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Moody blues — Pro fishing tips to catch winter bass

From watching tapes to Google searches to live event attendance, scouting the other team or individual athlete is a strategy deeply woven into the fabric of most sports.

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December 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Unabridged trout — How to troll for Lake Pontchartrain trout

“That’s a big trout, Momma. Be careful! Take your time, Momma. Bring him this way.”

Gravelly-voiced Chuck Cristina was issuing orders like Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson, only with an old-time New Orleans accent. 

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December 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Humble holiday — Redfish swarm at that East Cote Blanche Bay hotspot

It was a blasted shame. On one couch in a comatose sugar shock was my son-in-law, staring at the television. In my lounge chair reclining rocker was my oldest son and his wife, both sawing logs sound asleep.

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December 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Z-Man

Z-Man Fishing Products has introduced a combo intended to appeal to speckled trout and the anglers who target them, a Trout Trick soft-plastic lure that’s mated with a Trout Eye jighead. The Trout Trick is a slender, 5-inch bait with a ribbed body and tapered tail that comes in 14 colors and is made of Z-Man’s durable ElaZtech plastic. The 3/16-ounce Trout Eye jighead features an oversized 3D eyeball, a 2/0 Mustad hook and keeper barbs.

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December 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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‘Marine-grade’ means more than you might think

Owning a boat long enough to pay it off has a dark side. I usually own a fishing boat about 15 years — long enough to get it set up just right for me and, unfortunately, long enough to see electrical problems develop.

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November 24, 2015 at 9:10 am
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Back to the Jungle

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Venice can be a beast of a place to fish but in this episode we set out to tame it and capture the swaths of large mouth bass that live in the watery jungle at the bottom of the Mississippi River.

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November 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm
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Hack Attack Modifications

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Greg Hackney show you how to modify a Bass Lure to help you catch more fish.

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November 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm
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6 top tips to winterize your boat

Temperatures are steadily dropping now, with lows in the 30s forecast for next week, so some folks will be spending less and less time on the water. 

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November 19, 2015 at 11:12 am
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LDWF plans drawdown for Saline Lake starting Nov. 19

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduled a drawdown for Saline Lake starting Thursday to control giant salvinia. 

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November 18, 2015 at 9:47 am
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Take comfort in fall trout fishing

The days are shorter, the temperature is cooler and the specks are closer. Fall is the best time to target speckled trout from a kayak: The fish are hungry, concentrated and easy to reach.

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November 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm
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Louisiana's fall red snapper season to open in state waters on Friday

It’s the season to be thankful — and many Louisiana recreational anglers are thankful to have another shot at catching red snapper in state waters this year.

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November 16, 2015 at 2:31 pm
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Why the pros turn to square-bills

The look a little different — not like a run-of-the-mill crankbait with a round, diving bill. The slab of plastic sticking out of their mouths can be squared off at the end or shaped like a coffin.

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November 16, 2015 at 1:25 pm
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Tips for fly-fishing

Inquiring minds want to know: when is the best time of the year to catch speckled trout on the fly? The answer is “now”. So stop inquiring and go fishing!

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November 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Best bet for Lafitte’s fall trout

There’s no doubt that the Bayou Rigoletts wall offers some of the best redfishing in all of South Louisiana during November, but there is a spot not too far to its south that offers some of the best speckled trout fishing, as well.

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November 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Chum can reignite the redfish bite

Fishing the wall at Bayou Rigoletts means you might have to sit there a few minutes while waiting on a pod of redfish to move through.

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November 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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How the Cressons fish the Lake Pontchartrain Trestles

Tom Cresson’s fishing style has changed since he and his wife purchased their lake house and Karen started fishing.

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November 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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How the Lake Pontchartrain Trestles was built

The bridge modern-day trout fishermen call the Trestles is old. In fact, nobody who fishes it today was alive when it was first built.

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November 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Electrician’s Flexi Ties are multi-purpose fishing accessory

Fishing with an electrician does have its advantages. 

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November 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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