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Two arrested for fishing violations in Plaquemines Parish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested two men in Plaquemines Parish Sunday after allegedly finding them in possession of 63 redfish, of which 61 were under the 16-inch legal size limit, according to a press release.

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November 12, 2014 at 1:32 pm
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2014 opening-day duck-hunting outlook

Larry Reynolds, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife waterfowl study leader, was hesitant to make a prediction about what hunters can expect on opening day and for the remainder of the season. 

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November 12, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Hunter orange rules from LDWF

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With deer season in full swing across, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is reminding hunters that fluorescent orange is not only an important safety practice, but it’s required by law.

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November 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm
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Hackney lands 9-pound bass lodged on 12-inch sac-a-lait

Even when he’s not specifically targeting them, Greg Hackney just can’t seem to stop catching big bass.

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November 11, 2014 at 3:33 pm
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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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Decoy Buddy makes setting spread ‘reel’ easy

If you’re dreading the thought of untangling dozens and dozens of decoys to prep your spread this season, an ingenious invention by a Central, La., duck hunter will make the job easier and keep you from losing from your religion opening morning.

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November 11, 2014 at 5:30 am
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Pineville hunter shoots 11-pointer in Winn Parish

Jeremy Harding was in the right place at the right time — and looking out the right window of his box stand — when he took down a big 11-point buck on Nov. 1 in Winn Parish.

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November 10, 2014 at 9:02 pm
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Louisiana's annual November waterfowl survey being conducted this week

Nobody knows exactly what Saturday morning’s season opener will bring to duck hunters across Louisiana’s coastal marshes and rice fields, but conditions now look a little more promising than they have in recent years.

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November 10, 2014 at 1:52 pm
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Black Lake yields 13.1-pound monster bass

Back in 2006, Ron Dyes hauled in a Black Lake record bass that tipped the scales at 13.5 pounds, and while the popular lake is known for quality bass, double-digit fish have been few and far between. 

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November 10, 2014 at 8:30 am
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Spinning-wing decoys: On, off or out?

Another flock of grays was lining up on approach to our spread, just as we'd planned.

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November 07, 2014 at 11:25 am
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Many angler scores on 10.92-pounder at Toledo Bend

It was all treats and no tricks for George Herr and his fishing buddy in what turned out to be a magical Halloween trip on Toledo Bend — and the only thing really scary was the hefty weight of their best five-fish stringer. 

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November 07, 2014 at 7:30 am
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Big Sabine Parish 13-pointer goes down

As he packed up his things and prepared to leave his box stand to attend church services this past Sunday morning, Reggie Walker was minutes — maybe even seconds — from once again missing out on the buck of a lifetime.

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November 05, 2014 at 9:32 pm
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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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Shreveport angler snares 10-plus pounder at Toledo Bend

Charlie Mitchell intended on doing a little deer hunting near Toledo Bend late last month, but the veteran angler ultimately decided to make a timely fishing trip — a decision that led to his largest bass ever. 

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November 05, 2014 at 3:05 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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Hog hunt yields Beauregard Parish 13-point stud

What started out as a Beauregard Parish hog hunt last week didn’t end with any pork for Heath Davis — but he’s definitely not complaining.

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November 04, 2014 at 10:12 am
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