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Search teams still looking for missing Denham Springs man on Upper Grand River

Search and rescue teams are currently looking for a 61-year-old Denham Springs man who apparently slipped off a houseboat Friday evening on the Upper Grand River in Iberville Parish.

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Yesterday at 1:29 pm
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Tennessee angler catches 10.36-pound largemouth at Toledo Bend

Duane Thompson of Millington, Tenn., went down to Toledo Bend last month to visit and get in some good fishing time. 

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Yesterday at 11:52 am
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May speckled trout techniques: The double rig

Ask a bass angler how to catch a bass, and you’ll get a doctoral dissertation including a host of variables ranging from the pH of the water to the phase of the spawn.

Ask a speckled trout angler how to catch a trout, and you’ll get a much simpler response including only two variables - tide and bait.

While there may be something to the notion that you’ve got to throw a certain color crankbait that dives to 2 1/2 feet rather than 6 feet to get a bass to bite, trying to convince a die-hard trout angler that he or she has to throw a certain color or style of bait to catch fish is futile.

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Yesterday at 9:19 am
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First Cast: Value of fishing lost in closure of launch

I’m not what most would consider an anti-government ranter. I’m not a big-government fan, either. I just believe government has a role in our lives that probably can’t be rolled back without great pain to us all.

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Yesterday at 6:00 am
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No ‘maybe’ in May — Best bets for speckled trout, reds in St. Bernard Parish

Henry David Thoreau once said, “Everyone should believe in something; I believe I’ll go fishing.” 

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May 03 at 1:00 pm
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Chatter box — How to use vibe jigs to catch more bass

This is not subtle. It’s not finesse. But it’s one of bass fishing’s bolder, attention-craving baits.

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May 03 at 6:00 am
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Leeville Tag — Tips for catching more Leeville reds Status:

“Local Angler Recognized as Top Tagger,” the banner in the Era Leader, Washington Parish’s weekly newpaper, read.

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May 02 at 1:00 pm
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Ruger creates 'Gator Country' 10/22 special edition

The trusty Ruger 10/22 I bought when I was a senior in high school 30 long years ago - although it still works like a charm - definitely won’t ever be confused with a special edition of the gun that’s being produced through this November.

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May 02 at 6:00 am
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Red snapper five-state management plan voted down by U.S. House committee

Thursday wasn’t exactly a banner day for private red snapper anglers along the Gulf Coast - or for the five Gulf states fisheries managers hoping to wrest control of the snapper fishery away from the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.

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May 01 at 2:32 pm
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Body of missing Prairieville boater recovered in Bayou Manchac

Officials recovered the body of 23-year-old Allen Fitzgerald about 8 this morning after almost a four-day search, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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May 01 at 1:20 pm
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Officials react to 10-day federal snapper season for Gulf anglers

The news Thursday afternoon that recreational private anglers in the Gulf of Mexico will get a 10-day red snapper season in early June — while federal for-hire charter captains will have a 44-day season stretching into July — generated lots of responses in the wake of the announcement.

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May 01 at 11:17 am
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Shreveport man cited for alleged turkey-hunting violation in Bienville Parish

A 67-year-old Shreveport man was cited last weekend by enforcement agents for hunting turkeys over a baited area, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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May 01 at 9:30 am
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Pending legislation would require LDWF permit to transport feral hogs in Louisiana

A bill that would require a permit from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to transport live feral hogs goes before the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment in Baton Rouge next week.

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May 01 at 6:00 am
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2015 federal red snapper season: 10 days for private anglers

With the recreational red snapper season quota now divided between private anglers and federal for-hire vessels in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on Thursday the 2015 season framework for both sectors. 

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April 30 at 2:06 pm
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Steady north winds dirtied water near Dularge, guide says

This week’s cool front could hasten the departure of speckled trout from interior marshes near Cocodrie and Dularge, according to a local fishing guide.

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April 30 at 9:30 am
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VIDEO: 5 steps to inspect your inflatable PFD

I remember well the first time I got my hands on an inflatable, suspender-type personal flotation device. It was back in 1999, when the Bassmaster Federation Nation Nationals were held on the Red River.

The folks at B.A.S.S. handed me the PFD when I showed up to go on the water to cover the event. The little units were brand new back then, and I couldn’t get over how comfortable it was to have the PFD on.

I still have that inflatable life preserver, but I’m a bit sheepish to admit that I never, ever check to ensure everything is in working order: I simply toss it in the boat and assume it will perform as advertised if I’m dumped in the water.

Honestly, that’s stupid.

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April 30 at 6:00 am
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