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Scaled-down Matrix Shad a super crappie-fishing bait

Until the big trout start showing up in Lake Pontchartrain, just about all Ty Hibbs — who will fish for anything that is biting — fishes for is sac-a-lait.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Finding the fuzz A little-known crappie-fishing tactic

It didn’t take long for Ty Hibbs to stop paying attention to me. Our conversation came to an abrupt stop as soon as we left the ramp.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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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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