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ABCs of GPS configuration, Pt. 2

Datum settings are different from the “Position Format” or “Location” settings.

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October 08, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Lake Cataouatche bass fishing falls off hard with disappearance of hydrilla

Lake Cataouatche was 98 percent covered by hydrilla in 2007, and that mass of vegetation fueled a big-bass fishery that grabbed world attention in 2011 when Kevin VanDam won his fourth Bassmaster Classic by seining those grass beds for more than 69 pounds over three days of competition.

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October 07, 2013 at 6:55 am
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Recreational harvest of gray triggerfish to close in state waters on Oct. 15

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries recently announced recreational fishing for gray triggerfish will close in Louisiana waters at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

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October 05, 2013 at 3:00 pm
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Houma angler lands potential No.3-tarpon near Grand Isle on Monday

Lance “Coon” Schouest’s elusive quest to land a new state record tarpon will have to wait.

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October 03, 2013 at 2:45 pm
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Speck bite getting better in Vermilion Bay

Water conditions remain solid and the speckled trout bite is improving in Vermilion Bay as the season’s first real cool front is expected to push through this weekend.

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October 03, 2013 at 11:50 am
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Bombing the Rocks — Speck fishing East Timbalier Island with Bomber Long A’s

Getting up at 6 a.m. to go speckled trout fishing is a luxury I could get used to.

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October 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Lucky 7 — Top Lafitte fishing hotspots

October changes everything. In gaming parlance, you’d say it reshuffles the deck and ups your odds for a winning hand.

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October 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Cajun Combo Platter — The Tchefuncte River is the gateway to great fishing

There are certain anglers who wait for Internet reports to tell them where to fish. If an area heats up, they find out about it, and then they hitch up the boat to go share in the fun.

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October 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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River Rat — Bass-fishing tips for the Florida Parishes rivers

Joe Lavigne saw more deer than probably half the Louisiana hunters who had humped their way up trees one morning last October.

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October 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Calcasieu Convergence — Bass fishing tips for the Calcasieu River

Eyebrows were raised this spring and summer as the Calcasieu River coughed up double-digit bass.

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October 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Salt Life sunglasses

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October 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Is there a devil in your ditch?

Crawfish are almost our totem animal in Louisiana. A big, red crawfish held aloft in a clenched fist is the symbol of Cajun Power.

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October 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Last week's cool snap pushes specks into Delacroix's inner bays and coastal marshes

Speckled trout have arrived in the inner bays and coastal marshes near Delacroix, according to a fishing guide.

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September 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm
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X marks the spot

The new MotorGuide Xi5 wireless trolling motor is obviously designed to take on Minn Kota’s successful Terrova, and MotorGuide took the time and trouble to do it right.

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September 26, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Louisiana state waters to open concurrently with feds for recreational red snapper season beginning on Oct. 1

With the recent announcement by NOAA Fisheries confirming a 14-day fall red snapper season starting Oct. 1 in federal Gulf of Mexico waters, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced state waters will open during the same time period.

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September 26, 2013 at 6:35 am
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ULM anglers win 2013 Ranger Cup University Fish-off

Two college anglers representing the University of Louisiana-Monroe won the Ranger Cup University Fish-Off over a team from Tennessee Tech Sunday on a private lake in Oklahoma.

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September 25, 2013 at 4:00 pm
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Texas men arrested for stealing crabs on Bayou Black, LDWF says

Two Orange, Texas men were arrested last week and cited for crab theft and other fishing violations in connection with an incident on Bayou Black in Cameron Parish, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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September 25, 2013 at 6:30 am
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Still waiting for big speck push near Biloxi Marsh, Lake Borgne

After the first cool front of the season, the redfish bite remains consistent in the Biloxi Marsh, but conditions are setting up right for speckled trout to begin making a more definitive push inside coastal marshes and bays, according to a fishing guide.

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September 24, 2013 at 6:30 am
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