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Blocked canals provoking angler ire, but is legal

Facebook exploded in January with rumors that Orange Grove — one of the canal complexes in the Bayou Black area — was being shut off.

Some claimed buddies had received tresspass tickets. Others claimed gates and piles were being placed at Orange Grove’s mouth.

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February 02 at 8:44 am
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Arrest made in stabbing of Northwestern State angler

Detectives with the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested an 18-year-old Natchitoches man Monday night for second-degree murder in connection with Saturday night’s stabbing of Dylan Kyle Poche at the Lake Sibley boat launch.

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February 01 at 9:22 pm
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Northwestern State angler murdered at Sibley Lake boat ramp

An 18-year-old angler for the Northwestern State University bass fishing team was stabbed to death Saturday night at the Sibley Lake boat launch near Natchitoches, according to online reports.

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February 01 at 8:20 am
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A-rig artistry — Tips for fishing the Alabama rig

It felt like I was inhaling icicles. And I pulled my head back into my cozy, warm cabin at Big Bass Marina.

A vicious February cold snap had thundered down from Alberta the previous afternoon. The thermometer on my truck read 31 degrees that when I arrived at the marina, and it had gotten even colder overnight. 

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Throw me something, mister! How to catch Toledo Bend’s lunker bass

February marks the beginning of what has become a parade of huge largemouth at Toledo Bend Reservoir.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Mister Twister BUZZ Bug

Mister Twister’s BUZZ Bug, which the Louisiana company plans to introduce at the beginning of 2016, was in the right place at the right time to make a name for itself before it ever hit the market.

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January 15 at 9:00 am
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Location consideration for pre-spawn bass

Here are some nuggets of wisdom to help you locate fish along their seasonal routes.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Position and timing for pre-spawn bass

The proper pre-spawn approach is kind of a moving target, but covert ops usually prove prudent.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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B.A.S.S. reschedules Central Open because of Atchafalaya Basin flooding

The unusually wet winter in the Atchafalaya Basin has claimed another victim - the B.A.S.S. Central Open scheduled for next month out of Morgan City has been rescheduled for the fall.

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January 11 at 2:12 pm
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Travelocity — Target travel lanes for more pre-spawn bass

Bass go where bass want to go, but there’s always a logical reason for why they chose their courses. Seasonality drives major relocation, with water temperature and bait positioning being the major influences.

However, the particular travel lanes fish utilize are most often defined by channels, ditches, drains and other contour features.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Flipping the switch — Pro tips to catch more pre-spawn bass

They want to go. They probably will go; it’s just a matter of when they’ll go.

That’s the usual fickleness of pre-spawn bass.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Winter bass-fishing lures to keep handy

Those unexpected moments of day-making potential in the midst of winter’s doldrums keep us coming back for more. The classic scenario is a winter warm-up that stimulates bass to move around and chase bait.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Tactical fishing tips to optimize bass jigs

Here’s a few strategy points for winters jigs:

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Define daytime deer-hunting locations

The great thing about writing about hunting and fishing is that I get to apply the same tips and techniques to my own hunting and fishing as Louisiana Sportsman readers do.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Moody blues — Pro fishing tips to catch winter bass

From watching tapes to Google searches to live event attendance, scouting the other team or individual athlete is a strategy deeply woven into the fabric of most sports.

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December 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Frosty jigs — Fishing pros share tips on how to catch winter bass with jigs

When the cold months result in bass that favor easily captured meals over more-mobile finned forage, jigs of various styles and sizes provide options.

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December 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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