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Phone app shows fish finder screen

I thought Capt. Lane Zimmer had some kind of social-media addiction when I saw him continually retrieve his phone out of his pocket. 

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Proper channels

More than 10 years ago, when I used to live in West Monroe, my local tournament partner Sid Havard and I used to look forward to May every year.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Search and destroy

Capt. Lane Zimmer’s text message was crystal clear.

“… left them biting yesterday,” the message read. 

I wasn’t sure what happened between yesterday and this morning, but Lane’s spot that was so productive just 24 hours before only gave up two trout.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Top 5 crappie fishing tips for West Pearl River

Since he spends a lot of time chasing white perch on the West Pearl River, Brian Baldwin has compiled a laundry list of tips that helps him put together a nice box of fish just about every time he goes.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Crappie currents — West Pearl River crappie-fishing tactics

When I was 10 years old, my dad, brother and I were hanging out in the Bogue Chitto River behind our house one day.

It was the middle of summer, and the welcomed relief of the cool water washed away the memory of having to haul hay the day before.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Gaudy lure colors catch spring bass

As much as anglers try to match the hatch when it comes to color selection, Kenny Covington knows there is a time and place to buck conventional wisdom and tie on a bait color that could bring as much embarrassment at the dock as it does bites on the water.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Color run — How to choose the right bass-fishing lure color

Several years ago, I was standing at the counter of a tackle shop shooting the bull when a customer dropped several crankbaits next to the cash register. 

“You don’t need all those colors,” I told him, as the manager began ringing him up.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Close call — Stay close for Lafitte’s spring trout

There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to drive past fish to find fish. That’s why Capt. Lane Zimmer is so excited about fishing out of Lafitte during March.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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