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LDWF/LDR team up on Mondays to expedite boat registration process

Because of tax changes that came about during March’s special session of the legislature, boat buyers who purchase a boat from an individual are now sometimes required to pay taxes at the Louisiana Department of Revenue before registering their vessel with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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Yesterday at 10:25 am
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Hackney off to fast start in 2016

Tenth place at the 2016 Bassmaster Classic in Tulsa. Two Top 10s already, including a second place finish to kick off the season on the St. Johns River that would have likely been a victory — except for an improbable weekend run by Rick Clunn. Currently first place in Angler of the Year standings…

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Yesterday at 8:30 am
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How to tie an arbor knot

EDITOR’S NOTE: With fishing action ramping up, we thought now would be a great time to introduce a series on several basic fishing knots that can be used by a variety of anglers.

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Yesterday at 6:00 am
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Nation’s best-ever 7-bearded gobbler taken with a bow

Only the fourth turkey Lee Blackmon ever killed will be one he’ll never forget.

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May 03 at 1:00 pm
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One-day flash sale: Buy one Cool Breeze shirt, get one at half price

Head to the surf this month on Grand Isle, Elmers or Breton Island and there’s a good chance you’ll find huge hungry speckled trout like these waiting.

Those huge trout are what keeps Capt. Theophile Bourgeois with Bourgeois Charters flying from his home base in Lafitte to Breton Island.

But before you head to the surf, check out our Cool Breeze shirts and caps – hot off the truck. And the shirts are on a BOGO 50-percent sale today only.

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May 03 at 10:05 am
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IFA Redfish Tours heading to Lafitte May 14-15

The first Louisiana Division events of the 2016 IFA Redfish Tour will be held May 14-15 out of Lafitte Harbor Marina in Lafitte.

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May 03 at 6:00 am
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Hackney catches plenty of bass at Cataouatche

Shortly after Lake Cataouache vaulted Kevin VanDam to his fourth Bassmaster Classic title in 2011 with more than 69 pounds of fish, hydrilla that made the area great started vanishing — and the area’s bass population seemed to disappear right along with it.

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May 02 at 3:20 pm
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First Cast: John Bel Edwards’ order is on the mark

No one likes taxes. Well, maybe Bernie Sanders does. But at least no one (including, apparently, our most-socialist presidential candidate) likes paying them.

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May 02 at 10:40 am
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Partially-filled 5-gallon buck perfect for onboard trash

We’ve probably all been guilty at one time or another: Watching a crumpled potato chip bag, candy wrapper or napkin that was wedged in the center console or behind the windshield fly off into the water when the boat gets up on step.

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May 02 at 6:00 am
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Expert tips for post-spawn fishing on Lake D'Arbonne

The bass spawn is over on Lake D’Arbonne, so put up your rods and reels, pack up those lures and catch up on your honey-do list.

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May 01 at 1:00 pm
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Fishing tips for Calcasieu Lake trout

Sammie Faulk is a man on the go. He is chairman of the Cameron Parish Tourist Commission, a consultant for the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau, and vice-chairman of the board that governs the 180-mile Creole Nature Trail, All American Road and National Scenic Byway.

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May 01 at 6:00 am
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Small-boat Cocodrie — How to catch trout without a big boat

Summertime speckled trout fishing in lower Terrebonne parish has long been lauded as some of the most-consistent action in terms of sheer numbers of fish.

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April 30 at 1:00 pm
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Fishing tactics for redfish, drum and sheepshead in Port Sulphur and Empire

“Redfish in April?” Artie laughed as Doc mentioned our forthcoming fishing trip. “Man, redfish ain’t ‘runnin now! Dey run in da fall! You guys gotta be outcha mind!

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April 30 at 6:00 am
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Jeanerette angler scores on 11.45-pounder at Toledo Bend

Rodney Schexnayder feels strongly the benefits of retirement include having more time to fish —  especially on weekdays.

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April 29 at 1:00 pm
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Seafood Bible: Buttery redfish bouillabaisse

Euris “Doobie” Dubois retired last month as chief of police for the Town of Grand Isle. While he was the fishing resort’s chief law enforcement officer, he was just as well known for his cooking.

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April 29 at 9:00 am
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First ever rescued, rehabilitated dolphin released off Louisiana's coast

The first dolphin ever to be rescued from a Louisiana beach and then successfully rehabilitated was released into Barataria Bay on Thursday, according to a news release.

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April 29 at 6:00 am
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