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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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Yesterday 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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Yesterday 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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Yesterday at 9:30 am
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2014-15 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet available now online

The 2014-15 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet, which will be available in printed form early next month, is accessible online now through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website.

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July 23 at 6:00 am
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Louisiana's kayak clubs offer wealth of information, opportunities

Kayak fishermen are a different breed. Passionate about the sport, they work hard to let others know how much fun it is. They regularly share fishing tips, rigging advice and, yes, some even share fishing locations.

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July 22 at 2:00 pm
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2014 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo set for July 24-26

The oldest fishing tournament in the United States, the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, is set to crank up this weekend headquartered out of Sand Dollar Marina.

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July 22 at 9:41 am
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Atchafalaya Basin bream still on beds

It’s been at least 25 years since my younger brother Greg, my dad Allen and I fished together. So it was an even bet whether or not we’d all survive the trip when we loaded up Monday morning to make a bream-fishing trip to the Atchafalaya Basin.

Three Crawfords on 17 feet of Cajun Special can be a scary thing.

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July 22 at 6:00 am
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: tips to catch more specks in Lafitte

In this excerpt from†Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Theophile Bourgeois III with Bourgeois Fishing Charters shares tips that everyone can use to catch more specks.†

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July 21 at 6:00 am
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The perfect bream rig

I grew up bream fishing, and we caught a lot of fish using cane poles. And as I aged, I pretty much kept to the same approach, moving to telescopic graphite jig poles.

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July 20 at 6:00 am
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Go shallow for summertime bass

Everyone loves to chase bass during the spring and fall, when fish are cruising shallows and chomping on everything that moves.

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July 19 at 6:00 am
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How to maintain a spinning reel

I’ve had a lifelong distaste for spinning tackle. I have never learned to use it for any accurate casting, and the infernal loops that form in the reel spool drive me nuts.

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July 18 at 6:00 am
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Federal duck stamp available Aug. 1 online, at state license vendors

Louisiana duck hunters will be allowed to purchase federal waterfowl stamps online and through hunting-and-fishing license vendors throughout the state beginning Aug. 1, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said today.

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July 17 at 6:00 pm
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Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo set for July 24-26 in Venice

The 16th Annual Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo is slated for July 24-26 out of Venice Marina.

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July 17 at 1:00 pm
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Donít rush to judgement: Causes of erosion

To raise awareness for one of Louisiana’s first politically spurred campaigns against coastal land loss, former Gov. Mike Foster took a publicity team into open water off of St. Mary Parish, cast a line and showed the crew his GPS, which showed them on solid ground.

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July 17 at 6:00 am
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DeRidder angler catches 11.29-pound monster at Toledo Bend

Make no mistake about it, DeRidder’s Kevin Slaydon was definitely feeling the heat to catch at least a 10-pound bass on Toledo Bend.†

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July 16 at 2:30 pm
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Louisiana's recreational saltwater license fee increase set for Aug. 1

The long-anticipated Louisiana recreational saltwater license fee increase that was approved by the Legislature earlier this summer will officially go into effect Aug. 1, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.†

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July 16 at 10:34 am
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