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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 ½ 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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7 hours ago
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LDWF cites 11 for alleged turkey violations on opening weekend

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited 11 people for alleged turkey-hunting violations during opening weekend of the 2015 season.

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9 hours ago
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Fort Jackson boat launch south of Buras closed to the public

Capt. Ryan Lambert got quite a surprise Tuesday when he pulled into the Fort Jackson boat launch off Hwy. 23 in Buras.

Shortly after 8:30 yesterday morning, he was greeted by two brand new red, white and black signs featuring a prominent Plaquemines Parish logo indicating the ramp is now closed to the public.

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17 hours ago
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Find saltwater to locate specks east of the Mississippi River out of Buras

The calendar might say it’s April 1, but this isn't an April Fool's joke: Specks on the east side of the Mississippi River out of Buras are staying put in more traditional wintertime patterns right now.

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17 hours ago
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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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Yesterday 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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LDWF investigates fatal boating accident on the Pearl River in St. Tammany Parish

Search and rescue teams are still looking for a missing Folsom woman following a boating accident Saturday in the Pearl River that killed a 41-year-old man, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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March 29 at 8:00 pm
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Alligators are seafood, too

Odd as it might sound to people from other places, in Louisiana alligators — at least their meat — are considered seafood.

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March 29 at 9:00 am
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Baitcaster or spinning reel?

Anybody who’s taken the time to learn to use a baitcaster has spent time cutting out — or stubbornly attempting to untie — a backlash that seemingly defies the laws of physics.

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March 28 at 8:15 am
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Lone Star angler scores on huge 12.34-pounder at Toledo Bend

Larry Mallet was fishing along with a group of six other Lone Star State anglers Tuesday during their annual spring get-together on Toledo Bend- perfect timing while it’s seemingly raining down lunkers all over the reservoir. 

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March 27 at 4:44 pm
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Port Allen man convicted for transporting unlawfully taken 12-pointer

A 50-year-old Port Allen man pled guilty and was sentenced for violating federal wildlife laws in connection with a 12-point buck he unlawfully shot in Kentucky in November of 2013, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Walt Green.

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March 27 at 1:55 pm
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DeQuincy angler hauls in 11.19-pound Toledo Bend lunker near Pirate's Cove

Kenneth Cook hadn’t caught a fish bigger than 8 pounds, 13 ounces in 10 years, but his dry spell came to an end this week at Toledo Bend.

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March 27 at 11:34 am
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A-rig bite on at the Bend

Double-digit Toledo Bend bass are turning up seemingly every day — and on some days, several fish weighing more than 10 pounds are registered at Toledo Town and Tackle in Many.

The message has gotten out: There are plenty of those huge fish swimming around.

But if you’re looking to up your odds at getting a number of bites while also catching some big fish, Jerry Thompson said the Alabama rig is the way to go right now.

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March 26 at 7:45 pm
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Albany youth gets 4-bearded Mississippi gobbler

Opening morning of the youth turkey season turned into a numbers game for 12-year-old Gage McTaggart, who was hunting with his dad Todd and caller Brett Thompson at Homochitto National Forest in Southwest Mississippi.

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March 26 at 4:17 pm
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Toledo Bend 10-pounders keep on coming

The 10-plus pounders at Toledo Bend just haven’t stopped this month, and there’s no sign of a slowdown yet.

Here are three more lunker stories from folks who recently landed big bass most of us only dream about.

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March 26 at 4:04 pm
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Ruston angler catches 13-pound Caney Lake hammer

Robert Ogle was just about to take a snack break on Caney Lake Wednesday, when he noticed what he thought was a 5-pounder sitting on a bed. 

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March 26 at 2:00 pm
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