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Father and son cited for allegedly harvesting polluted oysters

Acting on a complaint, agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a father and son for alleged oyster violations near Pointe-aux-Chenes on Feb. 20, according to a press release.

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Lure review: Bomber Saltwater Grade Mullet

Give Theophile Bourgeois a new artificial lure with so much upside to it and he’s as happy as speckled trout and redfish chasing tasty mullet.

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11.42-pounder anchors huge winning stringer in Texas Trail Team Tournament

James Benedict and Bart Blakelock knew exactly where to be Saturday morning for the Texas Trail Team Tournament on Toledo Bend.

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Carolina-rigged Senko fools 11.09-pounder at Toledo Bend

Changing locations to find fish was a gamble that paid off with a Toledo Bend lunker weighing north of 11 pounds for Texas angler Joe Gilbert of Sherman.

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February 24 at 1:45 pm
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Turkey-hunting seminars scheduled for Saturday

Turkey season is right around the corner, so it’s time to brush up on your calling and ensure you have all the equipment necessary to track down and kill that big gobbler.

And you can learn everything you need to know during a free turkey-hunting event at Bowie Outfitters this Saturday (Feb. 28). Sessions begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m.

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February 24 at 9:30 am
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Rig up your 'yak now for springtime fishing

One of the many blessings of Louisiana fishing is that there are no closed seasons. Great fishing is available any month of the year, but February is ranked by many anglers as 12 out of 12.

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February 24 at 6:00 am
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LDWF schedules public meetings statewide on proposed hunting dates

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is hosting public meetings around the state this week to gather comments on the proposed 2015-17 resident game hunting season dates, WMA rules and regulation changes and the 2016 turkey season.

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February 23 at 4:43 pm
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Texas angler catches 10.66-pounder at Toledo Bend

James “Kevin” Dutton, of Hemphill, Texas, and Mid Lake Campground owner Alan Fitts teamed up Friday morning to pre-fish the day before the Texas Team Trail tournament at Toledo Bend.

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February 23 at 1:30 pm
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Tallulah hunter knocks down 200-class non-typical buck in Madison Parish

Craig Clark’s baby daughter wasn’t quite two months old at the time, but little Ava played a big part in her father taking down the buck of a lifetime earlier this year in Madison Parish.

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February 23 at 9:30 am
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Five winter bass-fishing lures you need to try

February can be a tricky month to fish bass, but Strike King bass pro James Niggemeyer doesn’t have the option to sit home and wait for more-stable conditions. So he has found lures produced by his sponsor that will produce bites from fish in late-winter and prespawn patterns.

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February 23 at 6:00 am
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Hometown favorite Ashley wins 2015 Bassmaster Classic

This time, Mighty Casey didn’t strike out. 

Casey Ashley, a 31-year-old bass pro from Donalds, S.C., hit a home run on Sunday on his home water and won the 2015 Bassmaster Classic with a great final-day catch of more than 20 pounds.

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February 22 at 7:15 pm
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February is best month to load up on crappie

Fishermen in the Southeast who wait until March to break out their crappie rods, minnow buckets and tackle boxes full of tiny jigs and soft plastics are missing some of the best fishing of the year, according to North Carolina crappie guru Ed Duke.

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February 22 at 6:00 am
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Omori takes Day 2 lead in 2015 Bassmaster Classic

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Takahiro Omori surged to the lead of the 2015 Bassmaster Classic today on the strength of a 16-pound, 11-ounce stringer. But the 2004 Classic champ is only 2 ounces ahead of Day 1 leader Dean Rojas.

“Yesterday, we were like two hours late starting — and when I got to my first spot, I caught five fish just like that,” said Omori, whose two-day total is 31-11. “We started at normal time today. So when I get to my spot, it was too dark. I was thinking there were no fish left out here.

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February 21 at 8:17 pm
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Hackney just missed 2015 Bassmaster Classic finale

Louisiana’s three-man contingent in the Bassmaster Classic will watch Sunday’s third and final day from the sidelines, all having finished out of the top 25 after Saturday’s action on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell.

Greg Hackney of Gonzales, the reigning B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year, missed the cut by 5 ounces, finishing 26th with 21 pounds, 14 ounces after a disappointing day when he caught only three fish that weighed an ounce short of 7 pounds.

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February 21 at 7:10 pm
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How to hook a minnow

While fishing a Crappie Masters tournament several years ago, an observer asked veteran angler Whitey Outlaw about the way he hooked a minnow on his jig.

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February 21 at 9:30 am
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Top 5 winter bass-fishing lures

Many bass fishermen lead double lives, torn between their bass boats and tree stands. But as the door slams shut on deer season, the choice for cold-water bass fishing becomes clear.

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February 21 at 6:00 am
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