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First Cast: Value of fishing lost in closure of launch

I’m not what most would consider an anti-government ranter. I’m not a big-government fan, either. I just believe government has a role in our lives that probably can’t be rolled back without great pain to us all.

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No ‘maybe’ in May — Best bets for speckled trout, reds in St. Bernard Parish

Henry David Thoreau once said, “Everyone should believe in something; I believe I’ll go fishing.” 

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Chatter box — How to use vibe jigs to catch more bass

This is not subtle. It’s not finesse. But it’s one of bass fishing’s bolder, attention-craving baits.

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Yesterday at 6:00 am
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Leeville Tag — Tips for catching more Leeville reds Status:

“Local Angler Recognized as Top Tagger,” the banner in the Era Leader, Washington Parish’s weekly newpaper, read.

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May 02 at 1:00 pm
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Ruger creates 'Gator Country' 10/22 special edition

The trusty Ruger 10/22 I bought when I was a senior in high school 30 long years ago - although it still works like a charm - definitely won’t ever be confused with a special edition of the gun that’s being produced through this November.

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May 02 at 6:00 am
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Red snapper five-state management plan voted down by U.S. House committee

Thursday wasn’t exactly a banner day for private red snapper anglers along the Gulf Coast - or for the five Gulf states fisheries managers hoping to wrest control of the snapper fishery away from the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.

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May 01 at 2:32 pm
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Body of missing Prairieville boater recovered in Bayou Manchac

Officials recovered the body of 23-year-old Allen Fitzgerald about 8 this morning after almost a four-day search, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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May 01 at 1:20 pm
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Officials react to 10-day federal snapper season for Gulf anglers

The news Thursday afternoon that recreational private anglers in the Gulf of Mexico will get a 10-day red snapper season in early June — while federal for-hire charter captains will have a 44-day season stretching into July — generated lots of responses in the wake of the announcement.

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May 01 at 11:17 am
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Shreveport man cited for alleged turkey-hunting violation in Bienville Parish

A 67-year-old Shreveport man was cited last weekend by enforcement agents for hunting turkeys over a baited area, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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May 01 at 9:30 am
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Pending legislation would require LDWF permit to transport feral hogs in Louisiana

A bill that would require a permit from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to transport live feral hogs goes before the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment in Baton Rouge next week.

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May 01 at 6:00 am
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2015 federal red snapper season: 10 days for private anglers

With the recreational red snapper season quota now divided between private anglers and federal for-hire vessels in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on Thursday the 2015 season framework for both sectors. 

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April 30 at 2:06 pm
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Steady north winds dirtied water near Dularge, guide says

This week’s cool front could hasten the departure of speckled trout from interior marshes near Cocodrie and Dularge, according to a local fishing guide.

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April 30 at 9:30 am
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VIDEO: 5 steps to inspect your inflatable PFD

I remember well the first time I got my hands on an inflatable, suspender-type personal flotation device. It was back in 1999, when the Bassmaster Federation Nation Nationals were held on the Red River.

The folks at B.A.S.S. handed me the PFD when I showed up to go on the water to cover the event. The little units were brand new back then, and I couldn’t get over how comfortable it was to have the PFD on.

I still have that inflatable life preserver, but I’m a bit sheepish to admit that I never, ever check to ensure everything is in working order: I simply toss it in the boat and assume it will perform as advertised if I’m dumped in the water.

Honestly, that’s stupid.

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April 30 at 6:00 am
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LDWF schedules drawdown for Iatt Lake in Grant Parish

In order to control nuisance aquatic vegetation, the water level on Iatt Lake in Grant Parish will be lowered beginning on May 14, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 29 at 3:30 pm
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Speckled trout, shrimp arriving now in Little Lake, Manila Village near Lafitte

Speckled trout and shrimp are just now starting to arrive near Lafitte, but the weather has made it tough to get in a good trip, according to a local fishing guide.

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April 29 at 1:30 pm
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LDWF issues advisory on spread of cogongrass

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is advising private landowners that cogongrass, which grows in dense mats and rapidly displaces native vegetation, is spreading into much of Southeast Louisiana, as well as some western and central parishes.

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April 29 at 9:00 am
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