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Throw me something, mister! How to catch Toledo Bend’s lunker bass

February marks the beginning of what has become a parade of huge largemouth at Toledo Bend Reservoir.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Wade-fishing season peaking now for Calcasieu Lake trophy trout

Why would anyone leave a perfectly comfortable bay boat, put on thermal underwear and socks, layer up and slip into insulated waders and then head into the frigid waters of Cacasieu Lake in the dead of winter? 

Three words: Trophy speckled trout. 

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January 27 at 1:00 pm
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Guide lands 12-pounder at Toledo Bend

Longtime Toledo Bend guide Stephen Johnston had just returned from the Houston Boat Show, and knew he had to get on the water soon to scout for bass for an upcoming trip with clients.

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January 21 at 9:16 am
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Evans angler scores on Toledo Bend 12-pounder

Mike Nolen kicked off the new year right last week when he reeled in a 12-pound bass during his first trip of 2016 at Toledo Bend. 

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January 19 at 7:34 am
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Angler landing Toledo Bend lunkers with big Jackall Gantarel swimbait

Derek Mong has been on an astounding run at Toledo Bend in about the last month — his five best bass weighed-in at a hefty 47.23 pounds. And he’s doing all of his damage almost exclusively with a bait rarely - if ever - used on the reservoir.

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December 08, 2015 at 10:26 am
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Toledo Bend Lake Association clarifies rules for lunker bass replica eligibility

Catching a 10-pound-plus largemouth at Toledo Bend is the lifelong dream of many an angler, and the Toledo Bend Lake Association’s Lunker Bass Program awards complimentary replicas to folks who agree to return their monster fish to the reservoir. 

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December 02, 2015 at 1:15 pm
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Basin's bass bite continues despite high water, cooler temps

The cool front that moved into the state Saturday not only delivered loads of rainfall, but it packed a punch temperature-wise, too: The mercury dipped almost 20 degrees — not necessarily ideal conditions for a Sunday fishing trip in the Atchafalaya Basin. 

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November 09, 2015 at 8:57 pm
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Florida gene never took hold in Atchafalaya Basin bass

Almost 1.3 million Florida-strain bass were released into Lake Verret, Grassy Lake and Lake Palourde between 1993 and 2011, according to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries.

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October 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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