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Brenton Blast

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a Louisiana Sportsman classic. It first appeared in the June 2002 issue.Read More...
May 22, 2007 at 3:05 pm
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Pontchartrain specks biting at sunset

It’s common knowledge that the biggest trout of the year bite during May on the bridges of Lake Pontchartrain. That’s why I was so bewildered that Capt. Greg Schlumbrecht with To Fish Charters (985-960-1709) and I were one of only three boats fishing the Trestle yesterday.Read More...
May 11, 2007 at 1:05 pm
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The Big Show is coming to town

On Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, the Lake Charles Civic Center will come alive with one of the largest expos ever dedicated to fly fishing, fly tying and kayak fishing on the northern Gulf Coast. The FFF Gulf Coast Expo 2007 comes courtesy of the newly-formed Gulf Coast Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers.Read More...
April 24, 2007 at 3:49 pm
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On an Edwing and a Prayer

“Puffin - trip this year VENICE La.

“Taking the boat for a month of fish catching fun. Keta and me so far. Looking for a wing man or men more the merrier. March looks like the month. Cost usually runs $60-75 a day. weaklings need not apply. Tuna Amberjack Wahoo and so on.
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April 24, 2007 at 3:41 pm
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Next Door Neighbor

The keg was emptying at an alarming rate, and the Stones were slashing out “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” from Doc’s high-tech stereo system at ear-shattering volume.Read More...
April 24, 2007 at 3:36 pm
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Jerked Up

Professional bass fisherman Shaw Grigsby of Gainesville, Fla., has won $1.3 million just on the BASS circuit with a combined total of about $2 million in wins. However, when he’s not fishing for bass, Grigsby enjoys fishing inshore for specks and reds.Read More...
April 24, 2007 at 2:53 pm
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MAY is for MAYHEM!

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second installment of a two-part series on Lake Pontchartrain’s bridges. Part I appeared in the April issue.

Webster defines Mayhem as “riot and disorder.” It’s a word used by the press to describe rioting and unrest in the streets — crowds running amok, burning cars, crashing storefronts, looting, fighting and creating havoc and destruction.Read More...
April 24, 2007 at 2:50 pm
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Redfish Run

The water was off-colored, but Capt. Ben Leto wasn’t worried.

“I caught them in here yesterday as fast as we could get bait on the bottom,” he said.Read More...
April 24, 2007 at 2:40 pm
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Levee blockade a mixed bag for coast

There was some good news and some bad news coming out of Washington last month regarding the Bayou State’s coast and the future viability of life in South Louisiana.Read More...
April 24, 2007 at 2:16 pm
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Lafitte anglers side-stepping fronts

The last cold front that blew through Southeast Louisiana scattered muddy water from Lafitte to Grand Isle, and it scattered the speckled trout just as far. Capt. Mike Daigle with Cast-It Charters (504-915-9480 or 985-331-8548) is still catching a few fish, but he said he’s having to fish 20 places just to catch 20 trout.Read More...
April 17, 2007 at 10:38 am
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Hard Bait Heroes

Fishing for saltwater fish isn’t a highly technical endeavor. Throw a few plastic cocahoes, a handful of jigheads and a couple popping corks in your box, and you’ll be ready to catch just about anything that swims.Read More...
March 21, 2007 at 11:31 am
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Man-Made and Majestic

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of a two-part series examining fishing techniques at Lake Pontchartrain’s bridges. Part two will appear in the May issue.Read More...
March 21, 2007 at 11:22 am
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Buras Bash

The high tide wasn’t until 11 a.m., so there was no rush.Read More...
March 21, 2007 at 11:15 am
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Specks and Spice, and Everything Nice

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth installment of a 12-part series introducing readers to young Louisianians who have accomplished great things in the outdoors.Read More...
March 21, 2007 at 10:49 am
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2007 Speck Forecast

Last year, specked trout along most of the coast almost jumped in anglers’ boats. Catching limits was simply assumed.Read More...
March 21, 2007 at 10:11 am
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Redfish Bay full of trout

Capt. Cade Thomas and I began our day catching bass on worms and jigs flipped to the edges of the cane in Delta Duck. We finished up about 7 hours later by releasing a big bull red that had inhaled Thomas’ Bayou Chub. Between those times, we loaded the boat with 50 speckled trout, 48 of which came from Redfish Bay.Read More...
March 21, 2007 at 10:00 am
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