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Top bait colors for bass fishing in thick grass

You can’t go wrong with the conventional wisdom of darker-colored baits for dim days and/or stained water and brighter colors (or at least bright, reflective flecks) on sunny days.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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How the Red River achieved greatness

The world-class fishery isn’t an accident, LDWF’s Reed said.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Hackney stays hot on Chickamauga Lake

Greg Hackney’s hot streak continued in Tennessee Thursday during Day 2 of BASSfest at Chickamauga Lake as he caught the day’s third-heaviest sack and currently sits in 3rd place.

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June 12 at 4:35 pm
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Cliff Crochet's 2nd Annual Youth Fishing Day set for June 7 in Pierre Part

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet’s 2nd Annual Youth Fishing Day is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 7 at Bayside Tackle in Pierre Part.

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June 02 at 5:00 pm
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Grass game plan ó Pro tactics for fishing vegetation for bass

It’s that time of year when homeowners swell with pride as neighbors, guests and passersby pass out compliments.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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River run ó Catch more bass on the Red River

Louisiana bass anglers are cantankerously serious about catching their fish. And finding locations with lots of bass action can be an emotional, recurring endeavor when planning fishing trips, vacations and — especially —bass club tournaments.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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Summer School ó Bass fishing on the Ouachita River

Trapper Munn navigated the boat out of the big river and through the trees into the small river lake off the Ouachita River. In several spots, subtle current came around points and over shallow sandbars.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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Hackney falls 8 ounces short, places third at Dardanelle

Greg Hackney’s 15-pound, 3-ounce sack on Sunday wasn’t quite enough for victory at the Bassmaster Elite Series stop at Lake Dardanelle.

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May 19 at 8:51 am
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'Hack-Attack' continues on Dardanelle

Greg Hackney holds a slim 13-ounce lead over Rick Clunn heading into Day 4 of the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Dardanelle.

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May 17 at 11:04 pm
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Hackney leads after Day 2 of Bassmaster Elite at Lake Dardanelle

Bassmaster Elite pro Greg Hackney is in first place at the Elite Series stop at Lake Dardanelle after an impressive fog-shortened day of fishing in Russellville, Ark.

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May 16 at 6:40 pm
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Smithwick Elite 8 Suspending Rogue

It wasn’t too long ago that the Elite 8, the eight best college basketball teams in the country playing in the NCAA’s “Big Dance,” were thrilling fans and television audiences in a hopeful waltz to the Final Four and, ultimately, to the title game at the center of every bracket in the U.S.

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May 15 at 8:40 pm
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Two-way conversation

Inevitably, every bait wears out its welcome at some point. But rather than completely shifting to another scenario, chatterbait anglers can often extend their bite — and adapt to changing conditions — by pairing their bladed package with the similar, yet more-subtle swim jig.

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May 15 at 8:00 am
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Pro shares crankbait secrets

With the bass spawn wrapping up and fish transitioning from their shallow bedding areas to deeper water, crankbaits are about to become more important parts of anglers’ arsenals.

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May 12 at 6:30 am
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Three Louisiana fishing holes make Bassmaster's Top 100 list

Each year the folks at Bassmaster Magazine rank the Top 100 bass-fishing destinations in the country, and this year three Louisiana waters made the cut.

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May 07 at 8:58 am
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Cajun Baby finishes 12th at Bassmaster Elite stop on Toledo Bend

A great week of fishing shallow points and pockets on the outer edges of the main lake at Toledo Bend couldn’t have come at a better time for Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet.

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May 05 at 10:11 am
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The Cajun Baby makes the Top 12 at Toledo Bend

Pierre Part’s Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet turned in a 5-fish sack weighing a hefty 20-6 Saturday afternoon to qualify for the Top 12 and a chance to win the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster stop at Toledo Bend on Sunday.†

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May 03 at 8:56 pm
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