Fishing News and Information

Venice voyage

Dear Capt. Paul:

Fishing info needed for wintertime fishing around Venice. I am going there shortly with some out-of-state friends.

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November 08 at 9:00 am
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Many angler scores on 10.92-pounder at Toledo Bend

It was all treats and no tricks for George Herr and his fishing buddy in what turned out to be a magical Halloween trip on Toledo Bend — and the only thing really scary was the hefty weight of their best five-fish stringer. 

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November 07 at 7:30 am
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Use fluorocarbon leader, loop knot to catch more specks

All fluorocarbon leaders and all loop knots — all the time.

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November 05 at 5:11 pm
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Shreveport angler snares 10-plus pounder at Toledo Bend

Charlie Mitchell intended on doing a little deer hunting near Toledo Bend late last month, but the veteran angler ultimately decided to make a timely fishing trip — a decision that led to his largest bass ever. 

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November 05 at 3:05 pm
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Sulfur Mine trout action steady out of Larose

Leslie Comardelle Jr. has been fishing in and around the Sulfur Mine out of Larose since he was 10 years old, but he can’t remember a consistent run of trout action like he’s seen this summer and so far this fall.

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November 04 at 11:00 pm
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What is a black snapper?

What’s a black snapper? 

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November 04 at 9:00 am
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Passage of Reef Fish Amendment 40 raises lots of questions, provides few answers

More questions than answers remain in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s vote last month to approve Reef Fish Amendment 40, which basically divides the recreational red snapper quota between private fishermen and for-hire charter and head boat captains.

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November 03 at 12:44 pm
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Mellow Down — Top fishing tips for Delacroix’s fall trout and reds

Ah, sweet November. Brisk air, falling leaves, cooler temperatures and the official end to hurricane season.

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November 01 at 7:00 am
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Fly lessons — Tips for catching lunker Big Lake trout with flies

It’s no secret that the cool-weather months are one of the best times to fish for trophy speckled trout because fish roam the shallows and there’s less boat pressure than the busy summer months.

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November 01 at 7:00 am
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Nighttime is the right time — Learn how to catch monster catfish with jug lines after dark

They say it’s not bragging if you can do it.

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November 01 at 7:00 am
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Bridge busters —Fall bass-fishing tips for catching bass off bridges

The fall feeding frenzy is always an exciting time for bass anglers, as gluttonous green fish motivated by winter’s impending approach seem bent on testing their internal capacity.

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November 01 at 7:00 am
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Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 17T

With plenty of space for standing, casting and fly fishing in comfort, the Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 17T kayak offers traditional in-line tandem seating, face-to-face social seating or solo seating. New features include the H-Rail System for customizing accessories, a tracking skeg for covering long distances and a battery platform for an optional trolling motor, crate or small cooler. Hobie’s patented MirageDrive with Glide Technology pedal system and Vantage XT seating are also included.

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November 01 at 7:00 am
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Crappie Trailers

Normally used as an add-on to other crappie lures such as tube jigs or small crappie spinner baits, Crappie Trailers from The Crappie Psychic, LLC feature a beveled design that creates greater bait action and generates more strikes. They can also be used for panfish when attached straight to a small No. 6 long shank hook. Crappie Trailers come in four colors: Chartreuse, White, Crawworm and Flamingo.

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November 01 at 7:00 am
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Soft-Dine XL

Paul Brown’s extremely popular Soft-Dine is now available in a new larger size. The 3 ¼-inch Soft-Dine XL is designed for fishing the shallows and catching trophy-size trout and redfish. Like its smaller brother, Soft-Dine XL features a built-in reflective foil insert for added realism and a special sonic rattling chamber for more vibration and noise.

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November 01 at 7:00 am
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New Iberia man drowns Thursday night near Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Thursday night drowning near Lake Fausse Pointe State Park that was originally called in to authorities as an alligator attack.

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October 31 at 11:45 am
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Two Bridge City men sentenced for illegal red snapper sales in 2012

Two men pleaded guilty this week to illegal red snapper sales relating to a Sept. 9, 2012 incident when agents were able to purchase 655 pounds of fish from them in Bridge City.

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October 30 at 4:47 pm
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PFDs, kill switch save Crowley youths in boating accident , LDWF says

Two 16-year-old boys from the Crowley area survived a boating accident Sunday afternoon in Rapides Parish in large part because they took proper safety precautions, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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October 29 at 5:00 pm
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How to choose the right jighead

According to Chas Champagne, choosing the right size jighead to match water depth and current can be much more important than the color, size or shape of the artificial lure you’re fishing with.

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October 29 at 3:55 pm
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