worms influences fall rates and bottom orientation, but that’s not the only use for this tackle tactic.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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2014ís top lures and locations for Toledo Bendís trophy bass

As most bass anglers know, when a lunker bass or heavy stringer is taken anywhere, the first two questions are about lures and locations.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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