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Lunker Frog wins soft lure Best of Show at 2013 ICAST

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Billed as the most life-like frog lure currently on the market, the Lunker Frog replicates an adult frog with swimming legs that extend during the retrieve and retract on a pause.

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August 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm
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Buras man arrested for boat registration charges

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents arrested a Buras man earlier this week for alleged boat registration charges, including filing false documents and injuring public records.

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August 15, 2013 at 9:05 am
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Bass Kandi Croaker

With the very large number of plastic frogs on the racks and shelves for bass fishermen to choose from, who would’ve thunk to add another one to the mix?

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August 15, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Tippets

August brings low stages to the mighty Mississippi and Atchafalaya. Combine that with any tropical activity in the Gulf, and the result is high salinities and a pelagic invasion.Read More...
August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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How to get live bait?

There are two means of securing live bait: catching it for yourself and purchasing it at bait shops. Here are some thoughts on both approaches.Read More...
August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Rigging and presenting live bait

Once you have your live bait and have kept it alive all the way to your fishing area, you will have to rig and present your bait properly to be successful.Read More...
August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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What are the best live baits?

The best live bait to use depends upon the area you are fishing and the species that you are targeting.Read More...
August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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How to keep bait alive and lively?

Dr. Bob Weiss spent the majority of his life keeping people alive; now in his retirement he spends his time keeping his bait alive.Read More...
August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Gorilla Hinges outlast ice chests

Eric Pendarvis said the idea for what became Gorilla Hinges germinated in 2001 when he experienced a binge of broken hinges on his ice chests.Read More...
August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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The hazards of fishing Venice

Everything about Venice seems bigger than life. The fishing is fabulous, but the area is remote from anything and conditions can be challenging — especially for the inexperienced or unwary.Read More...
August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Fish for reds to catch transition trout

One of the best ways to catch speckled trout during the transition days of August is to fish for something other than speckled trout.Read More...
August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Best casts are just a little long

In the summertime, Capt. Bobby Gros likes to fish as close to the pond shorelines as possible, but he also likes to limit the commotion in the shallow ponds.Read More...
August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Egret Bait jigheads

Egret Bait’s wedge-shaped jigheads are excellent for Vermilion Bay waters, where the bottom can range from shell reefs to soft mud with scattered debris and stump structure.Read More...
August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Category 5’s Suicide Croaker

With a lifelike body and paddle tail, Category 5 Suicide Croakers are deadly on redfish and speckled trout. The baits are known for lively action when used as a swim bait, jerk bait or attached to a spinnerbait.Read More...
August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Sabine Lake regulations differ between Texas, Louisiana

Road access to Sabine Lake in Louisiana is via Highway 82 approximately three miles west of Johnson Bayou.Read More...
August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Best tackle

Capt. Kent Carlson uses medium action 7 ½- foot Waterloo rods coupled with Daiwa reels. He attached his lures to 12- to 15-pound Izorline copolymer XXX.Read More...
August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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The life of a bull bream

For some unknown reason, big male bluegills are called “bulls.” Why is hard to figure out. Females aren’t called “cows,” and young bluegills aren’t called “calves.”Read More...
August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Sliding corks are deadly bream-fishing rigs

“We love to fish sliding corks,” 55-year-old Martin Close said. “They are the best thing that we have ever done.” Read More...
August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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