Bass Fishing

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Livingston Parish team takes 10-pound lead in National Championship

Alex Heintze and Justin Watts credit an obscure technique for their nearly 10-pound lead going into the championship round of the Bassmaster High School National Championship on Saturday.

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July 23 at 6:02 pm
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Louisiana team leads Bassmaster High School National Championship

Talk about making the bites count.

Justin Watts and Alex Heintze of the Livingston Parish Bassmasters had only five bites Wednesday on Kentucky Lake, but they came quick and early.

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July 22 at 5:26 pm
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How to maximize Carolina-rigging

When bass move out of their cool-weather haunts in shallow water, Carolina rigs are perfect tools with which to dredge up fish from the depths.

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July 16 at 6:00 am
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Top 5 nighttime bass-fishing tactics

Very few bass fishermen in the Southeast speak of July and August in glowing terms — the weather is just too hot to regularly spend too many long days on the water with the sun beating down.

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July 15 at 2:55 pm
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Other heavy finesse bass-fishing tactics

Drop-shots aren’t the only finesse rigs that can be beefed up to provide bass a bite-enducing curve ball. Here are some other options:

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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How to get bottom rigs unhooked when bass fishing

If the heavy finesse strategy has a hang-up, then we’ve punned our way into the explanation — hang-ups, snags, entanglements.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Skip your way to more bass

By flipping his frogs, Kenny Covington is able to put his lure in places where other topwater lures just can’t go.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Toledo Bend bass anglers tangle with cannibalistic frog

During a bass-fishing trip to Toledo Bend the middle of May, Jason Pittman and his dad Floyd found themselves flinging hollow-bodied frog on top of grass mats in the back of a pocket.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Water movement is key to Basin bass

The Atchafalaya River is influenced by the Gulf of Mexico tide, and that affects water movement far into the swamps.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Crankbait color matters

If an angler wants to match the hatch, size matters when selecting a lure. But so does color.

However, when a favorite bait is no longer made or a color scheme wanted by the angler cannot be found, what does an bass angler do?

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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What rod is best for crankbaits?

The biggest argument with crankbait anglers is centered around rod selection. The big question is whether graphite or fiberglass rods are best.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Amazing 38.22-pound stringer wins Bass-N-Bucks event at Toledo Bend

It’s almost unheard of to have to cull 4- and 5-pound bass to finish off a stringer — especially in the middle of the summer — but that was the unique position Dustin Rivers and Jeremy Gentry found themselves in this weekend on Toledo Bend.

The pair, who work offshore for Ensco, put together the stringer of a lifetime for the Bass-N-Bucks series event held Sunday out of Pendleton Marina, weighing-in an incredible 38.22 pounds with five fish to take the victory.

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July 14 at 2:35 pm
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Nicholls State angler falls short in College Classic Bracket semifinal match

Tyler Rivet came up just a little short.

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July 13 at 5:14 pm
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Nicholls State angler competing in Bassmaster College Series Classic Final Four

Tyler Rivet is one of only four anglers competing today in the semifinals of the Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket in Stevens Point, Wis.

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July 13 at 9:27 am
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Opposites attract — Keys to ‘heavy finesse’ bass fishing

In the word association game, “finesse” and “heavy” are not typically connected. However, there exists a strategic melding of the two concepts in which “heavy finesse” tactics can yield big results in the bass-fishing world.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Flippin’ Frogs

Across the foggy water, Kenny Covington heard the conversation coming from a nearby boat.

“What’s he throwing?” one of the anglers asked.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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