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How to effectively use spoons to catch more redfish

I’ve never liked fishing spoons. Maybe it’s because I never gave them the chance. Maybe it’s because I’ve never caught much on them.

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September 17, 2015 at 3:35 pm
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Redfish as easy as can be at Grand Isle now

If you love catching redfish, but aren’t that familiar with the waters around Grand Isle, now is the time to head down Highway 1 and make a trip anyway.

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September 17, 2015 at 1:46 pm
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S.C. hunter bags 122-inch piebald buck

The race was on in the Palmetto State to see who would be the first to down an elusive 3 Ĺ-year-old piebald buck, and Jeff Kirkley was the very first hunter to make it to the finishing line on opening day.

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September 17, 2015 at 8:26 am
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Record $1.6 million fine levied in Ohio deer trafficking case

A $1.6 million fine — the largest for a wildlife crime in U.S. history — was ordered in an Ohio whitetail deer trafficking case, according to media reports.

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September 16, 2015 at 4:44 pm
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Baton Rouge host of Syndicate Hunting accused of illegal Alaskan hunts

A Baton Rouge man who hosted the Sportsman Channel's Syndicate Hunting has been accused of illegal hunts in Alaska and has reportedly been let go from the show, according to online reports.

Lance David Walker, 37,†faces two misdemeanor charges for violating the Lacey Act, a conservation law prohibiting the sale of illegally taken wildlife, according to the Alaska Dispatch News of Anchorage.

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September 16, 2015 at 2:13 pm
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Pick the right fish-measuring board

You see it all the time on fishing trips: Someone catches a fish that might or might not be long enough to keep, and the angler flops it down on an ice chest for a quick measurement on the built-in ruler.

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September 16, 2015 at 1:25 pm
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Carlyss angler dominates STAR Tournament ó again

Lots and lots of people go on fishing trips, but very few people ever get the opportunity to go on trips earned by fishing.

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September 16, 2015 at 11:19 am
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Organize, store hooks with surgical tubing

If you’re like many anglers, you have scads of hooks for different types of fishing because our finny targets have variable-size mouths.

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September 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm
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Hunting jackets, shirts repaired free of charge in New Orleans

If your favorite hunting jacket has a busted zipper, or your lucky camo shirt got ripped last season, you can get it repaired free of charge and be ready to go for opening day.

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September 15, 2015 at 1:53 pm
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Elmer's Island access road to close next week for repairs

The access road to Elmer’s Island will be closed all next week for repair work, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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September 15, 2015 at 1:33 pm
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Create a hunting treasure chest

One thing that made the Lewis and Clark expedition successful was knowing what to carry and when to carry it.

Expected to be in the wilds roughly two years, the explorers had to take every tool they even thought they might need on their trip.

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September 15, 2015 at 6:30 am
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LDWF's September duck survey cut short by bad weather

Bad weather last week prevented completion of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ annual September aerial duck survey, but the state’s waterfowl study leader liked what he saw on the transect lines he did get to fly — especially teal in the Southwest Coastal Zone.

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September 14, 2015 at 3:51 pm
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Teal hunters enjoy solid opening weekend

Mother Nature came through in the clutch for Louisiana hunters on the opening day of teal season, delivering a perfectly-timed cool front that guides say pushed more birds into the state just in time for Saturday morning.

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September 14, 2015 at 11:22 am
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B.A.S.S. announces 2016 Elite Series schedule

Some of America’s top-ranked bass fisheries — including newly-minted No. 1 Toledo Bend — await the nation’s top professional bass anglers competing on the 2016 Bassmaster Elite Series.

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September 11, 2015 at 5:44 pm
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Speckled trout already transitioning back into Lake Pontchartrain

Speckled trout are already starting to make their return trip back into Lake Pontchartrain, and this weekend’s expected cool front should only improve fishing conditions as fall approaches and summer's heat slowly fades away, according to a fishing guide.

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September 11, 2015 at 1:19 pm
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Three men cited for tuna violations in Venice on Sept. 9, LDWF says

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited three men aboard the commercial fishing vessel “Jasmine” on Wednesday for alleged tuna violations in Plaquemines Parish.

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September 11, 2015 at 8:20 am
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