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Black bass slot limit to be removed on five state lakes effective April 20

Regulations for black bass on several water bodies across the state will change on Sunday, April 20 after biologists determined that length regulations have not been effective, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 11 at 11:28 am
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East End Locks boat launch on Rockefeller Refuge to close for repairs on April 14

Modifications to the back down ramps at the Joseph Harbor boat launch off La. Hwy. 82 at the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Grand Chenier are complete, and the facility is set to reopen Saturday morning, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 11 at 10:55 am
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Three cited for alleged game fish violations on Larto Lake, LDWF says

Enforcement agents on Wednesday arrested three people for alleged game fish violations on Larto Lake, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 10 at 5:38 pm
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19-foot boat sinks in mouth of Deer Bayou on east bank of Lake Mechant

Capt. Marty LaCoste is used to pulling lots of fish over the rails in the waters around Dularge, but Thursday morning he had to pull three people aboard as well. 

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April 10 at 2:48 pm
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LDWF to expand red snapper season to seven-days-a-week in state waters effective April 14

As expected, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council on Thursday approved an 11-day federal recreational red snapper season set to start on June 1.

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April 10 at 11:47 am
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Gulf Council Reef Fish Committee approves emergency 11-day recreational red snapper season

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Reef Fish Committee on Tuesday approved an emergency rule setting an 11-day red snapper season in federal waters this summer.

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April 09 at 6:44 pm
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Hackney hopes to keep tournament hot streak rolling on Beaver Lake

On Thursday morning, Greg Hackney will blast off on Beaver Lake in Rogers, Ark. at the FLW Tour stop and participate in his sixth consecutive bass tournament dating back to March 6.

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April 09 at 3:28 pm
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Bill to raise recreational saltwater license fee backed by CCA Louisiana

A bill introduced in the Louisiana House of Representatives would increase a resident’s recreational saltwater fishing license by $7.50 and create a Saltwater Fish Research and Conservation Fund, which could provide funding for the newly-implemented Louisiana Recreational Creel Survey, officials said.

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April 08 at 11:08 am
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LWFC amends NOI boundary north to U.S. Hwy. 90 for three-day black bass possession limit

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission last week amended a notice of intent that will push the northern boundary to U.S. Hwy. 90 for allowing possession of a three-day limit of black bass along the coast.

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April 07 at 4:19 pm
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LWFC approves various upcoming hunting seasons, rules and regs

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approved both the 2014-16 hunting season dates and the 2014-15 general and Wildlife Management Area rules and regulations, including some modifications to deer area boundaries, according to a press release. 

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April 07 at 2:40 pm
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Six Louisiana chapters crack DU's Top 100 for 2013

Six Louisiana chapters made the 2013 Ducks Unlimited Top 100 list as some of the organization’s best fundraisers, according to a press release.

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April 07 at 12:35 pm
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Redfish bite remains solid in the Biloxi Marsh, guide says

Some reports of speckled trout biting along the southeastern shore of Lake Borgne are starting to trickle in, while the redfish bite in the Biloxi Marsh remains steady, according to a Shell Beach fishing guide.

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April 07 at 10:01 am
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Monterey man pleads guilty to killing Louisiana black bear, LDWF says

Duell Moreland pleaded guilty on April 3 to illegally killing a Louisiana black bear in Concordia Parish last November, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 04 at 3:51 pm
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Atchafalaya Basin bass action slowing down post-spawn

The bulk of the spawn appears to be over in the Atchafalaya Basin, but anglers are still catching bass in the Bayou Pigeon area, according to a local angler.

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April 04 at 1:24 pm
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Shreveport angler snares 11.51-pound whopper at Toledo Bend

Shreveport’s Derris Wiman probably won’t hesitate from now on when someone asks him if they should get the net ready. 

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April 04 at 11:00 am
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Swindell newest member of Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission

Edward “Ed” W. Swindell, who was appointed to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in March by Governor Bobby Jindal, served at his first commission meeting Thursday in Baton Rouge, according to a press release.

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April 04 at 8:07 am
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