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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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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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Yesterday 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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Yesterday 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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Redfish bite consistent in Biloxi Marsh, guide says

Even though the calendar says it’s almost August, anglers are still catching a few speckled trout around the platforms in Lake Borgne — something Capt. Mike Gallo hasn’t seen happen this late in all his years as a fishing guide.

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July 24 at 1:00 pm
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Working the boat beat

In Louisiana we are fortunate to have a robust law enforcement presence on the water all across the state. Wildlife enforcement agents can be found working everything from the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the rivers and lakes of North Louisiana.

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July 24 at 9:00 am
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Lafayette angler details catch of potential world record mangrove snapper

They say records are made to be broken, but Tim Champagne’s giant 31 ⅞-inch mangrove snapper looks like it won’t just be breaking records — it’s could absolutely shatter them.

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July 24 at 6:00 am
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Lafayette angler catches potential world record mangrove snapper out of Cocodrie

A Lafayette angler landed a certified 18.63-pound mangrove snapper out of Cocodrie on Wednesday — a fish that, pending official certification, would easily become the new No. 1 mangrove in the state — and potentially the world. 

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July 23 at 6:30 pm
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Livingston Parish team takes 10-pound lead after Day 2 in National Championship

Alex Heintze and Justin Watts credit an obscure technique for their nearly 10-pound lead going into the championship round of the Bassmaster High School National Championship on Saturday.

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July 23 at 6:02 pm
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Fall inshore shrimp season set to open Monday, Aug. 17

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission met today and announced the 2015 fall inshore shrimp season will open in state inside waters at 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 17.

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July 23 at 4:42 pm
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How to peel a blue crab

As wonderful as blue crabs are to eat, there is no doubt that, for the average person, blue crab meat is tough to get out of the animal’s shell.

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July 23 at 9:10 am
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Kayak angler lands shark near Elmer's Island

Frank Breaux never hooked up with a redfish during a recent kayak scouting trip for Ride the Bull VI in Caminada Pass, but that didn’t stop him from getting a ‘Cajun Sleigh Ride,’ anyway.

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July 23 at 6:00 am
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Louisiana team leads Bassmaster High School National Championship

Talk about making the bites count.

Justin Watts and Alex Heintze of the Livingston Parish Bassmasters had only five bites Wednesday on Kentucky Lake, but they came quick and early.

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July 22 at 5:26 pm
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LDWF schedules drawdowns for Iatt Lake, Lake Bistineau

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduld drawdowns in the coming weeks for both Iatt Lake and Lake Bistineau to try to control giant salvinia.

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July 22 at 3:18 pm
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