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The Stanley Standup Football Jig

Lonnie Stanley does more than talk a good bass fishing game; he makes solid baits, too.

The East Texas native who lives in Huntington, Texas, home of Stanley Jigs, has been making artificial lures for more than 30 years that are good enough for the pros to catch bass on, which “makes it a lot easier for the regular guy to catch fish,” Stanley told bassfishingarchives.com in 2015.

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July 14 at 9:48 am
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Early or late: The fishing is great at rigs out of Dularge

Speckled trout — 2- to 4-pound class fish — have been getting tattooed in nearshore waters at The Pickets. The action started in May, to everyone’s delight.

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July 13 at 1:23 pm
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The Sanshouo

Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits’ (GYCB) latest hot lure, the Sanshouo, almost didn’t make it off the cutting room floor.

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June 15 at 9:00 am
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Fish clear water for a large catch

There’s a way and an area to catch big speckled trout during June on Calcasieu Lake.

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June 02 at 1:33 pm
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The chinquapin run

The unmistakable tug of a heavy chinquapuin, followed by its distinctive long run right after it’s hooked, and its circular fight in a bid for freedom is what so many fishermen love about targeting that species of panfish.

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June 01 at 5:08 pm
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The Cooyon Croaker

Zach Dubois, 24, has a highly successful sac-a-lait grub on the market and recently introduced the Cooyon Croaker, a plastic frog sure to appeal to bass fishermen wherever bass eat frogs.

Dubois said he fields many comments about his relative youth in the artificial lure manufacturing business. He realizes many people have been established in the market 40 to 80 years.

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May 12 at 9:00 am
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Focus on finding grass or lily pads

There’s a wide area east and south of Morgan City where the bassin’ action can be fast and furious in May.

The Bayou Black area harbors plenty of bass, Bill McCarty knows from experience. The Morgan City outdoorsman regularly heads that way to catch bass, particularly this time of year.

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May 08 at 4:18 pm
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Watch the tide to find trout

With buckets and buckets of rain falling in the region April 2, some saltwater fishermen who regularly fish Calcasieu Lake expected the upper end to freshen up considerably and, as a result, work their way to the southwest corner of the lake to catch speckled trout at Nine Mile Cut and Washout.

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May 01 at 3:22 pm
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