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Gulf states to receive $18 billion settlement from BP

The attorneys general for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida announced this morning that BP will pay an $18.7 billion settlement relating to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Yesterday at 10:39 am
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Big Lake specks moving to deeper water

Rising water temperatures have Big Lake speckled trout making their annual July move to deeper water now, according to a fishing guide.

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Yesterday at 6:00 am
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Louisiana's Swindell appointed to Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

Effective next month, Ed Swindell will represent Louisiana as one of the 17 voting members of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.

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Yesterday at 11:27 am
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Iberia Rod and Gun Club to host 62nd annual saltwater rodeo at Cypremort Point

For the first time in several years, the 62nd annual Iberia Rod and Gun Club’s 4th of July saltwater rodeo will feature a kayak division at Cypremort Point.

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July 01 at 9:25 am
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First Cast: Cut our game wardens some slack

I hear regular complaints about supposed jerks wearing the uniform of Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents. You know the refrains.

“They picked on me today, and gave me a ticket for not having a life vest.”

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July 01 at 6:00 am
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LDWF agents make three DWI arrests during Operation Dry Water

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested three boaters for allegedly operating a vessel while intoxicated during Operation Dry Water this past weekend.

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June 30 at 3:58 pm
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Authorities recover body in Bayou Marron after canoe capsizes

Search and rescue teams with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of a 58-year-old man in Bayou Marron late Monday afternoon.

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June 30 at 1:11 pm
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Remainder of spring inshore shrimp season to close July 2

With the exception of the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds, the 2015 spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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June 30 at 10:38 am
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Video: Apex Predator encounters bear on Richard K. Yancey WMA

It was just another typical day of setting cameras in the heat of summer. 

My wife was trying to sleep in at the camp, but with the pups barking to go play once the sun came up, that would be impossible. So, as I often do, I took the dogs along for the adventure.

But we would soon have more than we bargained for when I learned two valuable lessons: bears don’t necessarily scare off if you yell at them, and they don’t like being called Mr. Frisky.

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June 30 at 6:00 am
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Tchefuncte River loaded with bass

The Tchefuncte River has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the toughest bass fisheries in the state, and could arguably be considered the most challenging river to pattern and fish.

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June 29 at 2:50 pm
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Union WMA to close permanently effective July 1

Union Wildlife Management Area will no longer be part of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries WMA program effective on July 1, according to a news release.

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June 29 at 9:03 am
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Target speckled trout with glow/chartreuse plastics now

There’s no doubt Capt. Chris Pike is mainly going to throw live shrimp during June, but if he gets the opportunity to throw a soft plastic, there’s also no doubt what color it will be.

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June 29 at 9:00 am
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Top tips for fishing for Opelousas cats

All Johnny Broussard’s friends describe him as a man of the swamp.

 “I met him in the swamp,” his good friend David Meyers said. “That’s because that’s where he always is.”

Actually, he isn’t always in the swamp. The slender, athletic, square-jawed Cajun with the mischievous twinkle in his blue eyes owns and operates Johnny’s Custom Paint in Broussard.

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June 29 at 6:00 am
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Rig-fishing off the Central Louisiana coast

“Offshore is what we do,” 46-year-old Dennis Menard Jr. said. “We have blue water in our veins. We are all intrigued by it.

“It’s the not knowing what you are going to come up with.” 

After a couple of years of bouncing off of Dennis and Amanda Menard at various fishing events, I knew they were a storehouse of fishing and rigging tips.

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June 26 at 6:00 am
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New Port Eads Marina regulations allow three-day limits

Overnight guests at Port Eads Marina south of Venice can now legally possess three daily creel limits of fish — if the anglers receive certification by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fishereis staff, the agency reported today.

The regulations were approved by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission because of the remote nature of the marina.

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June 25 at 9:03 am
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Key battery charging tips

Fishermen learn the easy way or the hard way that how long a trolling motor battery lasts depends on how competently they charge it. I’d go so far as to say that proper charging can be more important than how well the battery is built and how much you paid for it.

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June 25 at 6:00 am
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