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Captain Travis Miller came to Louisiana from San Diego years ago and along that journey found his calling as a fishing guide in Dularge, LA.

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April 07 at 6:00 pm
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Fishing the Spawn Period

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Greg Hackney discusses how he fishes the Spawn period.

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April 07 at 6:00 pm
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Reel Inn Dularge

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If you are looking for a place to stay in Dularge, Louisiana

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April 07 at 6:00 pm
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How to snell a hook

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A snell knot is a knot a lot of anglers overlook, but it's one of the best ways to ensure the point of a hook pulls into a fish's mouth.

Offshore anglers use this knot when fishing with circle hooks, but bass anglers in the know also employ it when flipping heavy cover because of how it leverages the hook.

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April 06 at 7:11 pm
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Iberia Parish man dies in Gulf boating accident

A 19-year-old Iberia Parish man died after the boat he was in partially sank in the Gulf of Mexico about 10 miles south of Cameron Parish, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 06 at 3:17 pm
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ULL senior creates sawzall-powered fillet knife

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Remember the old '80s Ginsu knife infomercial, which depicted the Japanese kitchen blade cutting through tin cans, blazing through a box of frozen spinach and chopping a piece of wood — then cutting a piece of bread so thin “you could almost see through it?”

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April 06 at 9:29 am
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Paulina angler scores on Toledo Bend 11.33-pounder

Toledo Bend Reservoir has always been a calling card for Louisiana bass anglers, and Paulina’s Ray “Chip” Robert Jr. is among the many faithful who make annual pilgrimages to Bassmaster’s current No. 1-ranked fishery.

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April 05 at 9:15 am
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Meet the unluckiest stingray in Venice

When you consider the incredibly vast amount of water around Venice, what happened on Cory Mack’s fishing trip in West Bay last month really does defy the odds.

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April 04 at 2:10 pm
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Results for 69th New Orleans City Park Big Bass Rodeo

Here are the official results from the 69th New Orleans City Park Big Bass Rodeo, which took place Saturday morning with more than 680 anglers competing.

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April 04 at 9:30 am
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Big trout will be patrolling the beaches at Elmer's Island, just waiting for surf anglers to show up. And bass anglers can't go wrong heading to Toledo Bend this month, where bass will gang up in hay grass to feed on shad.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Big trout will be patrolling the beaches at Elmer's Island, just waiting for surf anglers to show up. And bass anglers can't go wrong heading to Toledo Bend this month, where bass will gang up in hay grass to feed on shad.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Oyster reef rumble

Rockefeller, po boy, half shell — it doesn’t matter how you like your oysters, you’ll love their fish-friendly appeal.

Indeed, with abundant forage, breaks and ambush potential, shell reefs peppering the coastal shallows present prime fishing opportunities.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Rock star status — Toledo Bend’s top big-bass locations

OK, a lot of the fame and celebrity we see in this world boils down to a whole lot of overblown self-promotion.

Not so for Toledo Bend.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Gone fishin’ — Fishing advice from a retired biologist

Mike Wood is a biologist by profession. But when you boil it all down, he’s a fisherman first.

That was apparent when a bass tapped my 6-inch black grape worm and I set the hook, only to reel up an empty hook.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Hopedale augur — Trout and redfish tips for April success

With not a ripple on the surface or a cloud in the sky, Capt. Charlie Thomason took his bay boat down a shoreline of Hopedale. 

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Gorillaville ­— Surf-fishing tips for Elmer’s Island

“Cripes Sammy! How can you take it?” I asked. “The water has got to be freezing cold in April.”

Sammy Romano flashed his famous ear-to-ear grin.

“Man-up! You just man-up to it!” Romano said. “Besides, it’s not really cold until you get out.”

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Flat-out crappie — How to catch Lake D’Arbonne’s white perch

John Odom is a big guy — 6-foot, 4-inches and 290 pounds “after a recent diet,” he informed me.

On the telephone he sounded like a pretty standard-sized guy, but with his powerful, sloping shoulders and fluidly graceful movements he looked like a football player, which is what he was.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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The Forgotten Lake — Tips for Lake Borgne success

It seems that in every family there is one child who gets all the attention. The kids are outspoken, witty and interesting. At family gatherings, they keep everyone entertained.

Then there is the other child: quiet and bashful, sitting in the shadows.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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