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VIDEO: 6-pound bass caught with bream on a stringer

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Trip Payn loves to fish. So storms rolling through North Louisiana Sunday were really cramping his style.

But when the weather broke for a bit, the Mansfield 9-year-old and buddy Carter Bell headed to a farm pond to catch a few panfish.

They only caught one bream — but they ended the one-hour weather break with a 6-pound bass.

Without even using their fishing rods.

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May 22 at 4:32 pm
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Mr. Crappie’s top 10 crappie-fishing tips

Seeing a school of crappie on your side-imaging electronics is one thing: Getting those fish into the boat is quite another.

But Wally “Mr. Crappie” Marshall has it figured out. Once fish are in their summertime pattern, he begins by using his Humminbird Helix units to identify submerged timber or submerged brush tops holding fish.

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May 15 at 4:12 pm
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How ‘Mr. Crappie’ finds unpressured perch holes

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Wally “Mr. Crappie” Marshall is known for catching perch all over the country, and his starting point has nothing to do with the baits, rods or reels he designs.

“I tell everyone, if you’re going to start crappie fishing, you need to go fishing without your gear and learn how to use your electronics,” Marshall said.

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May 12 at 1:43 pm
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The best springtime trout tactic

Speckled trout are invading inshore waters across the coast, and you can definitely build limits by drifting open-water bays. However, there’s a better way to fill your box with specks — but this tactic will only last a few more weeks.

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April 28 at 8:53 am
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Crappie on fire at Toledo Bend

Toledo Bend has been tagged as the nation’s No. 1 bass fishery two years running, but Dennis Tietje said there’s another reason to head to the sprawling border lake right now.

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April 20 at 2:54 pm
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Life is all about change

I met the Louisiana Sportsman crew in the mid-1990s at a Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association meeting in Monroe. I was a young, gung ho journalist new to the outdoor industry, having spent my formative days as a beat reporter for the Morning Advocate (now The Advocate) in Baton Rouge.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Louisiana's Classic anglers ready for bass-fishing's Big Show to start

The official practice day for the 2017 Bassmaster Classic at Lake Conroe was on Wednesday, and the consensus among the field of competitors is that the championship is up for grabs because of the way the fishery is setting up.

"There will be guys fishing all three stages of the spawn," Gonzales Elite Series pro Greg Hackney said. "And there will guys doing well at all three."

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March 23 at 4:53 pm
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Does snelling a hook increase your bass-fishing odds?

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Snelling straight-shanked hooks when punching for bass has become accepted as the way to go because setting the hook causes it to push against the weight and kick outward.

In fact, LouisianaSportsman.com has run stories praising the technique.

But is it really better than just tying a palomar knot?

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March 16 at 4:18 pm
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