It's a problem that has plagued anglers on all of our local waterways - the theft of fishing equipment. Now it has affected a half-dozen high school fishing teams who were competing in the 2020 Louisiana High School B.A.S.S. State Championship on the waters of Toledo Bend Reservoir.

According to the Sabine Parish Sheriff's Department, early Saturday morning a thief or thieves stole rods & reels, tackle, and other fishing gear from six boats that were parked at Cypress Bend Resort on the Louisiana side of the lake.

Officials there say that a $1,000.00 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest. If you have information about the crime, contact the Sabine Parish Sheriff's Department at 318-256-9241 or their local Crime Stoppers program at 318-256-4511. You do not have to give your name.

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