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‘Unbelievable’ flooding now at Toledo Bend, guide says

Guide Joe Joslin has been fishing on the Toledo Bend reservoir for almost 40 years, but he’s never seen anything like the flooding the lake has experienced this week. 

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March 10 at 11:29 am
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Evers comes from behind to win 2016 Bassmaster Classic

A hometown angler won the 2016 Bassmaster Classic on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees near Tulsa — just not necessarily the hometown angler everyone expected.

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March 06 at 8:34 pm
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Christie maintains Bassmaster Classic lead; Hackney slips to 12th

Greg Hackney will need a big day Sunday on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees if he’s going to win his first-ever Bassmaster Classic title.

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March 05 at 9:06 pm
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Christie leads 2016 Bassmaster Classic after first day

Gonzales pro is sitting pretty after the first day of the 2016 Bassmaster Classic, posting a seventh-place stringer of fish and setting himself up for a run at the championship title.

The Classic is being held on Oklahoma's Grand Lake O' the Cherokees, from which Hackney caught five fish weighing 16 pounds, 2 ounces today.

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March 04 at 9:04 pm
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Leesville angler lands sixth Toledo Bend lunker Tuesday – an 11.71-pounder

When Leesville’s Darold Gleason refers to having his best day ever fishing on Toledo Bend, Louisiana and Texas bass anglers need to take note.

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March 04 at 2:52 pm
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Hackney gearing up for 13th Bassmaster Classic appearance

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Greg Hackney is hoping 13 is his lucky number as the Gonzales angler prepares for tomorrow's start of the 2016 Bassmaster Classic being held on Grand Lake O' the Cherokees outside of Tulsa, Okla.

He is the only Louisiana angler to make the B.A.S.S. championship.

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March 03 at 8:47 am
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Stumped — Pro tips for bass fishing stump fields

Murder on lower units, but straight-up hog farms — that’s a fitting summary for those shallow, wood-spiked ranges bass anglers call stump fields.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Lunker locales - The big bass hotspots at Toledo Bend

Toledo Bend has become the epicenter of big-bass hunters from across the country, pumping out dozens of super-sized lunkers annually over the past few years.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Toledo’s top pics — The pros’ top bass-fishing lures

Mid-May will see some of the nation’s top bass anglers descend upon the nation’s top-rated bass lake for the Bassmaster Elite Series.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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VIDEO: Watch a Toledo Bend 8-pounder being netted

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Early last week there was a major wave of bass that moved into Toledo Bend's shallows to spawn, but the cool front that passed through the area a few days later pushed most of the fish back into deeper water.

But on Sunday Aaron Gilchrist of Shelbyville, Texas, caught a 4-pound buck in 3 or 4 feet of water in the back of a major creek, and guide Darold Gleason thought that might be a sign some fish were still on beds.

About 15 minutes later, Gilchrist sank his hook into an 8-pound sow — the high-school angler's best fish yet. And the battle with the bedded bass was all captured on video.

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February 29 at 1:03 pm
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Warhawks maintain lead after Day 2 of College Series Central Regional

On Day 2 of the Bassmaster College Series Central Regional, the University of Louisiana-Monroe’s Tyler Stewart and Nick Joiner managed a solid five-bass limit and will carry a 4-pound, 1-ounce lead into Championship Saturday on the Atchafalaya Basin.

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February 26 at 7:05 pm
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ULM takes lead in College Series Regional on Atchafalaya Basin

With 17 pounds, 9 ounces on Thursday, Tyler Stewart and Nick Joiner of the University of Louisiana-Monroe took an early 4-pound-plus lead after Day 1 in the Bassmaster College Series Central Regional on the Atchafalaya Basin.

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February 26 at 7:19 am
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Focus on hay grass for big Toledo Bend bass

Hay grass is fairly new to Toledo Bend, but over the past couple of years it’s really become one of the top ways to land quality fish.

But it can be tough, as I learned on a recent trip to the reservoir that was named last year by Bassmaster as the nation’s No. 1 bass fishery.

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February 22 at 5:00 pm
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Toledo Bend bass stocking to bolster reservoir’s quality fishing

LDWF biologist Jason Brancamp remains optimistic that double-digit trophy largemouths will remain in Toledo Bend’s future for quite a while.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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How to catch bass with lockjaw

The coldest month of the year is here, but you still want to go out and catch some bass. The question is: How?

Yeah, you can pitch jigs and, in reservoirs, dredge the depths with deep-diving crankbaits. Maybe even jig a spoon.

But what if you want to catch numbers of bass?

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February 15 at 6:30 am
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Cajun Baby's tactics to fish the spawn

With an unusually mild winter so far — even by Louisiana’s standards — it’s anyone’s guess as to how timing of the bass spawn will play out this year. 

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February 10 at 8:56 am
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