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April winds influencing trout bite out of Dularge

Speckled trout are biting out of Dularge, but when the wind is blowing it’s been tough to find a consistent pattern. 

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Yesterday at 9:00 am
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Lights for every fishing need

Fishing almost mandates early starts. And who hasn’t sat at the dock working on tackle while waiting for the sun to finally peak over the horizon?

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Yesterday at 6:00 am
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Swim a jig for extra bites

Jigs are regularly tied on by bass fishermen year round, but they are especially important tools during the spring. Hopped and crawled along the bottom, they imitate the movements of a crawfish, a favorite food of largemouths, smallmouths and spotted bass.

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April 22 at 1:30 pm
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Blue Wave joins Sportsman TV team

Blue Wave has long been the vessel of choice for many Louisiana fishing guides, and now the family-owned Oklahoma bay boat company has signed on as a sponsor of Sportsman TV.

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April 22 at 6:00 am
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Could 2015 finally be the year for a new state record speckled trout?

Despite the huge number of fishermen popping corks, bouncing jigs, throwing topwaters and tight-lining live bait across the coast from Sabine Lake to Venice, not a single angler reported a speckled trout big enough to crack into the state’s Top 10 last year.

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April 21 at 2:41 pm
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Call less to kill more gobblers

If Marshall Collette of Greensboro, N.C. strung together all the beards from the turkeys he’s killed or called in for other hunters on a piece of rawhide, you could probably use it to measure for first downs in a football game.

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April 21 at 9:30 am
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Despite recent rains and dirty water, Big Lake specks still biting

Last week’s strong rains have dumped plenty of freshwater into Big Lake, but it really hasn’t slowed down the speckled trout bite so far, according to an area fishing guide.

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April 21 at 6:00 am
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Drone captures footage from Venice tuna trip

Over the last couple of years, aerial drones outfitted with high-tech cameras have given folks enjoying the outdoors a new way to document their adventures.

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April 20 at 3:15 pm
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Agents cite two for alleged oyster violations in Terrebonne Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men for alleged oyster violations last week in Terrebonne Parish, according to a press release.

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April 20 at 1:30 pm
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Picking the right spinnerbait

A spinnerbait is one of the most-effective lures when it comes to catching bass, but clearly not all spinnerbaits are created equal.

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April 20 at 9:00 am
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Find the 'fuzz' to target sac-a-lait

It didn’t take long for Ty Hibbs to stop paying attention to me. Our conversation came to an abrupt stop as soon as we left the ramp.

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April 20 at 6:00 am
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Expert tips for mangrove snapper fishing

I knew Capt. Kenny Heikamp was pretty good. I watched him work while fishing on a shared charter when I was with the near-legendary Grand Isle charter skipper Bobby Terrebonne. 

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April 19 at 1:00 pm
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Target speckled trout with live pogies

Steve Shook is known for two things: using live pogies to catch big speckled trout and fishing the rocks of East Timbalier Island.

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April 19 at 6:00 am
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Expert tips for catching chinquapin

It’s a well-founded piscatorial propensity: Tell someone you’re heading off for a panfish mission and you’ll typically hear some bluegill-related reply.

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April 18 at 1:00 pm
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Freshen up: Bass are added bonus for coastal kayak anglers

The primary target species of most coastal Louisiana kayak anglers are speckled trout and redfish. However, many areas that primarily harbor these saltwater species are seeing decreased salinities and an influx of largemouth bass.

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April 18 at 6:00 am
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LDWF announces dual closures on Elmer's Island for beach and dune restoration project

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced a two-phase closure on Elmer’s Island for the Caminada Headland Beach and Dune Restoration Project, according to a press release.

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April 17 at 7:00 am
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