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The 2016 turkey season is on

There is nothing more exciting in the woods than hearing the sound of an old tom gobbling on the roost.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Tippets

April gives us the choice between prime freshwater action, epic saltwater adventures and — for those willing to travel — awesome days on a mountain stream. Tough choices.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Getting your lure or bait hook back

Snags are the harsh reality of fishing around shell bottoms. And if an oyster reef grabs your lure or bait hook, breaking your line is the last option.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Don’t get blown around

Toledo Bend’s a big lake, and even though it’s a lot longer than it is wide, you really don’t want to get caught in the middle during a big spring wind.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Opportunities and challenges

When asked about the biggest opportunity he sees ahead for Louisiana’s freshwater fishing, retired biologist Mike Wood didn’t hesitate.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Mike Wood not done yet

Mike Wood isn’t putting all the decades of knowledge he has gained on a shelf. He has opened a consulting business to help owners of smaller, private waters manage their resources properly.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Tackling bass the Wood way

When you notice Mike Wood slipping two 30-year-old Lew’s Speed Spools out of their zippered plastic cover, you might think he’s about to show you an antique.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Catch bass on the bubble

Mike Wood guided the boat out across an open area of the lake, looking ahead to locate a big log pile that often held bass.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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The making of a fisheries leader

As a young Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM) biology major, Mike Wood figured out fairly quickly what he wanted to do in life.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Why are turkeys so tough to hunt?

So what is it about turkeys that make them so difficult to kill? University of Mississippi’s Richard Bucholz ran down the some of the reasons hunters can easily miss out on tagging out.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Tie this knot on your baits for more strikes

You wouldn’t think something as simple as a knot would get you more bites when fishing hard-plastic baits but Capt. Charlie Thomason said it does.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Braided line puts more fish in boat

Braided line has come a long way in the past few years. From equipment-tearing, rough, four-strand line to round, smooth, eight-strand braid, there has been much improvement in the popular lines. 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Freshwater lure that produces Hopedale reds and specks

Flukes and weightless stick baits are extremely popular on the bass circuit. That’s because they produce not only big fish but numbers of fish, as well.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Try this cork for more bites

To most anglers, popping corks are popping corks. There’s more thought that goes into other aspects of tackle — hooks, color of the bait, etc.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Hunting and fishing is ‘my mistress,’ Chag’s manager says

Sammy Romano has a jealous inamorata. She won’t let the 42-year-old bachelor even think about taking a wife.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Top 6 surf-fishing tactics

There’s more to catching trout in the surf than showing up and walking into the water. Here are some tips from Sammy Romano, who has perfected the tactics.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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