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Kayak angler snares shark near Elmer's Island

Frank Breaux never hooked up with a redfish during a recent kayak scouting trip for Ride the Bull VI in Caminada Pass, but that didn’t stop him from getting a ‘Cajun Sleigh Ride,’ anyway.

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July 22 at 5:00 pm
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Drawdowns scheduled for Iatt Lake, Lake Bistineau

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduld drawdowns in the coming weeks for both Iatt Lake and Lake Bistineau to try to control giant salvinia.

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July 22 at 3:17 pm
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7 steps to clean trout

Admit it: The worst part of a fishing trip is not finding trout, but cleaning the day’s catch.

Yeah, we all say it’s part of the experience, but few people really like getting their hands full of slime and fish guts.

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July 21 at 1:55 pm
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Elmer's Island surf claims another truck this weekend

For at least the second time in the last month, another truck got buried in the surf on Elmer’s Island Sunday, and an enforcement agent with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries urged beachgoers to use caution when parking their vehicles.

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July 21 at 11:17 am
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Four more accused of illegal oyster harvesting in Terrebonne Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested four men on Sunday for alleged oyster violations on the Sister Lake Public Oyster Seed Reservation, which is closed for the 2014-15 season, according to a press release.

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July 21 at 8:27 am
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How to avoid buying ice

I grew up bream fishing with my parents, and they never bought ice. Instead, they filled used milk jugs with water, put those in the freezer and grabbed a few the morning of every trip.

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July 20 at 3:35 pm
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Shell Beach specks smaller, but plentiful

Like death and taxes, steady west winds have been pretty constant this summer — and fishing out of Shell Beach has been no exception.

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July 20 at 3:22 pm
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2015 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo kicks off Thursday

The oldest fishing tournament in the United States is set to do it one more time this week, as the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo officially gets underway Thursday at daylight.

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July 20 at 12:11 pm
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Texas angler lands monstrous 12.93-pounder at Toledo Bend

The odds were stacked against Trent Curphy catching a big bass on Toledo Bend last Wednesday — but sometimes the underdog pulls out the upset win.

With no net, rusty hooks on an old lure and his line wrapped around the trolling motor, Curphy just couldn’t escape his date with destiny when he landed an impressive 12.93-pounder –  the largest bass enrolled so far in the 2015-16 Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program.  

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July 20 at 9:44 am
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Baton Rouge kayak angler wins first 2015 CCA-Louisiana STAR bay boat package

David Torregrossa made a $30,000-plus decision when he registered just last week for CCA Louisiana’s STAR Tournament.

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July 18 at 7:00 pm
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South Louisiana QDMA to host free summer seminar Aug. 6

If your thoughts are already drifting off to cooler days in the deer stand this fall, the South Louisiana Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association is holding its annual Deer and Wildlife Summer Seminar on Aug. 6.

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July 17 at 12:10 pm
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Legislation creating state-run GOM red snapper fishery introduced in Congress

Bipartisan legislation that would pave the way for state-based management of the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery was introduced Thursday into the U.S. House of Representatives.

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July 17 at 9:44 am
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Know how to pick the right topwater

Using topwater lures to catch fish is a favorite technique of many fishermen. The lure wobbles across the surface, imitating a thrashing, wounded baitfish, and the strikes come in knee-weakening violence.

But knowing which baits to choose under different circumstances is a key to success.

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July 16 at 11:10 am
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Never break your pull rope again

Breaking the pull rope on a trolling motor is madding, especially since it makes getting the motor up and down difficult for the rest of the trip.

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July 16 at 10:44 am
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How to maximize Carolina-rigging

When bass move out of their cool-weather haunts in shallow water, Carolina rigs are perfect tools with which to dredge up fish from the depths.

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July 16 at 6:00 am
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Time to tune up for bow season

With archery season a couple of calendar pages away, there’s no better time to get your bow out and begin to get ready, said pro shooter and archery shop owner Robert Brookman of Advance, N.C.

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July 15 at 5:00 pm
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