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Johnson Bayou rigs holding nice specks

The original plan Tuesday morning was to head down to the Calcasieu Ship Channel with Capt. Nick Poe for a story about catching speckled trout on the ledges in deeper water during the dog days of summer.

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July 29 at 10:58 am
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Final leaderboard for the 2015 Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

Final results for the 2015 Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo are as follows:

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July 27 at 11:36 am
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2015 Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo final results

Here are final results from the 17th annual Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo held this past weekend out of Venice Marina.

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July 27 at 10:48 am
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Guide credits Tropical Storm Bill for extending trout bite in Lake Borgne this summer

Even though the calendar says it’s almost August, anglers are still catching a few speckled trout around the platforms in Lake Borgne — something Capt. Mike Gallo hasn’t seen happen this late in all his years as a fishing guide.

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July 24 at 10:30 am
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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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Sportsman TV targets Grand Isle speckled trout

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Grand Isle is home to some serious speckled trout fishing during the summer, and the Sportsman TV crew got in on the action with Capt. Eddie Berthelot on a recent trip out of Bridge Side Marina.

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July 22 at 10:48 am
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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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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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The Cajun Bahamas

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Grand Isle, Louisiana is a true sportsman's paradise where life slows down and awesome fishing memories are made.

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July 16 at 6:00 pm
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Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo scheduled for July 23-25 at Venice Marina

The 17th Annual Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo is set for next week out of Venice Marina, and this year’s version will feature a brand new division and real time text updates to keep participants informed about what’s happening at the scales.

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July 15 at 4:57 pm
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Redfish action heating up at Cypremort Point

Anglers familiar with the Cypremort Point area know about the big influence the Atchafalaya River level has on the fishing there, and this summer has been no exception.

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July 15 at 10:58 am
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Old-school jetty trout-fishing tactic

Not everyone has the luxury of decades of experience in locating intricate and productive incongruities along the bottom.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Tippets

On the coast, most of the action for speckled trout will come in the surf or in the larger lakes and bays. Start with poppers — such as Skipping Bugs — at first light. Around midmorning, switch to sinking flies. In the surf, that would be either a Deep Clouser or weighted Seaducer pattern. Let the fly sink for 10 seconds; then strip. Inland, that would be a clouser or weighted shrimp pattern about 30 inches under a VOSI.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Trout trailers

Success, as usual in the artificial lure manufacturing business — or anything else, for that matter —  begats success.

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July 14 at 4:00 pm
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Apex Predator: Use red snapper and de-barbed hardheads to catch more cobia

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Cobia are one of my favorite fish to catch, but with only a 16-foot bay boat, my days at trying to get these tasty fish are very limited.

So I make sure to have the most enticing bait that no cobia can resist: barb-less hardhead catfish.

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July 13 at 4:40 pm
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