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Louisiana Tech mechanical engineers hook up with Rat-L-Trap

Layton Crawford, Derek Kennedy and Lance Reeves are pretty serious outdoorsmen who try to work in bass fishing trips every available weekend.

They also happen to be seniors majoring in mechanical engineering at Louisiana Tech, and they got the opportunity to combine their passion for fishing and their love of engineering during a 9-month design project for Bill Lewis Outdoors in Alexandria, makers of the legendary Rat-L-Trap lure.

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May 21 at 4:35 pm
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3 productive lures for postspawn bass

Bass fishermen hate the thought of having to catch fish that have just finishing spawning and are often acting sickly, but sometimes they just have to figure out how to catch these finicky fish.

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May 21 at 10:51 am
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Find the right grass for heavy stringers

Grass is grass is grass to many anglers, but Louisiana’s Matt Loetscher knows that’s not really the case — there are some keys to finding the beds of vegetation most likely to hold big bass.

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May 20 at 7:00 am
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How to make the most of the shad spawn

When working docks, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Mark Davis said it’s important to cover all the angles — down both sides of the walkway, across the face and tracing the T ends.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Follow-up baits important on fry-guarding male bass

Sometimes, a fry guarder will boil, follow or just push a bait without committing. Toledo Bend guide Darold Gleason said those fish are catchable — but you might have to work at it.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Keep that A-rig under control in storage

While working a stretch of hay grass at the mouth of Toledo Bend’s Carrice Creek, Jerry Thompson saw some silver flicks and quickly opened his rod box.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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A-rigs produce numbers during shad spawn

Double-digit Toledo Bend bass are turning up seemingly every day — and on some days, several fish weighing more than 10 pounds are registered at Toledo Town and Tackle in Many.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Dupreís Copasaw tips for bass fishing

Tyler Dupre credits his grandfather for instilling in him a love for fishing and much of the knowledge on which he improved over the years.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Rapala Shadow Rap

Rapala last introduced a jerkbait around 2000.

The Finland artificial lure manufacturer got back in the swim of things in a resounding way, although it was a well-kept secret, during the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell near Greenville, S.C.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Spawn sensation ó How to catch bass during the shad spawn

It might sound rude, intrusive, bad form, but in lakes, ponds and rivers throughout the state it’s apparently just fine to interrupt the intimate moments of others.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Fry daddies ó Best bets for catching male bass guarding fry

Ponder the local playground: Kids laughing and chatting as they enjoy swing sets, merry-go-rounds, play sets, etc., while parents watch with a blend of heart-thumping pride and diligent protection.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Copacetic on the Copasaw ó Top bass-fishing tips for the Bayou Black marshes

Tyler Dupre is someone who would rather travel 50 miles by boat than in his vehicle, fishing bass since the age of 12, the 24-year-old is a lifelong resident of Houma who has a wealth of knowledge learned mostly from his grandfather about this particular species of fish.†

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Swim a jig for extra bites

Jigs are regularly tied on by bass fishermen year round, but they are especially important tools during the spring. Hopped and crawled along the bottom, they imitate the movements of a crawfish, a favorite food of largemouths, smallmouths and spotted bass.

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April 21 at 9:05 am
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Picking the right spinnerbait

A spinnerbait is one of the most-effective lures when it comes to catching bass, but clearly not all spinnerbaits are created equal.

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April 20 at 6:00 am
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Freshen up

The primary target species of most coastal Louisiana kayak anglers are speckled trout and redfish. However, many areas that primarily harbor these saltwater species are seeing decreased salinities and an influx of largemouth bass.

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April 17 at 8:00 am
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When to throw a spoon

During the shad spawn in April and May, Johnston fishes spoons around Styrofoam docks or muddy banks where the baitfish do their thing.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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