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Crappie on fire at Toledo Bend

Toledo Bend has been tagged as the nation’s No. 1 bass fishery two years running, but Dennis Tietje said there’s another reason to head to the sprawling border lake right now.

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April 20 at 2:54 pm
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Top 5 crappie fishing tips for West Pearl River

Since he spends a lot of time chasing white perch on the West Pearl River, Brian Baldwin has compiled a laundry list of tips that helps him put together a nice box of fish just about every time he goes.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Father, son land giant 37-pound striper in Bogue Chitto River

When 7th-grader Ian Mizell set the hook on a big fish on the Bogue Chitto River last month during a family camping trip, his dad John wasn’t even thinking about the state record books.

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April 06 at 4:18 pm
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Apex Predator: Making custom-rigged catfish noodle lines

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Setting lines is one of my favorite ways to fish. There’s just something exciting about the unknown of what is on the other end of a noodle line that’s darting back and forth, then going underwater only to pop up on the other side of the bayou.

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April 06 at 6:45 am
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Plenty of panfish in Stephensville

There’s an area in the scenic, southern reaches of Acadiana that pleases the panfishing pleasures of countless fishermen every April.

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April 04 at 1:35 pm
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Pre-bend crappie hooks to escape snags

If you target crappie in areas loaded with stumps, treetops and laydowns that are prone to snags, this tip will save you lots of fishing time — and jigheads.

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April 03 at 4:00 pm
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Crappie currents West Pearl River crappie-fishing tactics

When I was 10 years old, my dad, brother and I were hanging out in the Bogue Chitto River behind our house one day.

It was the middle of summer, and the welcomed relief of the cool water washed away the memory of having to haul hay the day before.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Location, design critical when creating brush piles

Guide William Sasser can almost always find a place to catch crappie in Clarks Hill Lake, S.C. He estimates that he has about 200 brush piles in the lake.

“I’ve been doing it for years and years: building new brush piles and adding to existing brush piles. As the trees get older, four or five years, they don’t hold as many fish, and you need to brush them up,” he said.

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March 30 at 8:00 am
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