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Expert thoughts on fly rods and reels

Fly rods are numbered by weight. The heavier the rod, the larger the weight number.

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Fly fishing is all about the line

In fly fishing, line does a lot more than provide a means to retrieve a fish. Most importantly it provides the weight necessary to cast very lightweight flies.

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15 hours ago
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Tippets

September is a month of transition as water temperatures begin to drop: slowly at first, due to radiative cooling, and a bit more toward the end of the month as cool fronts invade the state.

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Low river stage in New Orleans means redfish in Venice

The Mississippi River is at 4 feet today in New Orleans, which translates to greenish, salty water in Venice — and a ringing dinner bell for redfish moving into the river system.

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September 04 at 8:05 am
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Marrero man sentenced for commercial fishing violations, LDWF says

A 30-year-old Marrero man who took undercover agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries on chartered fishing trips without a charter boat license pleaded  guilty last week to numerous commercial fishing violations in Plaquemines Parish.Read More...
September 02 at 9:53 am
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Break the bank — Targeting bass by fishing shoreline disruptions

We stepped to the bow, angled the trolling motor and mentally prepared ourselves for prospecting a long stretch of bank.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Shell Beach serenade — Biloxi Marsh gives up fall redfish action

Pelayo’s scouting report was as bleak as the LDWF’s aerial report. And both destroyed the giddy forecasts from DU and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife folks.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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The Fly Guy —Fly-fishing advice on how to catch Marsh Island reds

Keith Richard never had a chance at figuring out what was going on when he walked into Stillwater Outfitters fishing guide Steve Smith’s Cypremort Point camp.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Unforsaken Fourchon — How to fish for Fourchon Beach trout

So it’s been a slow season for trout. The usual summer slam we expect every year never quite materialized, and anglers and guides alike have scratched their heads, wondering if this season is an ominous portend of things to come.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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CCA's STAR wraps up on Labor Day

With only five fishing days left in this year’s Coastal Conservation Association STAR tournament, registered anglers still have a shot at reeling in up to 47 tagged redfish that could still be roaming coastal waters, as well as simply catching a big fish that could move up the leaderboard before time expires at 5 p.m. on Labor Day.

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August 27 at 5:34 pm
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Redfish bite red hot out of Dularge, guide says

The redfish bite remains red hot in Dularge, while speckled trout are tough to find unless you have access to live bait.

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August 26 at 6:20 pm
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Hackney hooks redfish, cobia (and his own hand) in Venice

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The latest episode of Sportsman TV, ‘Venice Big Stuff,’ is now available for viewing here at LouisianaSportsman.com.

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August 22 at 11:03 am
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Video: Ride the Bull V as seen from above

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You've seen the photos of Caminada Pass packed with more than 700 kayaks during last weekend's Ride the Bull V, but you can now get a different perspective in a video shot using a drone. And it's amazing.

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August 21 at 1:21 pm
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Female paddle boarder wins Ride the Bull V

Kalley LeRoy added a little extra ‘extreme’ to the Ride the Bull V Extreme Kayak Tournament Saturday out of Bridge Side Marina on Grand Isle.

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August 17 at 5:56 pm
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The Rage Blade

An Edisto Island, S.C., artificial lure designer knows first-hand just how good the ChatterBait was when it was born and how good it is now, as it has won more money this year than ever before for pro bass anglers on the FLW and Bassmaster Elite series circuits across the United States.

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August 15 at 9:00 am
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Fishing deep-diving crankbaits for redfish

In some parts of the country, redfish are called “channel bass.” Reds and largemouth bass hail from different fish families, of course, but these two species share more than a common nomenclature — they share an interest in crankbaits.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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