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Sunset provision added to bill which would raise saltwater license fees

A 4-year sunset provision has been added to House Bill 1082, which would increase a Louisiana resident’s saltwater fishing license fee from $5.50 to $13.00 and create a Saltwater Fish Research and Conservation Fund, officials said.

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April 18 at 1:30 pm
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Port Sulphur man sentenced for oyster violations and public intimidation

A Plaquemines Parish man pleaded guilty on April 15 to his sixth offense of taking oysters in a polluted area and felony public intimidation of a game warden, according to a release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 18 at 9:30 am
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An exclusive club: Louisiana's Top 10 speckled trout

Last year, only one angler managed to crack into the record books for the state’s Top 10 speckled trout.

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April 17 at 1:00 pm
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$7,500 reward offered in killing of bald eagle in St. Bernard Parish

A bald eagle was found shot to death in St. Bernard Parish, and officials are offering up to a $7,500 reward for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official.

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April 17 at 9:00 am
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Hackney tests out Strike King lures on Sportsman TV tonight at 6:30 on CST

Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney picked a great spot to test out some of Strike King’s new bass lures — Miller’s Lake at Grosse Savanne Waterfowl and Wildlife Lodge in Cameron Parish.†

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April 17 at 6:00 am
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Artificial reef that will ultimately replace the Pickets currently in design phase, CCA says

Design work has begun on Phase 1 of the artificial reef that will ultimately replace the Pickets, with the hope that construction of the 8- to 12-acre site will be completed later this summer, officials said.

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April 16 at 4:31 pm
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Rapala introduces two new standout crankbaits

A proven Rapala crankbait moved to the forefront of bass fishing on the biggest stage when it helped produce the 2014 Bassmaster Classic champion three months ago in Alabama.

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April 16 at 11:26 am
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Woodworth angler gets 'two-for-one special' on Oden Lake

When Shawn Savant set the hook on his jerkbait Saturday afternoon on Oden Lake in Woodworth, he thought he was about to land a nice 5- to 6-pound bass as the very first fish on his brand new rod.†

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April 16 at 6:00 am
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Archery Shoot fundraiser in Opelousas May 3 benefits Dreams Come True

Dreams Come True is hosting its second annual Archery Shoot benefit on Saturday, May 3 at 4 Seasons Outdoor Archery in Opelousas.

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April 15 at 3:39 pm
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Windy conditions mean muddy water for Lafitte, guide says

Windy conditions have muddied the waters near Lafitte, but the redfish and black drum bite remains steady, a fishing guide said.

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April 15 at 11:15 am
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LDWF investigating allowing recreational hunters to serve as helicopter gunners to help reduce feral hog population

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is currently working with Texas Parks and Wildlife to investigate developing a program that would allow recreational hunters in Louisiana the opportunity to pay and serve as gunners on helicopter flights to help reduce the state’s feral hog population.

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April 15 at 6:00 am
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Texan takes 11-plus-pounder near Housen Bay on Toledo Bend March 1

With only 30 minutes until weigh-in for the Fishers of Men tournament at Toledo Bend on March 1, Texan Kevin Madeley and David Miller of Lake Charles had five fish in the livewell and just a few more minutes of fishing time to spare.†

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April 14 at 1:30 pm
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ULM team wins College Series Central Regional on the Ouachita River

After a slow opening day on Friday, Trapper Munn and Dustin Perkins picked up the pace Saturday with five fish weighing 11-3, enough to win the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Regional on the Ouachita River with a two-day total of 19 pounds, 6 ounces.†

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April 14 at 10:39 am
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After severe winter, deer need quality forage this spring

In the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray was stuck in time on a cold winter’s day that would never end. While the cold weather this year made for a great deer season, this winter in Louisiana has been one that seemed like it too would never end.

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April 14 at 6:00 am
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In April's winds, Catfish Lake is a great speckled trout option

Lots of folks launch at the Oak Ridge Park boat ramp in Golden Meadow during April. A great percentage of them aspire to fish East Timbalier. And why not? April means transition trout, and East Timbalier is the end of the line.

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April 13 at 1:00 pm
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Fly fishing techniques for chinquapin

“When it comes to redears, leave the fly tackle at home.”

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April 13 at 6:00 am
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