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LDWF cites Galliano man for black drum, redfish violations

A 34-year-old Galliano man was cited Saturday for allegedly possessing 26 undersized black drum on the Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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February 02 at 4:15 pm
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Battledore meat haul — Best fishing tips for sheepshead

The sheepshead ceviche was going even faster than the 4-point fajitas at Doc’s post-Endymion bash. 

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Tough trout mapped out — How to use digital maps to catch more specks

Have no doubt, February is a tough time for speckled trout fishermen. 

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Beginners guide to Oak River — Fishing tips for redfish, speckled trout and bass at this Delacroix winter hotspot

In the days before levees channeled the Big Muddy, Oak River was a natural funnel for the mighty Mississippi. For centuries it was a conduit for fresh, muddy water, and silt and sediment gradually built up significant ridges that line Oak River to this day.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Saline meat haul — Yo-yo fishing tactics for catfish, perch and more

It all began with a photograph.

Amber Bordelon sent it to Louisiana Sportsman magazine to see if they would print it. It looked like an avalanche of sac-a-lait, catfish, and bream.

It knocked my eyes out.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Hook, line & sinker — Expert tactics for Lake D’Arbonne crappie

The first time I met Bob Mitcham, he had so much fishing equipment it took a 25-foot step-in cargo van to haul it all around.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Great with grubs — Bass-fishing tips for grubs

They’re kind of like the short stop of your tackle box, only without all the glamor and star power. Indeed, grubs are a multi-talented category of soft plastics whose lack of fanfare starkly contrasts their versatility.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Nail it — How and why to use nail weights when bass fishing

You’ve heard of “controlled aggression.” Well, you can call this aggressive finesse.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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February resolve — Where to and how to catch bass this month

There is a certain mentality I have that makes me want to roll over and pull the covers over my head on the exact morning I’ve been waiting on to get in the deer stand.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Toledo throw-down — How to catch Toledo Bend’s lunker bass

The incredible lunker bass phenomenon on Toledo Bend is unprecedented. If you think about it, there has been no other time in Louisiana bass angling history when any lake has delivered so many bass weighing 10 pounds or more.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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2015’s Top fiberglass boats

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part Sportsman Boat Showcase. Next month, top aluminum boats will be featured.

The ultimate fishing boat would be different things to different fishermen, depending on whether they exorcise their passion in inshore or coastal backwaters, lakes and rivers, or the bluewater deep.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Cover

February is the coldest month of the year, but it's also the beginning of the big-bass season. Learn all you need to know to put more fish in the boat.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Livingston Lures

Livingston Lures’ new Team Livingston line of baits allows anglers to program the sounds their baits make. Using Electronic Baitfish Sounds (EBS) MultiTouch™ Technology, these baits will have four different settings that change the sounds emitted from EBS Original (gill plate compressions) to EBS Craw (snapping shellfish) to EBS Shad (panicked/fleeing shad) to a fourth “silent” or “stealth” setting with no baitfish sounds. EBS MultiTouch will be part of 13 new baits in the Team Livingston line.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Arctic Ice

Arctic Ice is upping its game with a new look and label change to make their high performance freezer panels even easier to use. Each series, Alaskan, Tundra and Chillin’ Brew, will be packaged in translucent green, purple and blue fade-proof containers. In addition to new colors, the new, easy to read labels will sport a “smart” temperature sensor using thermochromic ink to let the consumer know that their panel is holding the temperature range for which it is designed. 

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Noble angler lands 10-pounder at Toledo Bend

When Dustin Rivers set his hook Tuesday morning over a treetop near Carrice Creek at Toledo Bend, he knew he had a good fish - but he wasn’t expecting a lunker bass. 

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January 29 at 5:30 pm
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Tuna fishing on The Lump inconsistent, but looking up

Tuna fishing requires a very logical approach for the process to be consistently effective, especially during the winter. 

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January 27 at 9:53 am
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Deville angler lands 10.25-pound bass at Toledo Bend

David Cross was fishing in a bass club tournament Saturday morning at Toledo Bend, but the bite was tough.

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January 26 at 5:18 pm
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Guide expects Dularge speckled trout bite to kick in after current cool snap

After today’s chilly, blustery weather, the forecast calls for sunny skies and consistent highs in the 60s all the way through the middle of next week.

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January 23 at 1:57 pm
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