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Jig it high and let if fall to catch finicky trout, guide says

Sometimes speckled trout can make you feel like the smartest guy in the class — or like the kid not paying attention way in the back row.

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August 10, 2015 at 9:55 pm
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The fly-fishing answer man awakens

When I read that a new episode in the Star Wars saga is coming out in December, I was as thrilled as a wookie getting a flea collar.

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August 07, 2015 at 10:44 am
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Fish-cleaning table with ramp helps keep catch fresh

There’s nothing like catching a mess of speckled trout, especially when the action is fast and furious and they’re flying over the gunnels as fast as you can get your bait in the water.

The end result of your efforts — hopefully — is a big box of fish to clean.

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August 07, 2015 at 8:55 am
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House designer goes 'fishing' in his garage workshop

When Tim Trauth targets a trophy speck, he doesn’t use a rod and reel, live bait, plastic lures or treble hooks. He doesn’t care about mono, fluorocarbon or braided line — and he doesn’t even need a boat.

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August 03, 2015 at 1:38 pm
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Easy pickins — Venice’s hidden fishing hotspot

The whole-fried “cigar trout” from the Easter bash made quite a hit. Nana Fontaine (Doc’s Mom) raved loudest, of course.

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August 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Sound Bites — Trout hotspots mapped out

Welcome to the dog days of summer. The next few weeks are typically considered the hottest days of the year in the northern hemisphere, a time when men and beasts stew in sweltering heat and humidity.

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August 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Fishing options abound throughout the state, with speckled trout and redfish swarming coastal waters, and bass just waiting for you to put a bait on their noses.

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August 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Zachary angler claims STAR East lead with almost 8-pound speck

Tony Bruce is just 40 days away from picking up a brand new 18-foot NauticStar bay boat in the CCA-Louisiana STAR tournament after landing an almost 8-pound speckled trout last Friday during the Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo out of Venice. 

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July 30, 2015 at 3:50 pm
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'Jigging for Jean' benefit rodeo set for Aug. 15

A fishing rodeo benefitting the wife of long-time Terrebonne Parish guide Capt. Bill Lake is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15 at Jug’s Seafood.

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July 30, 2015 at 8:35 am
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Johnson Bayou rigs holding nice specks

The original plan Tuesday morning was to head down to the Calcasieu Ship Channel with Capt. Nick Poe for a story about catching speckled trout on the ledges in deeper water during the dog days of summer.

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July 29, 2015 at 10:58 am
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Final leaderboard for the 2015 Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

Final results for the 2015 Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo are as follows:

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July 27, 2015 at 11:36 am
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2015 Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo final results

Here are final results from the 17th annual Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo held this past weekend out of Venice Marina.

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July 27, 2015 at 10:48 am
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Guide credits Tropical Storm Bill for extending trout bite in Lake Borgne this summer

Even though the calendar says it’s almost August, anglers are still catching a few speckled trout around the platforms in Lake Borgne — something Capt. Mike Gallo hasn’t seen happen this late in all his years as a fishing guide.

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July 24, 2015 at 10:30 am
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Kayak angler snares shark near Elmer's Island

Frank Breaux never hooked up with a redfish during a recent kayak scouting trip for Ride the Bull VI in Caminada Pass, but that didn’t stop him from getting a ‘Cajun Sleigh Ride,’ anyway.

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July 22, 2015 at 5:00 pm
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Sportsman TV targets Grand Isle speckled trout

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Grand Isle is home to some serious speckled trout fishing during the summer, and the Sportsman TV crew got in on the action with Capt. Eddie Berthelot on a recent trip out of Bridge Side Marina.

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July 22, 2015 at 10:48 am
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7 steps to clean trout

Admit it: The worst part of a fishing trip is not finding trout, but cleaning the day’s catch.

Yeah, we all say it’s part of the experience, but few people really like getting their hands full of slime and fish guts.

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July 21, 2015 at 1:55 pm
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