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Controlled burn slated for 11 a.m. today on Delta National Wildlife Refuge

After an aerial flight on May 28 revealed an oil spill on the Delta National Wildlife Refuge, authorities are conducting a controlled burn in the marsh today about 11 a.m. to  remove the contaminated oil.

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June 03, 2014 at 9:01 am
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ALBC hosts Youth Fishing Tournament June 7 on Henderson Lake

The Association of Louisiana Bass Clubs Youth Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday, June 7 out of Cypress Cove Landing at Henderson Lake.

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June 02, 2014 at 7:35 pm
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Cliff Crochet's 2nd Annual Youth Fishing Day set for June 7 in Pierre Part

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet’s 2nd Annual Youth Fishing Day is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 7 at Bayside Tackle in Pierre Part.

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June 02, 2014 at 5:00 pm
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Duck breeding ground conditions excellent now in southern Saskatchewan, Reynolds says

On a recent auditing trip to monitor Ducks Unlimited’s efforts to restore wetlands in Saskatchewan, Louisiana’s waterfowl study leader was encouraged by both the number of birds and the habitat conditions he witnessed firsthand.

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June 02, 2014 at 2:00 pm
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Reading the speckled trout bite on Lake Pontchartrain

On a recent trip fishing the Interstate 10 twin spans over Lake Pontchartain, Capt. Mike Gallo repeatedly cast his favorite artificial lure against the bridge’s concrete columns, patiently waiting for what type of information the speckled trout would provide him that morning. 

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June 02, 2014 at 1:16 pm
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Search crews recover body from Lake Charles

Search and rescue teams discovered the body of a missing 45-year-old man in Lake Charles early Sunday morning, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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June 02, 2014 at 9:06 am
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Telemetry project tracks speckled trout movement in Lake Pontchartrain

Ashley Ferguson and Ashley Melancon aren’t avid anglers, but they probably know more about the movement of speckled trout in Lake Pontchartrain than most diehard fishermen do.

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June 02, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Scenic river regulations being enforced on the Comite River

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have been busy lately enforcing scenic river regulations on the Comite River in East Baton Rouge Parish.

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May 30, 2014 at 4:29 pm
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Lunker replicas awarded at Toledo Bend

Sixty-one lunker replicas representing more than 610 pounds of bass were awarded to anglers who caught and then released big fish as part of this year’s Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program.

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May 30, 2014 at 3:11 pm
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Louisiana residents will pay extra $7.50 for saltwater fishing licenses

It’s finally official— Louisiana residents will be paying an additional $7.50 for a saltwater fishing license.

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May 29, 2014 at 6:10 pm
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Alexandria angler snares 11.57-pounder near Indian Creek on Toledo Bend

Terry Texada and his fishing partner were at precisely the right place at exactly the right time Monday on Toledo Bend.

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May 29, 2014 at 3:03 pm
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Thibodaux angler catches 9-pound bass in Bayou Gauche near Des Allemands

Early Monday morning, the fishing gods obviously weren’t very happy with Jamie Thibodaux.

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May 29, 2014 at 11:37 am
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51st Annual Hell Divers Spearfishing Rodeo scheduled for June 5-8

The 51st Annual Hell Divers Spearfishing Rodeo is slated for June 5-8, with weigh-in scheduled that Sunday at the Kenner City Park pavilion from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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May 29, 2014 at 8:42 am
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Lease bids and lottery applications currently being accepted for houseboat mooring sites at Pass-a-Loutre WMA

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is accepting bids and lottery applications for five available houseboat mooring sites at Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area in Plaquemines Parish. 

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May 29, 2014 at 12:47 am
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Experimental nighttime activity season to begin June 1 on Salvador/Timken WMA

An experimental nighttime activity season at Salvador/Timken Wildlife Management Area in St. Charles Parish will begin at 12 a.m. on Sunday, June 1, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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May 29, 2014 at 12:08 am
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Multiple fishermen cited for alleged commercial shrimping violations in BP closure zone

Eight fishermen were cited on May 26 for allegedly fishing in the BP oil spill emergency commercial fishing closure zone near Bay Jimmy in Plaquemines Parish, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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May 28, 2014 at 7:02 pm
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