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Hackney hits Grand Isle, Sportsman TV style

The Sportsman TV crew headed down to Grand Isle recently for a little rest and relaxation, and lots of fun fishing and crabbing in tonight’s episode scheduled to air at 6:30 on CST.

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43 minutes ago
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Reef Fish Amendment 40 pits private fishermen against charter captains in dividing red snapper recreational quota

The looming battle between private fishermen and for-hire charter and head boat captains to help determine how the red snapper recreational quota will be divided isn’t a great scenario for either side, according to a Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council member.

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18 hours ago
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2014 Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo final results

Here are final results from the 16th annual Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo held this past weekend out of Venice Marina.

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Yesterday at 3:00 pm
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Public comment period on potential increased limits for anglers lodging at Port Eads ends Aug. 1

The public has a few more days to comment on a notice of intent that would allow anglers lodging at the newly constructed Port Eads Marina Facility to have up to a  three-day possession limit of cleaned saltwater finfish with them on the water.

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Yesterday at 2:14 pm
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Jennings angler snares 10.62-pounder Sunday on Toledo Bend

Bass fishing can be pretty complicated sometimes  — just when you think you have it all figured out, they change up their behavior.

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Yesterday at 9:31 am
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Two records fall at the 2014 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

Two new rodeo records were established at the 2014 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo.

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July 28 at 8:20 pm
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Anglers reminded new tripletail size, bag limit regulations now in effect

For the first time since new regulations went into effect in February, tripletail action is about to heat up along the Louisiana coast.

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July 28 at 12:08 pm
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EPIRB plus PLB equals SOS

Standing in ankle-deep water on deck while too far from the shore to see it? Congratulations: You are behind a marine-grade 8 ball.

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July 28 at 9:00 am
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LDWF seeks help in ID'ing ski boat involved in hit-and-run accident

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are seeking your help in identifying a ski boat involved in a hit-and-run accident on the Amite River Diversion Canal Saturday evening.

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July 28 at 8:46 am
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: targeting big specks on Big Lake

Lake Calcasieu is home to some big-time speckled trout, but it can be a tough place to fish if you aren’t familiar with reef locations and how the Ship Channel influences the bite.

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Erik Rue with Calcasieu Charter Service shares tips that you can use on Big Lake, and across the coast, to catch more specks. 

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July 28 at 5:45 am
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Nighttime trout bite on fire out of Dularge, guide says

Speckled trout might be hard to come by during the day out of Dularge right now without live bait, but the nighttime bite on plastics is solid offshore on just about any lit rig,  according to a fishing guide.

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July 25 at 4:00 pm
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Lafayette trio uses unique fishing videos to promote love of kayaking

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The old saying says a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work, but what would result if you could somehow combine a day on the water with a day in the office?

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July 25 at 5:45 am
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Surf and Turf

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Producer Jared Serigné traded in his camera for a rod and reel on this episode to take Hack Attack to some of his favorite grassy lakes in Delacroix, LA. The two worked the milfoil beds and filled the boat with bass and reds.

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July 24 at 6:00 pm
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Grass Beds in Louisiana

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Chris Macaluso explains why Louisiana need to maintain our grass beds.

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July 24 at 6:00 pm
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Stingray gives birth after being unhooked near Sabine Lake

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The language in the attached video is pretty coarse. If you’re easily offended or you're watching at work or with kids, you might want to view it with the speakers turned down.

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July 24 at 4:56 pm
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Lake Salvador 'redfish' proving tough to catch

Lake Salvador has been producing some good redfish the last few weeks, but it's also produced a lot of frustration among anglers. 

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July 24 at 11:35 am
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Smart boating

In last month’s column we took a look at some of the required training and safety equipment for boats operating on public waterways. A working knowledge of safety rules acquired in the boating education course and good safety equipment are the basics for becoming a safe boat owner/operator. 

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July 24 at 9:00 am
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Hackney targes marsh bass, redfish under same grass beds in Delacroix

While many anglers shy away from vegetation, Bassmaster Elite Series pro and Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney has made a good living punching through thick grass mats for big bass.

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July 23 at 3:30 pm
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