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LDWF announces dual closures on Elmer's Island for beach and dune restoration project

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced a two-phase closure on Elmer’s Island for the Caminada Headland Beach and Dune Restoration Project, according to a press release.

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April 17 at 7:00 am
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LSU AgCenter scientists developing poison bait to target wild hog population

Researchers at LSU are currently developing a fish-based poison bait that, if ultimately approved by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, could put a serious dent into Louisiana’s wild hog population.

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April 17 at 6:00 am
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Bull redfish school puts on a show Saturday in Bay Billiot

Last Saturday, Ricky Naquin enjoyed a redfish slam in Bay Billiot like he’s never experienced in almost 50 years of fishing out of Pointe Aux Chenes.

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April 16 at 2:24 pm
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Perfect solution for leftover blackfin tuna

An offshore trip is pricey, but when you get into a bunch of blackfin the payoff is a lot of great eating.

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April 16 at 9:15 am
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Guide tip: Get more out of your braided fishing line

I love braid. It’s tough. It’s got zero stretch. It doesn’t have memory. It’s got a very small diameter. You feel every tap. And when a fish is hooked the fight is just awesome.

It’s costs more than mono, however, and if you fish a lot it can seem like you’re throwing money down the drain staying in fresh line.

But Capt. Brent Roy of Venice Charters Unlimited uses a single spool twice — and it’s a simple trick that is one of those “why didn’t I think of that” moments.

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April 16 at 6:00 am
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VIDEO: Sperm whale laps ROV off Louisiana coast

Researchers aboard the Nautilus, a research vessel making a tour through the Gulf of Mexico, received a special gift when a sperm whale swam laps around the remotely operated underwater vehicle nearly 2,000 feet below the surface.

"What the heck is that?" one of the researchers is heard saying as a large form passes near the ROV. "Oh, my goodnes. What is that?"

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April 15 at 3:55 pm
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Volunteers to install 'floating islands' this weekend near Grand Isle

In support of Earth Day next week, project volunteers and students from Grand Isle, Larose and Golden Meadow schools will build about 6,000 square feet of new wetland island habitat just north of Highway 1 this weekend.

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April 15 at 1:30 pm
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Top April bass lures

Walk into any tackle store to grab a few lures and the choices can be overwhelming. Racks are piled with all manner of baits that each manufacturer promises will catch more bass.

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April 15 at 9:15 am
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Lure Review: Redfish crush the Hildebrandt Drum Roller

Want a unique and improved spinnerbait on your side when you go redfish fishing for pleasure or for money?

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April 15 at 9:00 am
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Sediment diversions building land east of the Mississippi River

BURAS, LA. - When Capt. Ryan Lambert started guiding 35 years ago, the habitat on the west side of the Mississippi River at Buras was much different than it is today.

“Back when I started fishing here, you would have to navigate your way to the Gulf of Mexico,” said Lambert, who operates Cajun Fishing Adventures on Highway 23. “Now you can turn your wheel that way and never touch it again and not touch a piece of land. It’s all gone”

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April 15 at 6:00 am
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Three more lunkers landed at Toledo Bend

As the 2014-15 lunker season draws to a close next month, three more anglers recently scored 10-pound-plus bass at Toledo Bend.

It’s anybody’s guess as to what this year’s record-breaking final tally will be, but action has shown little sign of slowing down so far. 

Read about the locations, lures and tactics these three fishermen used to land the largemouth of a lifetime. 

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April 14 at 2:12 pm
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Impacts of 2014's abundant mast crop

Many hunters are still lamenting the poor deer season that just ended. Complaints about lack of deer sightings and poor deer activity have hunters crying about too many doe days.

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April 14 at 8:58 am
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Impromptu bow-fishing trip yields potential Toledo Bend record longnose gar

As evidenced this spring, Toledo Bend’s 185,000 acres are home to an untold number of lunker largemouth bass that roam throughout the reservoir.

Of course, lots of other species call the Bend home, like bream, crappie, catfish, carp and striped bass, among others.

And even though you don’t hear much about longnose gar, an unplanned bow-fishing trip late last month might have resulted in a new lake record — if the fish would have been officially verified and submitted. 

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April 14 at 6:00 am
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Nine cited for alleged oyster harvesting violations in Terrebonne Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited nine people on April 8 for alleged oyster violations in Hell Hole Bayou in Terrebonne Parish, according to a press release.

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April 13 at 1:00 pm
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Sulphur angler scores on Toledo Bend 11.14-pounder Saturday

As much as she wanted to, Pat Schexnider just couldn’t escape her date with destiny and ended up catching the bass of a lifetime Saturday on Toledo Bend.

“I almost didn’t go,” the 60-year-old Sulphur angler said.

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April 13 at 9:23 am
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Choosing the best popping cork

There are Ford guys and Chevy fanatics, and there are folks who prefer Coke and others who are diehard Pepsi drinkers. 

Are you “lovin’ it” at McDonald’s, or do you prefer to “have it your way” at Burger King?

Fans strongly support their favorites without much gray area — and the same can be said for popping corks.

Whether you select a beefy, cone-shaped model outfitted with beads and washers that calls specks in like a dinner bell or a lemon-shaped cork that redfish seem to love, allegiance among anglers is strong for their go-to choice.

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April 13 at 6:00 am
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