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Put Lake Claiborne back on your radar

Bass after bass swirl on the surface of Lake Claiborne as schools of baitfish scatter like bird shot hitting the water, gaining the attention of fishermen across the lake. Those are striped bass chasing shad. It’s probably the most popular game in town during the hot months on this 6,400 acre reservoir.

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Yesterday at 3:57 pm
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Toledo Bend retains Bassmasterís No. 1 ranking for 2016

For the first time since Bassmaster started creating a Top 100 Best Bass Lakes ranking, a fishery has managed to claim the honor in back-to-back years. And 2016 also marks the first time the coveted title has been awarded to the same location twice.

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June 21 at 10:51 am
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Skipping jigs

If you’ve ever seen an angler that really knows how to skip a jig under a boat dock, you’ll see why they are so good at catching bass around these structures.

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June 16 at 6:00 am
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Why you should drag a C-rig sideways

Fishing a Carolina rig doesn’t seem all that difficult: Throw it out and pull it back in.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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What about the black blotches on bass?

With increasing regularity in recent years, fishermen have caught largemouth bass with black blotches on their heads, bodies or fins.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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The making of two Atchafalaya Basin bass-fishing experts

Kevin Diez is an old friend.

I first met him fishing. We were both belly deep in the water at Elmer’s Island, clobbering speckled trout and white trout.

We were the only two on the island and the fishing was easy, so we started talking.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Atchafalaya Basin bass-fishing calendar

Largemouth bass fishing is cyclic. Water temperatures, and with them oxygen levels, vary by season.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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The best post-spawn tackle

For flipping and punching presentations, tournament pro Nick LeBrun stresses the importance of rod-and-reel setup.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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