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He had a badge and a spoon

Euris “Doobie” Dubois retired last month as chief of police for the Town of Grand Isle. While he was the fishing resort’s chief law enforcement officer, he was just as well known for his cooking.

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Trout smackdown in the Grand Isle surf

After a long wait since the middle of last summer, Sammy Romano had been eagerly anticipating catching fat speckled trout in the surf again on Grand Isle.

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April 27 at 5:24 pm
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Top 5 live pogie tips to catch Grand Isle trout

Carl 'Tommy' Vidrine was in full-on beast mode Monday morning — not intent with just catching specks, but focused instead on hauling in some real hammer trout on Grand Isle. 

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April 26 at 7:24 pm
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Sight-fishing tips for Point-aux-Chenes reds

High-dollar powerboats are certainly nice for big water and they can handle waves, but they cost a lot of money.

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April 19 at 1:40 pm
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22nd CCA STAR kicks off May 28

The Coastal Conservation Association's Louisiana Statewide Tournament and Angler’s Rodeo kicks off May 28, with more than 25 divisions offering more than $500,000 in prizes.

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April 15 at 11:05 am
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Target Lake Borgne’s freshwater cats for guaranteed fish fry

During the late winter and early spring, catching enough fish to have a fish fry can be tough — but not if you go after freshwater catfish.

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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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Guided kayak fishing

Thinking about giving kayak fishing a try? It is almost impossible to go anywhere today without seeing a kayak. Whether in the bed of pickup trucks rolling down the highway or a group of kayak anglers showing up at your favorite fishing spot, the sport is here to stay and continues to grow.

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April 14 at 5:50 pm
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Solunacy - The mad logic of lunar feeding periods

Every April, members of the Red Stick Fly Fishers converge on Lake Concordia near Ferriday for a weekend of fly-fishing for bass, bream, stripers and even catfish.

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April 08 at 1:50 pm
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Public Rambling: Hog season wrap-up

Hog season has come and gone on the Atchafalaya Delta WMA, and only one more hog was taken by rifle since my last column, when I shot a 75-pounder during the final week of the season. 

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April 06 at 10:50 am
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ULL senior creates sawzall-powered fillet knife

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Remember the old '80s Ginsu knife infomercial, which depicted the Japanese kitchen blade cutting through tin cans, blazing through a box of frozen spinach and chopping a piece of wood — then cutting a piece of bread so thin “you could almost see through it?”

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April 06 at 9:29 am
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Meet the unluckiest stingray in Venice

When you consider the incredibly vast amount of water around Venice, what happened on Cory Mack’s fishing trip in West Bay last month really does defy the odds.

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April 04 at 2:10 pm
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Monster Reel'N'Shad a huge fish-catcher

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Make no mistake about it, the Monster Reel’N’Shad is a monstrous swim bait — one Mann’s Bait Co. proudly introduced to the market in January.

The latest in the artificial lure manufacturer’s Reel’N’Shad series provides just more than 9 inches of pulsating, swimming action from a durable soft plastic that doesn’t have a paddletail or extra hardware to make it swim realistically.

Its patent-pending design is unique and triggers bites from bass, redfish, stripers, lemonfish and even tarpon.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Wicked trolling — How to troll Lake Pontchartrain’s Causeway

Imagine my surprise when I got a late-February call from Capt. Andy Jones, who said he was not just catching trout on the Causeway but that he was spanking them — and nice trout, at that.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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The Forgotten Lake — Tips for Lake Borgne success

It seems that in every family there is one child who gets all the attention. The kids are outspoken, witty and interesting. At family gatherings, they keep everyone entertained.

Then there is the other child: quiet and bashful, sitting in the shadows.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Gorillaville ­— Surf-fishing tips for Elmer’s Island

“Cripes Sammy! How can you take it?” I asked. “The water has got to be freezing cold in April.”

Sammy Romano flashed his famous ear-to-ear grin.

“Man-up! You just man-up to it!” Romano said. “Besides, it’s not really cold until you get out.”

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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