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Rig-fishing off the Central Louisiana coast

“Offshore is what we do,” 46-year-old Dennis Menard Jr. said. “We have blue water in our veins. We are all intrigued by it.

“It’s the not knowing what you are going to come up with.” 

After a couple of years of bouncing off of Dennis and Amanda Menard at various fishing events, I knew they were a storehouse of fishing and rigging tips.

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June 26 at 6:00 am
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New Port Eads Marina regulations allow three-day limits

Overnight guests at Port Eads Marina south of Venice can now legally possess three daily creel limits of fish — if the anglers receive certification by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fishereis staff, the agency reported today.

The regulations were approved by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission because of the remote nature of the marina.

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June 25 at 9:03 am
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Key battery charging tips

Fishermen learn the easy way or the hard way that how long a trolling motor battery lasts depends on how competently they charge it. I’d go so far as to say that proper charging can be more important than how well the battery is built and how much you paid for it.

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June 25 at 6:00 am
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Spot trouble early to stay safe on the water

Louisiana summer boating activity peeks in June. Considering how much boating takes place on any given day of any other month in the Sportsman’s Paradise, it’s safe to say things can get pretty hectic on a sunny weekend in June.

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June 24 at 6:00 am
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'Mothershipping' greatly expands kayaks' range

Although likely to be seen near any popular fishing spot in Louisiana, there are still times when kayakers get even stranger looks.

It’s that look of bewilderment when a powerboat fisherman comes across a kayak fisherman many miles from the nearest launch site. How did they get there?

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June 23 at 6:00 am
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Don't forget to renew your fishing license

With the weather finally (hopefully) starting to stabilize enough to allow you to get out and experience the great fishing opportunities around the state, don't get so caught up in the preparation and planning that you forget to buy your 2015-16 fishing license.

Yep, it's that time of year. The fishing license that has been riding around in your wallet since last year expires June 30.

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June 22 at 5:00 pm
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Pending No. 6 swordfish landed out of Venice

Three days ago an angler aboard Capt. Peace Marvel's boat battled a massive swordfish for nearly four hours before losing it at the boat.

While that was disappointing, the veteran Venice offshore guide made up for it June 21 when Slidell angler Vladimir Kamenov landed a 214.8-pound swordfish that should rank No. 5 in the Louisiana State Fish Records.

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June 22 at 2:22 pm
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Be prepared during snake season in the South

I still remember a certain evening bow hunt many years ago at a hunting property in Copiah County that I owned at the time.

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June 22 at 6:00 am
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Expert tips for surf fishing

My mom used to rebut my anti-broccoli sentiment with that classic parental logic line: “You’ll never know if you like it unless you try it.”

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June 21 at 1:00 pm
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Fishing guides tell how to load up with Carolina rigs at Calcasieu Lake

During the summer, the vast majority of Calcasieu Lake anglers will be fishing under birds for the small school trout in Turner’s Bay and other areas south of this point.Read More...
June 21 at 6:00 am
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Dr. Bream — Expert bream-fishing tips

Everything a bream fisherman would need was within easy reach of Dr. Ray Jones in the front of his fishing boat. As he eased his boat though the waters of Black Bayou Lake in Monroe, that became apparent rather quickly.

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June 20 at 1:00 pm
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The One — Master a single lure to catch more bass

No self-respecting angler would wager his entire day on a single bait. Diversity breeds opportunity, and keeping options handy fosters confidence.

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June 20 at 6:00 am
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Deadline for Youth Hunter, Angler of the Year honors is June 30, LDWF says

Young hunters and anglers are encouraged to write a short story about their outdoor experiences and participate in the 2014 Youth Hunter and Angler of the Year contests, but the deadline to enter is Tuesday, June 30.

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June 19 at 6:36 pm
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Jesuit's Blue Jay Fishing Rodeo set for June 26-27

Registration will be open until noon on Wednesday, June 24 for the 23rd Jesuit Blue Jay Fishing Rodeo, highlighted this year by three of the top speckled trout anglers in the state participating in the weigh-in festivities at John Ryan Stadium in Metairie.

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June 19 at 9:41 am
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Top 8 tips for more bream

• Catching bull bream is largely a matter of finding their spawning beds in the shallows near the lake edge.

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June 19 at 6:00 am
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Louisiana Bowfishing Inc. guides busted for alleged illegal gator hunts

The owners of Louisiana Bowfishing Inc., along with a guide who works for the charter service, were arrested this week in connection with alleged illegal alligator kills as part of their operation, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported today.

Louisiana Bowfishing Inc. owners Blake A. Mitchell, 29, and 32-year-old Neil Mitchell (both of Gretna), and 19-year-old guide Stephen Black of Slidell were arrested in connection with a number of alligator-hunting offenses in Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes, according to an LDWF news release.

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June 18 at 4:51 pm
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