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New Orleans native reels in 11-pound speck in Texas

Air Force Capt. Chris Bush, a native of New Orleans, is a man on a mission — a mission to catch giant trout.  

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Dubach man cited for alleged turkey hunting violations in Union Parish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Dubach man for alleged turkey hunting and trespassing violations on April 19 in Union Parish, according to a press release.

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Shreveport hosts Bassmaster Central Open this week

The Bassmaster Central Open returns to the Red River this week as 180 anglers compete for almost $50,000 in cash and merchandise, as well as the opportunity to qualify for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.

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April 22 at 3:30 pm
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Lafayette angler lands 11-pounder at Toledo Bend after guide catches 9-pounder

After watching his Toledo Bend fishing guide catch a big 9.7-pounder, Nick Doucet never dreamed he’d catch an even bigger bass less than two hours later.  

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April 22 at 10:21 am
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'Stick and move' for Dularge speckled trout this week

With the advice he doled out Monday afternoon, Capt. Marty LaCoste sounded more like a veteran corner man for Rocky Balboa than a charter guide pursuing speckled trout.

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April 22 at 6:00 am
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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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April 21 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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April 21 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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