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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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The BOB-LIGHT

The Bob-Light Nighttime Fishing Bobber from K&S Outdoors is the world’s first illuminating bobber/cork that draws fish in by shining light downward into the water up to 20 feet. The deep water version is available in a yellow body with white LED that attracts those species that tend to stay on the bottom, like bull reds, sheepshead, bass and catfish. The shallow water version comes in a green body and bright green LED that attracts those species that tend to stay near the surface, like speckled trout, crappie and redfish.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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SPRO BBZ-1 Rat

The SPRO BBZ-1 Rat is the newest addition to the SPRO BBZ family of baits. SPRO staffers wanted to build the most lifelike imitation of a swimming rat on the fishing market today. Built with a square bill, the BBZ-1 Rat can be walked on the surface or can be fished with a “walk the dog” retrieve action to drive the fish crazy. It measures in at 10 inches, weighs 2.5 ounces and comes with two 1/0 sticky sharp Gamakatsu treble hooks. The BBZ-1 Rat comes in five of SPRO’s top fish catching colors. 

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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BB Kicker

Big Bite Baits is introducing the BB Kicker to its successful lineup of swimbaits. The BB Kicker’s high action paddle tail has a lifelike appearance and a kicking swimming action even at the slowest of retrieve speeds. The body of the bait also has a back and forth swimming motion creating a realistic swimming action. The BB Kicker can be fished rigged on an open hook, or weedless jig head, belly weighted swimbait hook, or Texas rigged just to name a few. 

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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AQUA LIFE Aerators

Instead of dumping those unused pogies, minnows or shrimp, why not bring them home and transform your cooler into a 5-star bait resort by plugging in the Frabill Aqua Life Single or Dual Output 110V Aerator. Engineered with corrosion resistant components so it can excel in both fresh and saltwater applications, the dual pumps aerate up to 50 gallons in one or two separate containers. The Aqua Life Dual Output 110V Aerator includes 30 inches of flexible air hose, two anti siphon valves and a 6 foot power cord. 

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Looking for the big sting

Stingrays are some of the very few truly venomous animals in Louisiana waters. I say “some” rather than “one” because four species of rays with spines on top of their tails occur off of and in Louisiana. 

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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