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Meet the unluckiest stingray in Venice

When you consider the incredibly vast amount of water around Venice, what happened on Cory Mack’s fishing trip in West Bay last month really does defy the odds.

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April 04 at 2:10 pm
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Results for 69th New Orleans City Park Big Bass Rodeo

Here are the official results from the 69th New Orleans City Park Big Bass Rodeo, which took place Saturday morning with more than 680 anglers competing.

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April 04 at 9:30 am
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Big trout will be patrolling the beaches at Elmer's Island, just waiting for surf anglers to show up. And bass anglers can't go wrong heading to Toledo Bend this month, where bass will gang up in hay grass to feed on shad.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Big trout will be patrolling the beaches at Elmer's Island, just waiting for surf anglers to show up. And bass anglers can't go wrong heading to Toledo Bend this month, where bass will gang up in hay grass to feed on shad.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Oyster reef rumble

Rockefeller, po boy, half shell — it doesn’t matter how you like your oysters, you’ll love their fish-friendly appeal.

Indeed, with abundant forage, breaks and ambush potential, shell reefs peppering the coastal shallows present prime fishing opportunities.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Rock star status — Toledo Bend’s top big-bass locations

OK, a lot of the fame and celebrity we see in this world boils down to a whole lot of overblown self-promotion.

Not so for Toledo Bend.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Gone fishin’ — Fishing advice from a retired biologist

Mike Wood is a biologist by profession. But when you boil it all down, he’s a fisherman first.

That was apparent when a bass tapped my 6-inch black grape worm and I set the hook, only to reel up an empty hook.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Hopedale augur — Trout and redfish tips for April success

With not a ripple on the surface or a cloud in the sky, Capt. Charlie Thomason took his bay boat down a shoreline of Hopedale. 

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Gorillaville ­— Surf-fishing tips for Elmer’s Island

“Cripes Sammy! How can you take it?” I asked. “The water has got to be freezing cold in April.”

Sammy Romano flashed his famous ear-to-ear grin.

“Man-up! You just man-up to it!” Romano said. “Besides, it’s not really cold until you get out.”

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Flat-out crappie — How to catch Lake D’Arbonne’s white perch

John Odom is a big guy — 6-foot, 4-inches and 290 pounds “after a recent diet,” he informed me.

On the telephone he sounded like a pretty standard-sized guy, but with his powerful, sloping shoulders and fluidly graceful movements he looked like a football player, which is what he was.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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The Forgotten Lake — Tips for Lake Borgne success

It seems that in every family there is one child who gets all the attention. The kids are outspoken, witty and interesting. At family gatherings, they keep everyone entertained.

Then there is the other child: quiet and bashful, sitting in the shadows.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Wicked trolling — How to troll Lake Pontchartrain’s Causeway

Imagine my surprise when I got a late-February call from Capt. Andy Jones, who said he was not just catching trout on the Causeway but that he was spanking them — and nice trout, at that.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Wilderness Systems Tarpon 130X

This performance driven Tarpon kayak has the speediness and exceptional stability of the original Tarpon, but has been updated with modern visuals and abundant features. Those feature upgrades include the new ultra-comfortable AirPro MAX Lite seat with a slide-on-track system for increased fore/aft trimming and the versatile FlexPod OS, a drop-in, self-contained console that adds more storage, electronic and propulsion opportunities. 

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Monster Reel'N'Shad a huge fish-catcher

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Make no mistake about it, the Monster Reel’N’Shad is a monstrous swim bait — one Mann’s Bait Co. proudly introduced to the market in January.

The latest in the artificial lure manufacturer’s Reel’N’Shad series provides just more than 9 inches of pulsating, swimming action from a durable soft plastic that doesn’t have a paddletail or extra hardware to make it swim realistically.

Its patent-pending design is unique and triggers bites from bass, redfish, stripers, lemonfish and even tarpon.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Take this guy to dinner - Atlantic sharpnose shark ID is easy

Sharks have never been real popular with Louisiana fishermen — even in the days before shark harvest was regulated.

Most people simply got them off their hook as quickly as possible and went back to fishing for more-glamorous species.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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St. Landry Parish man cited for allegedly being over the limit of bass

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a St. Landry Parish man for allegedly taking more than twice the daily limit of bass.

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March 31 at 10:41 am
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Texas angler lands 11.1-pound Toledo Bend lunker at Six Mile

Having just learned a new punching technique from a friend, Robert Brown was on Toledo Bend last weekend putting his new skills to the test.

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March 30 at 4:12 pm
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Poverty Point yields four-crappie, almost 11-pound stringer

It might have taken Twayne Hosea years and years of crappie fishing to break the mythical 3-pound mark at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, but the Delhi angler hasn’t looked back since catching a whopping 3.52-pounder on Feb. 25.

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March 29 at 11:01 am
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