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VIDEO: 6-pound bass caught with bream on a stringer

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Trip Payn loves to fish. So storms rolling through North Louisiana Sunday were really cramping his style.

But when the weather broke for a bit, the Mansfield 9-year-old and buddy Carter Bell headed to a farm pond to catch a few panfish.

They only caught one bream — but they ended the one-hour weather break with a 6-pound bass.

Without even using their fishing rods.

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May 22 at 4:32 pm
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Many angler wins $5,000 at Big Bass Splash

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Tammy Mong has caught lots of big bass at Toledo Bend — including an 11.24-pound monster — but a 3-pounder had her jumping for joy Friday during the first day of competition at the Sealy Outdoor Big Bass Splash.

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May 19 at 12:19 pm
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Video: Tips on keeping bass alive in a livewell

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With the dog days of summer looming, heat and humidity are about to make life pretty miserable for everyone for at least the next four months.

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May 19 at 10:50 am
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Video: Bassmaster Elite pro embeds treble hook in hand

No matter how experienced an angler you might be, eventually you’ll probably run afoul of a hook or two while out on the water.

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May 18 at 8:47 am
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Gear for the rear

Historically, poppers have been one of the most productive baits for fry guarders because you can zip them into tight spots, make use of even a short retrieve lane and create the kind of threatening presentation that’ll send papa reaching for the 12-gauge. Most anglers prefer poppers with dressed (feathered) rear trebles because of their authentic action.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Focus on finding grass or lily pads

There’s a wide area east and south of Morgan City where the bassin’ action can be fast and furious in May.

The Bayou Black area harbors plenty of bass, Bill McCarty knows from experience. The Morgan City outdoorsman regularly heads that way to catch bass, particularly this time of year.

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May 08 at 4:18 pm
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Effective May patterns for Caddo Lake

Paul Keith isn’t sure whether an earthquake back in the early 1800s or a logjam on the Red River backed up water into the lowlands of north Caddo Parish to form Caddo Lake. But he doesn’t really care. What the Shreveport fisherman does know for sure is that lots of big largemouth bass live in the 25,400 acre lake that flows partially in Louisiana and Texas. And May is a good time to catch them.

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May 04 at 2:29 pm
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Proper channels

More than 10 years ago, when I used to live in West Monroe, my local tournament partner Sid Havard and I used to look forward to May every year.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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