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Florien angler lands 13.15-pound Toledo Bend hawg

Like many avid bass anglers, Louis Slaughter Sr. literally dreams about catching big fish. 

One recent morning, the 66-year-old pastor at Warren Baptist Church in Many awoke and recalled a specific dream about landing a 12.2-pound lunker at Toledo Bend.

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February 03 at 11:44 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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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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Guide lands 12-pounder at Toledo Bend

Longtime Toledo Bend guide Stephen Johnston had just returned from the Houston Boat Show, and knew he had to get on the water soon to scout for bass for an upcoming trip with clients.

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January 21 at 9:16 am
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Top 5 spider-rigging tips

This month’s cold weather might have you thinking about leaving the boat in the shed and staying in the warmth of your den, sipping coffee and snuggling with your wife on the couch while she watches HGTV.

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January 20 at 6:30 am
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Evans angler scores on Toledo Bend 12-pounder

Mike Nolen kicked off the new year right last week when he reeled in a 12-pound bass during his first trip of 2016 at Toledo Bend. 

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January 19 at 7:34 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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Tactical fishing tips to optimize bass jigs

Here’s a few strategy points for winters jigs:

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Shallow-water bass-fishing milk runs work all winter

The thing to know about fishing a place like the Saline-Larto complex is that there are so many great-looking targets it becomes a chore to figure out where to start or where to go next.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Angler landing Toledo Bend lunkers with big Jackall Gantarel swimbait

Derek Mong has been on an astounding run at Toledo Bend in about the last month — his five best bass weighed-in at a hefty 47.23 pounds. And he’s doing all of his damage almost exclusively with a bait rarely - if ever - used on the reservoir.

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December 08, 2015 at 10:26 am
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Toledo Bend Lake Association clarifies rules for lunker bass replica eligibility

Catching a 10-pound-plus largemouth at Toledo Bend is the lifelong dream of many an angler, and the Toledo Bend Lake Association’s Lunker Bass Program awards complimentary replicas to folks who agree to return their monster fish to the reservoir. 

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December 02, 2015 at 1:15 pm
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Jigging tips

Here are a few parting notes to complement your crappie jigging game:

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October 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Stanley’s Ribbit Runt

Ann Thomasson Wilson knows a good artificial lure when she sees one.

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October 12, 2015 at 5:10 pm
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Lightweights — Why you should fish with lightweight rods and reels

Power-fishing, chucking-and-winding, the grind — we typically think of baitcasters for such duties, while the more modest, finesse presentations usually go hand-in-hand with spinning tackle.

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October 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Texas angler scores on Toledo Bend 11.14-pound monster

Few bites get an angler’s adrenaline going like a big topwater blowup.

Now imagine walking the dog and snaring a huge 11-pound-plus bass, and you get a feel for the amazing Saturday morning Weston Bryant experienced at Toledo Bend on Sept. 19. 

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September 27, 2015 at 9:34 pm
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2 massive gators harvested from Toledo Bend

For most people, winning the lottery conjures up images of carefree days enjoying turquoise waters, waves crashing on the beach and an endless supply of piña coladas delivered by your attentive server. 

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September 22, 2015 at 3:10 pm
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