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Tips for fishing Vudu Shrimp

1) For fishing with a cork, a 6-foot 8-inch or 7-foot light action rod is best.

October 15 at 7:00am

The forging of a fishing giant

Sixty-two-year-old Ken Chaumont lives north of Iowa (pronounced EYE-oh-way), Louisiana. The Lake Charles native moved to the country because in his own words, he hated boom boxes. “I like peace and quiet.”

October 15 at 7:00am

Tip of the day

Bulky saltwater corks provide a lot of wind resistance, both when running or trailering a boat. The constant beating from the banging cork can damage line guides on fishing rods. 

October 15 at 7:00am

Tourney winning tactics

Kayak fishing tournaments are held year-round across the coast, and offer friendly competition and great prizes. No matter your skill level, fishing these tournaments makes you a better kayak angler. We’ll catch up with the anglers that come out on top of a variety of tournaments and learn what they did, and possibly more important — didn’t do — to earn their win.

October 15 at 7:00am

Tippets

Specks will be moving into the interior lakes and marsh edges. Find clear water, and flies have the advantage. On calm days, start with poppers along points and cuts for bigger trout. When you find diving birds, cast a weighted shrimp pattern along the edges of the school. Otherwise, a Clouser Minnow 3 feet under a VOSI is a proven trout taker.

October 15 at 7:00am

Helpful hints for fall crappie

For fall crappie work, consider these finer points, as needed:

October 15 at 7:00am

Use big boy tackle for choupique

Fishing choupique the Lirette way is power fishing, and that starts with the poles. 

October 15 at 7:00am

The best part is the eating part

It is often said that Cajuns eat anything. This picturesque pair may be poster boys for that adage. Their Cajun accents were so thick that they could have been cut with a knife and served on a cheese tray.

October 15 at 7:00am

So where do you hunt for choupique?

The Lirettes were fishing with permission in canals on private property. But choupique are found virtually everywhere in Louisiana, ranging from swamp and freshwater marsh bayous and canals to the state’s natural lakes and reservoirs from Toledo Bend on down. They are even found in the crystal-clear, fast flowing creeks and rivers of the Florida Parishes.

October 15 at 7:00am

Bring choupique back alive

Regular choupique anglers all agree on one thing: The fish must be cleaned alive. Even if held properly iced but dead, as are other fish, the texture of their flesh very rapidly deteriorates. 

October 15 at 7:00am

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