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Dad gum mangroves!

Since my son was onboard, the worst expletive I could muster was a gruff, “Dad gum it!”

I’m normally slow to anger and even slower to speak, but this was the third fish I had lost in less than 10 minutes.

“You can’t get frustrated, Chris,” Capt. Lane Zimmer told me as he grabbed my line to tie on another hook. “That’s part of fishing this way. You’re going to lose fish.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Trout bite still going strong out of Cocodrie

Despite warmer-than-usual temperatures in August, the speckled trout bite out of Cocodrie is still going strong, according to a fishing guide.

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August 31 at 12:57 pm
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Beach bite back on at Grand Isle

A welcomed north wind is expected this week with the passage of an early cool front — perfect conditions to target speckled trout and redfish along the beach at Grand Isle.

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August 25 at 1:26 pm
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Buras bull red beatdown

Gary Abernethy has been lucky enough to fish in a variety of pretty special places, including Montana, the Bahamas and the Florida Keys. 

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August 24 at 10:34 am
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The right equation for doormats

Dale Collins knows the equation for great late-summer flounder fishing.

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August 18 at 4:51 pm
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Lady angler wins record-breaking Ride the Bull for second year in a row

The only certainty about the Ride the Bull kayak fishing tournament  on Grand Isle is that there is none.

Last year’s RTB V tournament shattered the participation record with 732 people on the water, and when the results came in, the winner was a female angler who used a YOLO paddle board to take it all.

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August 17 at 12:48 pm
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Youngster launches jig company

David’s Custom Tackle launched in the spring of 2014 after David Sanders had an epiphany while pouring jigs with his father.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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The story of a Cottomouth Custom Boats

Corey and Samantha “Sam” Crochet founded Cottonmouth Custom Boats (225-456-0930) in February 2013. And frogging is an activity that dovetails well with their young boat business.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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How to rig up for deep Dularge redfish

We connected our cracked crabs to Carolina-rigged 5/0 kahle hooks. The rig allows you to get the bait on the bottom, while the hook’s curvature snags in the corners of redfishs’ mouths nine out of 10 times, Capt. Bill Lake said. 

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Learn to read the current to catch more deep redfish

On our trip with Capt. Bill Lake, we had time to set up and receive instruction while we waited for the tide to actually slow down a little.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Finding the right redfishing spot

The average weekend or vacationing angler, for the most part, doesn’t have time to find the number of spots Lake has to in order to keep his customers in fish.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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The No. 1 redfish bait

Capt. Bill Lake said the No. 1 food source for redfish of fish is crabs.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Grilled redfish with garlic cream sauce

Editor's Note: This recipe is from Christine Flores

My husband and I fish as often as we can, and throwing a redfish fillet or two on the grill using my son Joshua’s awesome garlic cream sauce is a perfect way to end the day. 

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Jetty reds are suckers for Texas rig

Having fished rock jetties during many redfish tournaments, Cajun Phil Broussard has learned that rocks have just as voracious an appetite as redfish.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Troll rocks before anchoring

The primary reason redfish hold around rock jetties is the presence of so many different kinds of bait. No matter which rock jetties you fish, they hold everything from shrimp to pogy to mullet.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Live Target Rigged Shrimp

When Live Target Lures decided it was time for fishermen and fish to fall in love with a soft-plastic shrimp imitation, it turned to R&D dream team leader Victor Cook.

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August 14 at 5:20 am
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