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Darren Cooper and I hit the lower Atchafalaya Basin not knowing what to expect, since two scouting trips had resulted in NO keeper bass.

However, we got on a pattern quickly, catching fish by swimming jigs around flooded trees. The limit was rounded out with Brush Hogs.

Most of the bites came before 10 a.m. while clouds obscured the sun. But the result was a limit going 10.23 pounds.

That was enough to win Cooper's company tournament.

There's still a lot of stinking black water, but you can find mixing water throughout the lower Basin.

I know I should have photos from the trip, but we were fishing so hard I didn't even pull the camera out.
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Hey Andy without giving your spot totally away could you please let me know what area of the lower basin were you . I have a club tourney sat 15th out of verdonville was thinking of heading to the marsh Bayou Sally area. Thought maybe Basin was going to rise too high by then but if area is close I may check it out before heading out Any help would be appreciatted
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   rocknet
darn, I wish I could fish like that!
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