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2014 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo set for July 24-26

The oldest fishing tournament in the United States, the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, is set to crank up this weekend headquartered out of Sand Dollar Marina.

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Yesterday at 9:41 am
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Atchafalaya Basin bream still on beds

It’s been at least 25 years since my younger brother Greg, my dad Allen and I fished together. So it was an even bet whether or not we’d all survive the trip when we loaded up Monday morning to make a bream-fishing trip to the Atchafalaya Basin.

Three Crawfords on 17 feet of Cajun Special can be a scary thing.

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Yesterday at 6:00 am
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: tips to catch more specks in Lafitte

In this excerpt from†Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Theophile Bourgeois III with Bourgeois Fishing Charters shares tips that everyone can use to catch more specks.†

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July 21 at 6:00 am
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The perfect bream rig

I grew up bream fishing, and we caught a lot of fish using cane poles. And as I aged, I pretty much kept to the same approach, moving to telescopic graphite jig poles.

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July 20 at 6:00 am
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Go shallow for summertime bass

Everyone loves to chase bass during the spring and fall, when fish are cruising shallows and chomping on everything that moves.

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July 19 at 6:00 am
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How to maintain a spinning reel

I’ve had a lifelong distaste for spinning tackle. I have never learned to use it for any accurate casting, and the infernal loops that form in the reel spool drive me nuts.

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July 18 at 6:00 am
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Federal duck stamp available Aug. 1 online, at state license vendors

Louisiana duck hunters will be allowed to purchase federal waterfowl stamps online and through hunting-and-fishing license vendors throughout the state beginning Aug. 1, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said today.

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July 17 at 6:00 pm
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Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo set for July 24-26 in Venice

The 16th Annual Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo is slated for July 24-26 out of Venice Marina.

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July 17 at 1:00 pm
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Donít rush to judgement: Causes of erosion

To raise awareness for one of Louisiana’s first politically spurred campaigns against coastal land loss, former Gov. Mike Foster took a publicity team into open water off of St. Mary Parish, cast a line and showed the crew his GPS, which showed them on solid ground.

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July 17 at 6:00 am
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DeRidder angler catches 11.29-pound monster at Toledo Bend

Make no mistake about it, DeRidder’s Kevin Slaydon was definitely feeling the heat to catch at least a 10-pound bass on Toledo Bend.†

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July 16 at 2:30 pm
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Louisiana's recreational saltwater license fee increase set for Aug. 1

The long-anticipated Louisiana recreational saltwater license fee increase that was approved by the Legislature earlier this summer will officially go into effect Aug. 1, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.†

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July 16 at 10:34 am
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Mississippi angler catches Caribbean-based fish near Venice

Stephan ‘Bay Boat’ Herbison wasn’t in a casino earlier this month when he got to play a little ‘blackjack.’

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July 16 at 9:50 am
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Solid year for cobia out of Grand Isle

For the first time in his 14 years as a guide, Capt. Daryl Carpenter has had two cobia hit bait that he was actually trolling for dolphin with this year offshore from Grand Isle.

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July 16 at 6:00 am
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Mississippi man, 38, dies from vibrio infection

An Ocean Springs, Miss. man who spent a lot of his life in the Gulf of Mexico was killed by bacteria that attacked his body after spending a day in those very same waters.

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July 15 at 3:22 pm
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Potential new No. 5 Warsaw grouper caught at Fourchon Oilman's Tournament

Simon Guidry was underweight, overmatched and outmanned when he picked a fight with a 305-pound Warsaw grouper Friday afternoon, but the Cutoff angler still managed to come out on top.

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July 15 at 10:07 am
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Video compilation: When wild hogs attack

Hunting is often described by the uninitiated as an act perpetrated on innocent animals. And, well, we do hide in trees and wait for deer to meander into our sights. Fun and productive, but it's not all that dangerous to the hunter, unless he happens to fall from his perch.

And then there's hog hunting. Unless you are lucky enough to be in a tree when a hog walks out, you just never know what will happen — as this video so aptly shows.

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July 15 at 9:30 am
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