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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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Shallow minded ­— Why you should shallow for winter bass

It’s hard to think deeply when you have a shallow mind.

And I would wager that most Louisiana bass anglers have shallow minds.

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December 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Why the pros turn to square-bills

The look a little different — not like a run-of-the-mill crankbait with a round, diving bill. The slab of plastic sticking out of their mouths can be squared off at the end or shaped like a coffin.

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November 16, 2015 at 1:25 pm
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Lure review: The YUM Bad Mamma

If you’ve seen one soft plastic creature bait and you’ve seen them all. Right?

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November 12, 2015 at 2:45 pm
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Laiche leads B.A.S.S. Nation Championship after Day 2

The conditions changed on the second day of the 2015 B.A.S.S. Nation Championship on the Ouachita River, but the first-day leader did everything the same and managed to stay on top of the field. Louisiana’s Jamie Laiche added 13 pounds, 14 ounces, ending Day 2 with 30 pounds, 4 ounces and a 1 1/2-pound lead.

“I did the exact same thing,” said Laiche, “but I didn’t get that big bite like I did yesterday. I caught a ton of fish, but the size wasn’t there.”

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November 07, 2015 at 10:04 am
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Laiche leads after Day 1 of B.A.S.S. Nation Championship

Despite never fishing the Ouachita River before he started pre-fishing this fall, Jamie Laiche of Gonzales took the lead after Day 1 of the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship being contest this week on the Ouachita River.

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November 06, 2015 at 9:06 am
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Ouachita River set to host B.A.S.S. Nation Championship

The B.A.S.S. Nation Championship returns to Monroe and the Ouachita River this week, one year after a Connecticut angler took the title with 32 pounds and 15 ounces.

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November 03, 2015 at 9:35 am
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Pick it apart — How to fish laydowns

Wood — once a tree, felled by man or nature, it’s now a bass fortress and a structure to be negotiated, encroached upon, invaded by those seeking a face-to-face with said fish.

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November 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Mountain Dew stops bleeding of gill-hooked bass

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The fishing trip was going fantastic. My buddy Austin Abadie and I were catching bass after bass on small Academy H20 Xpress square-billed crankbaits during one of my vacation days.

I’ve been told my vacations and my work look a lot alike.

Anyway, a particularly vicious strike prompted me to set the hook again, and I pulled a 1 1/2-pounder out of a submerged tangle of wood.

By the time I got my hand on the bass to unhook it, blood was streaming from under its gill plate. Sure enough, the rear treble of my lure had snagged the fish’s gills.

That fish was as good as dead. Or so I thought.

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October 27, 2015 at 5:45 pm
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One week before rifle season is perfect time to plant food plots

Being on the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament trail doesn’t leave one very much time to think about deer hunting back home. But when the fishing season ended for Louisiana pro Dennis Tietje in August, it took him all of one day to run to his deer camp to check things out.

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October 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Huk Performance Fishing gear stands up to Louisiana's heat

When the guys from Huk Performance Fishing showed up at the Buras Marsh Media Bash in mid-August with long-sleeve black shirts for guides and writers to sample, I was admittedly pretty skeptical.

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October 13, 2015 at 3:49 pm
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Louisiana to host two Bassmaster Central Opens in 2016

Louisiana waters will play host to two of the three Central Opens on the Bassmaster Open schedule for 2016.

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October 13, 2015 at 1:37 pm
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Livingston Lures Howeller Deep Plus

Expanding the reach of the bait Randy Howell used to win the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, the Howeller Deep Plus dives 25 to 30 feet and stays in the strike zone.

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October 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Tips to locate bass during fall transition

Sometime this month, in reservoirs across the Southeast, largemouth bass will make a major move from the deep places where they’ve spent the summer out on the main body of many lakes back into the tributary creeks.

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September 21, 2015 at 5:23 pm
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BKB Swim Jigs

A Kansas bass angler is doing more than holding his own on the Bassmaster Elite Series circuit.

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September 14, 2015 at 4:34 pm
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B.A.S.S. announces 2016 Elite Series schedule

Some of America’s top-ranked bass fisheries — including newly-minted No. 1 Toledo Bend — await the nation’s top professional bass anglers competing on the 2016 Bassmaster Elite Series.

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September 11, 2015 at 5:44 pm
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