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How to rig up for deep Dularge redfish

We connected our cracked crabs to Carolina-rigged 5/0 kahle hooks. The rig allows you to get the bait on the bottom, while the hook’s curvature snags in the corners of redfishs’ mouths nine out of 10 times, Capt. Bill Lake said.†

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Creek-fishing tips

Thirty-one-year-old Jeshua “Jesh” Smith is a dedicated creek fisherman.

He grew up hunting deer and bream fishing. In high school he started bass fishing, first in farm ponds and later graduating to larger lakes.†

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Top float-fishing equipment

Float-fishing on small rivers is a minimalist sport, but some equipment is needed and other stuff is nice to have.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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How to find access for float-fishing trips

Long gone are the days when creek fishermen could just schlep across any property not holding posted signs to fish their favorite creek.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Picking apart a flat

Mississippi’s Capt. Ronnie Daniels said effectively working a flat extending off an spit of marsh is about knowing how trout relate to the underwater structure.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Youngster launches jig company

David’s Custom Tackle launched in the spring of 2014 after David Sanders had an epiphany while pouring jigs with his father.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Louisiana fishing limits are OK when launching in Mississippi

The entire Biloxi Marsh is located in Louisiana, but what if you decide to launch in Mississippi? Do you have to abide by the 15-fish daily creel because you’ll cross Mississippi waters on the way in?

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Expert shares how to learn new fishing areas

An intimate knowledge of a specific area can produce quick limits, Capt. Ronnie Daniels said. He simply knows where he should go given the specific conditions on a given day.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Gulf Council votes for minor increase to red snapper allocation for recreational anglers

Recreational anglers got tossed a small bone at Thursday’s Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meeting in New Orleans, as members voted to slightly increase recreational anglers’ allocation of red snapper.

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August 14 at 3:40 pm
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Live Target Rigged Shrimp

When Live Target Lures decided it was time for fishermen and fish to fall in love with a soft-plastic shrimp imitation, it turned to R&D dream team leader Victor Cook.

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August 14 at 5:20 am
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Two Lafitte men arrested for alleged crab trap thefts, LDWF says

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested two men for allegedly stealing crab traps in Plaquemines Parish, according to a news release.

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August 13 at 5:48 pm
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The making of America's No. 1 bass fishery

Legislators in a small flotilla of boats that wended its way down the Sabine River, across the Gulf of Mexico, up the Atchafalaya River and finally up the Mississippi River to Baton Rouge in 1960 had one goal in mind: convince newly elected Gov. Jimmie Davis to support the building of the Toledo Bend Reservoir.

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August 13 at 4:52 pm
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Florien angler scores on Toledo Bend 11.56-pounder

Big time heat didn’t stop Malcolm Franks from catching a big time bass last weekend at Toledo Bend.

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August 13 at 10:01 am
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Donít forget sunglasses

Any discussion of protection from UV rays must include eyewear.

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August 13 at 6:30 am
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Melanoma facts

Although the vast majority of skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma, the more-serious melanoma is a risk for anyone spending significant time in the sun. Here are some facts:

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August 13 at 6:30 am
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How to protect yourself from the sun

Statistics indicate one in three new cancer diagnosis in the United States comes in the form of skin cancer, making it the most frequently occurring form of cancer.

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August 12 at 9:25 am
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Treble hooks mean more trout in the box

Some fishermen are big believers in Kahle hooks for speckled trout when fishing with live bait under a popping cork — while others favor circle hooks, live bait hooks or treble hooks to get the job done.†

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August 11 at 5:17 pm
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Louisiana's recreational red snapper season to close Sept. 8

Recreational anglers in Louisiana’s waters will reach their share — 745,000 pounds — of the Gulf’s red snapper harvest when the season closes in state waters at 12:01 a.m on Sept. 8, according to a news release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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August 11 at 1:16 pm
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