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Completing the 'Coastal Trashcan Slam'

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Tips and tactics on how to catch commonly-targeted species in Louisiana like speckled trout, redfish, largemouth bass, red snapper, sac-a-lait and yellowfin tuna are pretty common topics on outdoor television shows — but they definitely aren’t included in this episode of Sportsman TV.

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June 16 at 10:30 am
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Follow postspawn bass for consistent bites

Perhaps the most-frustrating season for bass fishermen is that period between the end of the spawn and when fish settle into their deeper, summer patterns.

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June 16 at 8:37 am
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How to mop up on bedding bream

Fishing beds is an extremely productive way to catch huge bluegills or shellcrackers, as it enables anglers to target the males guarding the beds.

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June 16 at 8:30 am
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Get the most out of braided fishing line

I love braid. It’s tough. It’s got zero stretch. It doesn’t have memory. It’s got a very small diameter. You feel every tap.

And when a fish is hooked, the fight is just awesome.

But it’s costs more than mono, and if you fish a lot it can seem like you’re throwing money down the drain staying in fresh line.

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June 16 at 6:30 am
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Venice Marina hosts Bardwell Family Tournament Saturday, June 20

The Venice fishing community has organized a one-day tournament this Saturday, June 20, in support of longtime guide Dennis Bardwell, whose wife Cathy is battling liver cancer.

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June 15 at 7:35 pm
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Saltwater guides’ top equipment

When I began bass fishing back in the early ’90s, I made myself a pretty simple promise: I would NOT spend a lot of money on my rods and reels.

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June 15 at 5:00 pm
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Strong winds make redfish the main target out of Dularge

Strong south and southeast winds out of Dularge have dampened the speckled trout bite and forced fishermen to move into interior duck ponds to target redfish, according to a local guide.

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June 15 at 12:15 pm
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Get ’em out, get ’em up

For his butterfly jig action, Capt. Billy Wells uses a 5 ½-foot Shimano Trevalla rod and Shimano Stella loaded with 80-pound PowerPro.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Reds of the rigs

Capt. David Iverson typically runs out of Red Pass and targets West Delta rigs in 40 to 50 feet for bull reds. However, when he’s up for a challenge and the weather permits, he’ll take South Pass out his favorite East Delta rigs, where close proximity to the Continental Shelf puts 300-foot water well within the reach of his bay boat.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Fishing offers family bonding

“We fish as a family,” Amanda Menard said in the charming Southern drawl that she brought with her from North Louisiana.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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The Menard’s offshore trick bag

One of the fun things about fishing with other people is learning little short-cuts and tricks they use to make their fishing experience better and catch more fish.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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How to get your name in the Louisiana State Fish Records

Amanda and Dennis Menard, and their families don’t need any excuses to go fishing, but they do a lot of things to make their fishing more fun.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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How the Fishing for Memories Rodeo began

The Fishing for Memories benefit rodeo based out of Intracoastal City is the biggest of big deals for the combined Menard-Boothe family.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Tippets

With summer comes a change in sight-casting strategy. As the long, hot days heat the shallow ponds, bigger reds will move to the edges of lakes and bays.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Lake Pontchartrain’s trout-fishing cycle

While John Falterman happily accepts charters for any species that swims in the big lake and its connecting waters, his specialty is speckled trout — certainly Louisianan’s favorite saltwater fish. 

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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How to make a stupid-fishing rig

John Falterman explained that the idea for stupid fishing came to him during a charter trip a few years ago.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Get out early for Delacroix’s outside trout

Of all the decisions to be made when fishing outside of Delacroix, Capt. Chris Pike insisted that picking your first spot and getting there early is on top of the list.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Pick glow/chartreuse plastics when you can

There’s no doubt Capt. Chris Pike is mainly going to throw live shrimp during June, but if he gets the opportunity to throw a soft plastic, there’s also no doubt what color it will be.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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