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Fishing in Louisiana
OK guys. My old GE electric knife passed away after 15 years and can't find another one. Went to Wal Mart and tried the Hamilton beach and Black and Decker. Neither one lasted 15 fish. brought both back. Is there any electric knife out there that anyone can recommend? Thanks
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51 minutes ago
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Inshore Fishing in South Central Louisiana
Anyone know any areas where a couple of buddies and I can take a weekend camping trip and do some inshore fishing? I moved to Baton Rouge in December and have been craving redfish all winter. Thanks
5 hours ago
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Inshore Fishing in Louisiana
This is my first post to reports and I just wanted throw a recommendation out there.
I have switched mechanics to a mobile service after being duped by a couple other places (won't name them.) He has gone above and beyond to make sure I'm taken care of. And he comes to me!
His name is Derek 'Sharky' Whitehurst and he runs a mobile mechanic service by the name of Dockside Yacht.... Read More
3 hours ago
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
Why is there an absence of fishing reports from regular weekend warriors? All I see is reports from guide boats. The guides are the best, we all know that & this site is great for advertising but what about us blue collar boys?
If I end up with 6 or 8 fish for the day that's enough to feed my family. Come on boys lets weigh in with the big dogs & share a little info. I can only.... Read More
Yesterday at 8:19pm
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Fishing in Louisiana
Here are a few blogs pieces on the insane 11 day red snapper season and how it connects back to the Fed court decision on the case brought by commercial fishermen...

One on the original court decision:
http://www.reel-time.com/articles/conservation/federal-court-decision-red-snapper-mean-rec-anglers/

And a few on the decision to reduce the snapper season to 11.... Read More
18 hours ago
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Inshore Fishing in Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana
Baseball tourney make customer move fishing weekend.
I now have the weekend of 25th, 26th and the 27th open if someone would like to fish during the spring run.
Still doing much of the same for the past few weeks, but the trout are starting to show them selves in the regular spots around the Island. Redfish are the goto fish for the most part but trout are warming up later in the day..... Read More
April 16 at 11:01am
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Freshwater Fishing in Louisiana
Anyone have any reports on how the catches have been at South Farm?
April 04 at 5:35am
Capt. Marty LaCoste - Absolute Fishing Charters Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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  • Shannon with a nice one
  • Reel Dat Lures under a Cork
Erik and Shannon Mollerberg jumped onboard the big Bluewave today. Our first stop had us slow picking away at some keepers while most were too small. Our second and third stop had nice trout going 15-18 inch's. Crystal clear water at most locations today made it nice. Tiger and Green Hornet Matrix tight-lined and Shrimp Creole Matrix and Chartreuse Reel Dat Lures under a cork did the trick..... Read More
10 hours ago
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Some celebrate Good Friday with a crawfish boil while Hank Hobards and family spent the morning fishing. With little surprise we woke up to a brisk wind and a little sprinkle. Hank's better half Liz started us off with the first fish but the first stop was a bust just as it has been the last couple of trips. Fish are there today and gone tomorrow right now so keep moving until you find them..... Read More
10 hours ago
Capt Chris Venable-TopLine Fishing Charters Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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  • Capt. Josh with a solid trout.
  • Matrix on a spinner getting it done
  • Matrix in a Bass mouth and Capt. Josh with a Matrix in a Trout mouth in the background.
We woke up to cold and windy conditions this morning but the sun was shinning bright so Capt Josh and I decided to go look around and see if we could find some clean water on the backside of that crazy front that passed through Monday night.
Our First 2 stops in Lake Merchant we found dirty water and not much activity but at our 3rd stop deep in the marsh we found what we where looking.... Read More
April 16 at 9:19pm
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Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
Hey guys. Was interested in getting into some jug fishing for catfish. Are there any rules and regulations for that? Or will a basic fresh and saltwater fishing license be fine? Also if I catch other game fish on the jugs such as redfish, drum, and etc. am I allowed to keep them? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
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21 hours ago
Capt. Travis Miller, Millertime Fishing Charters Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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  • Ben with a solid trout
  • Flattie to add to the K2
I helped Capt. Marty today with a 3 boat charter. The guys were down for what I call 'team building'. Ben and Jared joyed me for a chilly boat ride. The first 2 stops were a bust only having one speck hit the K2. 3rd stop we only put 3 in the box. Wasn't looking good bit as I was heading to a point I like to fish we ran up on a couple of flocks of birds. Needed something good to happen and it.... Read More
14 hours ago
Capt. Anthony--Cajun Fishing Charters Profile Photo
Freshwater Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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I had a canceled trip today so we loaded up and went
Put some hours and fish on the new Skeeter.
I loved my Champion , but the Skeeter is an awesome
Machine.
Even with the high north winds we tucked in to the east /west
Canals and smacked the bass , goggle-eye, perch and Sacalait.
Bass on a watermelon craw worm and the Sacalait on a black and chartreuse curly tail under a.... Read More
14 hours ago
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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  • Alan Hickman with a pair of Dularge trout!
  • Bob Jardine displays our nice box of trout!
  • Bunker swim baits did the trick!
More of the same nasty conditions on Monday morning. Day 2 with Bob Jardine and Allen Hickman was another great experience for the Pennsylvania crew. The winds were howling 20-25 out of the south and I was very apprehensive on how our day would go. Bob had the big red honor from the previous day so Alan was looking to bump him down with an even larger redfish. Of course before that could happen.... Read More
April 16 at 8:54am
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Offshore Fishing in Louisiana
This question is directed to any recreational fisherman that fish for red snapper.

NMFS cut the season to 11 days and that will likely get shorter because of further actions due to noncompliance. This latest cut is the result of a lawsuit brought by a number of individuals.

Would you knowingly do business with any of them?


My answers is No! What is yours?
April 15 at 2:23pm
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Inshore Fishing in Myrtle Grove / Port Sulphur in Southeast Louisiana
Hey yall. So im a texas guy and not used to fishing reds and trout in anythign except the surf. im getting the hang of this marsh stuff tho. in texas we used alot of free swimming mullet on a circle hook. Does that work out here at all or not?i have not tried it yet because im lovin catching these reds on spoons and spinners!
21 hours ago
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
Summertime is just around the corner folks. Our spring fishing in Venice has been about as good as it gets. The lumps produced a few decent tuna this year, but it was far from spectacular. That did not really matter though. Instead of chumming and drifrting all day we would run to the floaters on nice days. Live baiting 60 to 100 pound yellowfin tuna in early March was the ticket. There has been.... Read More
19 hours ago
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Freshwater Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
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Decided to try the new pirogue out in the spillway ponds. I landed 5 nice sacalait and lost several others at the boat.
April 12 at 5:52pm
Capt. Josh Ellender with Light Tackle Charters Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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  • Matrix Shad doing the work.
  • Full box of fish.
Yesterday I had Don, Tim, and Sean on my boat and it was a beautiful day to be on the water. The winds stayed down, which made for perfect conditions. The shrimp were everywhere in Lake Mechant and we just bounced from one flock of birds to another. A lot of smaller trout were mixed into the catch but it was a great site to finally see some shrimp action. Tim, who is from Michigan, caught a.... Read More
April 12 at 9:16am
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Freshwater Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
My son wants to go fishing this weekend. I was hoping someone could point me to an area where he can catch some catfish and bream. I live in Walker, so I the closer the better, but I am willing to drive further to benefit him catching fish and haveing fun.
April 16 at 2:51pm

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