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01
Jun
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Fish Fest set for this weekend

Registered fishermen don’t forget the 7th annual Toledo Bend Lake Association/ Sabine Soil and Water Conservation District Fish Fest this Saturday, June 4 at Cypress Bend Park. Starting time is 7:30 a.m. Weigh in time will be no later than 11 a.m. The event is open to pre-registered youth fishermen.

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Wed
25
May
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TBLA awards record number of bass replicas

The Toledo Bend Lake Association awarded 139 lunker bass replicas to anglers at the Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash at Cypress Bend Park on Sunday, May 22. This is the fourth year in a row that the record number of lunkers has been broken. This lunker year, the fish were caught in Toledo Bend from May 15, 2015, to May 19, 2016.

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Wed
25
May
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Many High welders place high at competition

Trevor Chaney and Jessie Johnson of the Many High School FFA Chapter participated in the Tulsa Oklahoma Welding School Houston Texas Campus on April 16. Trevor Chaney rose to the top to finish first place High Individual to win the entire event. His prize is a $20,000 full tuition scholarship to Tulsa Welding School, a welding machine, a welding gearbox, belt buckle, procedure book, and a project book with a total value of $22,000.

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Wed
25
May
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LDWF, Elite anglers partner to preserve Toledo Bend fishery

On Saturday, May 14, 2016, twenty-two B.A.S.S. Elite Anglers teamed up with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to stock approximately 10,000 Florida largemouth bass fingerlings into the Toledo Bend Reservoir during their fifth stop on the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament trail. This innovative stocking is part of the department’s efforts to ensure consistent, quality fishing for Louisianans, now and in the future, with the hopes these fingerlings will grow to become the next generation of trophy bass.

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Wed
25
May
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Woods wins May Toledo Bass Club tourney

A younger member taught older anglers a little something during the May Toledo Bass Club tournament with a 5 fish stringer weighing a 19.03 pounds, which was caught by Michael Woods pitching soft plastics into shallow water lay downs on the mid lake portion of Toledo Bend.

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Wed
18
May
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VanDam seals Toledo Bend Bassmaster Elite victory

Superstar professional angler Kevin VanDam often deals with a different set of circumstances than the average angler on the Bassmaster Elite Series. With such a sparkling resume, many fans’ expectations for VanDam are much higher. With such a recognizable name and face, the number of people who want to catch a glimpse of him doing his thing on the water is sometimes off the charts.

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Wed
18
May
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Many Bass Club holds May tournament

Gary Moore won the Many Bass Club’s May tournament with a three-fish stringer weighing 16.53 pounds. Yep, just three fish, three hogs. Moore caught his fish swimming a jig in grassy water lay downs in the Housen area of Toledo Bend.

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Wed
11
May
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Best fishing lake to host best anglers this weekend for Bassmaster Elite

Toledo Bend, the top Bass Fishing Lake in the Nation as designated by Bassmaster Magazine, will host the best bass fishing pros in the world this week when the A.R.E. Bassmaster Elite Series comes to Cypress Bend Park. Over 100 pros will fish Thursday and Friday, May 12 and 13, the field is cut to 50 pros on Saturday, May 14, with the top 12 competing on Sunday, May 15. Daily launch is at 6:15 a.m. at Cypress Bend Park with weigh in daily at 3:15 p.m. Brightly colored boats and trucks began driving into Toledo Town this past weekend for pre-fishing.

 

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Wed
04
May
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Moran wins Toledo Bass Club’s April tournament

 

Wayne Moran continued his winning ways as he won the Toledo Bass Club’s April 2016 tournament with a five-fish stringer weighing a 16.93 pounds. Moran caught his fish throwing a soft plastics into shallow water lay downs on the mid lake portion of Toledo Bend.

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Wed
04
May
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Belmont Bears basketball recalled by local writer

 

By Donna Dyson

News is short this week but to give you a little sample of what next week will look like, I plan to take you back in time, it will be about the Belmont Bears, they were the Class C State Champions in 1964-65. Sadly it was also their last year of their beloved Belmont School, but they did go out with a bang.

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