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Dubach man cited for alleged turkey hunting violations in Union Parish Shreveport hosts Bassmaster Central Open this week Lafayette angler lands 11-pounder at Toledo Bend after guide catches 9-pounder 'Stick and move' for Dularge speckled trout this week

Used rod lands bass-of-a-lifetime at Toledo Bend

With very little experience under her belt, Courtney Keller accomplished the improbable at Toledo Bend last month.

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Yesterday at 12:11 pm
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Kayak tournaments plentiful for remainder of 2014

Everybody has a little competitive streak, and kayak anglers are no different. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of fishing tournaments available across the Gulf Coast that are either specifically for paddle craft, have paddle craft categories or allow using paddle craft to compete in the regular divisions.

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Yesterday at 9:30 am
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Popular speckled trout myths put to rest

The popularity of speckled trout in Louisiana eclipses that of any other saltwater species, perhaps by several fold. We love to catch them, and we love to eat them. Twelve-inchers are great in the pan, and a 7-pound-plus mounted speck on the wall is a mark of angling success.Read More...
April 21 at 6:00 am
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Topwater lure fishing tips

“Topwater bass fishing isn’t all that complicated,” Stephen Mitchell explained. “You just got to figure out what they want. Sometimes they want it really erratic. Sometimes, like today, they like it chug-and-stop style.” Read More...
April 20 at 1:00 pm
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Bayou Teche bass fishing heats up in April

Bayou Teche starts in Port Barre and runs 125 miles to the Atchafalaya River in Berwick Bay. But it’s the 8- to 9-mile stretch of bayou between the East Calumet Spillway locks and the Berwick Bay Locks at the Atchafalaya River that competitive anglers know is the place where they can always find five good fish to put on the scale. Franklin resident Gary Foulcard, a member of Bullet Bass Club, is one of those club anglers who fishes in the Teche several times throughout the year.

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April 20 at 6:00 am
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Fishing guide believes in the Pogeaux Pop cork

Capt. Don Bordelon has always liked to experiment with different baits and terminal tackle in an effort to find ways for his customers to stay on fish.

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April 19 at 1:30 pm
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Be safe as boating season gets underway

April in the South heralds spring and the beginning of boating season. It is that time of year when Louisiana’s 320,000 registered boats are on our waterways, serving as platforms for all sorts of recreational and commercial activity. Fortunately, we have plenty of room for boaters all over the state. Inland waters cover 7,409 square miles. Go down to the coast and you will find 1,031 square miles of territorial seas, another 7,721 miles of tidal shoreline and 6 million acres of coastal estuaries.Read More...
April 19 at 6:00 am
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Sunset provision added to bill which would raise saltwater license fees

A 4-year sunset provision has been added to House Bill 1082, which would increase a Louisiana resident’s saltwater fishing license fee from $5.50 to $13.00 and create a Saltwater Fish Research and Conservation Fund, officials said.

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April 18 at 1:30 pm
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Port Sulphur man sentenced for oyster violations and public intimidation

A Plaquemines Parish man pleaded guilty on April 15 to his sixth offense of taking oysters in a polluted area and felony public intimidation of a game warden, according to a release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 18 at 9:30 am
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An exclusive club: Louisiana's Top 10 speckled trout

Last year, only one angler managed to crack into the record books for the state’s Top 10 speckled trout.

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April 17 at 1:00 pm
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$7,500 reward offered in killing of bald eagle in St. Bernard Parish

A bald eagle was found shot to death in St. Bernard Parish, and officials are offering up to a $7,500 reward for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official.

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April 17 at 9:00 am
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Hackney tests out Strike King lures on Sportsman TV tonight at 6:30 on CST

Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney picked a great spot to test out some of Strike King’s new bass lures — Miller’s Lake at Grosse Savanne Waterfowl and Wildlife Lodge in Cameron Parish. 

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April 17 at 6:00 am
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Artificial reef that will ultimately replace the Pickets currently in design phase, CCA says

Design work has begun on Phase 1 of the artificial reef that will ultimately replace the Pickets, with the hope that construction of the 8- to 12-acre site will be completed later this summer, officials said.

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April 16 at 4:31 pm
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Rapala introduces two new standout crankbaits

A proven Rapala crankbait moved to the forefront of bass fishing on the biggest stage when it helped produce the 2014 Bassmaster Classic champion three months ago in Alabama.

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April 16 at 11:26 am
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Woodworth angler gets 'two-for-one special' on Oden Lake

When Shawn Savant set the hook on his jerkbait Saturday afternoon on Oden Lake in Woodworth, he thought he was about to land a nice 5- to 6-pound bass as the very first fish on his brand new rod. 

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April 16 at 6:00 am
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Archery Shoot fundraiser in Opelousas May 3 benefits Dreams Come True

Dreams Come True is hosting its second annual Archery Shoot benefit on Saturday, May 3 at 4 Seasons Outdoor Archery in Opelousas.

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April 15 at 3:39 pm
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