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Cut Off angler wins Elite redfish event in Gulfport, earns $78,000

Two Louisiana anglers battled each other and Mother Nature last weekend at the Yellowfin Elite Redfish Series Mississippi Major last weekend in Gulfport.

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June 17 at 1:42 pm
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VIDEO: Watch 8-pound bass flipped into boat

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The biggest bass I've ever caught weighed just more than 8 pounds, and I can clearly remember waiting nervously for buddy Artie Cosby to lip the pig after I wrestled the fish to the boat. Flipping onto the deck never, ever crossed my mind.

But New Iberia angler Caleb Sumrall didn't even hesitate in March when an 8-pound toad sucked in the lure he was flipping along a grass bed at Toledo Bend. And the entire episode was captured on video. 

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June 17 at 8:37 am
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Bassmaster Magazine names Toledo Bend No. 1 bass fishery in nation

The rest of the nation is about to find out what pretty much everyone in Louisiana already knows: Toledo Bend Reservoir is the No. 1 bass fishery in the land.

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June 17 at 8:22 am
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’Yaking to parts unknown

Although likely to be seen near any popular fishing spot in Louisiana, there are still times when kayakers get even stranger looks.

It’s that look of bewilderment when a powerboat fisherman comes across a kayak fisherman many miles from the nearest launch site. How did they get there?

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June 17 at 2:58 am
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LaFosse leads STAR's Ladies Only Division

The 7.28-pound speck Pam LaFosse caught during the Lake Charles Trout Shootout on June 6 could turn out to be a pretty valuable fish, indeed.

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June 16 at 5:47 pm
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Spring shrimp season to close in majority of state inside waters effective June 19

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries  announced the 2015 spring inshore shrimp season will close in the majority of state inside waters at 6 p.m. this Friday, June 19.

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June 16 at 2:30 pm
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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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