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Keep that A-rig under control in storage

While working a stretch of hay grass at the mouth of Toledo Bend’s Carrice Creek, Jerry Thompson saw some silver flicks and quickly opened his rod box.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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A-rigs produce numbers during shad spawn

Double-digit Toledo Bend bass are turning up seemingly every day — and on some days, several fish weighing more than 10 pounds are registered at Toledo Town and Tackle in Many.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Dupreís Copasaw tips for bass fishing

Tyler Dupre credits his grandfather for instilling in him a love for fishing and much of the knowledge on which he improved over the years.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Rapala Shadow Rap

Rapala last introduced a jerkbait around 2000.

The Finland artificial lure manufacturer got back in the swim of things in a resounding way, although it was a well-kept secret, during the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell near Greenville, S.C.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Keep wading gear simple for trout fishing

Waders often cover so much ground they can hardly see their boat when they turn back around. This means they’ve got to carry everything they might need with them.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Top 10 surf-fishing tips

If reports of solid speckled trout in the surf at Elmer’s Island and Grand Isle have you considering abandoning your boat and hitting the beach this summer, there are a few key tips to consider to make your trip a success.

So Louisiana Sportsman contacted two veteran surf-fishing anglers — Sammy Romano and Jared Pennison — and picked their brains to come up with their Top 10 keys to success from the sand.

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May 13 at 1:52 pm
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Speckled trout bite solid out of Shell Beach

The speckled trout bite has been consistent out of Shell Beach, and Capt. Jakamo Laboureur said his recent switch to a live bait hook under a popping cork is helping him put more fish in the box.

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May 13 at 11:20 am
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Husband and wife plead guilty to fishing license fraud

A New Orleans couple pleaded guilty Monday to recreational fishing license fraud in a scheme to collect money for false claims after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a press release.

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May 12 at 10:42 am
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Sportsman TV targets speckled trout

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It’s prime time for speckled trout across the Louisiana coast, and Sportsman TV made a couple of recent trips with fishing guides to learn the secrets of two guys known to fill the box with yellow mouths.

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May 11 at 1:50 pm
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Body of missing River Ridge boater found Saturday in Rattlesnake Bayou

Search and rescue crews found the body of a River Ridge man Saturday afternoon, just hours after he apparently was ejected from his boat on Rattlesnake Bayou in Plaquemines Parish.

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May 11 at 11:04 am
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Elmer's Island surf yielding huge speckled trout

Jovi Theriot was a little battered and bruised Saturday morning after getting pounded in the surf for more than five hours on Elmer’s Island— including several encounters with the business end of his topwater’s treble hooks — but he was happy with a day that yielded four huge speckled trout all in the 4- to 6-pound range.

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May 11 at 9:38 am
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Cool Breeze shirts just got cooler

There’s a new Cool Breeze blowing in, and it will definitely keep you comfortable all summer long.

The second generation of the Sportsman’s high performance Cool Breeze shirts have arrived, and they’re made from a revolutionary fabric with moisture-activated cooling technology† for unmatched comfort throughout the dog days of summer.

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May 11 at 8:07 am
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Memorial Day memories

Sometimes fishing is more than catching fish. It’s about spending time with others.

Then again, it’s a whole lot more fun when everyone does hook up a few times.

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May 10 at 9:00 am
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550-pound marlin landed by crew on 24-foot boat

A 550-pound blue marlin was landed by the crew of a 24-foot boat last week, but not before it towed the Key West center console for about 11 miles off the coast of North Carolina.

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May 08 at 1:33 pm
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May speckled trout techniques: The Carolina rig

For years, the standard way to present live bait to trout feeding in surf, around rocks or in deeper water has been a plain old bottom rig - also known as a Carolina rig.

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May 08 at 12:39 pm
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Crappie regulations could change on Eagle Lake effective Oct. 1

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday adopted a Notice of Intent that would modify current crappie regulations on Eagle Lake in Madison Parish.

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May 08 at 11:18 am
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Mr Crappie

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If you get the opportunity to fish with a guy who is named after the fish he catches, you better go with him.

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May 07 at 6:00 pm
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CCA 2015 Star Tournament

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The 2015 Star Tournament is Here! Loaded with new ways to WIN!

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May 07 at 6:00 pm
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