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Forest Hill angler lands 11.45-pounder, takes second at Toledo Bend Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash

Despite a serious mishap on Toledo Bend waters May 15, Forest Hill’s Andrew Lee kept a positive mindset.

“We had a very close call,” the 22-year-old said. “My partner, Derek Basco from Cheneyville, and I were traveling 65 mph when a boat crossed in front of us. Our boat hit the water so hard that the Power Poles deployed and three Duckett rods fell overboard.

“So we were discouraged, but I told Derek that we had to put it behind us.”

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Bill suspending state sales tax holidays easily passes House of Representatives

A bill that would suspend all state sales tax holidays for the 2016 fiscal year — including the annual three-day Second Amendment event held each September in advance of hunting season — easily passed through the Louisiana House of Representatives on Tuesday.

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2 hours ago
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Video: Florida man lands giant grouper from a kayak

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If you’ve ever experienced the thrill of a “Cajun sleigh ride” - when a feisty redfish tows you around in your kayak before he cools off enough to land - then you can appreciate this video reportedly from a man in Cape Coral, Fla.

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5 hours ago
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IFA Redfish Tours hit Lafitte this weekend

Anglers from across Louisiana and surrounding states will be in Lafitte to participate in both the IFA Redfish Tour and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour this weekend.

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8 hours ago
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Texas angler lands 8.43-pound speckled trout to grab STAR west division lead

Big Lake guide and angler Jared Adams had been on a run of huge speckled trout for about two weeks before last Saturday’s opening day of the 2015 CCA Louisiana STAR tournament.

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11 hours ago
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Plaquemines Parish mud boat ordinance not to be vetoed, Lafayette attorney says

The Plaquemines Parish president apparently has no plans to veto a controversial mud motor ordinance passed by the council earlier this month — despite a request from the measure’s author to scrap it entirely, according to a Lafayette attorney.

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Yesterday at 6:30 pm
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Video: Gator vs. pickup truck? No contest

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Some videos leave you scratching your head, wondering why people choose to do really stupid things — all while recording themselves as apparent proof of their poor decision-making ability.

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Yesterday at 3:16 pm
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Lake Charles angler catches 11.48-pounder, wins Sealy Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend

Make no mistake about it: Gil Leger and his partner Scott Eastman had a well-developed plan to fish the Sealy Big Bass Splash at Toledo Bend.

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May 26 at 6:11 pm
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Unregistered angler lands first tagged redfish in 2015 CCA Louisiana STAR

The way some redfish fight, you might think you’ve got a pickup truck hooked on the end of your line.

Turns out, Michelle Jewel actually did Sunday afternoon on Grand Isle.

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May 26 at 5:03 pm
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Surgeons remove bullet from game warden's back

Surgeons in Shreveport on Saturday successfully removed a bullet from the back of a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent who was shot Thursday evening during a traffic stop near the Wham Brake boat launch.

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May 26 at 3:12 pm
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Benton Middle wins 3rd at 2015 NASP Nationals

Louisiana schools were well-represented in the 2015 National Archery in the Schools Program’s National Tournament in Louisville, Ky. earlier this month, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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May 26 at 1:33 pm
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Arnaudville man cited for poisoning coyote, vultures and possums

A 71-year-old Arnaudville man was cited by agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries earlier this month after admitting to lacing pig parts with a toxic pesticide and putting them out on a road in St. Martin Parish to kill coyotes and improve his rabbit hunting.

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May 26 at 11:03 am
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Suspect in game warden shooting confesses, affidavit says

The 29-year-old Monroe man accused of shooting a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent Thursday night during a traffic stop near the Wham Break boat launch confessed to State Police after he was apprehended, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in Ouachita Parish.

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May 22 at 4:20 pm
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Focus on travel routes for postspawn crappie

Most fishermen understand the basics for targeting crappie before and during their spring spawn, but when fish leave spawning grounds and head to deep water, what’s the deal?

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May 22 at 11:10 am
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Speckled trout bite on fire out of Dularge

The speckled trout action out of Dularge right now is the best May bite Capt. Bill Lake has seen in at least 10 years.

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May 22 at 9:30 am
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LDWF agent shot Thursday evening on Russell Sage WMA

A 32-year-old enforcement agent with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries was shot Thursday evening on the Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area in Ouachita Parish and is in serious condition at a Monroe hospital.

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May 21 at 11:59 pm
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