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Wrecked!

It started with a casual greeting just before daylight recently when I bumped into Capt. Charlie Thomason at the dock of Blackie Campoís Marina in Shell Beach. We were both standing in the live bait line, and eager to get under way.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 9:10 am
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Delacroix holds hot July action

I love to fish the Delacroix area, especially Lake Lery, at any time of the year, but especially during July. If you fish around Delacroix this month, youíll catch 20 or 30 bass and the same number of speckled trout and redfish.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 9:06 am
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Cover

There are no summer doldrums here. Read this issue to put specks, crappie and much more in your boat.Read More...
June 26, 2009 at 9:22 am
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Cover

There are no summer doldrums here. Read this issue to put specks, crappie and much more in your boat.Read More...
June 26, 2009 at 9:21 am
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Timbalier tank batteries turning on

Twelve of the last 15 days have produced 100-trout limits for Captain Chad Dufrene (985-637-6357) and his customers, and the only reason he missed on the other days was bad weather and wind. Heís been finished by 10 a.m. most of those days but thatís only because itís taking him longer to find the trout than catch them.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:27 am
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Turn Back Time

Capt. Allen Welch reached toward the top of his console to retrieve a tattered sparkle beetle. It felt familiar as he threaded it onto his hook, but it had been years since he last fished one.Read More...
June 01, 2009 at 9:53 am
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Cover

The month of June offers calm winds, moderate temperatures and lots and lots of bites from bass and speckled trout.Read More...
June 01, 2009 at 9:53 am
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Cover

The month of June offers calm winds, moderate temperatures and lots and lots of bites from bass and speckled trout.Read More...
June 01, 2009 at 9:52 am
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Go East, Young Man

Going east is 180 degrees from what Horace Greely had in mind back in 1865 when he quoted John B. Soule in his New York Tribune editorial.Read More...
June 01, 2009 at 9:52 am
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Lower Pearl River provides great Louisiana fishing

Howling winds forced us to cancel the Buras trip at 5 a.m. with a quick phone call. By 9 a.m., I was climbing the walls and also noticed that the grass needed mowing. Worse, Shirley also noticed that the grass needed mowing. I noticed her contemplating the issue from the front porch, and ran into the bathroom with my cell phone before she saw me.Read More...
June 01, 2009 at 9:39 am
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Calcasieu Lake felt affects of cold front

ďCuz, you should have been here yesterday,Ē is the phrase with which Iím most frequently greeted upon my arrival. Such was the case at Calcasieu Lake this week. However, strong north winds and funky feeling fish couldnít stop Captain Nick Poe all day long. Read More...
May 29, 2009 at 9:55 am
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Thermos Trout

The summer trout bite happens quickly in Barataria Bay. Spend too much time at the coffee pot, and your chances of putting up big numbers goes down with every stir of your spoon. Be on them when the sun comes up, though, and you have two, maybe two and a half hours to put trout in the boat.Read More...
May 28, 2009 at 9:58 am
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Grand Isle surf holding some specks

Captain Eddie Berthelot with Spots & Specks Charters (985-637-3177) has a good cure for fishing during the north winds weíve had the last few days. Heís been fishing the surf side of Grand Isle, and the initial groups of trout that have moved in have kept him more than busy.Read More...
May 20, 2009 at 10:00 am
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Causeway trout biting in the wind

A calm day has been a rarity since January, but that hasnít kept some anglers from smacking the speckled trout and redfish. Some, like Captain Eric Dumas at Lake Pontchartrain have even found that the fish bite better in the wind.Read More...
May 08, 2009 at 10:06 am
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Fish on the Fringes

For speckled trout and redfish anglers, May is Christmas and New Yearís Day rolled into one. The months of bad weather, blustery winds, dirty water and overall miserable conditions are finally behind us, and May begins all things new.Read More...
April 30, 2009 at 3:03 pm
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Trout biting under Bayou Dupont birds

Captain Chris Pike with Bourgeois Charters (504-341-5614) doesnít play around when heís fishing birds. Rather than make the slow troll up to the action, he runs right in, slams his trolling motor down and picks up a few fish. Then he does it all over again.
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April 30, 2009 at 3:00 pm
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