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Enforcement agents cite two for alleged gator violations

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men Monday in connection with alleged alligator hunting violations, according to a press release.

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LDWF/LDR team up on Mondays to expedite boat registration process

Because of tax changes that came about during March’s special session of the legislature, boat buyers who purchase a boat from an individual are now sometimes required to pay taxes at the Louisiana Department of Revenue before registering their vessel with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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8 hours ago
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Hackney off to fast start in 2016

Tenth place at the 2016 Bassmaster Classic in Tulsa. Two Top 10s already, including a second place finish to kick off the season on the St. Johns River that would have likely been a victory — except for an improbable weekend run by Rick Clunn. Currently first place in Angler of the Year standings…

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12 hours ago
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They. Have. Arrived.

Head to the surf this month on Grand Isle, Elmers or Breton Island and there’s a good chance you’ll find huge hungry speckled trout like these waiting.

Those huge trout are what keeps Capt. Theophile Bourgeois with Bourgeois Charters flying from his home base in Lafitte to Breton Island.

But before you head to the surf, check out our Cool Breeze shirts and caps – hot off the truck. And the shirts are on a BOGO 50-percent sale today only.

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Yesterday at 9:28 am
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Nation’s best-ever 7-bearded gobbler taken with a bow

Only the fourth turkey Lee Blackmon ever killed will be one he’ll never forget.

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Yesterday at 8:37 am
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IFA Redfish Tours heading to Lafitte

The first Louisiana Division events of the 2016 IFA Redfish Tour will be held May 14-15 out of Lafitte Harbor Marina in Lafitte.

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May 02 at 4:52 pm
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Hackney catches plenty of bass at Cataouatche

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Shortly after Lake Cataouache vaulted Kevin VanDam to his fourth Bassmaster Classic title in 2011 with more than 69 pounds of fish, hydrilla that made the area great started vanishing — and the area’s bass population seemed to disappear right along with it.

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May 02 at 3:20 pm
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The sword whisperer — Venice charter guide shares secrets to catching swordfish

Xiphias gladius. Ahh; what a name for a fish!

Xiphius means “sword” in Greek, and gladius means “sword” in Latin.

The latter is also the root word for “gladiator.” A fish with a sword that fights like a gladiator — how could you not be hypnotized by the thought of doing battle with one. 

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Crappie fishing is still on fire at Toledo Bend and the Atchafalaya Basin this month, while speckled trout have invaded the coast. And we give you everything you need for success.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Fishin’ the short cut — Where to fish between Myrtle Grove and Grand Isle

“Good luck with DAT!” Artie laughed as Spencer and Doc unveiled their fishing plans at the “Pre-Memorial Day Paaaw-ty Luncheon” (which itself turned into a pretty nice paaaw-ty).

“Tell you what,” Artie continued while putting down his oyster po-boy and looking around with a chuckle. “We’re going with Plan B — OK?

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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The trout whackers — Grand Isle guide shares trout-fishing tips

It was a sight to see in the dim light of dawn. There were untold thousands of birds.

Wide-bodied pelicans occupied every rock fringing the island. Many more of the big birds’ white-crowned heads stuck up out of the island’s grass.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Kickin’ it old school — Trout will still fall for old-school equipment

My plan seemed simple enough: I wanted to fish with some old gear to see if it’d still function and produce the way I remembered.

By “old gear” I don’t mean ancient 100-year-old stuff but the stuff I grew up with. The old Mitchell 300s spun with monofilament line and shad rigs.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Miller Time — Guide shares tips for Dularge trout fishing

Capt. Travis Miller learned a few years ago that one of his favorite — and perhaps his favorite — platforms was going to be removed from his Dularge waters.

Miller caught beaucoup specks around this platform, but his Picket fish would only be a distant memory. 

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Up a creek — State’s scenic rivers offer awesome fishing opportunities

Scott Long has a fishing secret. He and his family discovered it years ago.

Everybody who fished used to know, but apparently Long is one of only a few who retained this knowledge. 

His secret?

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Crappie fishing is still on fire at Toledo Bend and the Atchafalaya Basin this month, while speckled trout have invaded the coast. And we give you everything you need for success.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Ten feet high and fallin’ — Best Atchafalaya Basin sac-a-lait tips

“In a perfect world, it would be 10 feet on the Butte La Rose gauge with a slow fall, year around,” the rakish young man told me with an infectious grin. 

The Butte La Rose gauge on the Atchafalaya River is what most fishermen — whether for sac-a-lait, bass, bream or catfish — go by to decide when and where to fish the vast Atchafalaya Basin.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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