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How to catch Delacroix’s fall reds

The winds were already blowing when I stepped out of my truck onto the dock by Capt. Ron “Ahab” Broadus’ boat dock down in Delacroix Island.

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September 20 at 6:00 am
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Alleged piranha owner in Harahan cited by enforcement agents

A Jefferson Parish man was cited by enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for alleged illegal piranha possession violations on Sept. 14.

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September 19 at 7:42 am
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Top 3 steps to prep your bow

That first cool front is (hopefully) on its way south ­— the first sign that fall is fast approaching. When the scalding summer temperatures are broken, it’s a bet you’ll start thinking about where best to ambush that deer you’ve been watching all summer on trail cams.

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September 19 at 6:00 am
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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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