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It’s rainbeaux trout time in Louisiana. Each winter, East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes stock selected ponds with this coldwater species. In addition, LDWF now stocks ponds as part of their Get Out and Fish! community fishing program.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Taking scent control to the extreme

While he has utmost confidence in 33 Point Buck and the Vapor Maker delivery system, avid archery hunter Barrett Van Cleave realizes the necessity of taking scent containment to the extreme.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Position and timing for pre-spawn bass

The proper pre-spawn approach is kind of a moving target, but covert ops usually prove prudent.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Fanny’s Family Guide Service

Scott Dennis runs Fanny’s Family Guide Service (named for the nickname with which his grandfather had been tagged), where he is able to share his family’s hunting traditions with others.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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The story of Paw Paw’s Pirogues

Errol Dennis Sr. recalls it quite well.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Location consideration for pre-spawn bass

Here are some nuggets of wisdom to help you locate fish along their seasonal routes.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Subsonic .22 rounds perfect for quiet squirrel hunts

Hunting ground squirrels with a shotgun can be very productive, but it’s much more fun to use a .22.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Double your hunting fun with duck, squirrel combos

For those obsessed hunters who just can’t give up precious duck days to stalk squirrels, why not combine the two?

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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January squirrel rut is perfect hunting period

John Hanks, LDWF’s biologist supervisor for private lands in the Mississippi alluvial valley, said that, while squirrels are capable of mating anytime during the year, there are two main rutting periods.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Challengs to duck hunting

One of the main reasons (besides enjoying his company) I button-holed Mike Carloss for a duck hunt was the chance to get him away from distractions to pick his mind about the future of waterfowl hunting.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Why coot decoys should be in your duck-hunting set

Mike Carloss loves to hunt with coot decoys. By this time of the season ducks have been hunted the whole length of the Mississippi Flyway and then another month here, they have gotten pretty wise to the ways of hunters.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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The making of a duck addict

“I’ve always been fascinated by ducks,” Mike Carloss said with a grin. “My dad bought two baby ducks for me when I was little. They grew up to be Muscovys and ran loose around the yard.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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How to identify striped, yellow, white and hybrid bass

Louisiana has three species of bass that bear bold, black stripes running the lengths of their bodies: yellow bass, white bass and striped bass.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Halbrook is a fishing fanatic

Eddie Halbrook fishes five days a week (but never on Sunday), year-round.

“I fish, I hunt, I take care of my grandkids, I go to church — but mostly I fish,” the avuncular 64-year-old grinned.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Top 6 tips for wintertime yellow bass and crappie at Caney Lake

1) Move, move, move. Don’t hunker down in one spot.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Weather prognosticators are predicting a wetter, colder-than-normal winter starting this month. That might not be so bad.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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