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Poverty Point sets new record with 14-pound largemouth

EDITOR'S UPDATE: David Houston, who caught the lunker bass, spoke to LouisianaSportsmanc.com after this story went live on the website. The complete story of how he caught the bass, and ultimately released it, can be seen by clicking here.

Poverty Point Reservoir’s largemouth bass record was shattered Monday when David Houston arrived with a hawg that was actually just a little wider than it was long.

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January 13 at 12:02 pm
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Longtime Acadiana bass and saltwater angler dies

A longtime bass angler and Louisiana Sportsman source for both fresh and saltwater fishing reports throughout Acadiana passed away Monday.

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January 13 at 7:42 am
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LDWF currently upgrading ROLP website

The website where anglers can apply for Recreational Offshore Landing Permits is being upgraded starting today, and could be down for up to three days during the work, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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January 12 at 11:20 am
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Yo, crappie — give up the ghost!

Despite his great love for hunting, my dad would often forego a deer hunt in the last days of the season to get an early start on fishing. As he would constantly remind me, if you want big sac-a-lait, you need to fish cold water.

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January 10 at 9:00 am
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Back-to-back bluefin total more than 1,500 pounds in North Carolina

The crew of the Grady Bunch, fishing the first two days of 2015 just outside Beaufort Inlet, may not have landed a state-record bluefin tuna, but the three men and a boy almost certainly accomplished a feat no other North Carolina saltwater crew has duplicated: Catching two bluefin tuna on consecutive days that combined to weigh more than 1,500 pounds. 

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January 07 at 11:05 am
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Louisiana sawfish are just memories

It’s not likely that many Louisiana coastal anglers give sawfish a thought. In fact, it’s not likely that anyone under the age of 50 even knows we ever had a sawfish population in the state.

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January 04 at 9:00 am
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The Great Wall of Chalmette — Fishing tips for the Michoud floodwall

There are some very famous walls in our world. For instance, there’s the Great Wall of China, a historical monument and one of the rare, still-extant wonders of the ancient world. It stretches out over a distance of 5,000 miles and took two millenniums to build.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Padding Spots — Top streams for Kentucky bass

“You gotta be outcha mind!”

Artie was stuck on his favorite quip. Any suggestion from anyone in Doc’s den that festive evening provoked it, as Artie rolled his eyes and grimaced in mock horror.

But he had a point.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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LiveTarget Yearling

The LiveTarget Yearling BaitBall series delivers some of the most life-like lure patterns ever created using the intricate LiveTarget design elements for baitfish anatomy and color patterns. The Yearling BaitBall series has been created around eleven distinct lure tools for technique specific applications. Each model is designed around color patterns to match varied water color conditions, and the tiny baitfish that are so hard to mimic with traditional lures.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Power where you need it

Most boats come equipped with fuse blocks bearing just enough fuses to power their factory-installed 12-volt equipment, and you are on your own if you want to add accessories.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Mild winter so far means hot trout action on Big Lake

With relatively mild temperatures so far this winter, the speckled trout action on Big Lake remains solid heading into 2015, according to a fishing guide.

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December 30, 2014 at 10:44 pm
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Mild December temps mean specks still biting on Lake Pontchartrain bridges

With water temperatures still in the neighborhood of 60 degrees, one Lake Pontchartrain fishing guide expects speckled trout action to remain pretty consistent heading into 2015.

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December 30, 2014 at 4:17 pm
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Try glow and chartreuse for Cypremort Point specks in December

Capt. Elvis Jeanminette has just three words for anglers flocking to Cypremort Point for some December speckled trout action.

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December 24, 2014 at 9:35 am
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Montegut man cited for speckled trout violations in Chauvin, LDWF says

A 42-year-old Montegut man was cited last week for speckled trout fishing violations in Terrebonne Parish, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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December 23, 2014 at 7:09 pm
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Electronics serving in times of need

Search and recovery divers were pretty much on their own back in the early 1980’s; I know because I was one of them. I spent 10 years on the Dallas Fire Department’s dive team and worked from the department’s drag boats before the dive team came to be. Fireman Thad Moore, owner of a SCUBA shop in Dallas, thought we could do better for the families of drowning victims than recovering them with drag hooks. He developed a search and recovery class for SCUBA divers, canvassed the department for volunteers and the Dallas Fire Department’s SCUBA Search & Rescue team was born.

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December 23, 2014 at 4:00 pm
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Delacroix speckled trout bite on fire, guides say

Salty water this month combined with milder temperatures have turned on speckled trout fishing out of Delacroix unlike anything the area has seen in at least three years, according to a fishing guide.

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December 23, 2014 at 3:10 pm
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State's recreational red snapper season to close Dec. 31

The state’s recreational red snapper season will close on Dec. 31, but the opening date for 2015 has not yet been determined, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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December 18, 2014 at 6:41 pm
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Four men cited for oyster harvesting violations, LDWF says

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

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December 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm
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