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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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Yesterday 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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Yesterday 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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LSU AgCenter scientists developing poison bait to target wild hog population

Researchers at LSU are currently developing a fish-based poison bait that, if ultimately approved by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, could put a serious dent into Louisiana’s wild hog population.

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April 17 at 6:00 am
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Bull redfish school puts on a show Saturday in Bay Billiot

Last Saturday, Ricky Naquin enjoyed a redfish slam in Bay Billiot like he’s never experienced in almost 50 years of fishing out of Pointe Aux Chenes.

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April 16 at 2:24 pm
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Perfect solution for leftover blackfin tuna

An offshore trip is pricey, but when you get into a bunch of blackfin the payoff is a lot of great eating.

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April 16 at 9:15 am
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Guide tip: Get more out of your braided fishing line

I love braid. It’s tough. It’s got zero stretch. It doesn’t have memory. It’s got a very small diameter. You feel every tap. And when a fish is hooked the fight is just awesome.

It’s costs more than mono, however, and if you fish a lot it can seem like you’re throwing money down the drain staying in fresh line.

But Capt. Brent Roy of Venice Charters Unlimited uses a single spool twice — and it’s a simple trick that is one of those “why didn’t I think of that” moments.

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April 16 at 6:00 am
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VIDEO: Sperm whale laps ROV off Louisiana coast

Researchers aboard the Nautilus, a research vessel making a tour through the Gulf of Mexico, received a special gift when a sperm whale swam laps around the remotely operated underwater vehicle nearly 2,000 feet below the surface.

"What the heck is that?" one of the researchers is heard saying as a large form passes near the ROV. "Oh, my goodnes. What is that?"

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April 15 at 3:55 pm
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Volunteers to install 'floating islands' this weekend near Grand Isle

In support of Earth Day next week, project volunteers and students from Grand Isle, Larose and Golden Meadow schools will build about 6,000 square feet of new wetland island habitat just north of Highway 1 this weekend.

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April 15 at 1:30 pm
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Top April bass lures

Walk into any tackle store to grab a few lures and the choices can be overwhelming. Racks are piled with all manner of baits that each manufacturer promises will catch more bass.

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April 15 at 9:15 am
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Lure Review: Redfish crush the Hildebrandt Drum Roller

Want a unique and improved spinnerbait on your side when you go redfish fishing for pleasure or for money?

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April 15 at 9:00 am
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Sediment diversions building land east of the Mississippi River

BURAS, LA. - When Capt. Ryan Lambert started guiding 35 years ago, the habitat on the west side of the Mississippi River at Buras was much different than it is today.

“Back when I started fishing here, you would have to navigate your way to the Gulf of Mexico,” said Lambert, who operates Cajun Fishing Adventures on Highway 23. “Now you can turn your wheel that way and never touch it again and not touch a piece of land. It’s all gone”

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April 15 at 6:00 am
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Three more lunkers landed at Toledo Bend

As the 2014-15 lunker season draws to a close next month, three more anglers recently scored 10-pound-plus bass at Toledo Bend.

It’s anybody’s guess as to what this year’s record-breaking final tally will be, but action has shown little sign of slowing down so far. 

Read about the locations, lures and tactics these three fishermen used to land the largemouth of a lifetime. 

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April 14 at 2:12 pm
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