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How the Fishing for Memories Rodeo began

The Fishing for Memories benefit rodeo based out of Intracoastal City is the biggest of big deals for the combined Menard-Boothe family.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Tippets

With summer comes a change in sight-casting strategy. As the long, hot days heat the shallow ponds, bigger reds will move to the edges of lakes and bays.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Lake Pontchartrain’s trout-fishing cycle

While John Falterman happily accepts charters for any species that swims in the big lake and its connecting waters, his specialty is speckled trout — certainly Louisianan’s favorite saltwater fish. 

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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How to make a stupid-fishing rig

John Falterman explained that the idea for stupid fishing came to him during a charter trip a few years ago.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Get out early for Delacroix’s outside trout

Of all the decisions to be made when fishing outside of Delacroix, Capt. Chris Pike insisted that picking your first spot and getting there early is on top of the list.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Pick glow/chartreuse plastics when you can

There’s no doubt Capt. Chris Pike is mainly going to throw live shrimp during June, but if he gets the opportunity to throw a soft plastic, there’s also no doubt what color it will be.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Man of the swamp

Johnny Broussard’s great passion is fishing for goujon with a rod and reel.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Go goujon fishing heavily armed

Johnny Broussard’s fishing gear is not finesse tackle. Both goujon and blue catfish grow large, and much of Broussard’s fishing is next to the dense wood of submerged tree stumps and snags that are the lairs of these big fish. 

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Bait is key when fishing for yellow catfish

“It’s harder to catch the bait than it is to catch the fish,” Johnny Broussard said, with note of frustration in his voice. “I spend a lot of time getting bait.”

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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How pros rig magnum worms

To get the most out of a big worm, Bassmaster Classic champ Casey Ashley suggests dropping down in line size.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Slick river vegetation bassin’

Punching through vegetation  is a great way to catch bass, and lure manufacturers are now creating new options for just that purpose.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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The biggest and best Lake D’Arbonne bass

While 8-pounders like David Harrell likes to catch are enough to send most of us to the local tackle store to show off, those fish are just about half the size of the official record on D’Arbonne.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Best lures for Lake D’Arbonne bass

David Harrell has an “everyman” approach to fishing for big bass. He doesn’t have any big secret weapon or perfectly matched tackle and bait combo.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Laiche, Louisiana team win B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional

Overcoming a tournament handicap and applying angling ingenuity ranked ahead of a secret lure and technique for Jamie Laiche, overall winner of the B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional.

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June 13 at 8:56 am
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Yum’s Kill Shot, Warning Shot and Sharp Shooter

Take it from a Bassmaster Elite pro bass fisherman who is serious about his drop-shot and finesse worm fishing: three soft plastics introduced by Yum Baits at the ICast are going to be deadly tantalizing to bass from California to his home state of Florida.

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June 12 at 2:45 pm
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LDWF: No plans to increase daily red snapper limit for remainder of state season

With the closing on Wednesday of the 10-day federal recreational red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico, the state currently has no plans to increase the daily snapper limit in Louisiana waters, according to the head of fisheries.

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June 12 at 10:39 am
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Nighttime trip yields 11-pound hawg at Toledo Bend

Daniel Burnett Jr. obviously likes operating under the cover of darkness.

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June 12 at 8:17 am
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Humberto's Trashcan Slam

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Humberto Fontova has been writing for Louisiana Sportsman Magazine since 1989 and his style is definitely that of the common man.

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June 11 at 6:00 pm
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