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If you had to pick one month to turn your attention to crappie, February is it. And you'll find all you need to know to stack your freezer with tasty fillets.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Throw me something, mister! How to catch Toledo Bend’s lunker bass

February marks the beginning of what has become a parade of huge largemouth at Toledo Bend Reservoir.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Crappie assassin — Tips from a sac-a-lait fishing master

“It looks like it going to be perfect tomorrow,” the Cajun-accented voice on the telephone murmured conspiratorially. “It’s supposed to be a high of 55 degrees, a little bit of rain in the morning and then it clears up till late that night when it rains heavily with that front. The barometer will be falling.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Pearl Particulars — Best bets for Pearl River bass

On a gloomy February day, Jeff Bruhl was fishing waters he knew better than the chips in his truck windshield.

Pulling up to a big drain with a falling tide rushing out of it, Bruhl cast his red-shad worm to an old, massive cypress tree. He let the bullet weight pull the soft-plastic to the bottom and meticulously worked his worm, almost dragging it along with short hops.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Fausse Point Frolic — Bass fishing tips for Fausse Point Lake

I sat quietly in the boat in front of the camp on Bird Island Chute. The swamp smelled fresh in the winter air. I thought about how good the caviar was the previous night.

Wait a minute ….

Caviar? In a swamp? In Louisiana?

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Drifting away — Best bets for Cypress Bayou crappie

Do you like to catch crappie? How about watching huge B-52 bombers roar low overhead?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then Cypress Bayou Reservoir is the place for you.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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2015-16 Deer of the Year

The 2015-16 deer hunting season has been one of ups and downs, with temperatures fluctuating on seemingly a daily basis. When it got hot, it stayed in the 80s for longer stretches than hunters wanted.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Slow hand — Top Dularge winter fishing locations

So, I waited all night for the call that never came. I was so sure it would come — certain even. But it didn’t.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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‘Bay snapper’ blast — Fishing tips for catching more sheepshead

“My name is Chadwick, and I’ll be your waiter for this evening,” the poor guy said, with an accent that was obviously not local. “Tonight’s special is grilled bay snapper, topped with crab meat and served with braised brussels sprouts.”

I say “poor-guy” only because we’d arrived at the ritzy restaurant in a party limo. The poor limo driver would know what I mean.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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A-rig artistry — Tips for fishing the Alabama rig

It felt like I was inhaling icicles. And I pulled my head back into my cozy, warm cabin at Big Bass Marina.

A vicious February cold snap had thundered down from Alberta the previous afternoon. The thermometer on my truck read 31 degrees that when I arrived at the marina, and it had gotten even colder overnight. 

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Tippets

It’s rainbeaux trout time in Louisiana. Each winter, East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes stock selected ponds with this coldwater species. In addition, LDWF now stocks ponds as part of their Get Out and Fish! community fishing program.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Taking scent control to the extreme

While he has utmost confidence in 33 Point Buck and the Vapor Maker delivery system, avid archery hunter Barrett Van Cleave realizes the necessity of taking scent containment to the extreme.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Position and timing for pre-spawn bass

The proper pre-spawn approach is kind of a moving target, but covert ops usually prove prudent.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Fanny’s Family Guide Service

Scott Dennis runs Fanny’s Family Guide Service (named for the nickname with which his grandfather had been tagged), where he is able to share his family’s hunting traditions with others.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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The story of Paw Paw’s Pirogues

Errol Dennis Sr. recalls it quite well.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Location consideration for pre-spawn bass

Here are some nuggets of wisdom to help you locate fish along their seasonal routes.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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