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Sac-a-lait bite surges at Toledo Bend

Capt. Bill Lake is smitten.

The veteran guide from Houma is well-known statewide for his success in catching thousands of speckled trout each year out of Dularge.

But truth be known, he really loves catching spawning sac-a-lait in the brackish marsh canals not far from his home each spring. 

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May 22 at 10:56 am
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To get out of a small-bream rut, go deep, go big

May is a great month for catching big bluegills, but the bite will last for the next several months. While some anglers have a knack for filling a cooler with really big bream, others can’t keep the small ones off the hook. If you seem stuck on small fish, don’t pull up anchor just yet. These tips can turn your trip around.

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May 18 at 5:29 pm
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Want to catch fish this month at Lake D’Arbonne?

Albert Chandler has it all figured out this month. Fishing to relax. Fishing for fun. And fishing for supper. All rolled up in one.

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May 16 at 3:55 pm
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Mr. Crappie’s top 10 crappie-fishing tips

Seeing a school of crappie on your side-imaging electronics is one thing: Getting those fish into the boat is quite another.

But Wally “Mr. Crappie” Marshall has it figured out. Once fish are in their summertime pattern, he begins by using his Humminbird Helix units to identify submerged timber or submerged brush tops holding fish.

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May 15 at 4:12 pm
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Safety comes first in the backwater

There are no marked boat runs in Finch Lake.

There are many underwater hazards. Everywhere. Be careful.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Finch Lake fishing: What you need

When you go to Finch Lake, you better take everything you are going to need with you. Other than a helping hand from other fishermen if you need it, there isn’t much available within miles of this lake. And more than likely, if you go here, it is going to be a day trip, not just a few hours.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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How ‘Mr. Crappie’ finds unpressured perch holes

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Wally “Mr. Crappie” Marshall is known for catching perch all over the country, and his starting point has nothing to do with the baits, rods or reels he designs.

“I tell everyone, if you’re going to start crappie fishing, you need to go fishing without your gear and learn how to use your electronics,” Marshall said.

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May 12 at 1:43 pm
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Toledo Bend summertime Slab City

May signals the beginning of the Toledo Bend slab-a-thon celebration.

Bass angling pursuits have somewhat diminished because the fish are postspawn, and many anglers now turn to fishing deep for the sweet slab fillets found on Louisiana’s state fish, the white perch (aka crappie and sac-a-lait).

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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