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March is arguably the most-underrated month of the year when it comes to speckled trout fishing.Read More...
February 29, 2008 at 8:40 am
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Pompano Platforms

We arrived at Doc’s French Quarter bungalow elegantly early only to find the place already packed.Read More...
January 29, 2008 at 12:31 pm
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Fill ’Er Up!

It seemed strange to motor past the area where all the other boats were turning in, but that’s exactly what we did.Read More...
January 29, 2008 at 11:53 am
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Bad Rap

For many Louisiana sportsmen, February is the most dreaded month of the year. Duck and deer seasons are over, and the Mrs. is looking to cash in on those long-promised honey-dos.Read More...
January 29, 2008 at 10:30 am
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What are Grand Isle’s offshore hotspots?

Dear Capt. Paul:

I will be spending a week in the Grand Isle area the first of February with my 26-foot Robalo, and would like to know if you could point me in the right direction for amberjack, grouper and possibly tuna.Read More...
January 28, 2008 at 2:37 pm
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Speckled Science

Across the state of Louisiana, there is a lack of detailed scientific information about the movement of what ichthyologists would call the spotted sea trout, otherwise known to thousands of avid saltwater anglers as the speckled trout.Read More...
January 28, 2008 at 2:10 pm
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LaLoutre Swing and Drift

“Why don’t you and your brother come fishing with us Monday?” the voice on the phone said. Read More...
January 28, 2008 at 9:49 am
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Hot Redheads and Delta Cakes

Over the years, with each generation, there always seems to be a good-looking redheaded actress that captivates audiences everywhere. OK, perhaps male audiences, which may or may not be that difficult, but captivating nonetheless.Read More...
December 28, 2007 at 2:22 pm
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Pearl of Plaquemines

Gazing from atop the Empire Bridge in southern Plaquemines Parish, one can see literally thousands of white PVC pipes sticking up from atop oyster beds.Read More...
December 28, 2007 at 2:11 pm
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Stumpy Specks

Capt. C.T. Williams’ web address is thebigfish.net.Read More...
December 28, 2007 at 2:09 pm
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Afterlife may be rich for Katrina-damaged bridges

Louisiana’s two most-productive trophy trout destinations — Lakes Calcasieu and Pontchartrain — are, ironically, about as different as a one-dish fast food outlet and a buffet line.Read More...
December 28, 2007 at 11:55 am
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The Causeway Approach

Tedious. Boring. Congested. Long. Time-consuming.Read More...
December 28, 2007 at 11:33 am
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No meatballs with this spaghetti

EDITOR’S NOTE: A retired fisheries professor, Jerald Horst’s name is a familiar one to Louisiana Sportsman readers. He has been quoted innumerable times over the years in these pages. Horst has agreed to pen a monthly column introducing readers to interesting creatures that are common in our waters.Read More...
November 27, 2007 at 3:52 pm
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Twice as Nice in the Rice

THE ROAD!” Anthony shouted as we nearly careened into a ditch along I-10.Read More...
November 27, 2007 at 3:46 pm
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Grand Lake Triple Play

Down here in the Deep South, we don’t really get to enjoy four different seasons like folks do farther north. I always heard that each season — spring, summer, fall and winter — had its own unique characteristics, and up north, those folks actually get to experience them.Read More...
November 27, 2007 at 2:51 pm
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Launch Sequence

Generally, when anglers think of fishing the Lafitte area this month, they automatically think redfish. And for good reason. Lafitte is well known for its production of the hard-fighting bronze brutes throughout the fall and winter months, and October is considered the normal kick-off of the season.Read More...
September 28, 2007 at 4:26 pm
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