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Toledo Bend Bass Club captured the 2018 Association of Louisiana Bass Club's 47th Best Six Club Championship

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Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tomdoglover29@aol.com




The winning club finished the two-day competition with an 18-bass sack weighing 59.90 pounds to earn themselves a $4,000 paycheck.


Bussey Reservoir finished second with an 18-fish sack weighing 57.65 pounds and collected a $3,200 paycheck.


Neil Bridges, Toledo Bend Bass Club, reported that the bass were holding close to the buck brush in shallow water. Chatter baits and jigs were the primary fish catching lures.


Rounding out the Top 12 were Nakatosh Bass Anglers, 18 fish, 54.38; Winter Bass Club, 18 fish, 54.15; Sportsman Bass Club of Lake Charles, 18 fish, 54.01; Church Point Backlashers, 18 fish, 53.46; Clean Water Bass Club, 18 fish, 52.98; Southern Boyz Bass Club of Deville, 18 fish, 51.85; Lake Area Bass Club, 18 fish, 51.28; Calcasieu Bass Club, 18 fish, 51.08; Atchafalaya Stump Jumpers, 18 fish, 50.77; and Sportsman’s Bass Club of Southwest Louisiana, 18 fish, 50.76.


Big Bass honors and a check for $384 went to Cajun Hawg Hunters’ Luke Billiu of Houma for his 7.45-pound lunker. Natchitoches’ Archie Dore of Nakatosh Bass Anglers collected a $256 check by catching the tournament’s second-biggest bass weighing in at 7.05 pounds.


Alternating between buzz and spinner baits and Carolina rigs, Bussey Reservoir, which was second after the first day of competition with 33.99 pounds, managed only 22.66 pounds Sunday. It wasn’t the type of finish they had envisioned the day before.


Billiu, winner of Big Bass honors, fished a Carolina rigged Fluke, He was fishing a ledge in 12 feet of water when he caught his prize.




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Saturday

Partly Sunny

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Saturday Night

Mostly Cloudy

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Sunday

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Sunday Night

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Monday

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Tuesday

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Toledo Bend Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (Jun. 20)

Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 2.44’ low. Black bass are good on soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on bucktail jigs. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and slabs in the river. Crappie are good on minnows and tube jigs over baited holes. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.