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Light and lenses

Shielding your eyes is essential for optimal visibility, and some of the newer technologies offer notable developments.

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April 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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We’ve come a long way

My favorite sunglasses of all time were a pair of glass-lensed Costa del Mars (that’s what the company name was back in those days). The amber lenses literally opened up a new world to me every time I hit the water.

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April 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Quiet approach, sudden stops

Bassmaster Elite pro Mark Davis said one of the most important aspects of controlled bed fishing is being able to anchor his boat quickly and quietly.

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April 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Empty spawning beds not all bad

One of the banes of bed fishermen is empty beds.

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April 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Bass also spawn on main-lake ridges

It’s not hard to tell where most bass anglers like to fish during the spawn. The armada of boats beating the banks kind of gives it away.

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April 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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ULM team wins College Series Central Regional on the Ouachita River

After a slow opening day on Friday, Trapper Munn and Dustin Perkins picked up the pace Saturday with five fish weighing 11-3, enough to win the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Regional on the Ouachita River with a two-day total of 19 pounds, 6 ounces. 

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April 14, 2014 at 9:32 am
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Hackney hopes to keep tournament hot streak rolling on Beaver Lake

On Thursday morning, Greg Hackney will blast off on Beaver Lake in Rogers, Ark. at the FLW Tour stop and participate in his sixth consecutive bass tournament dating back to March 6.

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April 09, 2014 at 3:28 pm
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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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 at 1:55 pm
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