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Sportsman TV targets Biloxi Marsh redfish

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Reigning Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year Greg Hackney teamed up with Capt. Mike Gallo on a recent trip to the Biloxi Marsh to target redfish.

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July 09, 2015 at 4:26 pm
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VIDEO: What happens when a Coonass gets stuck after the tide falls 4 feet?

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Anglers in South Louisiana deal with falling tides all the time, but when you head up the East Coast the tides are a bit different — which is what Gonzales' Gerald Spohrer discovered while practicing for a Bassmaster Open on the James River in Virginia.

"Talk about tide swings over here ... it's nothing like we're used to back home," Spohrer said, speaking into his GoPro camera. "I'll give you an example: I've been back here for a while, and the tide fell out on me about 4 feet. So I've got to try to get out of here or stay back here all day — and that's not going to happen.

"So what happens when a Coonass gets stuck in a situation where the tide falls on him 4 feet? We're about to run across this mud flat and see what happens."

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July 09, 2015 at 8:25 am
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VIDEO: Watch 8-pound bass flipped into boat

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The biggest bass I've ever caught weighed just more than 8 pounds, and I can clearly remember waiting nervously for buddy Artie Cosby to lip the pig after I wrestled the fish to the boat. Flipping onto the deck never, ever crossed my mind.

But New Iberia angler Caleb Sumrall didn't even hesitate in March when an 8-pound toad sucked in the lure he was flipping along a grass bed at Toledo Bend. And the entire episode was captured on video. 

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June 17, 2015 at 8:37 am
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Bassmaster Magazine names Toledo Bend No. 1 bass fishery in nation

The rest of the nation is about to find out what pretty much everyone in Louisiana already knows: Toledo Bend Reservoir is the No. 1 bass fishery in the land.

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June 17, 2015 at 8:22 am
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How pros rig magnum worms

To get the most out of a big worm, Bassmaster Classic champ Casey Ashley suggests dropping down in line size.

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June 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Yum’s Kill Shot, Warning Shot and Sharp Shooter

Take it from a Bassmaster Elite pro bass fisherman who is serious about his drop-shot and finesse worm fishing: three soft plastics introduced by Yum Baits at the ICast are going to be deadly tantalizing to bass from California to his home state of Florida.

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June 12, 2015 at 2:45 pm
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Nicholls Bass Team couple to compete in College National Championship

For the second consecutive time in its brief two-year history, two members of the Nicholls State Bass Fishing Team will compete in the Bassmaster College Series National Championship.

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June 11, 2015 at 5:12 pm
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'Cajun Baby,' partner win Bassmaster High School All-American competition

Twelve special high school anglers from across the country got the chance of a lifetime to fish with Bassmaster Elite Series pros during the High School All-American event on Tennessee’s Lake Barkley Saturday, and Pierre Part’s Cliff Crochet helped make it an extra-special day for his partner.

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June 08, 2015 at 2:22 pm
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Video: Hackney lands 9-pound bass lodged on 12-inch sac-a-lait

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When the cameras are rolling, you just never know what you might see on Sportsman TV.

Like in this recent episode, when host Greg Hackney and producer Jared Serigné traveled to Lake Sam Rayburn in East Texas to target crappie over brush piles with Mr. Crappie himself, Wally Marshall.

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June 03, 2015 at 9:28 am
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B.A.S.S. Nation Championship returns to Ouachita River

Competitors from all over the world will gather in Monroe in November for the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship on the Ouachita River with hopes of earning a spot in the Bassmaster Classic on Grand Lakes O’ the Cherokees in March of 2016.

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June 03, 2015 at 8:12 am
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B.A.S.S. launches Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation

A new online advocacy system from B.A.S.S. allows fishing enthusiasts to write, call or tweet their legislators through pre-written engagements.

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June 02, 2015 at 6:23 am
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Going big — Pro tips for fishing magnum worms

He’s not the fastest guy on the court, nor is he the flashiest. The center, the big man in the middle, has certain responsibilities, and when called on for particular duties, that size and strength play to his advantage

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June 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Find the right grass for heavy stringers

Grass is grass is grass to many anglers, but Louisiana’s Matt Loetscher knows that’s not really the case — there are some keys to finding the beds of vegetation most likely to hold big bass.

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May 20, 2015 at 7:00 am
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How to make the most of the shad spawn

When working docks, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Mark Davis said it’s important to cover all the angles — down both sides of the walkway, across the face and tracing the T ends.

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May 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Best baits and tackle for Toledo Bend crappie

Jackson has fished Toledo Bend most of his life. He was a competitive bass angler early in his career, qualifying for the 1982 Bassmaster Classic in 1982 on the Alabama River.

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May 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Rapala Shadow Rap

Rapala last introduced a jerkbait around 2000.

The Finland artificial lure manufacturer got back in the swim of things in a resounding way, although it was a well-kept secret, during the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell near Greenville, S.C.

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May 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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