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Cold-weather fishing on the Tchefuncte River

Bass fishermen in South Louisiana, for the most part, are one-track-minded: They like flipping and power fishing shallow water.

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December 06 at 6:11 pm
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Bayou Black bass in transition but very catchable, anglers say

The day dawned with thick fog blanketing the waters near Bob's Bayou Black Marina, but that didn't bother Kurt and Adam Cook. The uncle/nephew fishing team knew they didn't need to go far to put fish in the boat.

A short run to a series of dead-end canals later, the Cook boys arrived to find bass that seemingly couldn't wait to get in the boat. By 10 a.m., about 40 Bayou Black chunks had crossed the gunnel.

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December 04 at 8:52 am
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Goin’ deep at the Bend

Largemouth bass fishing in Louisiana, especially South Louisiana, is a shallow-water affair. Most fish are caught in waters 6 feet deep or less.

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December 01 at 7:00 am
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The murky Mermentau

Steeped in a mixture of legend and historical fact — with some folklore thrown in — the Mermentau River in Acadia Parish just might be a pearl amongst many fishing gems in Southwest Louisiana.

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December 01 at 7:00 am
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Delta Lures’ buzzbaits

“Hey, can I borrow one of those?”

Accomplished Helena, Ark. bass angler Derward Mauldin has heard that question many times before in his boat when he’s fishing with a Delta Lures buzzbait during tournament action in Arkansas, Mississippi or Louisiana. It’s perhaps the ultimate compliment, or endorsement if you will, for any artificial lure manufacturer who puts a product on the market.

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November 15 at 9:00 am
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Tackle the task

When it comes to fishing lures, the tool is only as effective as its delivery system. That’s why DeFoe takes great care in selecting the right tackle for his balsa crankbaits.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Tools and tactics

Swapping hooks is not a complicated process, but a little know-how facilitates the task. Invariably, the biggest challenge is flexing the split ring enough to remove and add a hook. Split ring pliers, made to separate the metal ring’s overlapping sections simplify the process, while providing a gripping device. However, in a pinch, your fingernail or a pocketknife blade will suffice.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Slow dove hunts prompt fishing trip

Fishing has been around a long time. Heck, several of the disciples were fishermen prior to becoming Fishers of Men. 

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November 12 at 9:00 am
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