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Add-ons for fishing kayaks

We won’t go overboard with all the creature-comfort options, but a few items of function and convenience merit mentions.

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June 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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How Stevie got in his groove

A relative youngster at 34, Stevie Nick wasn’t always interested in redfish. As a kid, the Lacombe resident started fishing for speckled trout in the Biloxi Marsh in St. Bernard Parish.

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June 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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About that e-card

Stevie Nick’s enthusiasm about the Standard Mapping E-card doesn’t stem from his employment with the company. Rather, he works for the company because he is a big fan of the e-card itself.

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June 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Rigging up for sight-fishing redfish

Stevie Nick has a simplistic approach to sight-fishing.

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June 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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What to look for

Accomplished tournament angler Stevie Nick doesn’t just pick a pond and put his trolling motor down. Instead, he has very exacting requirements for fishing areas.

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June 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Best panfishing tackle

Kenny Rodrigue uses a 2 Ĺ- or 3-inch cigar slip cork and ties a bobber stop above his hook, making his rig adjustable to any depth.

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June 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Best locations

When the water is falling in the Atchafalaya River in conjunction with the spawning months of May, June and July, some of the best locations for sunfish action include the spillway out Adams Landing in 30 Inch Canal and surrounding Shell Field, Lake Verret, American Lake, Duck Lake, Flat Lake and Grassy Lake.

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June 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Red hot rocks

Glenn Sanchez — owner, operator, chief cook and bottle-washer at Breton Sound Marina (504-676-1252) — said this is his favorite time to fish the long rocks at the end of the MRGO.

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June 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Deadman Island

Speak of interesting names: Probably a dead man was found floating at this island at some time in the past.

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June 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Hopscotching the gas wells

Capt. Steve Himel (504-458-8737) bases his operation out of Delacroix Island, but often makes the haul over to Bay Eloi in late May and early June.

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June 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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How the Red River achieved greatness

The world-class fishery isn’t an accident, LDWF’s Reed said.

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June 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Sweet Beavers for Ouachita River bass fishing

There’s nothing worse than the havoc created by beavers and their dam building. But not all beavers are bad. There are sweet beavers, too — and they are great for catching summer bass.

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June 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Top lures for nabbing summer river bass

Besides Sweet Beavers, Dustin Perkins and Trapper Munn recommend a variety of baits for Ouachita River bass.

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June 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Bayou DíArbonne: A mini-Ouachita

There are no reliable stats to prove it, but it’s a good bet that there are more bass baits cast per acre of water in one area than any other across the Ouachita system.

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June 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Tippets

For contestants in the CCA STAR Fly divisions, June is the best of the tournament months to catch big trout on the fly. At first light, use poppers. As the morning progresses, move toward baitfish patterns like Seaducers, Whitlock Baitfish and large Clousers. Over reefs, using a baitfish fly with an intermediate sinking fly line will produce more strikes.

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June 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Get rid of the slime

Slime on the outside of fish is expected, but it’s just nasty when fillets are coated with slime on the cleaning table.

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June 15, 2014 at 6:30 am
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Pending state record mangrove snapper caught near South Timbalier in STAR Tournament

The very first day of the CCA STAR Tournament started with a bang for Todd Black.

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June 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm
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The Pickets scheduled for removal by mid-summer, official says

Workers are expected to begin removing the structures that make up the Pickets in Ship Shoal 26 out of Dularge and Cocodrie by mid-summer, according to an official with Coastal Conservation Association Louisiana.

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June 13, 2014 at 10:42 am
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