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Texas angler lands monstrous 12.93-pounder at Toledo Bend

The odds were stacked against Trent Curphy catching a big bass on Toledo Bend last Wednesday — but sometimes the underdog pulls out the upset win.

With no net, rusty hooks on an old lure and his line wrapped around the trolling motor, Curphy just couldn’t escape his date with destiny when he landed an impressive 12.93-pounder –  the largest bass enrolled so far in the 2015-16 Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program.  

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July 20 at 9:44 am
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Toledo Bend bass anglers tangle with cannibalistic frog

During a bass-fishing trip to Toledo Bend the middle of May, Jason Pittman and his dad Floyd found themselves flinging hollow-bodied frog on top of grass mats in the back of a pocket.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Amazing 38.22-pound stringer wins Bass-N-Bucks event at Toledo Bend

It’s almost unheard of to have to cull 4- and 5-pound bass to finish off a stringer — especially in the middle of the summer — but that was the unique position Dustin Rivers and Jeremy Gentry found themselves in this weekend on Toledo Bend.

The pair, who work offshore for Ensco, put together the stringer of a lifetime for the Bass-N-Bucks series event held Sunday out of Pendleton Marina, weighing-in an incredible 38.22 pounds with five fish to take the victory.

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July 14 at 2:35 pm
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Boyce angler lands 11.91-pound whopper at Toledo Bend

There’s no doubt 11 is Richard “Ricky” Stephens’ lucky number.

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July 02 at 4:40 pm
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Opposites attract — Keys to ‘heavy finesse’ bass fishing

In the word association game, “finesse” and “heavy” are not typically connected. However, there exists a strategic melding of the two concepts in which “heavy finesse” tactics can yield big results in the bass-fishing world.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Learn to spot trouble before it sails your way

Louisiana summer boating activity peeks in June. Considering how much boating takes place on any given day of any other month in the Sportsman’s Paradise, it’s safe to say things can get pretty hectic on a sunny weekend in June.

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June 17 at 3:15 pm
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VIDEO: Watch 8-pound bass flipped into boat

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The biggest bass I've ever caught weighed just more than 8 pounds, and I can clearly remember waiting nervously for buddy Artie Cosby to lip the pig after I wrestled the fish to the boat. Flipping onto the deck never, ever crossed my mind.

But New Iberia angler Caleb Sumrall didn't even hesitate in March when an 8-pound toad sucked in the lure he was flipping along a grass bed at Toledo Bend. And the entire episode was captured on video. 

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June 17 at 8:37 am
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Bassmaster Magazine names Toledo Bend No. 1 bass fishery in nation

The rest of the nation is about to find out what pretty much everyone in Louisiana already knows: Toledo Bend Reservoir is the No. 1 bass fishery in the land.

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June 17 at 8:22 am
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LaFosse leads STAR's Ladies Only Division

The 7.28-pound speck Pam LaFosse caught during the Lake Charles Trout Shootout on June 6 could turn out to be a pretty valuable fish, indeed.

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June 16 at 5:47 pm
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Yum’s Kill Shot, Warning Shot and Sharp Shooter

Take it from a Bassmaster Elite pro bass fisherman who is serious about his drop-shot and finesse worm fishing: three soft plastics introduced by Yum Baits at the ICast are going to be deadly tantalizing to bass from California to his home state of Florida.

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June 12 at 2:45 pm
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Nighttime trip yields 11-pound hawg at Toledo Bend

Daniel Burnett Jr. obviously likes operating under the cover of darkness.

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June 12 at 8:17 am
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DeRidder angler lands 11.03-pounder at Toledo Bend

Keith Suire Jr. had always figured it was just a matter of time.

The 22-year-old DeRidder angler had been fishing Toledo Bend for quite a while looking for that elusive double-digit bass, but came up just short last year with a 9 ½-pounder.

Little did he know it would finally happen last weekend on a day he spent teaching one of his college buddies all about bass fishing.

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June 11 at 10:55 am
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Capt. Paul's Fishing Edge: Like candy for your GPS

If you’re trying to track down speckled trout in a new area — or if you’re just trying to locate a spot where everyone’s catching that you can’t find — Capt. Paul’s Fishing Edge has the exact information you need to be successful.

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June 09 at 4:30 pm
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Texas angler scores on 11.13-pounder at Toledo Bend

Clarence Persails and longtime fishing partner Carl Northcutt were making the best of a long Memorial Day weekend fishing together at Toledo Bend.

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June 09 at 8:01 am
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Many angler lands 10.37-pounder at Toledo Bend

Frank Little and fishing partner, Pat Elsie, had rough weather to contend with on the final day of the Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend, so they decided to motor over to the Texas side to get closer to their fishing location of choice — the Housen area.

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June 08 at 8:56 am
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Crook Chene Calamity — Top tips for fishing for Opelousas cats

All Johnny Broussard’s friends describe him as a man of the swamp.

 “I met him in the swamp,” his good friend David Meyers said. “That’s because that’s where he always is.”

Actually, he isn’t always in the swamp. The slender, athletic, square-jawed Cajun with the mischievous twinkle in his blue eyes owns and operates Johnny’s Custom Paint in Broussard.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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