Bass Fishing

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Spoons get bass biting in the cold

With cold water dictating a lot of what bass fishermen do in January, there’s one lure that can be counted on for plenty of bites: a jigging spoon.

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January 17 at 6:30 am
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Bobber stoppers serve double duty

I was working a craw worm away from the bank for the thousandth time. The only thing different was that my line jumped, and I felt a bit of weight on the terminal end.

I reeled down and set the hook hard, confident I’d be fighting my first bass of the day.

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January 15 at 9:25 pm
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The 7¾-inch Kut Tail Worm

Alabama pro bass angler Randy Howell got what he wanted and more in 2014.

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January 15 at 9:00 am
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Angler talks about Poverty Point 14-pounder

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For most fisherman, dealing with a backlash can be a frustrating, time consuming ordeal that often results in a bird’s nest of line being surgically removed from your reel- all while your buddies are hauling in a steady stream of fish over the gunnels.

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January 13 at 8:24 pm
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Poverty Point sets new record with 14-pound largemouth

EDITOR'S UPDATE: David Houston, who caught the lunker bass, spoke to LouisianaSportsmanc.com after this story went live on the website. The complete story of how he caught the bass, and ultimately released it, can be seen by clicking here.

Poverty Point Reservoir’s largemouth bass record was shattered Monday when David Houston arrived with a hawg that was actually just a little wider than it was long.

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January 13 at 12:02 pm
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Padding Spots — Top streams for Kentucky bass

“You gotta be outcha mind!”

Artie was stuck on his favorite quip. Any suggestion from anyone in Doc’s den that festive evening provoked it, as Artie rolled his eyes and grimaced in mock horror.

But he had a point.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Iowa angler hooks up with 10.95-pounder at Toledo Bend

Launching from Big Bass Marina alone on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 12, Iowa’s Daniel  Schexnayder had to contend with lots of fog on Toledo Bend’s waters.

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December 16, 2014 at 11:34 am
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Mister Twister Poc’it Hawg Raiser

A Texas bass angler’s bid to get back to the Bassmaster Classic depended heavily on a soft-plastic creature bait that few, if any, others had in their arsenal when they fished the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship on Nov. 6-8 on the Ouachita River.

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December 15, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Boat position key to post-front bass fishing

With ultra-clear and often eerily calm conditions, bluebird days mean spooky bass that’ll be even less tolerant than normal to intrusion.

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December 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Top post-front bass-fishing lures

Here’s a look at some of the dependable post-front bait options:

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December 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Youngsville angler lands 10-pound plus Toledo Bend bass

On the day after Thanksgiving, Dwight Blanchard was having a ‘Black Friday’ - but he wasn’t doing any bargain shopping at all.

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December 02, 2014 at 3:14 pm
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Many angler catches third Toledo Bend lunker

By Derek Mong’s figuring, the Tuesday of Thanksgiving week was the best day to be bass fishing on Toledo Bend.

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December 01, 2014 at 10:23 am
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Bluebird blues — Expert tips for bass fishing after a front

As the year draws to a close, you can count on weather fluctuations, compliments of cold air masses descending from the north.

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Do released bass live to fight again?

Whether one loves it or hates it, a certain amount of catch-and-release fishing is here to stay. While fishermen have released some fish for a long time, the practice became high profile with the commercialization of black bass fishing through the founding of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society by Ray Scott in 1967.

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Westlake angler catches Toledo Bend 12-pounder

You don’t leave the landing everyday expecting to snare the bass of a lifetime, so you can forgive Brent Kegley for not being totally prepared for what he was about to experience last Friday at Toledo Bend. 

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November 20, 2014 at 9:25 am
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Bridge tactics to catch more bass

A bridge is what? The roadway/walkway, the pilings that support it and some kind of embankment, right?

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November 15, 2014 at 6:00 am
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