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Heat advisory — How to catch Toledo Bend’s summer bass

Bass fishing in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees is not for the faint of heart.

But those willing to brave the sultry temperatures know August can deliver sizzling bass action — especially on America’s No. 1 bass fishery.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Toledo Bend 12-pounder caught for second time in four months

Early this year, Florien’s Joe Cooley shared a goal with brother-in-law Martin Mayo that each would catching a Toledo Bend bass weighing at least 10 pounds during the season.

For Mayo, it happened in early April with an 11.21-pound that earned him the big bass award during the Louisiana Oilman’s Bass Invitation. That huge fish anchored a 36.87-pound stringer Mayo and Cooley put together for a ninth-place finish in the tournament.

Since then, Cooley has been busy moving, but he was able to get on the water June 8 — and that trip ended with bass that not only accomplished the goal of catching a double-digit bass but bested his buddy’s lunker by almost a pound.

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June 14 at 7:14 am
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Texas angler catches 11.12-pound bass during nighttime bite at Toledo Bend

Jordan Babcock lived one of those rare experiences on Toledo Bend that most bass anglers only dream about.

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May 25 at 1:59 pm
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11.74-pounder wins Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash at Toledo Bend

Long before Bassmaster Elite Pro Kevin VanDam’s win at Toledo Bend on May 15, Stonewall’s Ty Humphries had been fishing a Strike King Series 10XD crankbait bite for some great bass leading up to this weekend’s Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash.

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May 23 at 1:52 pm
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Opelousas angler lands 10.17-pound bass at Chicot Lake

For more than 20 years, the weekly Dog Fight tournaments at Evangeline Parish’s Chicot State Park have been a traditional form of recreation for anglers from Ville Platte, Mamou, Opelousas and other nearby rural communities.

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May 16 at 3:54 pm
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Where and how to nail Toledo Bend crappie

In early May, Johnson spends much of his time beneath Pendleton Bridge over public artificial reefs.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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2016 Toledo Bend summer crappie forecast

Before this spring’s historic flooding on Toledo Bend, longtime guide Jerry Thompson of Living the Dream Guide Service (318-256-8991) was finding some hefty slab crappie.

And he doesn’t see that changing any time soon.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Toledo Bend public reefs are crappie magnets

Fishing guide Shane Johnson said May and June are the best months to catch numbers of crappie off the artificial reefs under Pendleton Bridge.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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