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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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Fishing Discount Zone back for the 2017 Louisiana Sportsman Show

The Discount Zone is back for the 2017 Louisiana Sportsman Show, and you won’t want to miss out on all the deals on its wide array of hunting and fishing gear.

The Zone, presented by Bowie Outfitters, will be full of incredible deal on all manner of outdoor equipment. The Louisiana Sportsman Show kicks off Thursday and ends Sunday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

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March 15 at 2:32 pm
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38th Louisiana Sportsman Show to be held March 16-19

The 38th Annual Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival, Louisiana’s largest outdoor and boat show, will be held March 16-19 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

The show features acres of boats, fishing and hunting equipment, ATVs, tractors and outdoor power equipment, and activities for the entire family.

More than 250 vendors will be at the show, offering acre upon acre of fishing tackle and hunting gear.

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March 06 at 9:30 am
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National policies really do matter

It’s very easy to ignore national politics. Even when those matters are related to the hunting and fishing communities.

“The swamp,” as Washington, D.C., has become known, is so messed up that it’s tempting to put your head in the sand and just go to the camp.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Teen catches 10-pound bass in Bayou Bienvenue

The father-son team of Brian and Brennan Silcio spends a lot of time together fishing the Bayou Bienvenue area out of Chalmette, so they've got the bass figured out.

And the Violet anglers know those waters can produce really nice fish.

"Last week, we had some 4- and 5-pounders out of Violet," Brian Silcio said.

But none of that prepared them for what 15-year-old Brennan pulled to the boat Sunday (Feb. 267) — a 10-pound largemouth.

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February 27 at 11:17 am
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2017 Yamaha Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest better than ever

With 2016-17 hunting season in the books, it’s time to make plans to bring your bucks to the Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest to be held on March 16-19.

Even if your deer mount isn’t complete, you can make arrangements with your taxidermist to bring the antlers to the contest.

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February 23 at 10:49 am
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The best month to catch TB toads

It’s the $1 million question: When should you make the haul to Toledo Bend for the greatest chance to catch one of the double-digit bass that teem in the huge reservoir?

Well, while monster bass are caught at the nations’ No. 1 bass fishery throughout the year, the best opportunity to get in on the big-fish action begins this month.

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February 16 at 6:00 am
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