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Pearl Particulars — Best bets for Pearl River bass

On a gloomy February day, Jeff Bruhl was fishing waters he knew better than the chips in his truck windshield.

Pulling up to a big drain with a falling tide rushing out of it, Bruhl cast his red-shad worm to an old, massive cypress tree. He let the bullet weight pull the soft-plastic to the bottom and meticulously worked his worm, almost dragging it along with short hops.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Fausse Point Frolic — Bass fishing tips for Fausse Point Lake

I sat quietly in the boat in front of the camp on Bird Island Chute. The swamp smelled fresh in the winter air. I thought about how good the caviar was the previous night.

Wait a minute ….

Caviar? In a swamp? In Louisiana?

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Drifting away — Best bets for Cypress Bayou crappie

Do you like to catch crappie? How about watching huge B-52 bombers roar low overhead?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then Cypress Bayou Reservoir is the place for you.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Slow hand — Top Dularge winter fishing locations

So, I waited all night for the call that never came. I was so sure it would come — certain even. But it didn’t.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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‘Bay snapper’ blast — Fishing tips for catching more sheepshead

“My name is Chadwick, and I’ll be your waiter for this evening,” the poor guy said, with an accent that was obviously not local. “Tonight’s special is grilled bay snapper, topped with crab meat and served with braised brussels sprouts.”

I say “poor-guy” only because we’d arrived at the ritzy restaurant in a party limo. The poor limo driver would know what I mean.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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A-rig artistry — Tips for fishing the Alabama rig

It felt like I was inhaling icicles. And I pulled my head back into my cozy, warm cabin at Big Bass Marina.

A vicious February cold snap had thundered down from Alberta the previous afternoon. The thermometer on my truck read 31 degrees that when I arrived at the marina, and it had gotten even colder overnight. 

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Mustad Elite Series Jig Heads

Mustad has just launched an exciting new range of custom quality jig heads. Special top quality features include exclusive new hooks, customizable designs and high-impact chip resistant gloss, UV, or low-vis matte epoxy finishes. The lineup includes several series of scale pattern Ball and Shrimp Heads, Stand Up/Shakey Heads, Wacky Heads, Shad Darter Heads, Customizable Football Heads, Inshore Darter and Bullet Heads all built on super strong Mustad UltraPoint Jig Hooks. 

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Plano’s A-Series Tackle Backpack

Some of the best fishing adventures exist in the least accessible places. That’s why Plano’s new A-Series Tackle Backpack is perfect for kayak anglers, expedition anglers, or anyone who needs to transport tackle while keeping their hands free. This backpack includes five 3600 StowAway tackle trays, a separate upper storage compartment, four pockets on the interior, four pockets on the exterior, a cushioned back pad and adjustable shoulder straps.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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South Louisiana Leopard Hunt

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They're big, ferocious, and they have spots....and they live at the bottom of the Mississippi River.

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January 28 at 6:00 pm
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Blue Wave Boats

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Speed, Quality, Performance

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January 28 at 6:00 pm
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Wade-fishing season peaking now for Calcasieu Lake trophy trout

Why would anyone leave a perfectly comfortable bay boat, put on thermal underwear and socks, layer up and slip into insulated waders and then head into the frigid waters of Cacasieu Lake in the dead of winter? 

Three words: Trophy speckled trout. 

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January 27 at 1:00 pm
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Garmin's GPS/sonar combo units create custom maps

Garmin bills its new echoMAP CHIRP models as a series of “entry-level” combination sonar/GPS units with built-in CHIRP sonar technology, but I think the term “affordable” fits better.

We covered CHIRP here a while back, but let’s take another look at it and review why it’s important to our boating and fishing.

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January 26 at 9:00 am
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Louisiana Tech student catches, releases Caney Lake lunker

Saturday, Jan. 23 brought news of a historic blizzard hammering the Northeast U.S.

Forecasts even called for a bit of snow with cold and windy conditions for North Louisiana — meaning most rational-thinking folks were likely putting another log on the fire and hunkering down in less hostile conditions.

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January 25 at 2:48 pm
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The best tactic for more catfish

Back trolling is a good technique for putting catfish in the boat, and with the right tools it is a pretty easy procedure.

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January 22 at 6:30 am
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Guide lands 12-pounder at Toledo Bend

Longtime Toledo Bend guide Stephen Johnston had just returned from the Houston Boat Show, and knew he had to get on the water soon to scout for bass for an upcoming trip with clients.

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January 21 at 9:16 am
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‘Spooning’ covers more water

Spoons are one of the oldest fishing lures in the book, and it’s still around because it’s so effective.

But, while many anglers use them for jigging around brush piles with a process known as “perch jerking,” Capt. David Hilton uses a different technique that allows anglers to cover more water than is traditionally possible.

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January 21 at 6:30 am
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Top 2 Highway 1 wintertime lures for Grand Isle speckled trout

If you want to be a true wintertime Highway 1 roadside warrior between Fourchon and Grand Isle,  you have to be properly equipped to do battle against the speckled trout located within casting distance of the road.

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January 20 at 8:19 pm
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Top 5 spider-rigging tips

This month’s cold weather might have you thinking about leaving the boat in the shed and staying in the warmth of your den, sipping coffee and snuggling with your wife on the couch while she watches HGTV.

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January 20 at 6:30 am
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