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Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits’ YamaFrog

Christmas came early for one of the most-accomplished professional bass anglers in his era.

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March 15 at 9:00 am
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Adjust to prespawn bass-fishing volatility

When a cold front boogers up the prespawn scene, colder temperatures and bright, bluebird conditions will push the fish back off their staging positions.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Next year's Bassmaster Classic returns to Tulsa's Grand Lake O' the Cherokees

Elite Series pros and other contestants will be livin’ on Tulsa time next year during the 2016 Bassmaster Classic, which will be held in the month of March for the first time ever. 

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March 09 at 10:20 pm
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Fine-tune your fishing tactics at the Bass Tank

If you’ve ever wondered how professional anglers make catching lunker bass look so easy, you’ll want to check out the Bass Tank at this year’s Louisiana Sportsman Show.

Experienced professionals will be on hand March 12-15 demonstrating their tried-and-true fishing techniques and showing off the products they can’t do without.

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March 09 at 9:30 pm
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Demons wins Bassmaster College Series Central Regional

The hometown team came through in the clutch Saturday when John Ledet and Justin Cooper of Northwestern State in Natchitoches brought in a final day 17-pound bag to claim the 2015 Bassmaster College Series Central Regional on the Red River.

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March 09 at 5:18 pm
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UT Martin leads after frigid Day 1 of Bassmaster College Series Central Regional

Two University of Tennessee Martin anglers cracked the code and landed the day’s only limit in frigid conditions yesterday on the Red River out of Natchitoches during Day 1 of the Bassmaster College Series Central Regional.

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March 06 at 10:45 am
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Fresh from the 2015 Bassmaster Classic, Pruett lands 10.89-pounder on Caney Lake

Just a week removed from the frigid conditions on Lake Hartwell and his first-ever Bassmaster Classic appearance, Brett Pruett felt right at home on Caney Lake Saturday when he reeled in the biggest bass of his life. 

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March 03 at 9:17 am
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Crochet expects bass action 'to explode' across Louisiana during next warm-up

Despite the recent wild variations in temperature the last few weeks - cold then warm, warm then cold - Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet thinks the timing is almost right for the full-on bass spawn to begin.

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March 02 at 8:15 pm
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Moving up — How to catch prespawn bass

There’s a fine line between prespawn and spawning movement — get it wrong and you’ll be wasting time by fishing ahead of or behind the fish.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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It’s time to give back

I  went through a tournament-fishing phase when I was in my 20s and thought I had outgrown my bream-fishing childhood. I fished the old Greenwell Springs Marine Pro-Am as a no-boater and was a member of Sunshine Bass Club.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Slow presentation key for Basin bass bite

Slow and steady wins the race — and it could also be the key to catch some nice prespawn bass this weekend in the Atchafalaya Basin.

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February 27 at 3:23 pm
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Hometown favorite Ashley wins 2015 Bassmaster Classic

This time, Mighty Casey didn’t strike out. 

Casey Ashley, a 31-year-old bass pro from Donalds, S.C., hit a home run on Sunday on his home water and won the 2015 Bassmaster Classic with a great final-day catch of more than 20 pounds.

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February 22 at 7:08 pm
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Omori takes Day 2 Bassmaster Classic lead

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Takahiro Omori surged to the lead of the 2015 Bassmaster Classic today on the strength of a 16-pound, 11-ounce stringer. But the 2004 Classic champ is only 2 ounces ahead of Day 1 leader Dean Rojas.

“Yesterday, we were like two hours late starting — and when I got to my first spot, I caught five fish just like that,” said Omori, whose two-day total is 31-11. “We started at normal time today. So when I get to my spot, it was too dark. I was thinking there were no fish left out here.

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February 21 at 8:12 pm
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Hackney just misses Top 25 Classic cut

Louisiana’s three-man contingent in the Bassmaster Classic will watch Sunday’s third and final day from the sidelines, all having finished out of the top 25 after Saturday’s action on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell.

Greg Hackney of Gonzales, the reigning B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year, missed the cut by 5 ounces, finishing 26th with 21 pounds, 14 ounces after a disappointing day when he caught only three fish that weighed an ounce short of 7 pounds.

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February 21 at 7:05 pm
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Rojas leads after first day of 2015 Bassmaster Classic

Doesn’t it just figure that after the coldest day in the history of the Bassmaster Classic, four anglers from warm, sunny climates are sitting atop the standings?

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February 20 at 8:02 pm
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Louisiana anglers find going tough on Day 1 of Bassmaster Classic

Louisiana’s contingent of three bass fishermen was largely disappointed in their performance on Friday’s first day of the Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell, but one of them is still definitely in the mix for the title.

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February 20 at 6:27 pm
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