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Bundled against the Sabine Lake chill, Lake Charles angler Alex Bel tends to the Paul Brown Original’s trebles. Wading Wonderland — Wade-fishing tips for Big Lake, Sabine Lake specks

You won’t find too many speckled trout anglers who like wind. Wind muddies the water. Wind makes even simple things more difficult.


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Lake Henderson, which sprawls on both sides of Interstate Highway 10, has a variety of productive habitats for Murphy Royer’s favorite fish. Candy from a baby — Best crappie-fishing tactics

Zounds! This guy is good.


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The trout season is kicking off and bass should be on their spawning beds this month. So it's the perfect time to dust off the boat and get out on the water.


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Rudy Horne (left) and Jacob Coldiron rely on heavy surf fishing rods for snagging. Springtime diversion — Catfish snagging tips

There are about as many ways to catch catfish as there are ways to cook them. Rods, yo-yos, jugs, trotlines, nets, traps and limb lines are all employed by Louisiana sportsmen.


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Spawning season offers the best opportunity for trophy catches, but pay attention to the detail work. Spawn Specifics — Pro tips for fishing the bass spawn

When bass move shallow to make the next generation can be a time of great opportunity or a time of great frustration.


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Remember that sunlight will throw your shadow across whatever you approach, so use angles to your benefit. Glare Cutters — How to manage sun glare for more fishing success

Seeing is believing, but you’d better believe that too much of a good thing — namely, sunlight — can make it tough for you to see what you’re seeking.


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Sulphur’s Jared Adams caught this impressive 12.86-pounder in Toledo Bend’s Hausen area on Feb. 9. Bend Bonanza — Keys for bass fishing the Toledo Bend spawn

Half-ounce Rat-L-Traps were about as rare from Alexandria west to Toledo Bend last month as a Republican at an Obama rally.


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If the second phase of the spawn happens in April as Dennis Tietje expects, the pockets, coves and creeks will be full of bass like this one. Delayed Gratification — Why Toledo Bend bass fishing will turn on this month

If there has ever been a colder winter at Toledo Bend, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Dennis Tietje cannot remember it.


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Sierra’s Lower Unit Fill/Drain Kit Sierra’s Lower Unit Fill/Drain Kit

Sierra’s new Fill/Drain Kit features two fittings that permanently replace the upper vent plug and lower drain plug in your outboard or stern drive lower unit. Service adapters are threaded on one end and barbed on the other to accept a hose or tube. When screwed into the fittings the service adapters disengage the check valves, allowing for fluid to flow in and out of the lower unit through the affixed hoses and into appropriate containers. This kit takes the mess out of changing gear lube and makes inspection easy and neat.


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Frabill’s F-Series Storm Gear Frabill’s F-Series Storm Gear

For a complete line of defense against the elements, Frabill’s F-Series Storm Gear performs like no other fishing-specific outerwear. Made of the most comfortable, breathable and waterproof material on the market, each suit is designed with innovative features to give you the level of protection you need. Frabill raingear offers full range of motion, the perfect amount of padding and premium shoulder straps.


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Cut N Geaux Filet Magic Cut N Geaux Filet Magic

Cut N Geaux fish cleaning tables are designed and built with the intention of making fish, game and seafood cleaning as comfortable and convenient as possible. All models are made from 1 ¼-inch furniture grade, schedule 40 PVC pipe with ½-inch thick HDPE cutting board tops. The 24-inch X 48-inch Filet Magic cleaning table was built to a “back saving” 43-inch height and comes with a 5 gallon bucket and 6 foot spray hose.


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Aqua-Vu Micro 5 Aqua-Vu Micro 5

Micro 5 is a lightweight, compact underwater camera connected to a 5-inch advanced LCD that displays colorful underwater scenery with sharp resolution. Adjustable IR lighting illuminates deep and dark water so you can examine fish and fish cover with 3X digital zoom. The hand-size unit includes a sunshield for blocking out the sun, a built-in DVR with an 8-GB hard drive and a USB port for connecting to computers and other devices.


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Spots & Specks Charters
Spots & Specks Charters Captain Eddie Berthelot has been fishing the South Lafourche and Grand Isle marsh for over 30 years. Let his experience help you have a great experience on the water.