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State shrimpers encouraged to report catches of Asian tiger prawns

Non-native Asian tiger prawns have been reported in all of Louisiana’s estuarine basins and adjacent offshore waters, and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is encouraging shrimpers to notify them if prawns show up in their nets.

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August 28 at 2:28 pm
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Toledo Bend gives up another lunker

Ronnie Bland broke in his brand new Ranger 520 Comanche in style recently on Toledo Bend.

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August 28 at 9:01 am
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Trout Masters excerpt: Finding prime speckled trout spots near Seabrook

Fishing out of Seabrook, the mouth of the Inner Harbor Canal to Lake Ponchartrain, Allen “Chink” Sumas Jr. once caught nine speckled trout that weighed-in at 9 to 9 pounds - in a single day.

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August 27 at 9:08 pm
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CCA's STAR wraps up on Labor Day

With only five fishing days left in this year’s Coastal Conservation Association STAR tournament, registered anglers still have a shot at reeling in up to 47 tagged redfish that could still be roaming coastal waters, as well as simply catching a big fish that could move up the leaderboard before time expires at 5 p.m. on Labor Day.

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August 27 at 5:34 pm
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Costa introduces two new sunglass styles for 2014

Blending premium performance technology with the fall season’s throwback trend, Costa recently unveiled two new designs for late 2014.

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August 27 at 9:05 am
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Redfish bite red hot out of Dularge, guide says

The redfish bite remains red hot in Dularge, while speckled trout are tough to find unless you have access to live bait.

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August 26 at 6:20 pm
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Sportsman TV archives: Fishing Toledo Bend in the summertime

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Greg Hackney just won the Bassmaster Elite Series stop at Cayuga Lake on Sunday, and Judy Cagle caught a monster 14.66-pounder at Toledo Bend Saturday afternoon.

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August 26 at 10:52 am
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Texas angler snares 14.66-pound monster at Toledo Bend

No one would have ever expected that a spur-of-the-moment scouting trip at Toledo Bend would have resulted in catching a monster bass in the sizzling heat of Saturday afternoon.

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August 25 at 4:34 pm
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Trout Masters excerpt: 'Mr. Official' lands big Grand Isle specks

Grand Isle trout fisherman Terry St. Cyr is competitive on and off the water, but his passion is catching speckled trout.

Big-time speckled trout.

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August 25 at 5:45 am
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'Hack-Attack' at Cayuga Lake

Greg Hackney saved his best for last at Cayuga Lake on Sunday.

The Gonzales angler and host of Sportsman TV turned in his heaviest bag of the tournament to win the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite Series stop in upstate New York.

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August 24 at 6:04 pm
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September drawdowns scheduled for Hardwater, Chicot Lakes

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduled drawdowns to begin on two state lakes starting on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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August 22 at 1:09 pm
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Hackney hooks redfish, cobia (and his own hand) in Venice

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The latest episode of Sportsman TV, ‘Venice Big Stuff,’ is now available for viewing here at LouisianaSportsman.com.

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August 22 at 11:03 am
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Video: Grouper blows up on shark hooked near boat

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It’s not often we picture sharks as prey rather than predators.

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August 21 at 4:14 pm
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On offshore patrol

Louisiana’s wildlife enforcement agents patrol some very diverse land and water habitat in the sportsman’s paradise. From hills and creek bottoms to river and coastal plains, from freshwater lakes and streams to fresh and brackish water marshes wildlife agents cover it all.

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August 21 at 2:05 pm
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Video: Ride the Bull V as seen from above

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You've seen the photos of Caminada Pass packed with more than 700 kayaks during last weekend's Ride the Bull V, but you can now get a different perspective in a video shot using a drone. And it's amazing.

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August 21 at 1:21 pm
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How to clean a baitcaster

Most of today’s baitcasters are almost bulletproof, standing up to the rigors of the fishing environment and performing trip after trip.

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August 21 at 6:30 am
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Yet another lunker landed at Toledo Bend

Prospect’s Thomas Cain and his father, Bud, were hoping to score on some bull bream when they headed out of San Miguel into the 12-15 area early on Aug. 5 — but none were to be found.

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August 20 at 8:45 am
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Lens-cleaning wipes a must for any angler

There’s nothing worse than spending most of a fishing trip looking through sunglasses smeared with fingerprints, sweat, sunscreen, residue from water and fish slime. Or trying to get your GPS screen clean enough to see exactly where that top-secret hotspot is located.

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August 19 at 7:54 pm
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