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2014 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo set for July 24-26

The oldest fishing tournament in the United States, the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, is set to crank up this weekend headquartered out of Sand Dollar Marina.

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17 hours ago
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Basin producing huge bream

It’s been at least 25 years since my younger brother Greg, my dad Allen and I fished together. So it was an even bet whether or not we’d all survive the trip when we loaded up Monday morning to make a bream-fishing trip to the Atchafalaya Basin.

Three Crawfords on 17 feet of Cajun Special can be a scary thing.

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Yesterday at 8:17 pm
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: fishing for specks in the Lafitte area

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Theophile Bourgeois III with Bourgeois Fishing Charters shares tips that everyone can use to catch more specks. 

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Yesterday at 5:45 am
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Join the club

Kayak fishermen are a different breed. Passionate about the sport, they work hard to let others know how much fun it is. They regularly share fishing tips, rigging advice and, yes, some even share fishing locations.

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July 18 at 9:00 am
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The perfect bream rig

I grew up bream fishing, and we caught a lot of fish using cane poles. And as I aged, I pretty much kept to the same approach, moving to telescopic graphite jig poles.

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July 18 at 6:30 am
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What other pros say

Todd Faircloth, Texas

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July 17 at 6:30 am
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Go shallow for summertime bass

Everyone loves to chase bass during the spring and fall, when fish are cruising shallows and chomping on everything that moves.

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July 17 at 6:30 am
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Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo set for July 24-26 in Venice

The 16th Annual Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo is slated for July 24-26 out of Venice Marina.

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July 16 at 4:38 pm
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DeRidder angler catches 11.29-pound monster at Toledo Bend

Make no mistake about it, DeRidder’s Kevin Slaydon was definitely feeling the heat to catch at least a 10-pound bass on Toledo Bend. 

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July 16 at 12:20 pm
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Recreational saltwater license fee increase set for Aug. 1

The long-anticipated Louisiana recreational saltwater license fee increase that was approved by the Legislature earlier this summer will officially go into effect Aug. 1, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. 

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July 16 at 10:30 am
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Mississippi angler catches Caribbean-based fish near Venice

Stephan ‘Bay Boat’ Herbison wasn’t in a casino earlier this month when he got to play a little ‘blackjack.’

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July 16 at 9:55 am
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Storm's Arashi Rattling Square 3 and Square 5

After a day of prefishing in late May for a Bassmaster Open on Tennessee’s Douglas Lake, one of the tour’s up-and-coming bass pros was eager to talk about a crankbait he used on his way to finishing 14th this year in this year’s Bassmaster Classic.

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July 16 at 9:00 am
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How to maintain a spinning reel

I’ve had a lifelong distaste for spinning tackle. I have never learned to use it for any accurate casting, and the infernal loops that form in the reel spool drive me nuts.

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July 16 at 6:30 am
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Mississippi man dies from vibrio infection

An Ocean Springs, Miss. man who spent a lot of his life in the Gulf of Mexico was killed by bacteria that attacked his body after spending a day in those very same waters.

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July 15 at 3:23 pm
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Potential new No. 5 Warsaw grouper caught at Fourchon Oilman's Tournament

Simon Guidry was underweight, overmatched and outmanned when he picked a fight with a 305-pound Warsaw grouper Friday afternoon, but the Cutoff angler still managed to come out on top.

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July 15 at 10:10 am
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Solid year for cobia out of Grand Isle

For the first time in his 14 years as a guide, Capt. Daryl Carpenter has had two cobia hit bait that he was actually trolling for dolphin with this year offshore from Grand Isle.

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July 15 at 7:38 am
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Rig it right for wade fishing

Surf rigs vary greatly, but this trio of setups will handle the majority of what you’ll encounter at the Gulf’s edge. Just vary the size of your tackle components to match the species you’re seeking.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Best surf fishing beach gear

Whether you reach your surf-fishing spot by car or boat, you won’t have all those storage compartments on the sand, so consider how you’ll transport your gear up and down the beach.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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