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Florien angler scores on Toledo Bend 11.56-pounder

Big time heat didn’t stop Malcolm Franks from catching a big time bass last weekend at Toledo Bend.

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August 13 at 10:01 am
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Texas angler lands monstrous 12.93-pounder at Toledo Bend

The odds were stacked against Trent Curphy catching a big bass on Toledo Bend last Wednesday — but sometimes the underdog pulls out the upset win.

With no net, rusty hooks on an old lure and his line wrapped around the trolling motor, Curphy just couldn’t escape his date with destiny when he landed an impressive 12.93-pounder –  the largest bass enrolled so far in the 2015-16 Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program.  

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July 20 at 9:44 am
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True trophy speckled trout limited so far in 2015

No matter how big speckled trout might get in our dreams, the fact of the matter is Leon Mattes’ 12.38-pounder taken 65 year ago looks like it will remain as the No. 1 Louisiana speckled trout ever — at least for another year.

The spawning period for specks in Louisiana’s coastal waters pretty much ends in September, and an inspection of the state’s Top 10 trout indicates seven of them were taken in the months of April and May. 

So on paper, at least, history indicates the prime time for catching a 30-inch speckled trout has passed. 

But how does 2015 rank with trophy trout taken so far this spring and summer? We talked to guides across the coast to gauge their success so far this year, as well as find out what they suggest to catch a late-season lunker.

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July 09 at 3:25 pm
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Southwest Louisiana anglers find tripletail outside Cameron jetties

Sight-fishing isn’t limited to reds in the marsh this time of year along the Louisiana coast.

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July 06 at 4:58 pm
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Boyce angler lands 11.91-pound whopper at Toledo Bend

There’s no doubt 11 is Richard “Ricky” Stephens’ lucky number.

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July 02 at 4:40 pm
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Slick river vegetation bassin’

Punching through vegetation  is a great way to catch bass, and lure manufacturers are now creating new options for just that purpose.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Nighttime trip yields 11-pound hawg at Toledo Bend

Daniel Burnett Jr. obviously likes operating under the cover of darkness.

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June 12 at 8:17 am
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DeRidder angler lands 11.03-pounder at Toledo Bend

Keith Suire Jr. had always figured it was just a matter of time.

The 22-year-old DeRidder angler had been fishing Toledo Bend for quite a while looking for that elusive double-digit bass, but came up just short last year with a 9 ½-pounder.

Little did he know it would finally happen last weekend on a day he spent teaching one of his college buddies all about bass fishing.

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June 11 at 10:55 am
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Texas angler scores on 11.13-pounder at Toledo Bend

Clarence Persails and longtime fishing partner Carl Northcutt were making the best of a long Memorial Day weekend fishing together at Toledo Bend.

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June 09 at 8:01 am
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Many angler lands 10.37-pounder at Toledo Bend

Frank Little and fishing partner, Pat Elsie, had rough weather to contend with on the final day of the Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend, so they decided to motor over to the Texas side to get closer to their fishing location of choice — the Housen area.

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June 08 at 8:56 am
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Plucking the Pearl — Keys to bass-fishing success on the Pearl River

Covington’s Jason Pittman and his son Trenton worked the mouth of a canal leading into the river channel, working Mister Twister Jerk Rats — flat-bodied puffs of plastic with twin tails — across gator grass patches near points.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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Forest Hill angler lands 11.45-pounder, takes second at Toledo Bend Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash

Despite a serious mishap on Toledo Bend waters May 15, Forest Hill’s Andrew Lee kept a positive mindset.

“We had a very close call,” the 22-year-old said. “My partner, Derek Basco from Cheneyville, and I were traveling 65 mph when a boat crossed in front of us. Our boat hit the water so hard that the Power Poles deployed and three Duckett rods fell overboard.

“So we were discouraged, but I told Derek that we had to put it behind us.”

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May 28 at 5:24 pm
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Texas angler lands 8.43-pound speckled trout to grab STAR west division lead

Big Lake guide and angler Jared Adams had been on a run of huge speckled trout for about two weeks before last Saturday’s opening day of the 2015 CCA Louisiana STAR tournament.

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May 28 at 7:20 am
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Lake Charles angler catches 11.48-pounder, wins Sealy Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend

Make no mistake about it: Gil Leger and his partner Scott Eastman had a well-developed plan to fish the Sealy Big Bass Splash at Toledo Bend.

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May 26 at 6:11 pm
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Dredging up deepwater crappie

When crappie go deep — which happens sometime this through November — shiners are the mainstay of most Toledo Bend crappie guides in the summer, and Jackson is no exception.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Best baits and tackle for Toledo Bend crappie

Jackson has fished Toledo Bend most of his life. He was a competitive bass angler early in his career, qualifying for the 1982 Bassmaster Classic in 1982 on the Alabama River.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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