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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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Yesterday at 6:00 am
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Two Terrebonne Parish men arrested for alleged shrimping violations

Two Terrebone Parish men were arrested for alleged shrimping violations Wednesday evening in Terrebonne Bay, according to a news release.

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April 28 at 2:39 pm
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Five cited for alleged red snapper violations in federal waters

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited five men in three separate boats Sunday for alleged red snapper violations 15 miles off of Louisiana’s coast, according to a news release.

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April 28 at 9:31 am
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Trout smackdown in the Grand Isle surf

After a long wait since the middle of last summer, Sammy Romano had been eagerly anticipating catching fat speckled trout in the surf again on Grand Isle.

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April 28 at 6:00 am
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Feds set 9-day recreational red snapper season

If you blink, you might miss it. 

The always elusive red snapper recreational season was announced Wednesday, and anglers will have a whopping nine days this year to venture into federal waters in search of a fish that no one but the feds believes is threatened.

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April 27 at 11:40 am
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Video: Night footage captures speckled trout feeding frenzy

With April’s full moon last week, plenty of impatient anglers are finally heading into prime speckled trout fishing time across Louisiana’s coast.

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April 27 at 10:30 am
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Top 5 live pogie tips to catch Grand Isle trout

Carl 'Tommy' Vidrine was in full-on beast mode Monday morning — not intent with just catching specks, but focused instead on hauling in some real hammer trout on Grand Isle. 

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April 27 at 6:00 am
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How to tie a uni-knot

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

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April 26 at 4:50 pm
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Palm baitcasting reel to feel subtle trout bites

When you’re deepwater jigging for speckled trout in a challenging place like Lake Pontchartrain — or really anywhere where you’re fishing in more than about 6 feet of water — you need to use every advantage at your disposal to feel the bite.

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April 26 at 8:40 am
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Marine Electronics: Put your hitch ball on TV

When hooking up to your boat trailer, how many times do you have to get out of your tow vehicle and walk back to check on the stormy relationship between its hitch ball and the trailer’s coupler?

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April 26 at 6:00 am
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Keep wade-fishing gear simple

Waders often cover so much ground that they can hardly see their boat when they turn back around. This means they’ve got to carry everything they might need with them.Read More...
April 25 at 1:00 pm
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Louisiana fishing myths: Is it illegal to use goldfish for bait?

Isn’t it strange how some myths and misinformation seem to enjoy immortality? Some myths arise regularly, just to confirm they are still out there waiting for the perfect opportunity to create fresh confusion.

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April 25 at 6:00 am
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How to fill the boat with Flat Lake chinquapin

It’s easy. It’s fun. It can be “flat-tastic!” Ask anyone in the tri-city area of Morgan City, Berwick and Patterson where is the best place to fish redear sunfish, fondly referred around these parts as chinquapins, and the first place they’ll tell you is Flat Lake. What’s more, the month of April is when it turns on.

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April 24 at 1:00 pm
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Top tips to fish topwater lures

“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 24 at 6:00 am
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Springtime fishing tips for Biloxi Marsh reds and trout

Whenever I fish with Capt. Mike Gallo, we always bring a third man along. There’s plenty of room in his 24-foot bay boat, plus it means an extra set of hands and a third line in the water to increase our chances of catching something picture worthy.

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April 23 at 1:00 pm
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Targeting Sabine Lake redfish

Several schools of redfish stretching a quarter mile were heading toward the marshes. They were in feeding mode, smashing into juvenile pogies during a steep incoming tide.

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April 23 at 6:00 am
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