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Baitcaster or spinning reel?

Anybody who’s taken the time to learn to use a baitcaster has spent time cutting out — or stubbornly attempting to untie — a backlash that seemingly defies the laws of physics.

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March 28 at 8:15 am
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68th Big Bass Rodeo set for March 28 in New Orleans City Park

The Big Bass Fishing Rodeo, billed as the oldest freshwater fishing rodeo in the country, returns for the 68th time to New Orleans  City Park this Saturday, March 28.

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March 23 at 4:27 pm
1823 Views

Persistence pays when Carencro angler lands Chicot State Park monster bass

Chad Blanchard had just about reached his limit Saturday afternoon.

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March 17 at 4:30 pm
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Lafayette angler snares Toledo Bend monster

By his own admission, Greg Sonnier is a light-tackle, inland saltwater angler who enjoys kayaking. 

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March 16 at 7:59 am
13989 Views

Alumacraft 2072 Bay

The Bay Series is new for Alumacraft, and the company entered the category with 18- and 20-foot models. With their years of experience building high-performance, deep-V hulls, Alumacraft craftsmen had the know-how to build superior aluminum fishing boats and it was simply a matter of putting it together in a package tailored to skinny water.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
104 Views

Xpress Boats H22 Bay

The Hyper-Lift Bay Boat series by Xpress is part of the company’s all-welded offerings, and this high-performance pad hull is the foundation for the H22 Bay.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
118 Views

Try braided line for marsh bass

Although companies have tried for years to educate the public that our fishing line is our only direct link between angler and fish — with the knot being the weakest link — I would venture to say that many angler don’t think much about their line until it fails them.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
260 Views

Target structure for Venice trout

Speckled trout in Venice are no different than those elsewhere in one important way: They often concentrate on any bottom discontinuity that causes water currents to break, even if only ever so slightly.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
485 Views

Basics of finding Venice’s high-river trout

“Play the wind,” is Capt. Brandon Carter’s opening advice on how to find Venice speckled trout during high-river periods.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
392 Views

Why Venice for trout fishing?

I couldn’t help asking Capt. Brandon Carter why he chose Venice as the home base for his charter service.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
501 Views

Seven fishing tips for redfish success

1. Look for clear water.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
650 Views

Fishing didn’t come natural to Mendoza

Feliciano “Junior” Mendoza has been a charter fishing and waterfowl hunting guide for three years, running Shallow Water Charters (504-258-2131) out of Myrtle Grove.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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When to go fishing in March

Wind, wind, wind — March is a tough month for saltwater fishermen, but redfish is one of your best bests if you want to hit the water, according to Junior Mendoza.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Tooling up for March redfishing

Junior Mendoza is a strong advocate of braided lines, using 30-pound-test PowerPro.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
582 Views

The little things in life — Bass fishing tips for Bayou Dularge

As I’ve grown from a wild-eyed 13-year-old wondering what kind of hovercraft I would be driving in the year 2000 to a 45-year-old wondering where the time went, I’ve learned to appreciate the little things in life.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
1047 Views

Beating Ole Man River — Pro tips for Venice trout fishing

Rule No. 1 for speckled trout fishing: Look for clean water. 

As far as Louisiana speck fisherman go, that’s probably rule Nos. 2 and 3, as well. Their definition of “clean water” is clear water— that kind of green, fishy clear that makes their pulses run hard.

There is some dispute as to whether Mark Twain called the Missouri River or the Mississippi River “too thick to drink and too thin to plow.”

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March 01 at 7:00 am
1160 Views
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