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Bassmaster Magazine names Toledo Bend No. 1 bass fishery in nation

The rest of the nation is about to find out what pretty much everyone in Louisiana already knows: Toledo Bend Reservoir is the No. 1 bass fishery in the land.

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June 17 at 8:22 am
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How pros rig magnum worms

To get the most out of a big worm, Bassmaster Classic champ Casey Ashley suggests dropping down in line size.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Yum’s Kill Shot, Warning Shot and Sharp Shooter

Take it from a Bassmaster Elite pro bass fisherman who is serious about his drop-shot and finesse worm fishing: three soft plastics introduced by Yum Baits at the ICast are going to be deadly tantalizing to bass from California to his home state of Florida.

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June 12 at 2:45 pm
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Nicholls Bass Team couple to compete in College National Championship

For the second consecutive time in its brief two-year history, two members of the Nicholls State Bass Fishing Team will compete in the Bassmaster College Series National Championship.

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June 11 at 5:12 pm
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'Cajun Baby,' partner win Bassmaster High School All-American competition

Twelve special high school anglers from across the country got the chance of a lifetime to fish with Bassmaster Elite Series pros during the High School All-American event on Tennessee’s Lake Barkley Saturday, and Pierre Part’s Cliff Crochet helped make it an extra-special day for his partner.

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June 08 at 2:22 pm
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Video: Hackney lands 9-pound bass lodged on 12-inch sac-a-lait

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When the cameras are rolling, you just never know what you might see on Sportsman TV.

Like in this recent episode, when host Greg Hackney and producer Jared Serigné traveled to Lake Sam Rayburn in East Texas to target crappie over brush piles with Mr. Crappie himself, Wally Marshall.

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June 03 at 9:28 am
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B.A.S.S. Nation Championship returns to Ouachita River

Competitors from all over the world will gather in Monroe in November for the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship on the Ouachita River with hopes of earning a spot in the Bassmaster Classic on Grand Lakes O’ the Cherokees in March of 2016.

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June 03 at 8:12 am
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B.A.S.S. launches Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation

A new online advocacy system from B.A.S.S. allows fishing enthusiasts to write, call or tweet their legislators through pre-written engagements.

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June 02 at 6:23 am
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Going big — Pro tips for fishing magnum worms

He’s not the fastest guy on the court, nor is he the flashiest. The center, the big man in the middle, has certain responsibilities, and when called on for particular duties, that size and strength play to his advantage

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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Find the right grass for heavy stringers

Grass is grass is grass to many anglers, but Louisiana’s Matt Loetscher knows that’s not really the case — there are some keys to finding the beds of vegetation most likely to hold big bass.

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May 20 at 7:00 am
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How to make the most of the shad spawn

When working docks, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Mark Davis said it’s important to cover all the angles — down both sides of the walkway, across the face and tracing the T ends.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Best baits and tackle for Toledo Bend crappie

Jackson has fished Toledo Bend most of his life. He was a competitive bass angler early in his career, qualifying for the 1982 Bassmaster Classic in 1982 on the Alabama River.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Rapala Shadow Rap

Rapala last introduced a jerkbait around 2000.

The Finland artificial lure manufacturer got back in the swim of things in a resounding way, although it was a well-kept secret, during the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell near Greenville, S.C.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Spawn sensation — How to catch bass during the shad spawn

It might sound rude, intrusive, bad form, but in lakes, ponds and rivers throughout the state it’s apparently just fine to interrupt the intimate moments of others.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Fry daddies — Best bets for catching male bass guarding fry

Ponder the local playground: Kids laughing and chatting as they enjoy swing sets, merry-go-rounds, play sets, etc., while parents watch with a blend of heart-thumping pride and diligent protection.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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VIDEO: How to ensure your inflatable PFD is ready

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I remember well the first time I got my hands on an inflatable, suspender-type personal flotation device. It was back in 1999, when the Bassmaster Federation Nation Nationals were held on the Red River.

The folks at B.A.S.S. handed me the PFD when I showed up to go on the water to cover the event. The little units were brand new back then, and I couldn’t get over how comfortable it was to have the PFD on.

I still have that inflatable life preserver, but I’m a bit sheepish to admit that I never, ever check to ensure everything is in working order: I simply toss it in the boat and assume it will perform as advertised if I’m dumped in the water.

Honestly, that’s stupid.

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April 29 at 2:19 pm
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