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Reef Fish Amendment 40 pits private fishermen against charter captains in dividing red snapper recreational quota Satellite-aided tracking effective for water rescues Public comment period on potential increased limits for anglers lodging at Port Eads ends Aug. 1 Jennings angler snares 10.62-pounder Sunday on Toledo Bend

Results for the 2014 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

Two new rodeo records were established at the 2014 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo.

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Anglers reminded new tripletail size, bag limit regulations now in effect

For the first time since new regulations went into effect in February, tripletail action is about to heat up along the Louisiana coast.

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July 28 at 1:30 pm
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LDWF seeks help in ID'ing ski boat involved in hit-and-run accident

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are seeking your help in identifying a ski boat involved in a hit-and-run accident on the Amite River Diversion Canal Saturday evening.

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July 28 at 8:46 am
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: targeting big specks on Big Lake

Lake Calcasieu is home to some big-time speckled trout, but it can be a tough place to fish if you aren’t familiar with reef locations and how the Ship Channel influences the bite.

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Erik Rue with Calcasieu Charter Service shares tips that you can use on Big Lake, and across the coast, to catch more specks. 

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July 28 at 6:00 am
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Skirt color should 'match the hatch'

There’s a reason so many of the worms, skirts and trailers we see in the bass-fishing arena are green pumpkin — the color mimics crawfish and all types of finfish forage.Read More...
July 27 at 1:00 pm
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Author conducts deer browse surveys

Last month I wrote about browse surveys and that now is the time to be looking at the deer habitat, seeing first-hand what is available for deer to eat and discovering exactly what plants they are actually eating.

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July 27 at 6:00 am
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Key components for a trail cam kit

As we transition through the humid and hot doldrums of mid-summer, it is time to begin preparing for the upcoming trail camera season.

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July 26 at 1:00 pm
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Practice safe boating this summer

In last month’s column we took a look at some of the required training and safety equipment for boats operating on public waterways. A working knowledge of safety rules acquired in the boating education course and good safety equipment are the basics for becoming a safe boat owner/operator. 

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July 26 at 6:00 am
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Nighttime trout bite on with easy redfish limits during the day out of Dularge

Speckled trout might be hard to come by during the day out of Dularge right now without live bait, but the nighttime bite on plastics is solid offshore on just about any lit rig,  according to a fishing guide.

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July 25 at 4:03 pm
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Lafayette kayakers take care of business, shoot creative fishing videos

The old saying says a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work, but what would result if you could somehow combine a day on the water with a day in the office?

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July 25 at 6:00 am
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Watch video of stingray giving birth after being unhooked near Sabine Lake

EDITOR'S NOTE: The language in the attached video is pretty coarse. If you’re easily offended or you're watching at work or with kids, you might want to view it with the speakers turned down.

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July 24 at 4:49 pm
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Asian carp mistaken for redfish creating confusion in Lake Salvador

Lake Salvador has been producing some good redfish the last few weeks, but it's also produced a lot of frustration among anglers. 

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July 24 at 12:46 pm
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New residents can purchase hunting and fishing licenses sooner, LDWF says

New state residents will qualify to purchase recreational hunting and fishing licenses after six months in the state effective Aug. 1, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. 

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July 24 at 9:30 am
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Brand new Sportsman TV tonight: targeting redfish and bass in the grass at Delacroix

While many anglers shy away from vegetation, Bassmaster Elite Series pro and Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney has made a good living punching through thick grass mats for big bass.

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July 24 at 6:00 am
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Get all knotted up - with the crossover uni knot

EDITOR’S NOTE: With fishing action continuing through the summer, we thought now would be a great time to introduce a series on several basic fishing knots that can be used by a variety of anglers.

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July 23 at 2:31 pm
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Feel the noise: Storm's Arashi Rattling Square crankbaits add sound to the mix

After a day of prefishing in late May for a Bassmaster Open on Tennessee’s Douglas Lake, one of the tour’s up-and-coming bass pros was eager to talk about a crankbait he used on his way to finishing 14th this year in this year’s Bassmaster Classic.

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July 23 at 9:30 am
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