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The Egret Wedgetail Eel

When Cowboy Outdoors decided to make a big, wedge-tailed soft-plastic artificial lure strictly a saltwater bait, speckled trout fishermen along the country’s coast benefitted big time.

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8 hours ago
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Lake Providence hunter arrows 155-inch ‘Kickstand buck’ in East Carroll Parish

When a barking dog disrupted Jim Lensing’s morning deer hunt on Jan. 23 in Lake Providence, he decided that afternoon to move to a lock-on stand overlooking an old pecan orchard that he’d only hunted a few times this season.

Turns out he owes that dog a bone.

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9 hours ago
1306 Views

What to do about the ‘carry-over’

Unseasonably warm temperatures continued into December; in fact a new record high was set in the Baton Rouge area around the middle of the month.

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14 hours ago
1510 Views

Lockport hunter arrows 165-inch ‘Bullwinkle buck’ on Tensas River NWR

When Darrel Dorsey pulled the trigger on his crossbow last month, he definitely wasn’t expecting the reaction he got from a giant 9-point on Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge in Madison Parish.

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Yesterday at 2:27 pm
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Some roads reopened on Dewey Wills WMA

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has reopened some roads in the Dewey W. Wills Wildlife Management Area that were previously closed due to flooding, according to a news release.

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Yesterday at 10:35 am
579 Views

West Monroe man cited for deer tagging violations

A 67-year-old West Monroe man was cited for alleged deer tagging violations last week in Lincoln Parish.

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Yesterday at 9:09 am
949 Views

West Monroe doc documents 2015-16 duck season with video

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When Hampton Rutland heads out for a duck hunt, he has to take along a lot more than just his decoys, shotgun, shells and hunting bag.

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February 10 at 6:03 pm
2879 Views

Euro-nymphing for bream?

Recently I read where efforts are being undertaken to restore False River to its former glory. This deepwater oxbow lake near New Roads once ranked among the best lakes in the country for bass and sunfish. 

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February 10 at 9:00 am
771 Views

Cajun Baby's tactics to fish the spawn

With an unusually mild winter so far — even by Louisiana’s standards — it’s anyone’s guess as to how timing of the bass spawn will play out this year. 

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February 10 at 8:56 am
3102 Views

Pearl River WMA expected to close this week

Pearl River Wildlife Management Area will be closed when the Pearl River flood gauge reached 16.5 feet, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced over the weekend.

The Pearl River was at 15.21 feet this morning, according to the National Weather Service.

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February 08 at 9:07 am
1256 Views

From app to onboard GPS unit

Dear Capt. Paul:

I run the Lowrance HDS-2 with the Navionics card, on my boat and I have the Navionics boating app on my iPhone.

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February 08 at 9:00 am
1351 Views

A great trailer hook keeper system

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A trailer hook can up your hookups when throwing a spinnerbait, especially when the fish aren't feeding aggressively. But if you use a trailer hook with a small eye, it can be hard to get it over the barb of the main hook — and it will not swing freely.

Conversely, if you use one that has a wide-open eye, the trailer hook can easily slip right off during a cast.

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February 05 at 2:07 pm
509 Views

478-pound mako landed on the East Lump

On the afternoon of Jan. 19, Capt. Joey Davis had just wrapped up a successful day of tuna fishing near the East Lump, and with only a single client onboard, was enjoying a free show as 20 to 30 yellowfin and blackfin knifed through a slick.

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February 04 at 10:17 am
6043 Views

4-pound crappie snatched from South Carolina river

The heaviest Louisiana sac-a-ait ever recorded was a 3.84-pound black crappie landed in February 2000 by Kincaid Lake angler Tony Boatwright.

That fish was a beast, but an angler fishing on South Carolina's Santee River recently caught an even bigger crappie.

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February 03 at 8:00 pm
4329 Views

Two Lettsworth men cited for alleged deer hunting and tagging violations

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men from Lettsworth on Feb. 1 for alleged deer hunting and tagging violations in Pointe Coupee Parish.

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February 03 at 7:29 pm
3535 Views

Why are croakers croaking?

The story of the Atlantic croaker is the story of a fish that has somehow never managed to fulfill its predicted potential. They are truly one of the most abundant fish in the sea. 

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February 03 at 6:47 pm
2906 Views
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