Offshore Fishing

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Video: Drone captures footage from Venice tuna trip

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Over the last couple of years, aerial drones outfitted with high-tech cameras have given folks enjoying the outdoors a new way to document their adventures.

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7 hours ago
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Perfect solution for leftover blackfin tuna

An offshore trip is pricey, but when you get into a bunch of blackfin the payoff is a lot of great eating.

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April 16 at 6:00 am
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Dog snapper provide more meat for the table

Snapper fishermen have little trouble separating a mangrove snapper (properly called gray snapper) from a red snapper, since the popularity of mangrove snappers has soared in recent years.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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The making of the master

Kenny Heikamp is built like a 5-foot, 7-inch coiled steel spring. He moves about his 32-foot Twin Vee catamaran with latent, ready to unleash energy. His chin has a determined set to it and his dark eyes burn intensely, like hot embers. I would hate to be a fish, knowing that he was after me.†

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Live bait is the ticket for mangrove fishing

Capt. Kenny Heikamp, like many other fishermen, believes mangrove snappers are wary fish and learn quickly how to avoid danger.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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How to snell a circle hook

Capt. Kenny Heikamp uses 1/0 circle hooks, considered small by most fishermen. That’s because smaller hooks are harder for fish to see, he explained.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Mangrove massacre ó Expert tips for mangrove snapper fishing

I knew Capt. Kenny Heikamp was pretty good. I watched him work while fishing on a shared charter when I was with the near-legendary Grand Isle charter skipper Bobby Terrebonne.†

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Lockport man cited for allegedly possessing 34 red snapper before season opened

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Lockport man on March 19 for alleged recreational fishing violations involving red snapper, according to a press release.

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March 24 at 2:17 pm
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Three Louisiana men cited for commercial shark-fishing violations

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited three Louisiana men this weekend for alleged commercial shark-fishing violations off the coast of Grand Isle.

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March 23 at 4:13 pm
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Targeting red snapper out of Grand Isle and Venice

With the opening of Louisiana’s recreational red snapper season just hours away, anglers heading out of Grand Isle and Venice have several options to locate rigs that should be swarming with fish.

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March 19 at 3:30 pm
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Louisiana's 2015 recreational red snapper season opens Friday

Red snapper season will open in Louisiana state waters this Friday, March 20, at 12:01 a.m. and will remain open seven days per week until further notice, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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March 16 at 1:44 pm
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Gulf states agree on snapper management framework that could remove federal oversight of fishery

For the first time ever, all five Gulf states have banded together to create a management framework that, if ultimately approved by Congress, would finally remove the red snapper fishery from the control of the federal government.

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March 11 at 7:40 pm
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Public invited on GOM red snapper conference call Thursday from 11-1

If you want the latest on the red snapper saga as it relates to the potential coming season in the Gulf of Mexico, the commercial/recreational split and Amendment 40, you can get the latest information in a conference call slated for Thursday, Feb. 5 from 11 to 1.

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February 04 at 2:07 pm
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This guy has teeth

The great barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda, is a common fish in the blue waters offshore of Louisiana. Yet one never sees a fishing story about anyone fishing for them off of our coast.†

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February 04 at 9:00 am
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Tuna fishing on The Lump inconsistent, but looking up

Tuna fishing requires a very logical approach for the process to be consistently effective, especially during the winter.†

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January 27 at 9:53 am
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Belle Chasse man busted for alleged red snapper violations in Plaquemines Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Belle Chasse man for alleged red snapper violations in Plaquemines Parish on Jan. 17.

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January 21 at 2:45 pm
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