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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Caney Chatter - An unusual Caney Lake tactic for winter bass fishing

The last thing that comes to most people’s minds when thinking about Caney Lake is a chatter bait.

Kenny Covington isn’t most people.

He is a bassaholic who isn’t afraid to buck conventional wisdom.

When fishing magazines instruct him to head to deep water during the middle of winter, what does Covington do?

I’ll tell you what he doesn’t do. He doesn’t fish deep water.Read More...
January 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Best Caney Lake chatter bait colors

It’s hard to get me to believe that lure color makes much of a difference.

Do you really think a bass waiting on top of some coontail for something to eat looks at a chatter bait and decides to pass because it’s green pumpkin instead of black-and-blue?Read More...
January 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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