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Hackberry angler snares 10.91-pounder at Toledo Bend

When the bite is on at Toledo Bend, it doesn’t matter if conditions are cold and windy - or apparently, even if the console radio is blaring while you’re fishing.

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February 19 at 9:03 am
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February is best month to load up on crappie

Fishermen in the Southeast who wait until March to break out their crappie rods, minnow buckets and tackle boxes full of tiny jigs and soft plastics are missing some of the best fishing of the year, according to North Carolina crappie guru Ed Duke.

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February 19 at 6:30 am
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Volunteers needed for annual Crab Trap Rodeo on Sabine Lake this Saturday

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is hosting the 2015 Derelict Crab Trap Rodeo this Saturday, Feb. 21, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Johnson’s Bayou boat launch in Cameron Parish.

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February 18 at 4:30 pm
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Louisiana Sportsman Show offers fun for the whole family

The 36th Annual Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival, Louisiana’s largest outdoor and boat show, will be held March 12-15 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

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February 18 at 2:30 pm
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Three men cited for alleged night-hunting violations in St. Helena Parish

Three men accused of hunting deer at night near Kentwood and then letting the animals rot were cited by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries last Thursday.

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February 18 at 11:14 am
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Wade-fishing for big specks on Big Lake

Hefty speckled trout are no strangers to Capt. Adam Jaynes. On Feb. 8, the Orange, Texas, resident took several on Calcasieu Lake.

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February 18 at 10:34 am
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Crappie hotspots: Des Allemands and Cataouatche offer one-two punch!

It’s safe to say Ty Hibbs suffers from wanderlust.

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February 18 at 8:36 am
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Top 5 winter bass-fishing lures

Many bass fishermen lead double lives, torn between their bass boats and tree stands. But as the door slams shut on deer season, the choice for cold-water bass fishing becomes clear.

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February 18 at 6:30 am
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Hemphill angler scores on 12.47-pound Toledo Bend bass

William “Bill” Whitsitt and his uncle expected to catch some bass when they launched about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, but they didn’t have a clue the trip would produce Whitsitt’s best fish to date — a hawg that weighed nearly 12 1/2 pounds.

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February 13 at 4:27 pm
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Crappie hotspots: The beat goes on at Lake Bistineau

With no malice in his heart, Homer Humphreys says Lake Bistineau is the “dangdest” lake he’s ever seen.

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February 12 at 10:20 pm
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Prespawn bass biting now in the Atchafalaya Spillway

Prespawn bass have already begun pushing into dead-end canals in the Atchafalaya Spillway, and Kelly Wheat has been there waiting for them.

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February 12 at 1:34 pm
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Westlake angler snares 11.92-pound monster at Toledo Bend

Derek Hamilton and a fishing buddy had a frustrating drive up to the Big Bass Marina on Toledo Bend Wednesday morning.

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February 12 at 10:51 am
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Crappie hotspots: Bridges and bays best bets for Toledo Bend

“They’re en route,” said Jerry Thompson, with Living The Dream Guide Service at Toledo Bend.

And therein lies the problem.

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February 12 at 8:52 am
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Try the drop-shot rig for more springtime speckled trout

When he wants to get the drop on speckled trout, more often than not Capt. Mike Gallo goes with one of his old favorites — the drop-shot rig.

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February 11 at 9:16 pm
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U.S. House bill would overhaul Renewable Fuel Standards regulations

A bipartisan coalition of members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation on Feb. 4 to overhaul the current Renewable Fuel Standard regulations and its outdated ethanol mandates.

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February 11 at 9:03 pm
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Big Buck Contest offers shot at ATV

There are even more reasons for entering your deer in the 2015 Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest, with an expanded list of prizes up for grabs in this year's event.

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February 11 at 5:47 pm
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