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Five baits for five lakes: Toledo Bend

With a length of 65 miles, a 1,200-mile shoreline, 200,000 acres of water and a surface area of 289 square miles, it stands to reason that any lure selected as a Toledo Bend necessity better be a good one.

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March 20 at 1:49 pm
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The key to beating a neap tide

A neap tide is one that occurs when the difference between high and low tide is least. It comes twice a month in the first and third quarters of the moon. The problem with a neap tide … is that it can totally shut the trout bite down.

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March 20 at 11:12 am
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Five baits for five lakes: Caney Lake

Caney Lake in Jackson Parish is one of those lakes where bass can pull up overnight and then back out just as quickly.

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March 19 at 1:47 pm
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Five baits for five lakes: Red River

Variety is the spice of life, and it’s also the spice of the Red River.

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March 18 at 2:15 pm
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Five baits for five lakes: Delacroix to Bayou Black

Picking one place to fish in Southeast Louisiana is a bit of a pipe dream.

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March 17 at 5:57 pm
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Five baits for five lakes: Lake D'Arbonne

The search for the Holy Grail of bass lures has led many anglers astray.

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March 16 at 9:50 am
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Try braided line for marsh bass

Although companies have tried for years to educate the public that our fishing line is our only direct link between angler and fish — with the knot being the weakest link — I would venture to say that many angler don’t think much about their line until it fails them.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Extend soft-plastic life with premium jigheads

I’ve been reading a lot about the Matrix Shad lately. One of the things that stood out to me in report after report is its durability on the hook.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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The little things in life Bass fishing tips for Bayou Dularge

As I’ve grown from a wild-eyed 13-year-old wondering what kind of hovercraft I would be driving in the year 2000 to a 45-year-old wondering where the time went, I’ve learned to appreciate the little things in life.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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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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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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February resolve Where to and how to catch bass this month

There is a certain mentality I have that makes me want to roll over and pull the covers over my head on the exact morning I’ve been waiting on to get in the deer stand.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Pine 16-year-olds 160-class 11-point the talk of Washington Parish

Larry Nixon, one of the world’s best bass anglers, once said big bass couldn’t be forced — they just kind of happen. And they usually happen when they are least expected.

The same can be said for big bucks, whose obituaries are usually full of low expectations and high happenstance.

Now that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of planning and preparation that goes into killing a big buck, but no matter what we try to do to encourage that fateful crossing of paths, that deer is going to play by its own rules.

That’s why Dakota Kennedy, a 16-year-old 11th grader at Pine High School in Washington Parish, didn’t have the loftiest of expectations when he climbed into a box stand hardly 100 yards from his house after a long day at school on Jan. 15.

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January 19 at 12:25 pm
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