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Mississippi state-record alligator snagged, dragged to boat

The Mississippi state record for the heaviest alligator was set last night in the wee hours of opening of the 2014 hunting season when three buddies killed a 756-pounder hunting in the state's Southwest Zone.

The beastly gator broke the record set last year by a 741.5-pounder killed by a Madison hunter.

And remember: These alligators have to be snagged manually (no set lines) and dragged to the boat to be dispatched.

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Yesterday at 4:51 pm
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LDWF agents prepare for dove season opener on Sept. 6

Opening day hunters on private land can begin hunting doves one-half hour before sunrise this year, an important change to remember when the season kicks off statewide next Saturday, Sept. 6.

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August 29 at 1:42 pm
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State shrimpers encouraged to report catches of Asian tiger prawns

Non-native Asian tiger prawns have been reported in all of Louisiana’s estuarine basins and adjacent offshore waters, and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is encouraging shrimpers to notify them if prawns show up in their nets.

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August 28 at 2:28 pm
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Toledo Bend gives up another lunker

Ronnie Bland broke in his brand new Ranger 520 Comanche in style recently on Toledo Bend.

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August 28 at 9:01 am
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CCA's STAR wraps up on Labor Day

With only five fishing days left in this year’s Coastal Conservation Association STAR tournament, registered anglers still have a shot at reeling in up to 47 tagged redfish that could still be roaming coastal waters, as well as simply catching a big fish that could move up the leaderboard before time expires at 5 p.m. on Labor Day.

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August 27 at 5:34 pm
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Redfish bite red hot out of Dularge, guide says

The redfish bite remains red hot in Dularge, while speckled trout are tough to find unless you have access to live bait.

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August 26 at 6:20 pm
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Sportsman TV archives: Fishing Toledo Bend in the summertime

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Greg Hackney just won the Bassmaster Elite Series stop at Cayuga Lake on Sunday, and Judy Cagle caught a monster 14.66-pounder at Toledo Bend Saturday afternoon.

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August 26 at 10:52 am
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Hooked on quack: Mexican squealer gets stuck, dies in tree

An appropriate low-budget horror film title for this summer might be “When Trees Attack!”

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August 25 at 7:30 pm
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Texas angler snares 14.66-pound monster at Toledo Bend

No one would have ever expected that a spur-of-the-moment scouting trip at Toledo Bend would have resulted in catching a monster bass in the sizzling heat of Saturday afternoon.

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August 25 at 4:34 pm
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'Hack-Attack' at Cayuga Lake

Greg Hackney saved his best for last at Cayuga Lake on Sunday.

The Gonzales angler and host of Sportsman TV turned in his heaviest bag of the tournament to win the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite Series stop in upstate New York.

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August 24 at 6:04 pm
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September drawdowns scheduled for Hardwater, Chicot Lakes

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduled drawdowns to begin on two state lakes starting on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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August 22 at 1:09 pm
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Video: Grouper blows up on shark hooked near boat

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It’s not often we picture sharks as prey rather than predators.

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August 21 at 4:14 pm
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Video: Ride the Bull V as seen from above

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You've seen the photos of Caminada Pass packed with more than 700 kayaks during last weekend's Ride the Bull V, but you can now get a different perspective in a video shot using a drone. And it's amazing.

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August 21 at 1:21 pm
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How to clean a baitcaster

Most of today’s baitcasters are almost bulletproof, standing up to the rigors of the fishing environment and performing trip after trip.

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August 21 at 6:30 am
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Yet another lunker landed at Toledo Bend

Prospect’s Thomas Cain and his father, Bud, were hoping to score on some bull bream when they headed out of San Miguel into the 12-15 area early on Aug. 5 — but none were to be found.

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August 20 at 8:45 am
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Lens-cleaning wipes a must for any angler

There’s nothing worse than spending most of a fishing trip looking through sunglasses smeared with fingerprints, sweat, sunscreen, residue from water and fish slime. Or trying to get your GPS screen clean enough to see exactly where that top-secret hotspot is located.

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August 19 at 7:54 pm
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