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Louisiana Fishing Reports

February 1999

Sportsmans Paradise

Monroe - Chatham - Winnsboro

When I was up at Caney Lake Spillway Marina Terry told me he had one of his fisherman had just caught 5 fish for a total of 43#. The Bass seem to be in the deep water and deep diving crankbaits work best (silver/black). They have been catching some Perch on shiners out in the deep water also.

BIG BASS TOURNAMENT

Caney Lake Catch & Release Organization
4th Annual Jake Hawthorne Memorial
Door Prizes (Must be present to win)
Hosted by Caney Lake Marina, Chatham, LA
Saturday, May 8th, 1999 6:00 am - 2:00 p.m.
Entry Fee: $50 per person
For more information call Terry at:
(318) 249-2665 or Tommie (318) 246-5297

Cricket, up at Boone’s Grocery & Bait in Gilbert, did not have much to report this time. She had heard that they were catching Perch over on Bayou Macon. Her duck hunters seemed to have a good finish to the duck season. Stop in and get your bait and supplies at Boone’s. Be sure to let Cricket know what is going on in the area and get your photoís up on their "Braggin’ Board".

I stopped by Mike’s Gun Shop in Winnsboro, and ol Mike finally got out to do some hunting, so I did not get a chance to talk to him. While I was there I ran into a couple of hunters already getting ready for Turkey season. They have Turkey calls, decoys, camoís and shot shells. I met one fella who like me was looking at their Predator Calls. He and I both saw several Coyotes while deer hunting this season.

NEW SIZE LIMIT SET FOR BLACK BASS ON EAGLE LAKE. Beginning Jan. 20, 1999, the official minimum size limit for Black Bass on Eagle Lake in Madison Parish is 16 inches total length. Eagle Lake is a 4,500 acre oxbow lake formed by a meander in the Mississippi River. Only part of the lake is located in Louisiana with primary access sites on its east side in Mississippi.

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