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Park it: The best methods for anchoring your kayak

Anchoring a kayak at your preferred fishing spot doesn’t seem like a big deal. However, being able to quietly and precisely position the kayak provides for more comfortable and productive fishing.

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January 18 at 9:00 am
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Deck the yak - Products the kayak angler on your Christmas list will love

As you can imagine, Santa’s sleigh is decked out with plenty of useful accessories to make kayak fishing more fun and productive.

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December 18, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Take comfort in fall trout fishing

The days are shorter, the temperature is cooler and the specks are closer. Fall is the best time to target speckled trout from a kayak: The fish are hungry, concentrated and easy to reach.

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November 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm
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Kayaking ‘noobs’ - Beginners to the sport have a lot to learn

Everybody has to start somewhere. When it comes to kayak fishing, a quick poll shows participants in the sport come from all skill and experience levels.

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October 18, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Kayak Fishing Boondoggle coming to Louisiana Oct. 9-12

The urban dictionary offers many possible definitions of “boondoggle.”

This one is most fitting: a journey filled with shenanigans. 

One of those journeys is coming to Louisiana on Oct 9-12.

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September 18, 2015 at 6:00 am
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Wassup?

A poster on a fishing forum wrote that he was quitting kayak fishing because it was “becoming too mainstream.” He was kidding of course, but he made his point.

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August 18, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Catfish Everdeen

Katniss Everdeen is a fictional character in the popular Hunger Games trilogy. The Everdeen character is a self-sufficient woman who uses her outdoors skills to survive and triumph.

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July 17, 2015 at 6:15 am
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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, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 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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