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This young lady rode in style as she accompanied her dad as he participated in the Ride the Bull kayak fishing tournament in Caminada Pass last summer. The added rear seat made for a great place to relax while the two spent the day on the water.

June’s Best Bets

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Microwave line guide system

New gear reviews

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This enterprising angler used a highly-attended kayak tournament as an outlet to market his ‘yak for sale. Purchasing a good-conditioned used kayak is a great way to get a higher-end model at a much lower price.

Just buy it

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Jock and Nick Young with some of their Louisiana State Championship crappie, a tribute to adjusting to crappie conditions.

Adjusting on the fly is key

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Shiners are a top bait for flat fishing. Nick Young lets the fish tell him what they want.

Be a fish listener

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Loons are a sure sign of bait schools, and that food source means a productive pocket.

Bird brain

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Runoff from rains can quickly turn the attractive clear waters of the river into a muddy cataract. Best fishing is during low water periods. Note the water color change here, with deeper waters appearing darker in color.

Learn to read the water

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Favored baits and colors for fishing the Bogue Chitto River are shown here. Top row: Booyah buzz bait and Tiny Torpedo. Second row: Bandit 100 crank baits. Bottom 3 lures: 1/4-oz Humdinger spinners. The buzz bait and all the spinners are rigged with Zoom

Fish catchin’ stuff

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This view of the rear of the boat clearly shows the jet foot of the motor. Water is taken in the bottom of the foot and forced out of the rearward facing nozzle.

A tricked out boat

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Swift water running around woody obstructions creates ideal ambush points for active spotted bass.

A river runs through it

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Capt. John Falterman impales his live shrimp on treble hooks because of the great hook-up ratio.

Want reds? Head here

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If the Trestles are slow, rigs in Lake Borgne  surrounded by underwater shell pads are a good bet for specks.

Other options for specks

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