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How to limit on Lafitte reds

Thursday it took one stop for guide Dominick Ochello to put his clients on all the Lafitte redfish they could stand.

“We caught 27,” Ochello said. “They were schooled up.”

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Yesterday at 2:55 pm
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Zachary angler claims STAR East lead with almost 8-pound speck

Tony Bruce is just 40 days away from picking up a brand new 18-foot NauticStar bay boat in the CCA-Louisiana STAR tournament after landing an almost 8-pound speckled trout last Friday during the Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo out of Venice. 

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July 30 at 3:50 pm
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Amberjack season to reopen Aug. 1

Recreational fishing for greater amberjack will resume at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, with the minimum size continuing to be 30 inches fork length, according to a press release from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

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July 29 at 2:38 pm
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Johnson Bayou rigs holding nice specks

The original plan Tuesday morning was to head down to the Calcasieu Ship Channel with Capt. Nick Poe for a story about catching speckled trout on the ledges in deeper water during the dog days of summer.

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July 29 at 10:58 am
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LDWF cites 18 for alleged illegal shrimp harvesting since April

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in St. Mary, Terrebonne and LaFourche parishes have made nine cases and seized more than 6,500 pounds of shrimp since April, according to a press release.

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July 27 at 5:53 pm
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Final leaderboard for the 2015 Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

Final results for the 2015 Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo are as follows:

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July 27 at 11:36 am
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2015 Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo final results

Here are final results from the 17th annual Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo held this past weekend out of Venice Marina.

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July 27 at 10:48 am
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Three Texas men accused of illegal oyster harvesting

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested three Texas men Friday for alleged oyster harvesting violations in Terrebonne Parish.

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July 27 at 8:42 am
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Simrad’s new Halo radar solves problems

Some things about radar that used to be considered common knowledge are no longer valid — and some, of course, never were.

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July 26 at 9:00 am
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Wire-to-wire champs

From start to finish Alex Heintze and Justin Watts of Baton Rouge, held the lead at the Bassmaster High School National Championship.

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July 25 at 6:35 pm
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Guide credits Tropical Storm Bill for extending trout bite in Lake Borgne this summer

Even though the calendar says it’s almost August, anglers are still catching a few speckled trout around the platforms in Lake Borgne — something Capt. Mike Gallo hasn’t seen happen this late in all his years as a fishing guide.

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July 24 at 10:30 am
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Lafayette angler details catch of potential world record mangrove snapper

They say records are made to be broken, but Tim Champagne’s giant 31 ⅞-inch mangrove snapper looks like it won’t just be breaking records — it’s could absolutely shatter them.

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July 23 at 10:15 pm
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Lafayette angler catches potential world record mangrove snapper out of Cocodrie

A Lafayette angler landed a certified 18.63-pound mangrove snapper out of Cocodrie on Wednesday — a fish that, pending official certification, would easily become the new No. 1 mangrove in the state — and potentially the world. 

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July 23 at 6:19 pm
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Livingston Parish team takes 10-pound lead in National Championship

Alex Heintze and Justin Watts credit an obscure technique for their nearly 10-pound lead going into the championship round of the Bassmaster High School National Championship on Saturday.

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July 23 at 6:02 pm
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Fall inshore shrimp season set to open Monday, Aug. 17

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission met today and announced the 2015 fall inshore shrimp season will open in state inside waters at 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 17.

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July 23 at 4:37 pm
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Waterborne law enforcement

In Louisiana we are fortunate to have a robust law enforcement presence on the water all across the state. Wildlife enforcement agents can be found working everything from the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the rivers and lakes of North Louisiana.

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July 23 at 10:25 am
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Louisiana team leads Bassmaster High School National Championship

Talk about making the bites count.

Justin Watts and Alex Heintze of the Livingston Parish Bassmasters had only five bites Wednesday on Kentucky Lake, but they came quick and early.

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July 22 at 5:26 pm
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Kayak angler snares shark near Elmer's Island

Frank Breaux never hooked up with a redfish during a recent kayak scouting trip for Ride the Bull VI in Caminada Pass, but that didn’t stop him from getting a ‘Cajun Sleigh Ride,’ anyway.

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July 22 at 5:00 pm
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