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Atchafalaya Basin fishing turned as river drops

If you're in South Louisiana and want to catch some bass or panfish, all you need to do is head to the Atchafalaya Basin. Water levels have finally dropped, and that means the runouts are holding bass, crappie and bream.

I learned that first hand while on vacation last week, during which I spent four of the five days fishing the Spillway from the Flat Lake area all the way to upper Bayou Sorrel.

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Yesterday at 10:41 am
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Rx for summer crappie

It’s lucky that Mark Weldon is a “doc” because there is something seriously wrong with him.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Why ‘Waldo?’

There is a story behind every crappie.com angler’s online name. Here’s Mark Weldon’s.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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How you can learn crappie-fishing tactics online

Remember when fishing was just for fun? When you loved to hang out with other fishermen and swap baits and stories?

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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How to double up on crappie

With the exception of largemouth bass and catfish, guide Maynard Edwards of Lexington, N.C., has given up on using just one bait or lure at a time.

“I double-rig everything now,” Maynard said. 

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June 06 at 10:00 pm
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Enjoy Morgan City catfish haul

As fickle as the Atchafalaya River stage has been most springs and summers in the 2000s — well, and much of the time before that — it’s a challenge for an avid Morgan City outdoorsman to predict what the best fishing might be in June.

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June 06 at 9:48 am
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Some bream are bad eggs

Hybridization, the result of cross-breeding between two species, is rare in nature. Humans can manipulate the mating of animals to produce hybrids, but Mother Nature doesn’t like that kind of fooling around.

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June 04 at 9:00 am
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Black Bayou Lake

The fishing report on Black Bayou Lake north of Monroe was simple just two months ago: No Fishing. The 2,000 acre lake was closed due to catastrophic flooding in the entire region. But as water levels drop and fishing at the lake becomes more normal, it’s just in time for one of the lake’s premier bites — big bream.

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June 03 at 3:15 pm
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