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Lunker bass replicas awarded at Toledo Bend

More than 80 anglers who landed 10-pound-plus bass at Toledo Bend over the last year picked up their free replicas Sunday during an awards ceremony at Cypress Bend Park.

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May 21 at 7:26 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 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 at 7:00 am
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Keep that A-rig under control in storage

While working a stretch of hay grass at the mouth of Toledo Bend’s Carrice Creek, Jerry Thompson saw some silver flicks and quickly opened his rod box.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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A-rigs produce numbers during shad spawn

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.

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May 15 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 at 7:00 am
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Dredging up deepwater crappie

When crappie go deep — which happens sometime this through November — shiners are the mainstay of most Toledo Bend crappie guides in the summer, and Jackson is no exception.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Toledo Bend crappie driven by low-water cycles

The quality of the crappie coming off the tops during the past couple of years has been outstanding: It is not uncommon to catch a few fish over 2 pounds.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Follow-up baits important on fry-guarding male bass

Sometimes, a fry guarder will boil, follow or just push a bait without committing. Toledo Bend guide Darold Gleason said those fish are catchable — but you might have to work at it.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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LDWF announces 2015 alligator lottery hunts

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is conducting a lottery to award alligator tags to provide the general public with harvest opportunities.

According to a press release, a random computer drawing from eligible hunters submitting applications will determine who receives tags from five Coastal and Nongame Resources Division Wildlife Management Areas, 15 Division WMAs, one U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property and 25 public lakes for the 2015 harvest.

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May 13 at 3:29 pm
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11 tips for mopping up on post-spawn crappie

Earlier this year, Tim Bye was working a turnaround while the Internet was abuzz about big catches of spawning crappie.

Hearing that so many of his favorite species were being caught made him want to go fishing, but he wasn’t too brokenhearted.

You see, Bye doesn’t even like fishing the spawn.

Yeah, that’s right: This South Louisiana angler would rather wait until after crappie finish their spawning rituals and move out.

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May 06 at 3:09 pm
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Tennessee angler catches 10.36-pound largemouth at Toledo Bend

Duane Thompson of Millington, Tenn., went down to Toledo Bend last month to visit and get in some good fishing time. 

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May 04 at 11:47 am
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Spawn sensation — How to catch bass during the shad spawn

It might sound rude, intrusive, bad form, but in lakes, ponds and rivers throughout the state it’s apparently just fine to interrupt the intimate moments of others.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Slabs down deep - How to catch Toledo Bend crappie in the heat of summer

Toledo Bend has been on an amazing run lately, producing numbers of double-digit bass.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Fry daddies — Best bets for catching male bass guarding fry

Ponder the local playground: Kids laughing and chatting as they enjoy swing sets, merry-go-rounds, play sets, etc., while parents watch with a blend of heart-thumping pride and diligent protection.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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130-day BassCashBash tournament kicks off Friday at Toledo Bend

A brand new 130-day-long tournament featuring 100 specially-tagged bass worth $1,000 each kicks off this Friday at Toledo Bend.

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April 28 at 8:50 am
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