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Hackney tests out Strike King lures on Sportsman TV tonight at 6:30 on CST

Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney picked a great spot to test out some of Strike King’s new bass lures — Miller’s Lake at Grosse Savanne Waterfowl and Wildlife Lodge in Cameron Parish. 

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April 02 at 4:07 pm
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Glare Cutters — How to manage sun glare for more fishing success

Seeing is believing, but you’d better believe that too much of a good thing — namely, sunlight — can make it tough for you to see what you’re seeking.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Spawn Specifics — Pro tips for fishing the bass spawn

When bass move shallow to make the next generation can be a time of great opportunity or a time of great frustration.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Delayed Gratification — Why Toledo Bend bass fishing will turn on this month

If there has ever been a colder winter at Toledo Bend, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Dennis Tietje cannot remember it.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Bend Bonanza — Keys for bass fishing the Toledo Bend spawn

Half-ounce Rat-L-Traps were about as rare from Alexandria west to Toledo Bend last month as a Republican at an Obama rally.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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67th New Orleans City Park Big Bass Rodeo attracts 575 anglers

Saturday’s City Park Big Bass Rodeo attracted 575 anglers, plus 89 kayakers for the Boats on the Bayou division.

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March 31 at 1:43 pm
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Public land turkey hunting challenges featured tonight on Sportsman TV

With host Greg Hackney off fishing a Bassmaster Elite Series tournament, Sportsman TV producer Jared Serigné is joined for tonight's episode by veteran turkey hunter Shane Johnson to pursue some public land gobblers. 

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March 26 at 1:31 pm
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Lane take Elite Series lead with 37-pound stringer

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The second day of the Bassmaster Elite Series stop on the St. Johns River was one that was beyond belief. Gonzales pro Greg Hackney weighed in a 10-pound, 10-ounce monster, and he was joined in the 10-pound club by Pierre Part’s Cliff Crochet.

And then there was the sack of bass brought to the stage by 2012 Bassmaster Classic champ Chris Lane — five fish that pushed the scales to 37 pounds, 9 ounces.

Lane said the stringer was largest one-day weight he’s ever achieved.

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March 21 at 8:24 pm
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Many angler lands third 10-pounder, joins Toledo Bend Lake Association's Elite Lunker Club

Longtime Many resident Bob Laroux hooked his third 10-pound-plus bass at Toledo Bend in Housen Bayou last week, becoming the newest member of the Lake Association’s Elite Lunker Club.

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March 11 at 1:55 pm
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Sportsman TV tonight at 6:30 on CST: Public Land Turkey Hunt

With host Greg Hackney busy fishing a Bassmaster Elite Series tournament, Sportsman TV producer Jared Serigné is joined for tonight's episode by veteran turkey hunter Shane Johnson to pursue some public land gobblers. 

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March 05 at 2:00 pm
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Leesville angler enters Toledo Bend's Elite Lunker Club with 11-pounder caught near Hausen Bay

Darold Gleason’s very last cast Saturday afternoon produced the result he’d been waiting for all day long.

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March 05 at 11:07 am
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Marsh Punch-out — How to punch grass mats for big bass

Back in 2009 during the Bassmaster Central Open held in the Atchafalaya Basin, Elite Series angler and local favorite Cliff Crochet punched grass mats to earn his first trip to the Classic.

The Pierre Part pro proved the technique, when employed correctly and used under the right conditions, can be a deadly tactic for putting weight on the scale. 

Basically fishing in his own backyard, Crochet employed the tactic with precision in the waters he grew up on. He used a heavy tungsten weight, a flipping hook and braided line — all basic elements required to punch grass for lunker bass.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Basin bass on verge of spawn

Pierre Part’s Cliff Crochet spent all last week either practicing for or competing in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic held on Alabama’s Lake Guntersville.

And all he could think about after the final-day weigh-in was pitching to cypress trees in his home waters within the Atchafalaya Basin.

So after a single day of rest — which included the six-hour drive home — Crochet launched out of Belle River Landing Tuesday morning and headed into the thick of the Basin.

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February 26 at 5:15 pm
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Phoenix 919 offers benefits of larger boats in more-compact package

Bass boats have gotten longer over the years, and now it seems almost everyone runs a 21-foot boat. However, Phoenix Boats realized that many anglers would like smaller, more manageable fishing platforms — but they didn't want to give up the quality that is now expected.

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February 24 at 5:58 pm
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Howell wins 2014 Bassmaster Classic

Alabama’s Randy Howell had only two B.A.S.S. wins to his credit when his twelfth Bassmaster Classic competition began on Friday. He went into today’s final round in 11th place, 9 pounds behind the leader.

No one, including Howell really thought he had a shot.

“I didn’t expect to have the chance to win after the first day, and especially after yesterday,” Howell said.

But he whacked the bass today, putting 29 pounds, 2 ounces on the scales to seal the 2014 Bassmaster Classic championship and pocketing the $300,000 first-place prize.

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February 23 at 8:13 pm
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Evers claims Bassmaster Classic Day 2 lead by 1 ounce

Oklahoma’s Edwin Evers was the last to weigh in during the second day of the Bassmaster Classic, and when the scales settled he had claimed the lead of the so-called Superbowl of Fishing — but just barely.

Emcee Dave Mercer announced Evers needed 20 pounds, 9 ounces to claim the lead, and that’s exactly what the scales read.

The stringer brought Ever’s two-day weight to 47 pounds, 6 ounces.

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February 22 at 7:57 pm
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