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C Mac's Elmer's Island Restoration

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C Mac's thoughts on Elmer's island restoration.

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June 11 at 6:00 pm
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Nicholls Bass Team couple to compete in College National Championship

For the second consecutive time in its brief two-year history, two members of the Nicholls State Bass Fishing Team will compete in the Bassmaster College Series National Championship.

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June 11 at 5:12 pm
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DeRidder angler lands 11.03-pounder at Toledo Bend

Keith Suire Jr. had always figured it was just a matter of time.

The 22-year-old DeRidder angler had been fishing Toledo Bend for quite a while looking for that elusive double-digit bass, but came up just short last year with a 9 ½-pounder.

Little did he know it would finally happen last weekend on a day he spent teaching one of his college buddies all about bass fishing.

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June 11 at 10:55 am
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Video: Coast Guard helicopter rescues four offshore fishermen 30 miles east of Venice

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The U.S. Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to rescue four fishermen 30 miles east of Venice Tuesday afternoon when their 28-foot boat started taking on water and sank in a matter of minutes, an official said.

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June 11 at 10:00 am
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Do stink baits really catch more catfish?

Cutbaits. Stinkbaits. Dipbaits. Hotdogs, cheesebait, chicken livers, Uncle Cooter’s-can’t-miss catfish concoction and an endless list of other home brews are used to lure catfish.

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June 10 at 5:20 pm
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Houma teen wins Mississippi billfish event

Most kids working summer jobs these days are happy to get minimum wage, and if they’re lucky enough to be making around 10 bucks an hour, they probably feel like they’ve got money to burn.

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June 10 at 3:26 pm
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Reach for the STAR

Two years ago, on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, I was having breakfast at a local restaurant in Denham Springs. My cell phone rang. It was my buddy Steve Lee.

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June 10 at 9:00 am
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Capt. Paul's Fishing Edge: Like candy for your GPS

If you’re trying to track down speckled trout in a new area — or if you’re just trying to locate a spot where everyone’s catching that you can’t find — Capt. Paul’s Fishing Edge has the exact information you need to be successful.

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June 09 at 4:30 pm
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Texas angler scores on 11.13-pounder at Toledo Bend

Clarence Persails and longtime fishing partner Carl Northcutt were making the best of a long Memorial Day weekend fishing together at Toledo Bend.

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June 09 at 8:01 am
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Great taxidermy tips for fish mounts

Just from the bite, you can tell it’s a good one, far more aggressive than previous strikes of the day. The bend in your rod and the screaming drag indicate this fish has some shoulders. 

And all at once, the possibilities are flying through your head: Is this my personal best? Maybe even a state record? 

After a moment that seemed to take years, the big brute finally tires and is brought boat-side, where it’s quickly netted and welcomed aboard. 

The boat erupts in high fives and smiles, but the behemoth flopping around on the deck is likely already jeopardizing the quality of the mount you might seek from your local professional taxidermist. 

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June 08 at 4:25 pm
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EPA reconfirms approval of E-15 fuel blend

Much like the monsters that won't die in horror movies, ethanol refuses to go away. 

Now, the “son of ethanol,” E-15, will likely become a bigger part of the United States’ fuel supply as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reconfirmed its approval of the controversial fuel additive.

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June 08 at 3:06 pm
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'Cajun Baby,' partner win Bassmaster High School All-American competition

Twelve special high school anglers from across the country got the chance of a lifetime to fish with Bassmaster Elite Series pros during the High School All-American event on Tennessee’s Lake Barkley Saturday, and Pierre Part’s Cliff Crochet helped make it an extra-special day for his partner.

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June 08 at 2:22 pm
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Apex Predator: Fanny pack PFD convenient, comfortable and safe

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Life vests — whether padded or inflatable —  are something I’ve never been a big fan of because I dislike anything that has shoulder straps and buckles which dig into my skin and  also impede my ability to move around easily aboard a vessel. 

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June 08 at 1:40 pm
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Hog Islands

Dear Capt. Paul,

By any chance do you have the latitude-longitude coordinates for a place called Hog Island? I used to fish it some 30 years ago.

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June 08 at 9:00 am
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Many angler lands 10.37-pounder at Toledo Bend

Frank Little and fishing partner, Pat Elsie, had rough weather to contend with on the final day of the Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend, so they decided to motor over to the Texas side to get closer to their fishing location of choice — the Housen area.

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June 08 at 8:56 am
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Fresh water, high Mississippi River levels make trout harder to find out of Venice

Unusually high water levels on the Mississippi River right now are making speckled trout tougher to find out of Venice, according to a fishing guide.

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June 04 at 5:59 am
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Video: Hackney lands 9-pound bass lodged on 12-inch sac-a-lait

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When the cameras are rolling, you just never know what you might see on Sportsman TV.

Like in this recent episode, when host Greg Hackney and producer Jared Serigné traveled to Lake Sam Rayburn in East Texas to target crappie over brush piles with Mr. Crappie himself, Wally Marshall.

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June 03 at 9:28 am
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B.A.S.S. Nation Championship returns to Ouachita River

Competitors from all over the world will gather in Monroe in November for the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship on the Ouachita River with hopes of earning a spot in the Bassmaster Classic on Grand Lakes O’ the Cherokees in March of 2016.

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June 03 at 8:12 am
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