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Grey Duck Lake is Bay Courant

Dear Capt. Paul:

Can you provide the coordinates for Little Grey Duck Lake and Grey Duck Lake in the Golden Meadow/Catfish Lake Area?

Respeckter

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January 08 at 9:00 am
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Collapsible extension ladder great for accessing T-top to sight-fish

With rods and reels, tackle boxes, ice chests, life jackets and other assorted gear all requiring a spot in your boat, space on-board is definitely at a premium. 

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January 06 at 11:05 am
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How would Bonnet Carre Spillway opening impact Pontchartrain fishing?

With Mississippi River levels continuing to rise, some expect the earliest-ever opening in the 85-year history of the Bonnet Carre Spillway — which would relieve pressure on the levees protecting New Orleans and divert freshwater into Lake Pontchartrain for the first time since 2011.

That has left anglers holding their collective breath, waiting to see if there will be any impact on the upcoming spring speckled trout fishing.

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January 05 at 2:46 pm
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Louisiana state waters officially extended to 9 nautical miles offshore - temporarily

Anglers heading out to catch red snapper in state waters later this week can now safely fish beyond the long-established 3-mile boundary and go out to 9 nautical miles from shore without fear of being ticketed by the Coast Guard - at least for now.

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January 04 at 1:55 pm
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Reggio milk run - How to catch wintertime speckled trout

According to Merriam-Webster, a “roundup” is a gathering together of people or animals or items. As in a cattle roundup, or a police roundup of suspects.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Yellow haze — How to catch Caney Lake’s yellow bass

“Yeow — that’s a big yellow bass,” I thought to myself when I saw the new first-place entry of 2.67 pounds in the official state fish records kept by the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Travelocity — Target travel lanes for more pre-spawn bass

Bass go where bass want to go, but there’s always a logical reason for why they chose their courses. Seasonality drives major relocation, with water temperature and bait positioning being the major influences.

However, the particular travel lanes fish utilize are most often defined by channels, ditches, drains and other contour features.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Flipping the switch — Pro tips to catch more pre-spawn bass

They want to go. They probably will go; it’s just a matter of when they’ll go.

That’s the usual fickleness of pre-spawn bass.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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SpitFire X7

Mercury Marine has introduced SpitFire X7, the first propeller in the 75-115hp engine class to be marketed with Mercury’s proprietary X7 alloy, which is 30 percent stronger and four times more durable than conventional steel. Using the X7 alloy and building off design elements from the best-in-class aluminum SpitFire, the SpitFire X7 significantly improves acceleration, top speed and holding ability. The new SpitFire X7 is available at Mercury dealers in 15-inch, 17-inch, 19-inch and 21-inch pitches.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Grouper fishing: It’s hard to beat a brownie

Everybody, and I mean everybody who fishes, offshore loves groupers. They are attractive fish, resembling overgrown and (usually) more colorful largemouth bass. They are brutal fighters when hooked on tackle that isn’t too heavy.

Best of all they are great to eat.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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2015 fall red snapper season ends

The fall red snapper season closes in state waters Jan. 1 at 12:01 a.m., the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced.

The season has applied to all waters claimed by the state, which LDWF officials contend reaches roughly the 10-mile mark. Federal officials do not recognize state sovereignty past 3 nautical miles, but state enforcement agents have only been enforcing state regulations.

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December 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm
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Sometimes bigger and better are separate improvements - Big-screen GPS units allow for greater fishing flexibility

Back when big-screen LCD fish finders started appearing on professional tournament anglers’ boats I discussed them with walleye pros Scott and Marty Glorvigen.

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December 26, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Two cited for commercial fishing violations in Lake Borgne

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a commercial fisherman and his deckhand for allegedly using oversized fishing trawls in Lake Borgne on Sunday, according to a press release.

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December 23, 2015 at 8:46 am
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Two state-record catfish caught in as many days for N.C. angler

The biggest catfish I've ever laid my eyes on went about 35 pounds, and it looked freakish. But it can't hold a candle to two blue catfish a North Carolina angler landed in on consecutive days — setting a state record with each catch.

The first catfish was caught Dec. 20 and weighed 91 pounds, with yesterday's monster blue coming in at 105 pounds.

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December 22, 2015 at 9:36 am
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Deck the yak - Products the kayak angler on your Christmas list will love

As you can imagine, Santa’s sleigh is decked out with plenty of useful accessories to make kayak fishing more fun and productive.

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December 18, 2015 at 9:00 am
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The DeepJerk Minnow

Saltwater fishermen who love to fish coastal and inshore waters for speckled trout and redfish soon will have a new weapon: the DeepJerk Minnow from Mann’s Bait Company in Eufala, Ala.

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December 15, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Tippets

Weather prognosticators are predicting a wetter, colder-than-normal winter starting this month. That might not be so bad.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Learning to troll for Lake Pontchartrain trout

Trolling for speckled trout came late in Chuck and Zelita “Z” Cristina’s fishing lives.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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