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Beach umbrella onboard provides quick, easy, affordable source of shade

Fishing poles aren’t the only thing in Capt. Joe DiMarco’s rod box on his 24-foot Nautic Star — he’s got his very own “Buras shade tree,” as well.

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16 hours ago
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Removed platform sites can be great fishing locations

Dear Capt. Paul:

I am looking for coordinates of shell pads that might exist in Lake Borgne and around Bay Eloi.

Any old rig pads, old islands or points, etc. would be great.

Thanks. 

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Yesterday at 3:45 pm
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CCA-Louisiana STAR Tournament ends at 5 p.m. on Labor Day

We’re down to the final days that anglers will be on the lookout for tagged redfish and speckled trout in the CCA-Louisiana STAR Tournament, but it’s not too late to register if you plan on hitting the water over the long Labor Day weekend.

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Yesterday at 1:34 pm
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We like gizzard shad

Gizzard shad are under-appreciated fish in most places where they are found. That covers a lot of territory — virtually all lakes and rivers in the eastern United States.

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Yesterday at 6:43 pm
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Bass tournament benefitting wounded game warden scheduled for Lake D'Arbonne

A fishing tournament benefitting the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agent who was shot in the back during a traffic stop in May is scheduled to take place later this month on Lake D’Arbonne.

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September 01 at 2:14 pm
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September is an awesome time to get to the nearshore rigs for incredible mangrove action. And hunting seasons are upon us, so you can find out what public lands offer the best options.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Dad gum mangroves!

Since my son was onboard, the worst expletive I could muster was a gruff, “Dad gum it!”

I’m normally slow to anger and even slower to speak, but this was the third fish I had lost in less than 10 minutes.

“You can’t get frustrated, Chris,” Capt. Lane Zimmer told me as he grabbed my line to tie on another hook. “That’s part of fishing this way. You’re going to lose fish.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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A planer approach — How to use planer boards and big crankbaits for crappie fishing

Some folks say crappie are the new bass.

For decades, crappie fishermen have pretty much been cane pole-and-shiner guys, or maybe jig polers with double-rigged lures.

Bass fishermen hace all the fancy equipment and techniques.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Bang-up Barataria — How to stay on specks during the September doldrums

Do you remember how we used to try to fix things by hitting them? We’d smack the side of the old TV to straighten out the picture or hit the radio when it wouldn’t pick up a signal.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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The offshore gang — Learn how to catch tuna, dolphin and more from these young anglers

They’re baaack!

Five years ago Louisiana Sportsman ran a feature story about a gang of school kids who caught scads of fish from Metairie drainage canals right in the heart of the New Orleans metropolitan area.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Night games — How to catch Delacroix trout after the dark

We left the dock at 7 p.m.

Yes I said p.m., not a.m.

Everything else in Delacroix was dead quiet. All the sports had gone home and were digesting their supper.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Head count — How to choose the right crappie jig

They’re familiar. Second-nature, perhaps. A utilitarian element that’s just always there.

But, while jigheads might be far from fancy, they’re also far from inconsequential.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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M-16 Belt Pack Manual Inflatable Life Jacket

The easy-to-use M-16 from Onyx packs U.S. Coast Guard-approved performance into a comfortable belt pack that’s ideal for stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing and sailing. The M-16 belt pack inflates manually and instantly when needed and when not in use stows conveniently and compactly. The form-fitting belt pack has a 1-inch buckle and body belt as well as an attached D-ring for affixing accessories.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Star Tron Ring Clean +

Star Tron Ring Clean + works in all gas and diesel engines and improves fuel combustibility to keep engines clean and operating at peak performance levels. It removes existing carbon deposits while helping to prevent future deposits. This product is ideal for engines that idle for extended periods or are powered by ethanol-blended fuels.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Angler’s Tote

Fishermen can easily transport and store up to eight light-tackled rod and reel combos with the Angler’s Tote from MD Outdoor Specialties. It is a practical, affordable and convenient device that uses upper and lower clips to separate the rods and hold them in place. The system is sturdy and compact and fully rigged-out rods and reels are kept tangle-free when transported. When fully assembled, Angler’s Tote is 9 inches wide, 11 inches deep and 48 inches long. The flat base allows for upright storage when not in use.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Six arrested for oyster violations in St. Bernard Parish

Enforcement agents arrested six men from two different vessels Friday for alleged oyster violations in St. Bernard Parish, according to a news release.

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August 31 at 2:52 pm
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Trout bite still going strong out of Cocodrie

Despite warmer-than-usual temperatures in August, the speckled trout bite out of Cocodrie is still going strong, according to a fishing guide.

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August 31 at 12:57 pm
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Potential No. 3-ranked Warsaw grouper landed out of Fourchon

It wasn’t quite Ahab pursuing Moby Dick, but Capt. Paul Guidroz was a man on a mission last weekend, intent on catching up with a giant Warsaw grouper that had escaped him only days earlier out of Fourchon.

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August 27 at 2:20 pm
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