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Plaquemines Parish Government reverses course, reopens launch at Fort Jackson

According to Capt. Ryan Lambert, officials with Plaquemines Parish Government have reversed course and the Fort Jackson boat launch that was closed to the public earlier this week will once again allow free access to the Mississippi River.

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April 02 at 1:53 pm
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Barbe wins Louisiana High School Fishing Championship on Sibley Lake

Anglers from Barbe High School in Lake Charles used a five-fish limit last weekend to win the Louisiana State High School Fishing Championship on Sibley Lake.

Hunter Keller and Nick Nocilla used a mix of crankbaits and a Senko to weigh-in 11 pounds and 7 ounces to take the title by only 5 ounces from anglers with Oak Hill High School.

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April 02 at 11:00 am
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Gulfport angler lands 10 ½-pound speckled trout in Mississippi waters

Five ounces. Five measly ounces.

That’s all that stood between Gulfport’s Alex Smith and Mississippi’s new state record speckled trout last weekend.

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April 02 at 8:53 am
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Toledo Bend lunker total surpasses 2013-14 numbers

No one can deny it’s been an incredible lunker bass spring at Toledo Bend.

Here are three more stories by anglers who had what it took to catch and land a double-digit bass — and there’s still 1 ½ months to go before the 2014-15  Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program season ends.

If you’ve ever dreamed of landing the trophy bass of a lifetime, there’s no better time than the present to make your way to Toledo Bend.

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April 01 at 7:00 pm
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Fort Jackson boat launch south of Buras closed to the public

Editor’s note: Following the reporting of this story, Plaquemines Parish officials reportedly have decided to reopen the launch, with anglers launching at their own risk. Read the full details on this about-face here.

Capt. Ryan Lambert got quite a surprise Tuesday when he pulled into the Fort Jackson boat launch off Hwy. 23 in Buras.

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April 01 at 8:48 am
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Find saltwater to locate specks east of the Mississippi River out of Buras

The calendar might say it’s April 1, but this isn't an April Fool's joke: Specks on the east side of the Mississippi River out of Buras are staying put in more traditional wintertime patterns right now.

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April 01 at 8:21 am
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Mangrove massacre — Expert tips for mangrove snapper fishing

I knew Capt. Kenny Heikamp was pretty good. I watched him work while fishing on a shared charter when I was with the near-legendary Grand Isle charter skipper Bobby Terrebonne. 

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Cigars and courtbouillon — Best bets for spring school trout and redfish

The crawfish heads were piling up, the keg was foaming and Artie was in the spotlight. Happens every time.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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The Battle of Midway — Where to ambush Barataria Bay trout in April

The battle of Midway, one of the most-decisive naval battles in all of World War II, was fought just six months after Pearl Harbor around a small atoll almost between Hawaii and Japan.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Small-boat Cocodrie — How to catch trout without a big boat

Summertime speckled trout fishing in lower Terrebonne parish has long been lauded as some of the most-consistent action in terms of sheer numbers of fish.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Sabine reds

Several schools of redfish stretching a quarter mile were heading toward the marshes. They were in feeding mode, smashing into juvenile pogies during a steep incoming tide.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Cracking the code — Expert tips for catching chinquapin

It’s a well-founded piscatorial propensity: Tell someone you’re heading off for a panfish mission and you’ll typically hear some bluegill-related reply.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Finding the fuzz — A little-known crappie-fishing tactic

It didn’t take long for Ty Hibbs to stop paying attention to me. Our conversation came to an abrupt stop as soon as we left the ramp.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Full to the bream — Best tactics for Atchafalaya Basin panfish

“Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation,” according to Lois Wyse.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Butte La Rose bailout — Kayak fishing tips for the Atchafalaya Basin

Here it is — April. Your freezer is empty and you are hankering for fish. Your favorite fishing hole, the fabulous Atchafalaya Basin is overwhelmed with muddy, flood-stage river water.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Stacking up the state fish — Sac-a-lait fishing tips for Chicot Lake

In 1993, the Louisiana Legislature designated the “white perch” as the state’s official freshwater fish. 

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Bass by the spoonful — How and when to fish with a spoon

There lurks in every bass angler’s subconscious this question: If you could have only one lure, what would it be?

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Cover

Winter has finally broken, the water is warming up fast and bream are gorging themselves. Learn everything you need to know to put together huge stringers of these tasty fish.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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