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Short-hop specks

Tucked cozily near the end of the inhabited east bank of Plaquemines Parish is Pointe a la Hache. And, largely forgotten by many, Beschel’s Marina is the gateway to incredibly fertile speckled trout fishing grounds virtually year round.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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More than da Wall — Where to fish around the old MRGO

The RSVPs to Doc and Trisha’s “third anniversary engagement party” were pouring in. It looked like everybody was coming — and then some. 

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Pack and paddle — Paddle-board fishing for Theriot reds

At first I thought they looked silly. I mean, c’mon — two guys standing on surf boards fishing in the marsh. 

It sure wasn’t the guys that looked out of place. They were lean, rugged, suntanned outdoor types, both wearing full beards.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Rock–it Science — Trout-fishing tips for the MRGO rocks

It’s often said that it doesn’t take a rocket scientist (or brain surgeon) to know whatever obvious point a person is making.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Confessions of a bream killer — Expert bream-fishing tips

“Ain’t nuttin’ to it,” drawled the lanky 68-year-old. “Ya just find a bed of ’em and ketch ’em.”

If only it was that easy.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Cover

Trout fishing is kicking off all along the coast, but we give you 10 locations you just have to fish. But there still are bass to be caught, if you understand how to target them when they come off their beds.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Slabs down deep - How to catch Toledo Bend crappie in the heat of summer

Toledo Bend has been on an amazing run lately, producing numbers of double-digit bass.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Spawn sensation — How to catch bass during the shad spawn

It might sound rude, intrusive, bad form, but in lakes, ponds and rivers throughout the state it’s apparently just fine to interrupt the intimate moments of others.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Fry daddies — Best bets for catching male bass guarding fry

Ponder the local playground: Kids laughing and chatting as they enjoy swing sets, merry-go-rounds, play sets, etc., while parents watch with a blend of heart-thumping pride and diligent protection.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Copacetic on the Copasaw — Top bass-fishing tips for the Bayou Black marshes

Tyler Dupre is someone who would rather travel 50 miles by boat than in his vehicle, fishing bass since the age of 12, the 24-year-old is a lifelong resident of Houma who has a wealth of knowledge learned mostly from his grandfather about this particular species of fish. 

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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RigRap

RigRaps are small, plastic boxes of various sizes that will neatly hold individual, pre-tied rigs for all kinds of fishing. Open the box, unwind the leader, tie the running line to the swivel and you’re ready. When you’re finished, place the swivel in the middle of the box, then wind the line around a raised, plastic oval and clip the hook back in next to the swivel. The cases can be threaded onto Velcro straps that can be fastened to console railings or T-Top supports for easy access.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Daiwa’s Zillion reels

Daiwa’s hugely popular Zillion TWS reels just got faster with the introduction of the Xtra Hyper Speed XXS reels with a blazing 9.1:1 retrieve speed. The new Zillion Baitcasting reels offer some very advanced features, including their revolutionary T-Wing System (TWS) and Free Floating spool system, which together give you an even farther cast. When you combine these two systems along with Daiwa’s Magforce-Z anti-backlash control you will get a smooth effortless cast with increased distance.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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From Chalmette to Dulage

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In this episode of Sportsman TV we went chasing after speckled trout with two of Louisiana's best fishing guides.

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April 30 at 6:00 pm
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Blue Wave Boats

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Custom, High Performance, Quality Fishing Boats

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April 30 at 6:00 pm
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NOAA announces 10-day federal red snapper season for private anglers

With the recreational red snapper season quota now divided between private anglers and for-hire vessels in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on Thursday the 2015 season framework for both sectors. 

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April 30 at 2:05 pm
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Steady north winds dirtied water near Dularge, guide says

This week’s cool front could hasten the departure of speckled trout from interior marshes near Cocodrie and Dularge, according to a local fishing guide.

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April 30 at 9:21 am
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VIDEO: How to ensure your inflatable PFD is ready

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I remember well the first time I got my hands on an inflatable, suspender-type personal flotation device. It was back in 1999, when the Bassmaster Federation Nation Nationals were held on the Red River.

The folks at B.A.S.S. handed me the PFD when I showed up to go on the water to cover the event. The little units were brand new back then, and I couldn’t get over how comfortable it was to have the PFD on.

I still have that inflatable life preserver, but I’m a bit sheepish to admit that I never, ever check to ensure everything is in working order: I simply toss it in the boat and assume it will perform as advertised if I’m dumped in the water.

Honestly, that’s stupid.

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April 29 at 2:19 pm
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LDWF schedules drawdown for Iatt Lake in Grant Parish

In order to control nuisance aquatic vegetation, the water level on Iatt Lake in Grant Parish will be lowered beginning on May 14, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 29 at 1:20 pm
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