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Don’t put away those topwater baits when the weather turns cool — specks will smash them all fall long.

‘Fall’ for trout

Cool temps and close fish are a kayaker’s dream
Yesterday at 9:00am
Chas Champagne, creator of the Matrix Shad line of soft plastic lures, is introducing a new 5-inch Matrix Monster that will be available in stores this fall.

The new Matrix Monster

The big 5-inch version swims just like a regular-sized Matrix Shad
October 15 at 12:00pm
Should CWD be found in a particular area, the LDWF will restrict the feeding and baiting of deer there in an effort to prevent the spread of the disease.

A new deer season is here — what will it bring?

Likely not a new state record typical buck, Moreland says
October 12 at 9:00am
Redfish, be afraid.Young fly anglers like Kurt Becnel are coming — with skills already honed.

The haunt for reds in October

It’s a great month for newbies to stalk their first poisson rouge
October 10 at 9:00am
The chunky body shape of spadefish means that a 16-inch fish will weigh between 3 and 4 pounds.

Let’s call a spade a spade

Reports suggest spadefish are tasty, but the author disagrees
October 01 at 7:00am
When a buck is looking your way and has its ears cupped toward you, your chances of successfully drawing on it aren’t very good.

Draw your own conclusions

Timing your draw is the most important thing you’ll do with a deer in range
October 01 at 7:00am
The meunière sauce that makes Ricky’s dish so attractive and delicious is much more than a simple brown butter sauce.

Mississippi cooking ... Louisiana style

Featured red snapper recipe from old Golden Meadow restaurant
September 28 at 2:44pm
For whitetails, the author’s arsenal contains everything from rifled slugs all the way down to a .223. His overall favorite is the .35 Whelen.

Pay attention to the business end

Preference in weapons, ammo and sights pales in comparison to the ability to put your shot on target when the opportunity presents itself
September 22 at 9:00am
Steve Neece caught this big bull on a Gulp Swimming Mullet in Barataria Pass at Grand Isle. Fishing a catch/photo/release tournament, the angler took the red to the beach to take the required photo before reviving and releasing it.

Riding Barataria bulls

It’s prime time for a ‘cajun sleigh ride’
September 18 at 9:00am
Delta Lures started mass-producing spinnerbaits in 2011, and now their offerings are sold all over the country.

Delta Lures’ Spinnerbait

Available with traditional “r” bend — or in a “twisted” model
September 15 at 9:00am
Deer in the 7-year-old age class will have a first molar with a flat surface, all the crests have been worn off and the second and third molars will have a narrow strip of infundibulum.

How to age white-tailed deer: Part V

Aging old deer, 7 years and up
September 12 at 9:00am
The author tested this new Mojo Trout series from St. Croix, along with 19 other new rods for 2019.

New fly rods for 2019

Some high tech offerings ... with matching high price tags
September 12 at 9:00am