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Opposites attract — Keys to ‘heavy finesse’ bass fishing

In the word association game, “finesse” and “heavy” are not typically connected. However, there exists a strategic melding of the two concepts in which “heavy finesse” tactics can yield big results in the bass-fishing world.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Flippin’ Frogs

Across the foggy water, Kenny Covington heard the conversation coming from a nearby boat.

“What’s he throwing?” one of the anglers asked.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Cover crasher — Crankbait tips for the Atchafalaya Basin

If you had to pick one lure to use this summer to stack up Atchafalaya Basin bass, which would you pick. A worm? A jig.

Well, if you didn’t think “crankbait,” you might be missing the boat.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Tchefuncte loaded with bass now

The Tchefuncte River has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the toughest bass fisheries in the state, and could arguably be considered the most challenging river to pattern and fish.

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June 29 at 2:48 pm
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Atchafalaya Basin bass creel limit increases Saturday

Beginning this Saturday, bass anglers in the Atchafalaya River Basin will once again have a 10-fish daily creel limit, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. 

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June 18 at 11:21 am
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VIDEO: Watch 8-pound bass flipped into boat

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The biggest bass I've ever caught weighed just more than 8 pounds, and I can clearly remember waiting nervously for buddy Artie Cosby to lip the pig after I wrestled the fish to the boat. Flipping onto the deck never, ever crossed my mind.

But New Iberia angler Caleb Sumrall didn't even hesitate in March when an 8-pound toad sucked in the lure he was flipping along a grass bed at Toledo Bend. And the entire episode was captured on video. 

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June 17 at 8:37 am
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Bassmaster Magazine names Toledo Bend No. 1 bass fishery in nation

The rest of the nation is about to find out what pretty much everyone in Louisiana already knows: Toledo Bend Reservoir is the No. 1 bass fishery in the land.

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June 17 at 8:22 am
4340 Views

Follow postspawn bass for consistent bites

Perhaps the most-frustrating season for bass fishermen is that period between the end of the spawn and when fish settle into their deeper, summer patterns.

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June 16 at 8:37 am
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How pros rig magnum worms

To get the most out of a big worm, Bassmaster Classic champ Casey Ashley suggests dropping down in line size.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Slick river vegetation bassin’

Punching through vegetation  is a great way to catch bass, and lure manufacturers are now creating new options for just that purpose.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
382 Views

The biggest and best Lake D’Arbonne bass

While 8-pounders like David Harrell likes to catch are enough to send most of us to the local tackle store to show off, those fish are just about half the size of the official record on D’Arbonne.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Best lures for Lake D’Arbonne bass

David Harrell has an “everyman” approach to fishing for big bass. He doesn’t have any big secret weapon or perfectly matched tackle and bait combo.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Laiche, Louisiana team win B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional

Overcoming a tournament handicap and applying angling ingenuity ranked ahead of a secret lure and technique for Jamie Laiche, overall winner of the B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional.

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June 13 at 8:56 am
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Yum’s Kill Shot, Warning Shot and Sharp Shooter

Take it from a Bassmaster Elite pro bass fisherman who is serious about his drop-shot and finesse worm fishing: three soft plastics introduced by Yum Baits at the ICast are going to be deadly tantalizing to bass from California to his home state of Florida.

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June 12 at 2:45 pm
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Nicholls Bass Team couple to compete in College National Championship

For the second consecutive time in its brief two-year history, two members of the Nicholls State Bass Fishing Team will compete in the Bassmaster College Series National Championship.

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June 11 at 5:12 pm
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'Cajun Baby,' partner win Bassmaster High School All-American competition

Twelve special high school anglers from across the country got the chance of a lifetime to fish with Bassmaster Elite Series pros during the High School All-American event on Tennessee’s Lake Barkley Saturday, and Pierre Part’s Cliff Crochet helped make it an extra-special day for his partner.

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June 08 at 2:22 pm
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