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ULM angler punches ticket to the 2015 Bassmaster Classic

The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Brett Preuett made up today for all of the tough luck he endured the last several days on the Chatuge Reservoir and surged to a victory at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket.

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August 05, 2014 at 5:25 pm
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ULM angler set to battle for spot Tuesday into 2015 Bassmaster Classic

Despite fishing for more than four hours with two hooks from a 2/0 treble lodged firmly in the back of his neck after an errant cast early Monday, the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Brett Preuett sucked it up and moved on to the finals of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic bracket.

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August 04, 2014 at 4:42 pm
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Get Down On It — Extremely deep-diving crankbaits up the odds of catching deep summer bass

They’re big, they’re bad and they’re a handful to sling — those giant crankbaits that have exploded onto the bass-fishing scene over the past couple of years.

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August 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Hackney targes marsh bass, redfish under same grass beds in Delacroix

While many anglers shy away from vegetation, Bassmaster Elite Series pro and Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney has made a good living punching through thick grass mats for big bass.

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July 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm
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Go shallow for summertime bass

Everyone loves to chase bass during the spring and fall, when fish are cruising shallows and chomping on everything that moves.

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July 17, 2014 at 6:30 am
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Storm's Arashi Rattling Square 3 and Square 5

After a day of prefishing in late May for a Bassmaster Open on Tennessee’s Douglas Lake, one of the tour’s up-and-coming bass pros was eager to talk about a crankbait he used on his way to finishing 14th this year in this year’s Bassmaster Classic.

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July 16, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Freshwater diversions not without controversy

Kevin Schilling said flatly that having the freshwater diversion is “the key” the Caernarvon bass fishery.

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July 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Hackney puches hard in Des Allemands, knocks out some big bass

Bassmaster Elite Series pro and Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney punched through some thick grass mats and caught some nice bass on a recent trip to Des Allemands.

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July 10, 2014 at 9:35 am
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Hackney heads to Lafitte for topwater speckled trout action

Shortly before the 2014 Coastal Conservation Association STAR tournament got cranked up in May, Bassmaster Elite Series pro and Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney headed to Lafitte to fish with tournament director Rad Trascher to get the details on the 101-day event.

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July 03, 2014 at 6:00 pm
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The One — Master a single lure to catch more bass

No self-respecting angler would wager his entire day on a single bait. Diversity breeds opportunity, and keeping options handy fosters confidence.

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July 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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June is time for frogs

Springtime bass fishing gets so much play because it’s when bass set up on beds and spawn ­— and become accessible to anglers who want to look at the fish before catching them.

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June 16, 2014 at 5:23 pm
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Top bait colors for bass fishing in thick grass

You can’t go wrong with the conventional wisdom of darker-colored baits for dim days and/or stained water and brighter colors (or at least bright, reflective flecks) on sunny days.

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June 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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How the Red River achieved greatness

The world-class fishery isn’t an accident, LDWF’s Reed said.

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June 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Hackney stays hot on Chickamauga Lake

Greg Hackney’s hot streak continued in Tennessee Thursday during Day 2 of BASSfest at Chickamauga Lake as he caught the day’s third-heaviest sack and currently sits in 3rd place.

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June 12, 2014 at 4:35 pm
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Cliff Crochet's 2nd Annual Youth Fishing Day set for June 7 in Pierre Part

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet’s 2nd Annual Youth Fishing Day is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 7 at Bayside Tackle in Pierre Part.

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June 02, 2014 at 5:00 pm
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Grass game plan — Pro tactics for fishing vegetation for bass

It’s that time of year when homeowners swell with pride as neighbors, guests and passersby pass out compliments.

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June 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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