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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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Toledo Bend crappie driven by low-water cycles

The quality of the crappie coming off the tops during the past couple of years has been outstanding: It is not uncommon to catch a few fish over 2 pounds.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Tennessee angler catches 10.36-pound largemouth at Toledo Bend

Duane Thompson of Millington, Tenn., went down to Toledo Bend last month to visit and get in some good fishing time. 

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May 04 at 11:47 am
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Slabs down deep - How to catch Toledo Bend crappie in the heat of summer

Toledo Bend has been on an amazing run lately, producing numbers of double-digit bass.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Lake Charles angler lands 10.27-pounder at Toledo Bend

Travis Pradia had a goal to reach.

The 40-year-old angler from Lake Charles wanted to reel in at least a 5-pound largemouth bass.

So earlier this month, he headed to Toledo Bend and not only achieved his goal - he doubled it. 

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April 27 at 10:57 am
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