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Small-boat Cocodrie — How to catch trout without a big boat

Summertime speckled trout fishing in lower Terrebonne parish has long been lauded as some of the most-consistent action in terms of sheer numbers of fish.

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Yesterday at 1:00 pm
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Unravelling the mysteries of a blood trail

One recent cold, damp January morning, as I sat in my ground blind watching and hoping for a mature late-season buck, my cell phone in the pocket of my coat vibrated.

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April 25 at 6:00 am
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Trophy bass: Proper catch-and-release handling techniques

Catching a true trophy largemouth is the lifelong goal of countless bass anglers, and if you’re ever lucky enough to get your hands on a certified 10-pounder — especially if you want to catch and release the fish — proper handling techniques will definitely increase its chances for long-term survival.

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April 24 at 10:46 am
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Closing weekend of turkey season: It's never too late for safety

The 2015 spring gobbler hunting kicked off last month, with staggered closings through the end of April. 

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April 24 at 9:00 am
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Texas man arrested in connection with alleged illegal oyster sales in Terrebonne Parish

A tip about someone selling oysters from an unrefrigerated truck in Houma on Sunday led to the arrest of a Texas man accused of theft and numerous seafood-related violations, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 24 at 6:00 am
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CCA files suit to prevent implementation of red snapper sector separation plan

On the same day the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council announced that sector separation for the red snapper quota would go into effect later this summer, the Coastal Conservation Association filed suit in U.S. District Court on Wednesday to prevent implementation of the controversial management plan.

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April 23 at 11:29 am
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April winds influencing trout bite out of Dularge

Speckled trout are biting out of Dularge, but when the wind is blowing it’s been tough to find a consistent pattern. 

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April 23 at 9:00 am
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Lights for every fishing need

Fishing almost mandates early starts. And who hasn’t sat at the dock working on tackle while waiting for the sun to finally peak over the horizon?

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April 23 at 6:00 am
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Swim a jig for extra bites

Jigs are regularly tied on by bass fishermen year round, but they are especially important tools during the spring. Hopped and crawled along the bottom, they imitate the movements of a crawfish, a favorite food of largemouths, smallmouths and spotted bass.

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April 22 at 1:30 pm
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Blue Wave joins Sportsman TV team

Blue Wave has long been the vessel of choice for many Louisiana fishing guides, and now the family-owned Oklahoma bay boat company has signed on as a sponsor of Sportsman TV.

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April 22 at 6:00 am
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Could 2015 finally be the year for a new state record speckled trout?

Despite the huge number of fishermen popping corks, bouncing jigs, throwing topwaters and tight-lining live bait across the coast from Sabine Lake to Venice, not a single angler reported a speckled trout big enough to crack into the state’s Top 10 last year.

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April 21 at 2:41 pm
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Call less to kill more gobblers

If Marshall Collette of Greensboro, N.C. strung together all the beards from the turkeys he’s killed or called in for other hunters on a piece of rawhide, you could probably use it to measure for first downs in a football game.

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April 21 at 9:30 am
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Despite recent rains and dirty water, Big Lake specks still biting

Last week’s strong rains have dumped plenty of freshwater into Big Lake, but it really hasn’t slowed down the speckled trout bite so far, according to an area fishing guide.

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April 21 at 6:00 am
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Drone captures footage from Venice tuna trip

Over the last couple of years, aerial drones outfitted with high-tech cameras have given folks enjoying the outdoors a new way to document their adventures.

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April 20 at 3:15 pm
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Agents cite two for alleged oyster violations in Terrebonne Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men for alleged oyster violations last week in Terrebonne Parish, according to a press release.

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April 20 at 1:30 pm
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Picking the right spinnerbait

A spinnerbait is one of the most-effective lures when it comes to catching bass, but clearly not all spinnerbaits are created equal.

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April 20 at 9:00 am
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