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Cantankerous Catalpas — How to catch catfish, bream with catalpa worms

Living on the shores of Lake D’Arbonne has many advantages for Ron Manning.

After growing up in the area, he spent 30 years traveling the world as a member of our armed services. But when he returned to Northeast Louisiana with his wife Carrie and moved to lake property left him by his father, it was a dream come true.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Max motion — How swim-head jigs increase bass bites

In a lake, there is no takeout menu, no vending machines, no Amazon. If you’re a bass, what you got is what you got.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Easy pickins — Venice’s hidden fishing hotspot

The whole-fried “cigar trout” from the Easter bash made quite a hit. Nana Fontaine (Doc’s Mom) raved loudest, of course.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Cypress swamp shakedown — Pro tips for bass fishing in flooded cypress trees

It’s the mall food court — the beach umbrella with that cooler full of snacks. For bass, we’re talking about cypress trees.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Going Deep — Keys for summertime redfish in Dularge

The redfish took off with the piece of crab on my line 30 feet below the boat. In that instance I set the hook. 

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Whiskey Chitto Redeye — Float-fishing tips for redeye bass

The sign set off the road read, “Welcome to Oberlin, Gateway to Canoe Country.”

Canoes and tumbling creeks and rivers of clear water are the last things many Louisianans would think of as being part of their state.

Yet, here it was.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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The Express Lane — Trout-fishing tips for the Biloxi Marsh

I arrived at the small-boat harbor in Pass Christian, Miss., 15 minutes before our 2 p.m. appointment — as storms just to the north of the coast broke loose.

So the next hour or so was spent visiting with Capt. Ronnie Daniels and the father-and-son fishing team of Dana and David Sanders while the rains passed.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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The Bass Hopper

The Bass Hopper is the widest pontoon in its class at 10 feet long and 54 inches wide. It weighs 150 pounds and is known for its stability. The two person pontoon from Southern Outdoor Technologies features swivel seats, tall side rails to help keep rods and equipment in check, two storage bag containers, molded in drink holders and transom gussetts for added strength. It is made of durable polyethylene construction and rated for up to 3.5 horsepower.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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The brief squid is our littlest sea monster

Every time I think of squid, two things pass into my mind. First is the monstrous squid that attacked Capt. Nemo’s submarine, the Nautilus, in the wonderful 1954 movie classic Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, which is based on the Jules Verne novel by the same name. 

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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How to limit on Lafitte reds

Thursday it took one stop for guide Dominick Ochello to put his clients on all the Lafitte redfish they could stand.

“We caught 27,” Ochello said. “They were schooled up.”

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July 31 at 2:55 pm
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Zachary angler claims STAR East lead with almost 8-pound speck

Tony Bruce is just 40 days away from picking up a brand new 18-foot NauticStar bay boat in the CCA-Louisiana STAR tournament after landing an almost 8-pound speckled trout last Friday during the Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo out of Venice. 

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July 30 at 3:50 pm
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Amberjack season to reopen Aug. 1

Recreational fishing for greater amberjack will resume at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, with the minimum size continuing to be 30 inches fork length, according to a press release from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

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July 29 at 2:38 pm
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Johnson Bayou rigs holding nice specks

The original plan Tuesday morning was to head down to the Calcasieu Ship Channel with Capt. Nick Poe for a story about catching speckled trout on the ledges in deeper water during the dog days of summer.

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July 29 at 10:58 am
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LDWF cites 18 for alleged illegal shrimp harvesting since April

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in St. Mary, Terrebonne and LaFourche parishes have made nine cases and seized more than 6,500 pounds of shrimp since April, according to a press release.

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July 27 at 5:53 pm
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Final leaderboard for the 2015 Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

Final results for the 2015 Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo are as follows:

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July 27 at 11:36 am
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2015 Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo final results

Here are final results from the 17th annual Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo held this past weekend out of Venice Marina.

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July 27 at 10:48 am
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Three Texas men accused of illegal oyster harvesting

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested three Texas men Friday for alleged oyster harvesting violations in Terrebonne Parish.

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July 27 at 8:42 am
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Simrad’s new Halo radar solves problems

Some things about radar that used to be considered common knowledge are no longer valid — and some, of course, never were.

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July 26 at 9:00 am
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