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Apr 24th

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Rocky start gives no hint of Rat L-Traps success

Look in the tackle boxes of any 10 bass fishermen you know, not only here in Louisiana but around the country as well and chances are excellent you'll find a Rat-L-Trap or two in half of them. With millions sold for years, this outstanding bass lure had its beginning and in fact, still calls Alexandria its home.

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of joining a group of writers on a tour of north Louisiana lakes and outdoor-related industries to showcase just what our part of the world has to offer the fisherman. Hosted by the Explore Louisiana North group one of our stops was at the Bill Lewis Lure Company in Alexandria. Quite frankly, I was a bit shocked at what I saw.

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Reynolds cautiously optimistic about duck season

This time last year, duck hunters were enthusiastic about the prospects of a super season just ahead. Reproduction was good up north so lots of waterfowl would be winging...

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A professional Bass fishing career is not for everybody

You probably know one. In fact, you may be one yourself. I'm talking about a guy who loves to bass fish and envisions himself one day climbing into a $50,000 bass fishing...

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A trip down Bayou Dorcheat is like a trip back in time

I still remember my first job out of college long years ago. I was hired to teach school in a town in Webster Parish with a funny sounding name, Shongaloo.

I enjoyed my on...

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Fishing hot spots abound around North Louisiana

Confession time. I've been remiss, gotten a little lazy really, in not spending more hands-on time on the north Louisiana waterways located in my area of coverage. Oh, I'...

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