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Four men cited for oyster harvesting violations, LDWF says

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested four men for alleged oyster harvesting violations in Terrebonne Parish.

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Yesterday at 5:00 pm
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Jacks are wild

The predominant fish sought by coastal kayak anglers are no doubt trout and redfish. However, the most hard-hitting and pound-for-pound all-out fighting machine is the jack crevalle.

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Yesterday at 9:00 am
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Video: History's worst kayak launch ever

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I might be tempting fate for my next kayak trip by posting this video, but check this out for things NOT to do when launching your ‘yak at the beach.

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December 17 at 11:53 am
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Angler hooked in lip, tries to remove it at the camp

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I've had a treble hook jammed into my jawline, so when I heard that fellow Louisiana Publishing employee Jay Forest had speared himself in the top lip with a jig hook I had to shiver a bit.

The best thing to say about it is that Jay did it to himself while fishing off a pier: At least he couldn't blame anyone else.

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December 15 at 10:55 am
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Grand Isle marinas are a family thing

Buggie Vegas’ Cajun accent and beaming smile have become fixtures for sport fishermen launching or chartering out of Bridge Side Marina on Grand Isle.

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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Live bait takes some TLC

“I’m all about live bait,” veteran redfish and speckled trout charter guide Herk Bergeron said. “The catch ratio is much better with live bait, especially for bigger fish. Most of the winter, I use cocahoe minnows. I start with shrimp in April. From mid-May into August I use mostly croakers. In September, I shift back to cocahoes.

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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Top cold-weather tactics for Delacroix trout

December usually delivers our first blast of really cold weather. We start getting cold front after cold front beginning in November, and by increments our weather changes from fall to winter with each passing front.

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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State waters off Elmer's and Grand Terre Islands to reopen for commercial and recreational fishermen Dec. 10

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the reopening of state waters in the Gulf of Mexico off the beaches of Elmer’s and Grand Terre Islands effective 30 minutes before sunrise on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

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December 09 at 4:26 pm
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Foggy morning specks in the Sulfur Mine

When the colder air from the north collides with our warmer, milder air, fog is often the result _ and the fog has been showing up on a pretty regular basis these past few days.

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December 03 at 9:39 am
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Offseason reds — Tips for winter redfishing

It felt weird.

It was a weekend, but the parking lot was nearly empty. The big pavilion was empty. There weren’t any lines of people waiting for live bait.

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December 01 at 7:00 am
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Fish in a barrel — Top cold-water tactics for Delacroix trout and redfish

During the fall, Ol’ Man Winter lazily throws a few cold fronts in our general direction, and we appreciate the cooler temperatures and lower humidity.

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December 01 at 7:00 am
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Texas Lady Anglers enjoy annual trip to Calcasieu Lake

The Texas Lady Anglers and the U.S. Postal Service have something in common: Neither rain, sleet or snow can keep them from their appointed rounds.

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November 21 at 2:15 pm
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Trolling Lake Pontchartrain for big trout

Featuring two of the Top 10 speckled trout records in the state, Lake Pontchartrain has long been considered a big trout destination for decades. 

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November 21 at 1:45 pm
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Cracking the code: Figuring out Chalmette's wintertime speck pattern

In “A Christmas Story” (which we’re all about to see hundreds of times between Thanksgiving Day and Dec. 25,) Ralphie waits and waits for the arrival of his Little Orphan Annie Secret Society decoder ring.

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November 21 at 1:30 pm
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New Orleans man pleads guilty to illegally selling gamefish, LDWF says

A New Orleans man pleaded guilty to illegally selling gamefish on Tuesday in municipal court in Orleans Parish, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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November 21 at 7:34 am
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Paul Brown’s Corky lures still catching big speckled trout

Corky lures are a Texas legend. Originally hand produced in a Houston garage by Paul Brown, the bait became famous for the huge trout that consistently fell for it.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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