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Be patient to catch more bass on topwater

Waiting to feel the weight of the fish before setting the hook means more bass in the box.

Hoppers call in summer bass

Bass fishermen have a lot of different lures to choose as their go-to baits at different times of year and for different fishing situations.

Yesterday at 10:00pm

2016 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo scheduled for July 28-30

The International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo — billed as the oldest fishing tournament in the United States — will get underway next Thursday, July 28, at sunrise.

Yesterday at 3:16pm

2 tips for backing in a boat

The pickup truck sat jack-knifed with its trailer on the boat ramp, driver’s side window rolled down, with a woman’s head sticking out.

July 20 at 5:08pm

Two cited for alleged oyster violations in St. Bernard Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men for alleged oyster violations on July 18 in St. Bernard Parish, according to a news release.

July 20 at 8:32am

The worst of times

It’s easy to think about sunscreen when it’s a bluebird day and the sun is baking everything it touches.

July 20 at 6:00am

Sunscreen FAQs

Here are some facts about sunscreen, compliments of the American Academy of Dermatology.

July 20 at 6:00am

Best practices for sunscreen

I can remember when it was important to get a tan. Back in high school it was just the thing to do. In fact, I remember buying “tanning lotion” to move the process along.

It was like slathering on liquid Crisco.

And it was stupid.

July 19 at 2:00pm

Bait shop owner shares Top 4 tips to keep shrimp alive

Stanley Sevin pretty much grew up in the bait business — his family owns Bait House Seafood in Chauvin — so he knows a few tricks about how to maximize the lifespan of shrimp in your livewell.

“I’ve been in it since I was a little boy,” said Sevin, now 30, who works full-time offshore in the tugboat industry but still helps out at the bait shop located at 6003 Highway 56 on his days off.  “You know how we do it down the bayou, growing up in the family business.”

July 19 at 1:26pm

Ride the Bull VII slated for Aug. 27 on Grand Isle

Ride the Bull is back and better than ever for its seventh installment next month in Caminada Pass at Grand Isle, and once again promises loads of great prizes worthy of the world’s largest kayak tournament.

July 19 at 8:20am

Focus on bridges for summer bass

Summer heat sends most bass to the depths, looking for cooler waters and food sources. Bass pile up around deep-water points and ledges, but one of the most-overlooked structures comes in the form of bridge pilings.

July 18 at 5:38pm

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