Fishing News and Information

Video: The best hook-removal technique

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Let me just say that it hurt like crazy when the topwater lure slammed into my mouth and chin. Like being punched in the face by a young Mike Tyson. Well, as least Evander Hollyfield.

But I never felt the stainless steel hook sink into the skin on my jaw line. When I felt the tug of pressure from the lure now hanging from my face, I looked over at buddy Clyde Pritchard and asked if he had hooked me.

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June 27 at 10:05 am
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Operation Dry Water slated for this weekend

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents will increase patrols for boaters driving a boat while intoxicated this weekend during Operation Dry Water.

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June 26 at 9:16 pm
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Speckled trout hit-and-miss out of Hopedale

Capt. Gene Dugas summed up his thoughts on a speckled trout fishing report out of Hopedale with his first two words of the conversation.

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June 26 at 9:30 am
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Get the picture?

Strangely enough, the reservoirs on our nation’s river systems were not originally constructed to give us places to fish; they were built to control traditional spring floods that destroyed crops and homes.

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June 26 at 9:00 am
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Catching quality Toledo Bend crappie with Capt. Stephen Johnston

Trophy bass fishing rightfully gets the lion’s share of attention at Toledo Bend, but it’s also home to some quality crappie as well.

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June 26 at 5:30 am
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Iberia Rod and Gun Club to host 61st annual rodeo at Cypremort Point

The Iberia Rod and Gun Club will host its 61st annual saltwater fishing rodeo featuring almost $10,000 in cash and prizes over the 4th of July weekend at Cypremort Point.

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June 25 at 2:02 pm
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Too early to tell if slow trout fishing a problem, LDWF says

The head fisheries biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said tough fishing this spring doesn’t necessarily point to problems with the fishery.

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June 25 at 12:12 pm
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Slow trout fishing raises concerns, some anglers say

It’s been a strange year, with severe cold fronts rolling through the state through mid-May, winds howling every weekend and water copiously pouring from the skies.

And many anglers have found the trout fishing to be as strange as the weather.

“My feeling is that it has not been nearly as good as it used to be,” said Baton Rouge angler Ed Sexton.

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June 25 at 11:25 am
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Vidrine shares more tips to catch big speckled trout

Even by his lofty standards, Tommy Vidrine enjoyed an extra-special weekend of trout fishing around Grand Isle.

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June 24 at 8:48 pm
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Get all knotted up - with the double-uni knot

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EDITOR’S NOTE: With fishing action in full swing this summer, we thought now would be a great time to highlight a series on several basic fishing knots that can be used by a variety of anglers.†

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June 24 at 3:23 pm
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Heavy seaweed continues coming ashore at Grand Isle

The thick mats of seaweed on Grand Isle this summer are also plaguing beaches across Texas, and biologists are uncertain how long the unusually heavy accumulations will continue washing ashore.

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June 24 at 2:45 pm
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Speckled trout bite slows in Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne

The speckled trout bite in Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne has slowed as the fish make their way to spawn in saltier water, according to a fishing guide.

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June 24 at 9:55 am
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A survivor's story: Life one year after vibrio

On June 7, 2013, while fishing along the rocks in front of Grand Isle, Rick Garey contracted the flesh-eating bacteria vibrio vulnificus through a minor scrape on his left ankle.

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June 23 at 9:45 pm
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Volunteers make improvements to Grand Isle kayak launch

Volunteers this weekend worked on site improvements for a kayak launch located on the bay side of Grand Isle near the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Marine Fisheries Laboratory.

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June 23 at 2:41 pm
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Vitter pens op-ed piece supporting Option 5 of red snapper allocation Amedment 28

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) wrote an op-ed piece that appeared in the Houma Courier encouraging public comment on the state of the current red snapper fishery allocations in the Gulf of Mexico.

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June 23 at 12:10 pm
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Summer safety

Summer is finally here after a cold winter and lingering cool spring. Warmer temperatures put us in the mood to get out on the water for a variety of boating activities.

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June 23 at 9:00 am
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More 'speck-tacular' tips from Grand Isle's big trout specialist

Tommy Vidrine was back hard at it in Grand Isle yesterday and this morning, hauling in more 4- to 5-pound lunker trout like most folks catch 14-inch schoolies.†

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June 20 at 2:06 pm
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Wiley X introduces the 2014 WX Knife

Long-known for providing protective eyewear to the U.S. military, Wiley X is introducing a new pair of fishing sunglasses for fresh and saltwater anglers that’s sure to be a hit during the dog days of summer.

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June 20 at 9:12 am
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