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Stay off the banks for Basin bass, anglers say

Prairieville's Dave Cavell and Gonzales' Corey Wheat teamed up to win Claire's Heart benefit tournament last weekend, and the pattern wasn't what they expected.

"We thought we'd catch them punching," Cavell said. "That's how Corey caught them practicing."

Instead, they had to back off the banks, and turn away from heavy flipping rigs.

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January 18 at 5:36 pm
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Nip and tuck — Bassmaster Elite Series pro shares jig rigging tips

Flipping a jig in cold water comes naturally to Bassmaster Elite Series pro Todd Faircloth, but jig performance takes some concentrated preparation.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Top 11 bass-fishing tips for the Pearl River

Here are Chase Morse’s Top 11 tips for catching more bass on the Pearl River system:

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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The many Pearl rivers

The Pearl River where it separates Louisiana from Mississippi isn’t just the Pearl River: It’s a bunch of rivers.

Crossing the Pearl River basin from west to east on Highway 90, bridges span the West Pearl River, the Middle West Pearl River, the Middle Pearl River and the East Pearl River. 

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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The black Pearl — Pearl River fishing recovers from Temple-Inland Paper Mill spill

A black pearl is one of the rarest of gems. But in August of 2011, Louisianans found their beloved Pearl River became black.

But it wasn’t a gem. It was a stinking mess. 

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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When is the best time to catch a Toledo Bend lunker?

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.

But odds tip farthest in your favor in March.

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January 09 at 11:05 am
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Throwdown in the slowdown — How to catch cold-water bass

“Cold water” and “lethargic” seem generally accepted as conjoined thoughts when dealing with winter bass.

However, savvy anglers know that, despite the chill, there remains real potential for some stellar bites during the early goings of a new year.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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The magic of the Pearl — How to catch more Pearl River bass

When we pulled up to the rugged little launch off to the side and under the Highway 90 bridge over the Middle Pearl River, Chance Morse got out of the truck and strode closer to the water’s edge.

The big guy squinched one eye at the bridge.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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