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Creature Feature: Why are croakers literally croaking?

The story of the Atlantic croaker is the story of a fish that has somehow never managed to fulfill its predicted potential. They are truly one of the most abundant fish in the sea. 

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February 05 at 1:00 pm
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Tough trout mapped out — How to use digital maps to catch more specks

Have no doubt, February is a tough time for speckled trout fishermen. 

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February 05 at 6:00 am
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Public Rambling: January a tough month for deer on Atchafalaya Delta WMA

Well, as I told you guys on my last blog, January is a tough month to hunt deer on the Atchafalaya Delta WMA. And that turned out to be true for me and my buddies this year. 

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February 04 at 3:00 pm
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478-pound mako landed on the East Lump

On the afternoon of Jan. 19, Capt. Joey Davis had just wrapped up a successful day of tuna fishing near the East Lump, and with only a single client onboard, was enjoying a free show as 20 to 30 yellowfin and blackfin knifed through a slick.

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February 04 at 10:36 am
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Apex Predator: 100-pound longbow adventure brings down doe

I could have never imagined that shooting a doe would give me more of a rush than my biggest buck — but oddly enough, that’s exactly what happened. 

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February 04 at 9:15 am
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How you can catch Big Lake's trophy trout right now

Capt. Jared Adams said now is the time to be fishing Calcasieu Lake for the huge trout for which the Southwest Louisiana water body is known.

Adams, who owns Adams Trophy Charters out of Hackberry, said his clients already have racked up some impressive fish this season.

But you have to be ready to ditch your boat.

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February 04 at 6:00 am
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4-pound crappie landed in South Carolina

The heaviest Louisiana sac-a-ait ever recorded was a 3.84-pound black crappie landed in February 2000 by Kincaid Lake angler Tony Boatwright.

That fish was a beast, but an angler fishing on South Carolina's Santee River recently caught an even bigger crappie.

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February 03 at 8:00 pm
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Big Lake gives up 10-pound speck

Peter Landry’s trip to Big Lake yesterday was almost canceled because of the cold front scheduled to roll through.

But the day ended with the Houston angler landing a trout of a lifetime — a 30 1/2-inch speck that pushed a Boga Grip to the 10-pound mark.

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February 03 at 4:24 pm
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Port Allen man cited for deer tagging violations

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Port Allen man for alleged deer tagging violations in Winn and East Baton Rouge parishes.

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February 03 at 3:30 pm
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Canals are 'just like your driveway' and not subject to public ownership, water-access expert says

A retired state attorney general said Louisiana officials probably could be more aggressive in claiming tidal waters in the coastal marsh but that canals dug on private property with private funds — and the waters those canals containe — are clearly not subject to public ownership.

“If it’s a private canal dug on private property with private money, it’s private property,” said Gary Keyser, who spent years fighting to protect public access to waters throughout the state. “That’s just like your driveway.”

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February 03 at 12:00 pm
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Florien angler lands 13.15-pound Toledo Bend hawg

Like many avid bass anglers, Louis Slaughter Sr. literally dreams about catching big fish. 

One recent morning, the 66-year-old pastor at Warren Baptist Church in Many awoke and recalled a specific dream about landing a 12.2-pound lunker at Toledo Bend.

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February 03 at 11:45 am
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Volunteers needed for Derelict Crab Trap Rodeos

For the 13th year, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is holding its annual Derelict Crab Trap Rodeos in February, with plans to target abandoned traps in both Lake Pontchartrain and the Barataria Basin.

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February 03 at 9:15 am
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Map shows Louisiana's public waters

Most anglers will be stunned when they learn how little of Louisiana’s waters — especially in the swamps and marshes of the coast — are claimed by their state.

All you have to do is log onto the State Lands Office website to access a map database that shows what waters are clearly state owned, and what waters private landowners are legally allowed to control.

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February 03 at 6:00 am
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Mud boat ban after 2 p.m. proposed at Pass-A-Loutre WMA for September - January

A prohibition on mud boats and air-cooled propulsion engines after 2 p.m. on Pass-A-Loutre WMA from September through January is one of the changes being considered by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in a Notice of Intent adopted last month in Baton Rouge.

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February 02 at 9:18 pm
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Two additional suspects arrested Tuesday afternoon in Poche stabbing case

Two additional suspects were arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with the stabbing death of Northwestern State University bass angler Dylan Poche Saturday night at the Sibley Lake boat launch.

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February 02 at 6:06 pm
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Lake Bistineau bass already on beds

Although the calendar says it’s only Feb. 2, don’t tell that to the bass on the north end of Lake Bistineau in Webster Parish — they’re already on beds spawning in shallow water, according to a local angler.

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February 02 at 3:57 pm
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