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Fog Cutter tags and releases 700-pound blue marlin, wins division at Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo

Capt. Chris Hall enjoyed an epic two days of bill fishing near Shell’s Ursa platform last Thursday and Friday, tagging and releasing three blue marlin weighing about 300, 500 and 700 pounds each.

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Broussard named new LDWF enforcement division colonel

Joseph ‘Joey’ Broussard has been promoted and  will serve as the enforcement division’s colonel for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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Hackney hits Grand Isle, Sportsman TV style

The Sportsman TV crew headed down to Grand Isle recently for a little rest and relaxation, and lots of fun fishing and crabbing in tonight’s episode scheduled to air at 6:30 on CST.

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Dockside Bait & Tackle in Slidell closes

Dockside Bait & Tackle in Slidell has closed its doors permanently.

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July 30 at 3:42 pm
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Reef Fish Amendment 40 pits private fishermen against charter captains in dividing red snapper recreational quota

The looming battle between private fishermen and for-hire charter and head boat captains to help determine how the red snapper recreational quota will be divided isn’t a great scenario for either side, according to a Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council member.

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July 30 at 12:16 pm
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Satellite-aided tracking effective for water rescues

Standing in ankle-deep water on deck while too far from the shore to see it? Congratulations: You are behind a marine-grade 8 ball.

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July 30 at 6:00 am
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Public comment period on potential increased limits for anglers lodging at Port Eads ends Aug. 1

The public has a few more days to comment on a notice of intent that would allow anglers lodging at the newly constructed Port Eads Marina Facility to have up to a  three-day possession limit of cleaned saltwater finfish with them on the water.

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July 29 at 2:15 pm
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Jennings angler snares 10.62-pounder Sunday on Toledo Bend

Bass fishing can be pretty complicated sometimes  — just when you think you have it all figured out, they change up their behavior.

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July 29 at 9:32 am
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Results for the 2014 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

Two new rodeo records were established at the 2014 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo.

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July 29 at 6:00 am
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Anglers reminded new tripletail size, bag limit regulations now in effect

For the first time since new regulations went into effect in February, tripletail action is about to heat up along the Louisiana coast.

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July 28 at 1:30 pm
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LDWF seeks help in ID'ing ski boat involved in hit-and-run accident

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are seeking your help in identifying a ski boat involved in a hit-and-run accident on the Amite River Diversion Canal Saturday evening.

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July 28 at 8:46 am
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: targeting big specks on Big Lake

Lake Calcasieu is home to some big-time speckled trout, but it can be a tough place to fish if you aren’t familiar with reef locations and how the Ship Channel influences the bite.

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Erik Rue with Calcasieu Charter Service shares tips that you can use on Big Lake, and across the coast, to catch more specks. 

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July 28 at 6:00 am
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Skirt color should 'match the hatch'

There’s a reason so many of the worms, skirts and trailers we see in the bass-fishing arena are green pumpkin — the color mimics crawfish and all types of finfish forage.Read More...
July 27 at 1:00 pm
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Author conducts deer browse surveys

Last month I wrote about browse surveys and that now is the time to be looking at the deer habitat, seeing first-hand what is available for deer to eat and discovering exactly what plants they are actually eating.

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July 27 at 6:00 am
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Key components for a trail cam kit

As we transition through the humid and hot doldrums of mid-summer, it is time to begin preparing for the upcoming trail camera season.

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July 26 at 1:00 pm
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Practice safe boating this summer

In last month’s column we took a look at some of the required training and safety equipment for boats operating on public waterways. A working knowledge of safety rules acquired in the boating education course and good safety equipment are the basics for becoming a safe boat owner/operator. 

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July 26 at 6:00 am
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