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Amberjack season to reopen Aug. 1

Recreational fishing for greater amberjack will resume at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, with the minimum size continuing to be 30 inches fork length, according to a press release from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

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Johnson Bayou rigs holding nice speckled trout

The original plan Tuesday morning was to head down to the Calcasieu Ship Channel with Capt. Nick Poe for a story about catching speckled trout on the ledges in deeper water during the dog days of summer.

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Smothered crab, redfish sauce piquante recipes

Bayou Lafourche runs the entire north-to-south length of Lafourche Parish. If you are from Lafourche, you are either from up-the-bayou or down-the-bayou.

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July 29 at 6:00 am
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Two cited for allegedly stealing alligator eggs worth $10,460 in Grand Chenier

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men for taking 523 alligator eggs in Grand Chenier without a valid egg collection permit, according to a news release.

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July 28 at 3:56 pm
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LDWF cites 18 for alleged illegal shrimp harvesting since April

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in St. Mary, Terrebonne and LaFourche parishes have made nine cases and seized more than 6,500 pounds of shrimp since April, according to a press release.

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July 28 at 1:00 pm
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Simrad’s new Halo radar solves problems

Some things about radar that used to be considered common knowledge are no longer valid — and some, of course, never were.

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July 28 at 6:00 am
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Two Louisiana men sentenced for killing black bear, multiple deer in Avoyelles Parish

Two Louisiana men were sentenced in the Avoyelles 12th Judicial District Court last month in connection with incidents on the Grand Lake Rod and Gun Club back in October of 2013, according to a press release.

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July 27 at 2:23 pm
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Final leaderboard for the 2015 Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

Final results for the 2015 Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo are as follows:

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July 27 at 1:00 pm
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Complete results for the 2015 Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo

Here are final results from the 17th annual Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo held this past weekend out of Venice Marina.

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July 27 at 10:50 am
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Three Texas men accused of illegal oyster harvesting

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested three Texas men Friday for alleged oyster harvesting violations in Terrebonne Parish.

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July 27 at 8:42 am
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Using macaroni to chum up mangrove snapper

The absolutely transparent water churned with fish.

It was like a giant aquarium.

The slightly-built, heavily suntanned 50-year-old man threw another handful of macaroni into the seething mass of Bermuda chubs and mangrove snappers. 

Macaroni?

You betcha — macaroni.

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July 27 at 6:00 am
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Blue crab beach blitz — Crabbing on Grand Isle

My wife Glenda told Barbara Picard that blue crab meat can make anything you cook taste better.

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July 26 at 1:00 pm
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How to catch specks and reds in the Lake Borgne area

“Get your motor running, get out on the highway, looking for adventure, and whatever comes our way.” — Steppenwolf

Back in 1967, Steppenwolf recorded their hit song Born to be Wild. It is, to this day, considered by many to be a ground-breaking song, the first in what would become the “heavy metal” genre.

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July 26 at 6:00 am
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Wire-to-wire Bassmaster National High School champs

From start to finish Alex Heintze and Justin Watts of Baton Rouge, held the lead at the Bassmaster High School National Championship.

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July 25 at 6:41 pm
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Winning at the Worm — How to fish this Marsh Island redfish hotspot

Last summer in the middle of the day, while toiling away at work trying not to think of someplace else I’d rather be, I received a phone call from the late Elvis Jeanminette.

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July 25 at 1:00 pm
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Crankbait tips for the Atchafalaya Basin

If you had to pick one lure to use this summer to stack up Atchafalaya Basin bass, which would you pick. A worm? A jig.

Well, if you didn’t think “crankbait,” you might be missing the boat.

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July 25 at 6:00 am
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