Fishing

Houston’s Lake Conroe selected as 2017 Bassmaster Classic site

For the first time in its 47-year history, the world championship of bass fishing — the Bassmaster Classic — will be held on 21,000-acre Lake Conroe in Houston, Texas in 2017.

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April 14 at 2:40 pm
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How to tune a crankbait

When it comes to fishing with crankbaits, bass pro David Fritts of Lexington, N.C., is about as good as it gets. He would rather fish a crankbait than any other lure, and he has one tip that he said can make everyone a better crankbait angler.

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April 13 at 6:00 am
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Texas angler scores on Toledo Bend 11.42-pounder at Six Mile

Jay Norsworthy had a couple of things to do last Friday morning after launching in Toledo Bend’s Sandy Creek area at 7:30.

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April 12 at 10:45 am
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VIDEO: Kayaker finds massive gator on end of jug line

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Baton Rouge's Lance Burgos was enjoying a weekend camping trip to Lake Fausse Point State Park with his 11-year-old daughter Evan on Saturday when a jug line in a nearby canal caught their eye.

"She had been watching that yellow float swimming around, and she said, 'I want to know what's on the other end,'" the elder Burgos said. "I told her it was either a catfish or a garfish."

He promised to pull the line up just to take a peak when they headed out that afternoon, but what had swallowed the hook was more than they bargained for.

Roughly 12 to 14 feet more.

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April 12 at 8:29 am
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Pro’s tips: Make the most of Senkos

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Davy Hite  makes no bones about the fact that his favorite lure is a Buckeye Mop Jig, but when it comes to springtime fishing for prespawn bass, he’s going to have one lure tied on for sure, and that’s a Senko.

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April 12 at 5:00 am
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Jonesboro angler lands 12.3-pound hammer on Caney Lake

One of the last times Cody Morton had a potential lunker bass on at Caney Lake, he was fishing with his buddy Bradley Shows, and his line popped right at the boat.

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April 07 at 8:35 pm
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How to snell a hook

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A snell knot is a knot a lot of anglers overlook, but it's one of the best ways to ensure the point of a hook pulls into a fish's mouth.

Offshore anglers use this knot when fishing with circle hooks, but bass anglers in the know also employ it when flipping heavy cover because of how it leverages the hook.

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April 06 at 7:11 pm
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Iberia Parish man dies in Gulf boating accident

A 19-year-old Iberia Parish man died after the boat he was in partially sank in the Gulf of Mexico about 10 miles south of Cameron Parish, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 06 at 3:17 pm
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Paulina angler scores on Toledo Bend 11.33-pounder

Toledo Bend Reservoir has always been a calling card for Louisiana bass anglers, and Paulina’s Ray “Chip” Robert Jr. is among the many faithful who make annual pilgrimages to Bassmaster’s current No. 1-ranked fishery.

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April 05 at 9:15 am
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Meet the unluckiest stingray in Venice

When you consider the incredibly vast amount of water around Venice, what happened on Cory Mack’s fishing trip in West Bay last month really does defy the odds.

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April 04 at 2:10 pm
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Results for 69th New Orleans City Park Big Bass Rodeo

Here are the official results from the 69th New Orleans City Park Big Bass Rodeo, which took place Saturday morning with more than 680 anglers competing.

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April 04 at 9:30 am
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St. Landry Parish man cited for allegedly being over the limit of bass

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a St. Landry Parish man for allegedly taking more than twice the daily limit of bass.

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March 31 at 10:41 am
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Texas angler lands 11.1-pound Toledo Bend lunker at Six Mile

Having just learned a new punching technique from a friend, Robert Brown was on Toledo Bend last weekend putting his new skills to the test.

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March 30 at 4:12 pm
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Poverty Point yields four-crappie, almost 11-pound stringer

It might have taken Twayne Hosea years and years of crappie fishing to break the mythical 3-pound mark at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, but the Delhi angler hasn’t looked back since catching a whopping 3.52-pounder on Feb. 25.

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March 29 at 11:01 am
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Hemphill guide catches Toledo Bend 11.03-pounder

Guide David Mansue enjoyed a couple of good days with clients last week on Toledo Bend’s waters.

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March 28 at 9:20 pm
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The coolest marine electronics advancement ever

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Modern electronics are, for me, a simple means of getting from one place to another. Just turn on my old Lowrance, wait for the satellites to relay information and then watch my little boat icon as it moves through the watery terrain I’ve chosen for the day.

Pretty much, that’s it.

I always have my good old Standard Map held to the floor by my feet so I can ensure I’m on course, since my unit is so old it only has the cartoon maps that have no real bearing on the reality of our coastal waters.

I don’t save trails. I don’t delete trails unless they become so crowded I can’t tell where the heck I have just been.

And, yeah, I know I could use the mapping software to plan out routes, and mark and save waypoints. 

I don’t do any of that, either.

But my eyes were opened recently to some amazing technological advances that have me dying to up my game.

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March 28 at 5:00 am
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