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The best month to catch TB toads

It’s the $1 million question: When should you make the haul to Toledo Bend for the greatest chance to catch one of the double-digit bass that teem in the huge reservoir?

Well, while monster bass are caught at the nations’ No. 1 bass fishery throughout the year, the best opportunity to get in on the big-fish action begins this month.

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February 16 at 6:00 am
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2018 Bassmaster Classic returns to Lake Hartwell

The 2018 Bassmaster Classic is returning to familiar waters.

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February 15 at 10:01 am
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Toledo Bend bass-fishing tip of the day

Dusty Anders loves his Trigger Happy Comfort Grips.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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How Dusty Anders contracted bass fever

Dusty Anders has a bad case of bass fever.

In his case, it might be terminal.

The 49-year-old from Alexandria operates a part-time guide service (Dusty Anders Guide Service, 318-447-0869) on Toledo Bend Reservoir and fishes as many as 25 bass tournaments a year.†

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Top reels for bass fishing on Toledo Bend

“Bass fishing is way more technical than it used to be,” said Dusty Anders, expressing mixed emotions about the pace of the changes. “Rods and reels are lighter now — not as fatiguing. Reels now weigh 5 or 6 ounces, when they used to be 9 ounces.

“That makes a difference when you fish all day.”†

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Learning to bass fish on Toledo Bend

Dusty Anders said Toledo Bend Reservoir is kind of intimidating for a fisherman new to the lake because it’s so big.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Lake Verretís bass quality

A review of state’s waterbody management plans show that an estimated 1,264,533 Florida-strain bass were released into Lake Verrett, Grassy Lake and Lake Palourde areas between 1993 to 2011.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Heavy spinnerbaits work, too

Although he spends most of his energy fishing heavy jigs and Texas rigs, Pineville Bassmaster pro Chad Wiley knows reaching for a ĺ-ounce spinnerbait at the right time and place also can pay big dividends.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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