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Paddle-board fishing for Theriot reds

At first I thought they looked silly. I mean, c’mon — two guys standing on surf boards fishing in the marsh.†

It sure wasn’t the guys that looked out of place. They were lean, rugged, suntanned outdoor types, both wearing full beards.

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Best bets for catching male bass guarding fry

Ponder the local playground: Kids laughing and chatting as they enjoy swing sets, merry-go-rounds, play sets, etc., while parents watch with a blend of heart-thumping pride and diligent protection.

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Yesterday at 1:00 pm
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Bream-fishing mistakes to avoid

When Charles Johnson was asked what mistakes people make when they fish bream beds, his answer was simple: “noise, noise, noise.”

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Yesterday at 6:00 am
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LaCaze pays tribute to honored Louisiana conservationist

On March 15, Dr. George Dugal passed away at his home in Lafayette. He was 84, a retired dentist, a good husband, father, grandfather and so much more.

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May 24 at 1:00 pm
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Focus on travel routes for postspawn crappie

Most fishermen understand the basics for targeting crappie before and during their spring spawn, but when fish leave spawning grounds and head to deep water, what’s the deal?

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May 24 at 6:00 am
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Trout-fishing tips for the MRGO rocks

It’s often said that it doesn’t take a rocket scientist (or brain surgeon) to know whatever obvious point a person is making.

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May 23 at 1:00 pm
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Turkey hunting ó then and now

The 2015 spring turkey season was, as of this writing, a total bust for me, as I have been neck-deep in the moving process to a new house that the wife and I have been building and dealing with for some months now.

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May 23 at 6:00 am
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Suspect in game warden shooting confesses, affidavit says

The 29-year-old Monroe man accused of shooting a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent Thursday night during a traffic stop near the Wham Break boat launch confessed to State Police after he was apprehended, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in Ouachita Parish.

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May 22 at 4:08 pm
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3 productive lures for postspawn bass

Bass fishermen hate the thought of having to catch fish that have just finishing spawning and are often acting sickly, but sometimes they just have to figure out how to catch these finicky fish.

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May 22 at 1:00 pm
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Speckled trout bite on fire out of Dularge

The speckled trout action out of Dularge right now is the best May bite Capt. Bill Lake has seen in at least 10 years.

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May 22 at 9:30 am
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Louisiana Tech mechanical engineers hook up with Rat-L-Trap

Layton Crawford, Derek Kennedy and Lance Reeves are pretty serious outdoorsmen who try to work in bass fishing trips every available weekend.

They also happen to be seniors majoring in mechanical engineering at Louisiana Tech, and they got the opportunity to combine their passion for fishing and their love of engineering during a 9-month design project for Bill Lewis Outdoors in Alexandria, makers of the legendary Rat-L-Trap lure.

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May 22 at 6:00 am
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LDWF agent shot in the back Thursday evening on Russell Sage WMA

A 32-year-old enforcement agent with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries was shot Thursday evening on the Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area in Ouachita Parish and is in serious condition at a Monroe hospital.

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May 22 at 12:02 am
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Three men convicted of oyster violations in Terrebonne Parish, LDWF says

Judge Randy Bethancourt found three Houma men guilty of oyster violations on Monday in connection with an incident on the Sister Lake Public Oyster Seed Reservation late last year, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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May 21 at 10:45 am
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Lunker bass replicas awarded at Toledo Bend

More than 80 anglers who landed 10-pound-plus bass at Toledo Bend over the last year picked up their free replicas Sunday during an awards ceremony at Cypress Bend Park.

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May 21 at 9:00 am
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Top tips for trout success

A person can’t successfully charter fish for 28 years without accumulating a bag of tricks. Zutie Auenson, who fishes out of Grand Isle, is no exception. Here are some of his favorite tactics to stay on trout:

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May 21 at 6:00 am
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Louisiana black bear should be delisted, officials say

U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell and Gov. Bobby Jindal proposed in mid-August to remove the Louisiana Black bear from the federal Threatened and Endangered Species List.

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May 20 at 4:47 pm
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