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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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Potential New Orleans City Park record largemouth caught and released Monday

Most anglers with two good hands never catch a largemouth bass approaching anything close to 10 pounds, but Mike Laviolette accomplished the feat single-handedly Monday morning at a lagoon in New Orleans City Park. 

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Yesterday at 8:49 am
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Speckled trout back at Breton Island

The unusually high level of the Mississippi River was the bane of many a trout fisherman in Southeast Louisiana this summer, including anglers who found Breton Island awash in a sea of freshwater pumped in by persistent westerly winds.

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Yesterday at 1:00 pm
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What is Meosar?

Delving into the COSPAS-SARSAT system can quickly have you drowning in alphabet soup.

Governments love acronyms, abbreviations and virtually unknown terminology in general, but bear with me and we’ll spoon through it to reveal a coming improvement that should excite anyone who goes where they might need rescuing.

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August 26 at 9:00 am
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Grand Isle's Hurricane Hole Marina to host 2015 Tuna Challenge

The all-new Hurricane Hole Marina on Grand Isle is hosting a winner-take-all Tuna Challenge in September featuring up to a $50,000 first prize.

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August 26 at 8:39 am
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C.O.P.S. Fallen Officers Memorial Invitational Bass Tournament set for Sept. 17-19

A bass tournament benefitting families and coworkers of police officers killed in the line of duty will be held next month out of Red River South Marina in Bossier City.

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August 25 at 3:29 pm
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Beach bite back on at Grand Isle

A welcomed north wind is expected this week with the passage of an early cool front — perfect conditions to target speckled trout and redfish along the beach at Grand Isle.

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August 25 at 1:26 pm
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Buras bull red beatdown

Gary Abernethy has been lucky enough to fish in a variety of pretty special places, including Montana, the Bahamas and the Florida Keys. 

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August 24 at 10:34 am
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Some accidents can be avoided

On a hot July Saturday some years ago, a group of friends launched their boats on Red River for an afternoon of fun on the water. They travelled upriver to a sandbar just north of a port and barge-mooring location on the Red.

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August 24 at 9:00 am
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Tips for better fish mounts

Just from the bite you can tell it’s a good one — far more aggressive than previous strikes of the day. The bend in your rod and the screaming drag indicate this fish has some shoulders. 

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August 21 at 5:00 pm
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VIDEO: Is this the world-record tuna

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The heaviest tuna I ever landed was a roughly 115-pound yellowfin. But the meanest one was a 90-pounder that almost killed me. I mean the danged thing just refused to give up, and I almost threw the rod, reel and stand-up belt overboard in capitulation.

So I can't imagine hooking into the monstrous tuna videoed by a remotely operated vehicle inspecting a deepwater Gulf of Mexico rig.

Watch the attached video to see this brutish fish, which has been estimated to be 18 feet long.

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August 21 at 2:05 pm
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The key to summertime crappie limits

If you think the only way to catch summertime crappie is to sink minnows and jigs in the shade under docks or fish around brush piles in deep water, Jerry Neeley has a surprise for you.

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August 21 at 5:30 am
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Two fish kills reported recently in the Atchafalaya Basin

A perfect storm of high temperatures, a falling river and the return of afternoon thunderstorms caused two localized fish kills in the Atchafalaya Basin within the last week, according to a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries freshwater biologist.

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August 19 at 9:41 am
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MicroWave guides no gimmick

I’d heard of American Tackle Company’s MicroWave guides, but figured they were just gimmicks.

I mean, they just look so weird — really a guide within a guide.

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August 19 at 5:30 am
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The right equation for doormats

Dale Collins knows the equation for great late-summer flounder fishing.

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August 18 at 4:51 pm
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State introduces new Catch and Cook Program

Have you every thought how cool it would be to catch some fish, take it to your favorite restaurant and have a trained chef prepare a special meal?

Well, wonder no more: Restaurants participating in the Louisiana Catch and Cook Program are just waiting for you to show up with your catch.

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August 18 at 2:40 pm
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Basin fishing set to ramp up as Atchafalaya River finally falls

With the Atchafalaya River finally in a steady fall, it looks like early September could be the start of a special fall of fishing in the Basin.

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August 18 at 9:58 am
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Wassup?

A poster on a fishing forum wrote that he was quitting kayak fishing because it was “becoming too mainstream.” He was kidding of course, but he made his point.

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August 18 at 9:00 am
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