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Bassin’ at the Basin

Many Atachafalaya Basin bassin’ hotspots west of the Atchafalaya River have been heating up and ought to be red-hot in September.

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September 19 at 6:10 pm
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Frog fishing tackle

FLW pro Todd Castledine trusts his frogging to a 7-foot, 3-inch Falcon Cara swimbait rod with an 8:1 Lew’s Super Duty reel carrying 65-pound braided line. This outfit, he said, affords him the elements essential to effective frogging.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Best topwater frogs for different applications

Everyone has their favorite frog, but putting aside the debates over brand and color patterns, we can break down the basic shape/style options based on their applicability.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Proposal would remove bass slot limit on Caney Creek Reservoir

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission is considering a proposal that would scrap the protected 15- to 19-inch protected slot limit for black bass, as well as the eight-fish daily take, on Caney Creek Reservoir in Jackson Parish. 

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September 08 at 9:50 am
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Maximize your frog’s mat mayhem

It’s a double shot of adrenaline that widens the eyes, flares the jaws, red-lines the heart rate and elicits a broad spectrum of amazed responses; not all of which may be suitable for a family audience. Unquestionably, frog fishing over weed mats can deliver some of the most aggressively exaggerated strikes you’ll ever see — but it’s not as simple as throw-frog-onto-mat-and-pull.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Dams at Vernon and Anacoco threatened by rising waters, Vernon Parish sheriff says

Dams on two Vernon Parish lakes are in danger of breaching because of heavy rains dumped on the region by the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, the Vernon Parish sheriff announced late yesterday. 

"DOTD will continue to monitor both lake situations, both dams," Sheriff Sam Craft said of Lake Vernon and Anacoco Lake. "This is only the possibility of a breach. This situation has occurred due to all the volume of rain, from the rising of the water and the pressure on the dams."

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August 31 at 10:11 am
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Bayou Black giving up lots of bass

Think catching dozens of bass in a day sounds fun? Don't want to make long boat runs to do it? Then you need to launch your boat at Bob's Bayou Black Marina. Now.

"Last Sunday (Aug. 13), we caught 104 bass," Prairieville angler Adam Cook said. "This Saturday, we caught 86."

And he and his uncle Kurt Cook of Prairieville don't burn a lot of gas doing it.

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August 22 at 10:16 am
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“Pick” your peg

Texas rigging those big worms is a no-brainer for summer fishing, but have you given much thought to the notion of pegging that sinker? Todd Faircloth sure has, and the Bassmaster Elite Series pro offers some insight worth considering.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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