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Fellow Bassmaster Elite Series pro Shaw Grigsby used pliers to push an embedded treble hook barb through Jason Christie's skin so he could cut it off and remove the hook, which got stuck during Day 1 action of the Bassmaster Texas Fest on Lake Sam Rayburn

Video: Bassmaster Elite pro embeds treble hook in hand

Jason Christie was having a great day - until his last cast
May 18 at 8:47am
The Fish Rules app, available on most smart phones, can help you identify gamefish species, their creel limits and size regulations in the state where you’re fishing.

What’s that limit? Fish Rules app knows

Keep guide to local fish regs on your phone
May 17 at 2:33pm
Poonie Thibeaux caught this 7-pound speckled trout Wednesday morning on a live shrimp under a popping cork in the Bayou Donquita area out of Venice, according to Capt. Brandon Carter.

High river not slowing down Venice trout bite

7-pounder landed Wednesday morning near Bayou Donquita, guide says
May 17 at 11:18am
Using a heavy mono leader on your topwater plugs can help prevent your line from getting tangled in the treble hooks.

Tangle-free topwaters & can’t-miss inshore colors

A simple way to keep your topwater plugs from fouling
May 16 at 3:58pm
Albert Chandler with two nice D’Arbonne catfish.

Want to catch fish this month at Lake D’Arbonne?

Change your target to catfish!
May 16 at 3:55pm
Cory Corso, 37, of Destrehan, poses with a couple of nice stringers of speckled trout and redfish caught Monday morning in the surf on Elmer's Island.

Big trout in Elmer's Island surf

Suspending twitchbaits working now for fat specks
May 16 at 11:49am
Capt. Ross Montet with Cajun Fishing Adventures out of Buras uses Super Glue to lock his soft plastics to his jigheads, which extends the life of the lure and can catch you more fish.

Guide tip: Use Super Glue to lock soft plastics to jigheads

Extend the useful life of your lures to catch a few more fish
May 16 at 6:00am
Tommy Vidrine caught and released this big speck at the Caminada Pass jetties last week, but reported trout on the beach at Elmer's Island were running bigger than normal.

Big trout on the beach at Elmer’s Island

Cast into the breakers — not smooth water — to catch big specks, Vidrine says
May 15 at 4:46pm
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Mr. Crappie’s top 10 crappie-fishing tips

Jig up more crappie with these tried-and-true tactics
May 15 at 4:12pm
Sammy Romano, left, and Cabot Corso enjoyed an epic day in the surf at Elmer’s Island last April, catching limits of specks using suspended jerkbaits.

Gearing up for the surf

Make sure you have the right equipment to bust trout from the beach
May 15 at 6:00am
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How ‘Mr. Crappie’ finds unpressured perch holes

Use electronics to find crappie-filled standing timber, expert says
May 12 at 1:43pm
Capt. Ahab Broadus finds loads of speckled trout willing to bite live shrimp and plastic this time of year.

Make Delacroix your May trout destination

Live shrimp under a cork the ticket, guide says
May 12 at 8:55am
Terry Decareaux shows off a nice speck caught Wednesday morning on Caillou Island with live shrimp. Capt. Tommy Pellegrin recommends a sliding cork rig so that you can stay above the submerged trash but still target specks holding to that structure.

Whacking specks on Caillou Island out of Cocodrie

Sliding cork rig key to keep bait in strike zone above snags, guide says
May 11 at 9:45am

Get knotty with the FG knot

Learn to tie the FG knot
May 10 at 8:47am