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’Yaking to parts unknown

Although likely to be seen near any popular fishing spot in Louisiana, there are still times when kayakers get even stranger looks.

It’s that look of bewilderment when a powerboat fisherman comes across a kayak fisherman many miles from the nearest launch site. How did they get there?

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June 17 at 2:58 am
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Which way do we go?

Fishing kayaks become more sophisticated every day. Although conceptually a minimalist sport, kayak anglers are now incorporating many of the features found on modern powerboats.

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May 15 at 6:52 pm
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Freshen up

The primary target species of most coastal Louisiana kayak anglers are speckled trout and redfish. However, many areas that primarily harbor these saltwater species are seeing decreased salinities and an influx of largemouth bass.

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April 17 at 8:00 am
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Easy breezy

Spring is on its way. The longer, warmer days are certainly welcomed by kayak anglers, but the wind — not so much.

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March 18 at 9:00 am
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February is for fishing and rigging

One of the many blessings of Louisiana fishing is that there are no closed seasons. Great fishing is available any month of the year, but February is ranked by many anglers as 12 out of 12.

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February 18 at 9:00 am
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Kayak tournaments 2015

Kayak fisherman throughout Louisiana know how good our fishing is. So good in fact that the word continues to spread.

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January 18 at 9:00 am
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Jacks are wild

The predominant fish sought by coastal kayak anglers are no doubt trout and redfish. However, the most hard-hitting and pound-for-pound all-out fighting machine is the jack crevalle.

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December 18, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Double the pleasure, double the fun

South Louisiana offers great duck hunting and saltwater fishing during the late fall and early winter. Many kayakers love pursuing both, but it’s often difficult to choose.

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November 18, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Island hopping

When it comes to easy access, protected water and a smorgasbord of fish, kayak anglers need look no further than Delacroix Island. Known locally as “The Island,” this historic St. Bernard Parish commercial fishing village is a kayak angler’s dream. The fishing area is unlimited, diverse and kayak friendly.

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October 18, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Tangling with sharks

If you kayak fish in coastal Louisiana, sooner or later you will hook into a shark. It’s not a matter of if, but when. Being prepared ahead of time means both the angler and fish can leave the encounter unscathed.

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September 18, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Getting juggy with it

Kayak fishing with a rod and reel is certainly popular, but there are other ways to catch fish that work well in a ’yak.

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August 18, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Join the club

Kayak fishermen are a different breed. Passionate about the sport, they work hard to let others know how much fun it is. They regularly share fishing tips, rigging advice and, yes, some even share fishing locations.

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July 18, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Offshore kayak fishing

Louisiana is a mecca for coastal kayak fishermen. Having virtually unlimited launch sites, and miles and miles of protected waters, kayak anglers can easily find great inshore action from one end of the state to the other.

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June 18, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Reds off the beaten path

As the weather warms, so does the water temperature. Submerged grass grows, and shrimp and baitfish invade the marsh — and so do redfish.

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May 19, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Kayak tournaments plentiful in 2014

Everybody has a little competitive streak, and kayak anglers are no different. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of fishing tournaments available across the Gulf Coast that are either specifically for paddle craft, have paddle craft categories or allow using paddle craft to compete in the regular divisions.

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April 21, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Redcicles

As we get deep into winter, many kayak anglers hang up their paddle, preferring to wait until the first signs of spring make thoughts of getting back on the water more appealing.

Using this off-time to clean and organize gear and add those accessories to your kayak is not a bad idea.

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March 19, 2014 at 9:00 am
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