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Alabama angler wins IFA Kayak Tour Championship

Benton Parrott won the 2014 Inshore Fishing Association’s Kayak Fishing Tour Championship last weekend by just more than 1 inch, and claimed a Hobie Mirage Pro Angler and several other prizes for his first place finish.

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2 hours ago
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Vortex Shad now available in three new colors

Just like fish sometimes prefer a different color bait, Chas Champagne knows fishermen are always on the lookout for their next new favorite lure.

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22 hours ago
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Houma man arrested for multiple violations after boat chase Monday morning, LDWF says

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a 32-year-old Houma man Monday after a boat chase in Terrebonne Parish.

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Yesterday at 3:50 pm
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Calcasieu River gives up a lunker

Vincent Collins isn’t a big bass fisherman, but that didn’t stop him from catching a really big bass.

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October 20 at 3:18 pm
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Island hopping

When it comes to easy access, protected water and a smorgasbord of fish, kayak anglers need look no further than Delacroix Island. Known locally as “The Island,” this historic St. Bernard Parish commercial fishing village is a kayak angler’s dream. The fishing area is unlimited, diverse and kayak friendly.

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October 18 at 9:00 am
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Pairing a popping cork with a gold spoon

Conventional thinking says the bait of choice to target redfish under a popping cork is shrimp, right?

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October 17 at 7:00 am
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Construction beginning on artificial reefs at the Pickets

Construction is set to begin this week on three artificial reefs designed to protect scour holes created at Ship Shoal 26 out of Dularge and Cocodrie, known to many Louisiana speckled trout anglers as the Pickets.

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October 16 at 4:22 pm
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Louisiana angler is kayak world champion

Steve Lessard is no stranger to the podium when it comes to kayak fishing tournaments. His determined, skilled fishing style consistently puts him at the top of a variety of local and national competitions.

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October 16 at 11:55 am
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Speckled trout continue pushing in near Shell Beach

Earlier this week, Capt. Jacques Laboureur made a speckled trout trip out of Shell Beach that almost didn’t happen.

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October 16 at 9:11 am
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Rayne man cited for alleged fraudulent shrimp sales, LDWF says

A Rayne man is facing four counts of theft by fraudulent shrimp sales after enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested him on Tuesday, according to a press release.

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October 16 at 8:50 am
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How to pick the best creek to fish

Bass fishermen know that fall means going back in creeks to find fish that are mirroring the movements of baitfish. So how is it that on most reservoirs in the south, one or two creeks stand out in October and November as the places to be? Is there something about those creeks that make them the places to become Autumn?

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October 16 at 6:00 am
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The Crappie Psychic

There were days as recently as this summer that a 51-year-old Raceland outdoorsman returned from a sac-a-lait (crappie) fishing trip and removed a secret weapon on his tube jig about a mile from the boat ramp. He did this so no one would get so much as a glimpse of the artificial add-on responsible for putting so many slabs in the ice chest.

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October 15 at 9:00 am
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Rigging up

When Kim and Blake Fouquier leave the dock, they carry a small arsenal of rods and reels. Their basic tuna rigs include Tiagra 50W Shimano Two-Speed Lever Drag reels mounted on J & M Tackle custom rods.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
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Taking care of the ride

For fishing 50 or 60 miles offshore, the single most important piece of equipment is a fisherman’s boat and motor.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
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Why October?

Tuna fishing as described here is not a year-round sport. While yellowfin can be caught off of the Louisiana coast all year, October is special. After a couple of cold fronts, the hot-blooded fish come nearer to shore from their usual deep-water haunts.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
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Find steel to find tuna

The fall Grand Isle tuna game starts with finding big deep sea, steel-hull shrimp trawlers at work.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
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Chum! It’s what’s for breakfast

Chum, and plenty of it, is a critical part of catching fall tuna ghosting under shrimp boats. Chum can be almost anything fishy, and it doesn’t have to be fresh.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
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Tippets

It’s been a tough year for marsh trout, but if October holds true to form we should see an inundation of the snaggled-tooth species. A weighted Clouser or Shrimp pattern set 30 inches below a VOSI will be the ticket over reefs, and in cuts, canals and bayous.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
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