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Directions, launches and varying regulations

The Causeway Landing on Sabine Lake in Louisiana is on Highway 82 approximately three miles west of Johnson Bayou.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Tackle, lures and presentation

Since they are competitive anglers, Frederick and Broussard use tackle that is most effective in getting redfish into the livewell quickly.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Use a rake, small jigs for grass-bound crappie

If sac-a-lait are off points, Fontenot motors over to hyacinth mats and other grass patches and use a homemade, pronged aluminum rake to make holes in the mats about 12 inches in diameter.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Three more lunkers landed at Toledo Bend

As the 2014-15 lunker season draws to a close next month, three more anglers recently scored 10-pound-plus bass at Toledo Bend.

It’s anybody’s guess as to what this year’s record-breaking final tally will be, but action has shown little sign of slowing down so far. 

Read about the locations, lures and tactics these three fishermen used to land the largemouth of a lifetime. 

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April 14 at 2:13 pm
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Sulphur angler scores on Toledo Bend 11.14-pounder Saturday

As much as she wanted to, Pat Schexnider just couldn’t escape her date with destiny and ended up catching the bass of a lifetime Saturday on Toledo Bend.

“I almost didn’t go,” the 60-year-old Sulphur angler said.

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April 13 at 9:22 am
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High school senior scores on Toledo Bend 11.73-pounder

Like many other high school seniors across the state, 18-year-old Connor Fontenot of Ville Platte was enjoying spring break Monday.

But instead of spending his time away from school at the beach, he decided to join his hometown friend Landon Fontenot and Landon’s father, Todd, for some bass fishing on Toledo Bend.

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April 09 at 5:25 pm
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Leesville angler scores 12.50-pounder on Toledo Bend Easter Sunday

Charles Johnson Jr. had no depth finder, no trolling motor and no net on Easter Sunday at Toledo Bend, but that didn’t stop him from landing the lunker bass of a lifetime.

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April 09 at 8:52 am
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Ville Platte angler lands two 11-pound Toledo Bend lunkers on consecutive days

In addition to the normal array of hooks, weights, line, crankbaits, Traps, soft plastics and the usual assortment of “stuff” crammed into a typical tacklebox, David Vidrine apparently still had enough room for a horseshoe and a lucky rabbit’s foot on his Easter weekend trip to Toledo Bend.

While mere mortal anglers only dream of catching one double-digit bass in their entire lifetimes, the 49-year-old Ville Platte physical therapist landed two 11-pound-plus fish near the Indian Mounds - on consecutive days.

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April 09 at 8:33 am
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Schexnayder catches biggest Toledo Bend lunker of the season with 12.81-pounder

If you’re Daniel Schexnayder, what’s even better than catching a Toledo Bend 10.95-pounder last December?

Following it up this month with a monster bass almost 2 pounds heavier that is currently the largest fish entered so far in the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program for the 2014-15 season that ends in mid-May.

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April 08 at 6:46 am
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Toledo Bend lunkers show no signs of slowing down

With about 40 days still left in the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program’s 2014-15 season, we know last year’s record total of 61 fish will be smashed - we just don’t know by how much.

The huge reservoir is continuing to deliver double-digit bass, with no real let-up so far.

Here are the stories of three more anglers lucky enough to catch the bass of a lifetime.

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April 07 at 8:50 am
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Slidell redfish angler takes 11.82-pound Toledo Bend monster

Jacob Leininger, a competitive redfish angler, made the transition to freshwater look easy late last month when he landed an 11-pound-plus largemouth bass during the Louisiana Oilman’s Bass Invitational on Toledo Bend.

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April 06 at 11:33 am
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Toledo Bend lunker total surpasses 2013-14 numbers

No one can deny it’s been an incredible lunker bass spring at Toledo Bend.

Here are three more stories by anglers who had what it took to catch and land a double-digit bass — and there’s still 1 ˝ months to go before the 2014-15  Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program season ends.

If you’ve ever dreamed of landing the trophy bass of a lifetime, there’s no better time than the present to make your way to Toledo Bend.

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April 01 at 7:00 pm
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Sabine reds

Several schools of redfish stretching a quarter mile were heading toward the marshes. They were in feeding mode, smashing into juvenile pogies during a steep incoming tide.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Stacking up the state fish — Sac-a-lait fishing tips for Chicot Lake

In 1993, the Louisiana Legislature designated the “white perch” as the state’s official freshwater fish. 

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Three Toledo Bend 10-pounders added to list

Three more Toledo Bend giants have been weighed in at Toledo Town and Tackle Superstore, continuing an unprecedented run of huge bass from the lake.

Each of the bass, which ranged from a tad more than 10 pounds to just more than 10 1/2 pounds, were released back into the lake after being registered as part of the Toledo Bend Lake Association’s Lunker Program.

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March 31 at 4:49 pm
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Scott angler scores with Toledo Bend 11.19-pounder

Kyle Stutes has enjoyed an amazing month at Toledo Bend: the Scott angler took first place in the Texas Oilman’s Bass Invitational Tournament last weekend, then followed that up with an 11-plus-pounder Wednesday on a mid-lake scouting trip.

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March 29 at 8:55 pm
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