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Slow presentation key for Basin bass bite

Slow and steady wins the race — and it could also be the key to catch some nice prespawn bass this weekend in the Atchafalaya Basin.

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Crawfish are becoming cool

A funny thing has happened to crawfish: They have crept stealth-like into the national seafood consciousness without anybody really noticing it.

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4 hours ago
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Crappie hotspots: Des Allemands and Cataouatche offer one-two punch!

It’s safe to say Ty Hibbs suffers from wanderlust.

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February 18 at 8:36 am
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How Standard Mapping Services E-cards happened

The story of how a New Orleans street cop became the Jedi Knight of fishing navigation maps is an American success story that could only have happened in Louisiana.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Crappie hotspots: The beat goes on at Lake Bistineau

With no malice in his heart, Homer Humphreys says Lake Bistineau is the “dangdest” lake he’s ever seen.

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February 12 at 10:20 pm
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Crappie hotspots: Bridges and bays best bets for Toledo Bend

“They’re en route,” said Jerry Thompson, with Living The Dream Guide Service at Toledo Bend.

And therein lies the problem.

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February 12 at 8:52 am
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Crappie hotspots: Lake D'Arbonne fish on the move

Chris Burnham had been idling over the 20-foot hole in front of his house for a few weeks with a keen eye on his sonar. 

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February 11 at 9:15 am
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Crappie hotspots: Atchafalaya Basin bite is on!

While helping his fishing buddy Jeff Bruhl scout for a few bass hotspots in the Atchafalaya Basin on Friday, Chris Macaluso couldn’t help but wonder if the sac-a-lait were biting. 

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February 10 at 8:57 am
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Bassmaster High School Series accepting new teams statewide

Along with more traditional sports like football, baseball, basketball and track, you can add bass fishing to the mix of extra-curricular options available to kids at several high schools across the state.

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February 04 at 6:03 pm
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Longtime Acadiana bass and saltwater angler dies

A longtime bass angler and Louisiana Sportsman source for both fresh and saltwater fishing reports throughout Acadiana passed away Monday.

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January 13 at 7:42 am
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Simple solution — Stop complicating your late-season deer hunting

Every time I get a chance to chat with Warren Womack, I learn something new about deer hunting.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Fall lunkers like grass

Bass don’t need a calendar to know winter’s coming. 

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October 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Louisiana’s big buck locations

When I retired from Wildlife and Fisheries in 2007, I predicted that within five years Louisiana would have a new state record typical buck. 

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October 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Top 5 tactics to catch more Basin bass

The Atchafalaya River was high most of the year, and bass-fishing successes were hit and miss.

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September 15, 2014 at 6:30 am
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2014-15 WMA forecast

For $15, a hunter can hunt a wonderland of public lands and waters featuring the most-appealing habitat for big game, small game, migratory birds and other species in the Sportsman’s Paradise.

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September 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Good Scents

If you hear Jerry Thompson order cheese on the burgers, you better clarify what he means before assuming it’s lunchtime. Word to the wise: Often the Toledo Bend crappie guide isn’t referring to the buns-and-beef — he’s talking about one of his favorite tricks for enhancing his crappie baits.

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September 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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