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7 bass-fishing mistakes to avoid

There are those who fish for bass, and then there are those who consistently catch largemouths.

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September 18 at 6:00 am
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Keep fishing rods organized, safe

Admit it: Your rods are stuck in a corner of your garage, with the line and tips tangled. So every time you head out fishing you have to carefully pick through the mess to ensure you don’t break a rod tip.

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September 17 at 1:00 pm
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Public Ramblings: Bow season rapidly approaching

As Oct. 1 rapidly approaches, my physical (and mental) condition cannot even compare to this time last fall. 

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September 17 at 6:00 am
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Top 5 tactics to catch more Atchafalaya Basin bass

The Atchafalaya River was high most of the year, and bass-fishing successes were hit and miss.

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September 16 at 1:00 pm
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Sulphur firefighter catches 11.41-pounder at Toledo Bend

Daniel Burnett Jr. is used to dealing with plenty of heat, but not the kind that was coming from his camper’s air conditioner earlier this month near Toledo Bend.

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September 16 at 6:00 am
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Teal season opener a mixed bag

Louisiana’s opening weekend of teal season played out a lot like a beginner’s class in real estate basics: It all boiled down to location, location, location.

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September 15 at 11:50 am
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Trout Masters excerpt: Pursuing big specks with live croakers

Pursuing trophy trout can be a slow, pain-staking process - but Charlie Lieux would rather catch five big fish than 25 2- or 3-pounders.

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September 15 at 6:00 am
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Rattlesnake bite ends Mississippi hunting-camp trip, sends man to the hospital

On Saturday, Dana Sanders was just doing what many of us will be doing for the next few weekends — preparing for the 2014 hunting season by clipping limbs to clear a shooting lane.

What he didn't do, however, was look where he was stepping. And a timber rattlesnake made him pay for that mistake, biting him on the left leg and sending him to a hospital in extreme pain.

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September 15 at 2:30 am
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Pontchartrain Mix-up — Fishing for variety

Sometimes people forget that Lake Pontchartrain is about more than speckled trout.

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September 14 at 1:00 pm
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Keep it simple in September to catch more bass

As a photographer, I learned a long time ago that it is simple to make images look complicated.

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September 14 at 6:00 am
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Deer Dynamics: Communication

Scent pheromones and their distinct odors are instinctively utilized by whitetails to convey a realm of communication related to dominant hierarchy and sexual interactions.

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September 13 at 1:00 pm
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Tarpon bite on fire out of Venice now

We were actually looking for kingfish, but a different king — this one also robed in silver — came to play, and the day turned interesting in a hurry.

Launching from Venice Marina one balmy August afternoon, I was headed out for what was to be a quick photo shoot with Scomberomorus cavalla — the toothy king mackerel. My hosts were Capts. Brandon and Brent Ballay — brothers and fixtures in the Delta fishing scene. Both felt confident that we could wrangle up a picture-worthy king in short order, so off to the rigs we went.Read More...
September 13 at 10:00 am
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Recent duck population increases masking detrimental wetlands losses

While many duck species populations are at or near historic levels now, officials are concerned that continued loss of wetlands in the U.S. Prairie Pothole Region, combined with the inevitable return of dryer weather there, will have serious implications for the future.

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September 13 at 6:00 am
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Have 'yak - will travel!

Some of the alluring aspects of kayak fishing are that it is relatively inexpensive and you have the ability to ply waters near one’s home area. Of course, we know that there really is no better place to fish than in Louisiana.

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September 12 at 6:00 am
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LDWF's 2014 September teal survey third-lowest on record

The good news is the aerial survey completed this week by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries revealed about 101,000 blue-winged teal had already arrived in advance of opening day this Saturday, an increase of about 51,000 birds compared to last year’s record-breaking low count. 

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September 11 at 3:17 pm
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Picking the right rod for the job

For bass anglers who buy fishing rods like golfers buy clubs, having so many different kinds of technique-specific poles in the boat might seem like it can put the odds in your favor.

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September 11 at 6:00 am
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