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Head offshore to up your STAR Tournament odds

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The tagged redfish and biggest speckled trout may get the lion’s share of attention in CCA Louisiana’s annual STAR Tournament, but the offshore divisions are also a great way to hook up with some big-time prizes.

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Lake Charles angler catches 11.48-pounder, wins Sealy Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend

Make no mistake about it: Gil Leger and his partner Scott Eastman had a well-developed plan to fish the Sealy Big Bass Splash at Toledo Bend.

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Yesterday at 6:11 pm
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Unregistered angler lands first tagged redfish in 2015 CCA Louisiana STAR

The way some redfish fight, you might think you’ve got a pickup truck hooked on the end of your line.

Turns out, Michelle Jewel actually did Sunday afternoon on Grand Isle.

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Yesterday at 5:03 pm
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Portable power

The last time you were miles from anywhere, turned your boat’s ignition key and heard nothing, what did you do?

No, I mean after you ran through the appropriate part of your vocabulary.

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Yesterday at 9:00 am
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Focus on travel routes for postspawn crappie

Most fishermen understand the basics for targeting crappie before and during their spring spawn, but when fish leave spawning grounds and head to deep water, what’s the deal?

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May 22 at 11:10 am
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Speckled trout bite on fire out of Dularge

The speckled trout action out of Dularge right now is the best May bite Capt. Bill Lake has seen in at least 10 years.

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May 22 at 9:30 am
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CCA STAR Offshore

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STAR isn't just about trout and redfish and in this episode we went offshore with Rad Trascher of CCA and Voodoo Charters to find out exactly what you need to catch to win.

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May 21 at 6:00 pm
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Louisiana Tech mechanical engineers hook up with Rat-L-Trap

Layton Crawford, Derek Kennedy and Lance Reeves are pretty serious outdoorsmen who try to work in bass fishing trips every available weekend.

They also happen to be seniors majoring in mechanical engineering at Louisiana Tech, and they got the opportunity to combine their passion for fishing and their love of engineering during a 9-month design project for Bill Lewis Outdoors in Alexandria, makers of the legendary Rat-L-Trap lure.

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May 21 at 4:35 pm
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3 productive lures for postspawn bass

Bass fishermen hate the thought of having to catch fish that have just finishing spawning and are often acting sickly, but sometimes they just have to figure out how to catch these finicky fish.

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May 21 at 10:51 am
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Three men convicted of oyster violations in Terrebonne Parish, LDWF says

Judge Randy Bethancourt found three Houma men guilty of oyster violations on Monday in connection with an incident on the Sister Lake Public Oyster Seed Reservation late last year, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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May 21 at 10:40 am
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Lunker bass replicas awarded at Toledo Bend

More than 80 anglers who landed 10-pound-plus bass at Toledo Bend over the last year picked up their free replicas Sunday during an awards ceremony at Cypress Bend Park.

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May 21 at 7:26 am
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Top tips for trout success

A person can’t successfully charter fish for 28 years without accumulating a bag of tricks. Zutie Auenson, who fishes out of Grand Isle, is no exception. Here are some of his favorite tactics to stay on trout:

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May 20 at 5:05 pm
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Find the right grass for heavy stringers

Grass is grass is grass to many anglers, but Louisiana’s Matt Loetscher knows that’s not really the case — there are some keys to finding the beds of vegetation most likely to hold big bass.

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May 20 at 7:00 am
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CCA Louisiana STAR tournament starts Saturday

Starting this weekend, anglers across the Louisiana coast should be on the lookout for a bright red tag in any redfish or speckled trout they catch.

It could be worth a 2015 Chevy Silverado, a NauticStar boat package or a $2,500 tackle package in the 21st CCA Louisiana Statewide Tournament and Angler’s Rodeo that kicks off May 23.

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May 19 at 3:39 pm
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How do you estimate the weight of a redfish?

The story of the catch and release May 15 of what would almost certainly have been a Louisiana state-record redfish evoked a predictable response on social media — cries that the fish in the photo just couldn't be big enough to make the record books, much less shatter the current 61-pound state record.

"Looks like a 30- to 35-pound fish," Facebook fan Murphy Spell said.

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May 19 at 12:45 pm
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Potential No. 1 redfish caught, released in Venice

A giant redfish that would have almost certainly broken the current state record was caught — and then released — last Friday afternoon in Venice along the shoreline outside of South Pass.

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May 19 at 11:32 am
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