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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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13 hours ago
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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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22 hours ago
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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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22 hours ago
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Apex Predator: 100-pound longbow adventure brings down doe

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I could have never imagined that shooting a doe would give me more of a rush than my biggest buck — but oddly enough, that’s exactly what happened. 

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February 03 at 6:34 pm
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Public Rambling: January a tough month for deer on Atchafalaya Delta WMA

Well, as I told you guys on my last blog, January is a tough month to hunt deer on the Atchafalaya Delta WMA. And that turned out to be true for me and my buddies this year. 

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February 03 at 4:23 pm
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How to get in on Big Lake’s trophy trout fishing

Capt. Jared Adams said now is the time to be fishing Calcasieu Lake for the huge trout for which the Southwest Louisiana water body is known.

Adams, who owns Adams Trophy Charters out of Hackberry, said his clients already have racked up some impressive fish this season.

But you have to be ready to ditch your boat.

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February 03 at 4:13 pm
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Big Lake coughs up 10-pound trout

Peter Landry’s trip to Big Lake yesterday was almost canceled because of the cold front scheduled to roll through.

But the day ended with the Houston angler landing a trout of a lifetime — a 30 1/2-inch speck that pushed a Boga Grip to the 10-pound mark.

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February 03 at 4:04 pm
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Florien angler lands 13.15-pound Toledo Bend hawg

Like many avid bass anglers, Louis Slaughter Sr. literally dreams about catching big fish. 

One recent morning, the 66-year-old pastor at Warren Baptist Church in Many awoke and recalled a specific dream about landing a 12.2-pound lunker at Toledo Bend.

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February 03 at 11:44 am
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Most canals are 'just like your driveway,' says water-access expert

A retired state attorney general said Louisiana officials probably could be more aggressive in claiming tidal waters in the coastal marsh but that canals dug on private property with private funds — and the waters those canals containe — are clearly not subject to public ownership.

“If it’s a private canal dug on private property with private money, it’s private property,” said Gary Keyser, who spent years fighting to protect public access to waters throughout the state. “That’s just like your driveway.”

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February 03 at 9:53 am
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