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One of the most-difficult aspects of teaching fishermen and boaters to interpret conventional sonar screens has been getting them to understand how a screen picture is made.

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April 26 at 9:00 am
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Trophy bass: Proper catch-and-release handling techniques

Catching a true trophy largemouth is the lifelong goal of countless bass anglers, and if you’re ever lucky enough to get your hands on a certified 10-pounder — especially if you want to catch and release the fish — proper handling techniques will definitely increase its chances for long-term survival.

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April 24 at 10:44 am
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Final day to comment on potential Mississippi bull red harvest plan

Today is the final day for the public to comment on a controversial plan that would allow Mississippi for-hire vessels to harvest 30,000 pounds of bull reds in federal waters.

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April 23 at 2:12 pm
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CCA files suit to prevent implementation of red snapper sector separation plan

On the same day the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council announced that sector separation for the red snapper quota would go into effect later this summer, the Coastal Conservation Association filed suit in U.S. District Court on Wednesday to prevent implementation of the controversial management plan.

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April 23 at 11:30 am
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Texas man arrested in connection with alleged illegal oyster sales in Terrebonne Parish

A tip about someone selling oysters from an unrefrigerated truck in Houma on Sunday led to the arrest of a Texas man accused of theft and numerous seafood-related violations, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 23 at 9:01 am
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April winds influencing trout bite out of Dularge

Speckled trout are biting out of Dularge, but when the wind is blowing it’s been tough to find a consistent pattern. 

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April 23 at 7:09 am
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Lights for every fishing need

Fishing almost mandates early starts. And who hasn’t sat at the dock working on tackle while waiting for the sun to finally peak over the horizon?

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April 22 at 7:00 pm
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Blue Wave joins Sportsman TV team

Blue Wave has long been the vessel of choice for many Louisiana fishing guides, and now the family-owned Oklahoma bay boat company has signed on as a sponsor of Sportsman TV.

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April 21 at 3:20 pm
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Could 2015 finally be the year for a new state record speckled trout?

Despite the huge number of fishermen popping corks, bouncing jigs, throwing topwaters and tight-lining live bait across the coast from Sabine Lake to Venice, not a single angler reported a speckled trout big enough to crack into the state’s Top 10 last year.

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April 21 at 2:40 pm
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Swim a jig for extra bites

Jigs are regularly tied on by bass fishermen year round, but they are especially important tools during the spring. Hopped and crawled along the bottom, they imitate the movements of a crawfish, a favorite food of largemouths, smallmouths and spotted bass.

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April 21 at 9:05 am
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Despite recent rains and dirty water, Big Lake specks still biting

Last week’s strong rains have dumped plenty of freshwater into Big Lake, but it really hasn’t slowed down the speckled trout bite so far, according to an area fishing guide.

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April 20 at 9:50 pm
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Video: Drone captures footage from Venice tuna trip

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Over the last couple of years, aerial drones outfitted with high-tech cameras have given folks enjoying the outdoors a new way to document their adventures.

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April 20 at 2:36 pm
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Agents cite two for alleged oyster violations in Terrebonne Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men for alleged oyster violations last week in Terrebonne Parish, according to a press release.

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April 20 at 11:51 am
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Picking the right spinnerbait

A spinnerbait is one of the most-effective lures when it comes to catching bass, but clearly not all spinnerbaits are created equal.

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April 20 at 6:00 am
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Freshen up

The primary target species of most coastal Louisiana kayak anglers are speckled trout and redfish. However, many areas that primarily harbor these saltwater species are seeing decreased salinities and an influx of largemouth bass.

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April 17 at 8:00 am
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Bull redfish school puts on a show Saturday in Bay Billiot

Last Saturday, Ricky Naquin enjoyed a redfish slam in Bay Billiot like he’s never experienced in almost 50 years of fishing out of Pointe Aux Chenes.

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April 16 at 2:21 pm
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Perfect solution for leftover blackfin tuna

An offshore trip is pricey, but when you get into a bunch of blackfin the payoff is a lot of great eating.

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April 16 at 6:00 am
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How to get the most out of braided 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.

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

But Capt. Brent Roy of Venice Charters Unlimited uses a single spool twice — and it’s a simple trick that is one of those “why didn’t I think of that” moments.

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April 15 at 4:27 pm
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