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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, 2014 at 7:00 am
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The best of 2014

I hate lists. So much so that, after submitting The Best of 2013 last year for publication, I felt ashamed and disgusted.

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December 01, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 at 6:00 am
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Vinson’s top fishing picks for November trout, reds

Capt. Joe Vinson agreed to share a few fall hotspots that should produce some fish for anglers this month.

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November 15, 2014 at 6:00 am
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Old-school flies are best for trout, Poe says

When it comes to flies, Capt. Jeff Poe is decidedly old school.

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November 15, 2014 at 6:00 am
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Poe’s personal best fly-caught speck

Capt. Jeff Poe doesn’t hesitate when naming his most memorable fly-caught speckled trout of his life.

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November 15, 2014 at 6:00 am
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Wounded Warriors spank specks out of Shell Beach

A  group of Wounded Warriors enjoyed a special day on the water Saturday, resulting in 250 trout and several redfish hitting the dock in Shell Beach.

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November 11, 2014 at 10:09 am
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Tippets

When it comes to catching specks on the fly, November is as good as it gets. The ideal conditions are a) a light south wind, b) overcast or foggy and c) a falling tide. If those conditions exist, work poppers along points, shorelines, cuts and the back of deadend canals for quality trout. If not, put a weighted clouser under a VOSI and cast anywhere there’s a little current and some bait activity. 

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November 10, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Venice voyage

Dear Capt. Paul:

Fishing info needed for wintertime fishing around Venice. I am going there shortly with some out-of-state friends.

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November 08, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Use fluorocarbon leader, loop knot to catch more specks

All fluorocarbon leaders and all loop knots — all the time.

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November 05, 2014 at 5:11 pm
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Sulfur Mine trout action steady out of Larose

Leslie Comardelle Jr. has been fishing in and around the Sulfur Mine out of Larose since he was 10 years old, but he can’t remember a consistent run of trout action like he’s seen this summer and so far this fall.

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November 04, 2014 at 11:00 pm
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We’re so spoiled

We Louisiana coastal anglers are like spoiled children. No, really. We’re so used to catching gobs of speckled trout that when fishing gets tough we immediately determine there just must be something wrong with the fishery.

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November 01, 2014 at 9:00 am
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