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Lens-cleaning wipes a must for any angler

There’s nothing worse than spending most of a fishing trip looking through sunglasses smeared with fingerprints, sweat, sunscreen, residue from water and fish slime. Or trying to get your GPS screen clean enough to see exactly where that top-secret hotspot is located.

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LDWF to conduct aerial spraying on Spring Bayou Wednesday

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will conduct an aerial herbicide application on Spring Bayou in Avoyelles Parish Wednesday, Aug. 20 to control American lotus.

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Yesterday at 7:50 pm
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Desiccant keeps hooks rust free

We all know water is the enemy of all metal. And while we protect a lot of our equipment, we anglers often just toss our lures back in storage containers and forget them until the next trip.

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August 19 at 6:00 am
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Potential world-record gator harvested Saturday in Alabama

Everything’s bigger in Texas - except alligators, apparently.

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August 18 at 4:40 pm
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Courville pleads guilty to poaching 18-point trophy buck on Tensas River NWR

Earlier this month, Christopher J. Courville, 39, of DeRidder, pled guilty to charges resulting from arrowing a big 18-point buck during illegal hours on the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge in January.

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August 18 at 2:00 pm
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Ascension Parish man arrested in connection with July 26 hit-and-run boating accident

A 32-year-old Ascension Parish man was arrested Friday for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run ski boat accident on the Amite River Diversion Canal.

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August 18 at 11:31 am
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Trout Masters excerpt: Using soft plastics to catch big trout out of Cypremort Point

David ‘T-Coon’ Billeaud is not a fan of live bait.

He routinely uses soft plastics exclusively to catch big trout around Cypremort Point.

In this excerpt fromTrout Masters: How Louisiana Anglers Catch the Lunkers, Billeaud discusses his favorite lures, jigheads and the tidal movement he prefers to catch more specks.

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August 18 at 6:00 am
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LeRoy wins Ride the Bull V from atop a paddle board

Kalley LeRoy added a little extra ‘extreme’ to the Ride the Bull V Extreme Kayak Tournament Saturday out of Bridge Side Marina on Grand Isle.

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August 17 at 5:56 pm
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Best live bait suggestions

The best live bait to use depends upon the area you are fishing and the species that you are targeting.Read More...
August 17 at 6:00 am
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Fish grassy edges to find chinquapin

Finding something as small as a chinquapin in the middle of a big reservoir like Grand Bayou is kind of like looking for a well, you know.Read More...
August 16 at 6:00 am
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Grand Isle's new kayak launch completed

Workers were dumping limestone Thursday afternoon and putting the finishing touches on Grand Isle’s new kayak launch, which officials hoped would be up and running by this weekend.

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August 15 at 11:47 am
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Recreational anglers, charter captains urged to attend Monday's Gulf Council meeting in Baton Rouge to discuss red snapper quota allocations

Although sector separation would essentially split the recreational quota between private anglers and charter captains, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is encouraging both groups to attend the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meeting Monday evening in Baton Rouge.

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August 15 at 9:15 am
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Best August speckled trout bait

Shrimp are kings of summertime trout fishing — everyone knows that.

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August 15 at 6:00 am
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Speckled trout bite this fall could be extra-special, guide says

The dog days of August already have Capt. Mike Gallo looking forward to the cooler, crisper days to come later this fall.

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August 14 at 5:20 pm
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Trophy bucks, lunker bass linked by proper nutrition

Many years ago (OK, it was during the Dark Ages for you young people), I was helping Louisiana Sportsman contributor Chris Berzas with an article about deer habitat. I was demonstrating the newly developed deer browse transect and how it measures browse availability and utilization.

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August 14 at 9:20 am
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Brother-sister duo win 2013 Louisiana Youth Hunters of the Year

Pineville is home to the 2013 male and female Youth Hunters of the Year, and they both live under the same roof.

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August 14 at 6:00 am
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