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Three more lunkers landed at Toledo Bend

As the 2014-15 lunker season draws to a close next month, three more anglers recently scored 10-pound-plus bass at Toledo Bend.

It’s anybody’s guess as to what this year’s record-breaking final tally will be, but action has shown little sign of slowing down so far. 

Read about the locations, lures and tactics these three fishermen used to land the largemouth of a lifetime. 

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April 14 at 2:13 pm
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Impromptu bow-fishing trip yields potential Toledo Bend record longnose gar

As evidenced this spring, Toledo Bend’s 185,000 acres are home to an untold number of lunker largemouth bass that roam throughout the reservoir.

Of course, lots of other species call the Bend home, like bream, crappie, catfish, carp and striped bass, among others.

And even though you don’t hear much about longnose gar, an unplanned bow-fishing trip late last month might have resulted in a new lake record — if the fish would have been officially verified and submitted. 

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April 13 at 10:07 pm
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Sulphur angler scores on Toledo Bend 11.14-pounder Saturday

As much as she wanted to, Pat Schexnider just couldn’t escape her date with destiny and ended up catching the bass of a lifetime Saturday on Toledo Bend.

“I almost didn’t go,” the 60-year-old Sulphur angler said.

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April 13 at 9:22 am
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Impacts of the 2014 acorn crop

Many hunters are still lamenting the poor deer season that just ended. Complaints about lack of deer sightings and poor deer activity have hunters crying about too many doe days.

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April 12 at 9:00 am
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LDWF agents work three drug-related cases in Jefferson Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries worked three drug-related cases last week in Jefferson Parish, according to a press release.

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April 09 at 9:24 am
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Ville Platte angler lands two 11-pound Toledo Bend lunkers on consecutive days

In addition to the normal array of hooks, weights, line, crankbaits, Traps, soft plastics and the usual assortment of “stuff” crammed into a typical tacklebox, David Vidrine apparently still had enough room for a horseshoe and a lucky rabbit’s foot on his Easter weekend trip to Toledo Bend.

While mere mortal anglers only dream of catching one double-digit bass in their entire lifetimes, the 49-year-old Ville Platte physical therapist landed two 11-pound-plus fish near the Indian Mounds - on consecutive days.

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April 09 at 8:33 am
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Schexnayder catches biggest Toledo Bend lunker of the season with 12.81-pounder

If you’re Daniel Schexnayder, what’s even better than catching a Toledo Bend 10.95-pounder last December?

Following it up this month with a monster bass almost 2 pounds heavier that is currently the largest fish entered so far in the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program for the 2014-15 season that ends in mid-May.

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April 08 at 6:46 am
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Toledo Bend lunkers show no signs of slowing down

With about 40 days still left in the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program’s 2014-15 season, we know last year’s record total of 61 fish will be smashed - we just don’t know by how much.

The huge reservoir is continuing to deliver double-digit bass, with no real let-up so far.

Here are the stories of three more anglers lucky enough to catch the bass of a lifetime.

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April 07 at 8:50 am
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LWFC approves amendment making 25 hp mud motor maximum on Biloxi WMA

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday approved an amendment allowing up to 25 hp straight shaft air-cooled mud motors on the Biloxi Wildlife Management Area, according to a press release.

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April 02 at 5:00 pm
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What you need to kill a turkey

I can remember when I was in my mid-20s and decided I’d be a turkey hunter. I packed up that spring, headed off to my nearest public tract of land, set up before daylight and began some beautiful (at least to my ears) purring as the sun broke over the horizon.

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April 02 at 9:50 am
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Toledo Bend lunker total surpasses 2013-14 numbers

No one can deny it’s been an incredible lunker bass spring at Toledo Bend.

Here are three more stories by anglers who had what it took to catch and land a double-digit bass — and there’s still 1 ˝ months to go before the 2014-15  Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program season ends.

If you’ve ever dreamed of landing the trophy bass of a lifetime, there’s no better time than the present to make your way to Toledo Bend.

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April 01 at 7:00 pm
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Tagging out — Everything you need to need to kill a turkey

If a survey was taken of all deer hunters in Louisiana and their method for hunting deer, I suspect the most-common way is to sit in a permanent box stand waiting for a deer to walk out into a food plot or visit the corn feeder.

I could be wrong, but I don’t think so.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Sabine reds

Several schools of redfish stretching a quarter mile were heading toward the marshes. They were in feeding mode, smashing into juvenile pogies during a steep incoming tide.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Cigars and courtbouillon — Best bets for spring school trout and redfish

The crawfish heads were piling up, the keg was foaming and Artie was in the spotlight. Happens every time.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Three Toledo Bend 10-pounders added to list

Three more Toledo Bend giants have been weighed in at Toledo Town and Tackle Superstore, continuing an unprecedented run of huge bass from the lake.

Each of the bass, which ranged from a tad more than 10 pounds to just more than 10 1/2 pounds, were released back into the lake after being registered as part of the Toledo Bend Lake Association’s Lunker Program.

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March 31 at 4:49 pm
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Scott angler scores with Toledo Bend 11.19-pounder

Kyle Stutes has enjoyed an amazing month at Toledo Bend: the Scott angler took first place in the Texas Oilman’s Bass Invitational Tournament last weekend, then followed that up with an 11-plus-pounder Wednesday on a mid-lake scouting trip.

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March 29 at 8:55 pm
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