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Minimum lures, maximum fishing results

Would you ever leave the launch with only six lures? That’s exactly what more than 100 kayak anglers did recently, and the results were impressive.

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March 18 at 9:00 am
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The best way to ice fish

Yeah, Kerry Audibert likes to fish for big speckled trout — prestige fish. But he also loves to eat fish, so he treats his catch like food.

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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Four reasons why you should fish sheepshead this month

Speckled trout are, without a doubt, coastal marsh fishing’s glamour species. They are challenging to catch consistently but have liberal limits.

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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How to clean a sheepshead

Sheepshead are a delight on the table. But all too many sportsmen throw them back, shuddering at the thought of cleaning a fish with more spines than a porcupine.

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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Billy, bass and boudin

Billy Billeaud fishes 50 to 60 days a year — all for bass, except for bream excursions he and his wife Michele have begun making to Toledo Bend Reservoir, where they have a camp.

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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Tippets

Wind-wise, March comes in like a lion, but leaves like a lamb. If the “lamb” arrives early, this could be a great month for fly-casters who love to chase the poisson rouge!

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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More freshwater for Lake Pontchartrain will make spring trout fishing tough

Just two months after the Bonnet Carre Spillway opened — and poured fresh Mississippi River water into Lake Pontchartrain for about three weeks earlier this winter — the estuary faces yet another inundation of freshwater from rain-swollen rivers on the North Shore.

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March 14 at 12:00 pm
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Speckled trout anglers: Beware the Ides of March

Although the Ides of March — March 15 — didn’t exactly turn out well for Julius Caesar, the middle of the month can actually be an awesome time to target speckled trout on topwater lures and jerkbaits.

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March 11 at 8:13 am
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No vehicle access to east side of Elmerís Island beginning March 21

Anglers used to driving on Elmer’s Island to partake in surf fishing for speckled trout later in the spring better be prepared to walk — access to the east side of the island will be restricted while active construction continues on the Caminada Headland Beach and Dune Restoration Project.

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March 10 at 2:13 pm
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Threatened loggerhead turtles discovered nesting on Grand Isle in 2015

In the middle of last summer on Grand Isle — amidst the ongoing speckled trout bite, multiple fishing rodeos and daily boatloads of anglers crossing the bridge over Caminada Pass onto Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island — three unseen visitors stealthily paid a visit to the beach in the middle of the night.†

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March 10 at 8:32 am
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East Timbalier Island yields 7-pound trout

A Baton Rouge angler fought a heavy chop March 5 while fishing East Timbalier Island, but it was worth the effort because the speckled trout were eager to slurp up his bait, according to one web report.

And the specks were quality fish, with Rennie Carter's largest tipped the scales at †7 pounds, 11 ounces.

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March 10 at 7:12 am
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Heads, reds and drum ó Tips for catching Breton Soundís sheesphead, redfish and black drum

You heard the one about the elite, big-fish speckled trout snob in Delacroix in March?

Well, there was this creek. And there was this paddle. The guy was up the creek: Aw heck, you know the rest.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Paawty Time! How to catch Buras reds, trout in the spring

“No! “the women shrieked, while swiveling their heads from Doc to Artie. “Not another one!”

Doc was dumping yet another sack of crawfish into the purge bin, while Artie tapped another keg.

That made three sacks of crawfish and two kegs.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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The fish are in the fog ó Tips for Catfish Lakeís topwater trout action

“The fleas are on the dog, my friend, the fleas are on the dog, but if its fish you’re looking for, the fish are in the fog.”

— Anonymous

I reckon that old poem was written by somebody who knew a thing or two about fishing, because down here in Southeast Louisiana those foggy mornings mean good fishing.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Wintertime speckled trout bite on Big Lake remains solid

This year’s milder-than-usual winter has been nice for those who aren’t big fans of the mercury dropping — and it looks like you can include Big Lake speckled trout in that number.

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February 25 at 11:10 am
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Donít expect many springtime trophy trout in Lake Pontchartrain

As of right now, the Lake Pontchartrain-based creator of the popular Matrix and Vortex Shad soft plastic paddle tail baits isnít expecting a record-breaking spring for trophy trout on his home waters.

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February 23 at 11:23 am
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