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Angler talks about Poverty Point 14-pounder

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For most fisherman, dealing with a backlash can be a frustrating, time consuming ordeal that often results in a bird’s nest of line being surgically removed from your reel- all while your buddies are hauling in a steady stream of fish over the gunnels.

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January 13 at 8:24 pm
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Poverty Point sets new record with 14-pound largemouth

EDITOR'S UPDATE: David Houston, who caught the lunker bass, spoke to LouisianaSportsmanc.com after this story went live on the website. The complete story of how he caught the bass, and ultimately released it, can be seen by clicking here.

Poverty Point Reservoir’s largemouth bass record was shattered Monday when David Houston arrived with a hawg that was actually just a little wider than it was long.

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January 13 at 12:02 pm
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Go shallow for summertime bass

Everyone loves to chase bass during the spring and fall, when fish are cruising shallows and chomping on everything that moves.

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July 17, 2014 at 6:30 am
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Green trout heaven — Fishing tips for Delacroix bass

We’ve come a long way since virtually everyone in Southeast Louisiana used the term “green trout” to refer to largemouth bass. One of Louisiana’s first conservation laws on the books was for the protection of New Orleans green trout populations.

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July 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Redear sunfish

Yes, I know that a redear sunfish isn’t really a perch, but that along with “bream” is the generic name for the clan of freshwater panfish that includes bluegills, goggle-eyes, slick perch (green sunfish), sunperch and stumpknockers.

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June 04, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Shellcracking the code

“When it comes to redears, leave the fly tackle at home.”

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April 10, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Caney Lake gives up 11-pounder

It began six or seven years ago when guys attending a Sunday School class at Cook Baptist Church in Ruston mapped out plans for a fishing trip to Caney Lake, a trip that has become an annual event and has expanded to include friends.

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March 13, 2014 at 2:22 pm
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Statewide crappie recap: Caney Lake

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth article in an online series on hot crappie spots across the state that originally appeared in Louisiana Sportsman magazine. Today's article features information on Caney Lake, and tomorrow we focus on Bayou Black.

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February 27, 2014 at 11:00 am
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Statewide crappie recap: Lake D'Arbonne

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third article in an online series on hot crappie spots across the state that originally appeared in Louisiana Sportsman magazine. Today's article features information on Lake D'Arbonne, and on Monday we'll take a closer look at Caney Lake.

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February 27, 2014 at 10:50 am
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Catch-and-release hurting bass fishing

Old dogs can learn new tricks. Proof of that came in January when the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Mike Wood announced that slot limits should be dropped on six lakes that have been part of the state’s quality-lakes system for more than 20 years.

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February 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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The gem of Louisiana

Kisatchie National Forest is a gem for Louisiana hunters and fishermen, one surprisingly little known beyond the Shreveport to Alexandria corridor where most of its lands lie.

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January 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Firecrackers ­— Grand Bayou offers some great August chinquapin fishing

As far as clichés go, few are more frequently used than, “Dynamite comes in small packages.”Read More...
August 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Apply now for alligator lottery hunts

If you want to participate in the 2013 alligator lottery hunts, now is the time to get in your application. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will select eligible hunters to hunt on four Coastal & Nongame Resources (CNR) Division Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), 15 Wildlife Division WMAs, one U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) property and 24 public lakes for this year's alligator harvest season.Read More...
May 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm
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Tippets

Speckled trout action should be gangbusters this month after a colder than normal spring. There was plenty of clear water in April and that favors topwater action. Perch-float poppers or Bob’s Bangers in green/white or chartreuse, foil pencil poppers in gold or silver, or Skipping Bugs in red/white worked great this month last year.Read More...
May 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Caney Lake gives up 11-pounder

Fishermen can be some of the hardest-headed creatures. They’ll often ask people in the know about the best lures, the best colors, the best time of day to fish. And then the questioners find themselves doing the exact opposite thing.Read More...
March 28, 2013 at 4:34 pm
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Bullied Bass — How to adjust when largemouths aren’t spawning in the shallows

So much emphasis is placed on bullying in schools today that students can spot a bully much more quickly than they can spot an action verb.

How they learn to deal with those tyrants will go a long way in determining how successful they will be in life because life is full of bullies.

Should victims simply run away?Read More...
March 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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