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It’s a family tradition

“I call it ‘grabbing.’ I don’t know where they came up with ‘noodlin,’ ‘grampling’ and ‘grabbling,’” Josh Andrews sneered. “I’m grabbing fish. Most of the time, when they’re protecting their eggs, they grab you.”

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May 15 at 8:00 am
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LDWF releases Florida largemouth bass stocking priority list for 2014

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries plans to stock fewer but larger pure Florida largemouth bass fingerlings into waters across the state later this spring, a biologist said.

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February 25 at 10:04 am
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Night Stripes — Fishing tips for Lake St. John hybrid stripers

It was over in a second.

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November 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Apply now for alligator lottery hunts

If you want to participate in the 2013 alligator lottery hunts, now is the time to get in your application. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will select eligible hunters to hunt on four Coastal & Nongame Resources (CNR) Division Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), 15 Wildlife Division WMAs, one U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) property and 24 public lakes for this year's alligator harvest season.Read More...
May 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm
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Suspended Animation ­—Jerkbait tips for wintertime bass fishing

Cold water, shallow water, clear water; plenty of situations make it hard to get fish to bite. For largemouth bass, one of the biggest mistakes anglers make in these conditions is fishing too fast and pulling baits through the strike zone with only a brief window of opportunity for predators to make their move. 

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January 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Tippets

A reminder to fly anglers competing in the summer-long CCA STAR tournament that there’s a bonus drawing again for 2012 in the Fly Fish Division. Weigh in any qualified speck (14 inches or larger) and, even if it doesn’t make the leaderboard, your name goes into a drawing to be held at the end of the tournament for a TFO BVK fly rod.Read More...
July 09, 2012 at 7:00 am
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Oxbow bream

Once again, the weather prognosticaters had proven that their job is better left to leaf readers and Ouija boards.

I’d taken a good day of vacation to take my daughter Cokie fishing while she was off on Easter break. We were hoping to hit a home run on big bream at Lake Concordia.Read More...
April 01, 2012 at 7:26 am
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Cloud Dancers

The Good Lord gave us a glorious sunrise, the glowing orb back-lighting a cloud in the eastern sky that looked for all the world like an angel in flight. I snapped a few photos as the sun slowly nibbled away the cloud bank. In a matter of minutes, the sun did what it has been doing for the past month, sending its searing heat down on us. Read More...
November 01, 2011 at 10:03 am
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Hybrid stripers — a man-made fish

The fish causing all the excitement are really not striped bass; they’re hybrid stripers, incapable of reproduction save for the intervention of man.Read More...
November 01, 2011 at 10:03 am
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Lake Bruin drawdown scheduled for fall

Lake Bruin will be lowered to 4 ˝ feet below pool stage beginning Sept. 6, and will remain lowered through Dec. 15, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced today (June 21).

The drawdown is being conducted to allow managers to replace a disabled water control structure, to help control vegetation in the Brushy Lake area, to improve fisheries and to allow homeowners to conduct shoreline and property maintenance.Read More...
June 20, 2011 at 2:18 pm
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It’s time to hit the cooling oxbows

In North Louisiana during October, the weather will start to cool off. The bass will get into their fall mode more quickly than they do in South Louisiana because they’ll start to feel winter approaching.Read More...
October 01, 2010 at 10:40 am
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‘Shooting docks’ newest crappie technique

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Shooting docks for crappie has definitely caught on quicker outside Louisiana than it has within the borders of the Bayou State. It's strange, really, because there are lots of Louisiana lakes that set up just like the famous crappie lakes in Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama.Read More...
June 22, 2010 at 11:05 am
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Bruisin’ Bruin

“I’m a catch-and-release fisherman,” says 63-year old Charles Johnson. He is sitting at a campfire in the Johnson Compound at the Lake Bruin State Park Campground. “I catch them and release them into the ice chest.”Read More...
January 29, 2010 at 2:47 pm
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Deadline for alligator lottery hunt applications - July 22

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will conduct alligator lottery hunts on four Coastal & Nongame Resources (CNR) Division Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), 11 Wildlife Division WMAs and 16 public lakes for the 2009 alligator harvest season in order to increase alligator harvest opportunities for the public.Read More...
July 14, 2009 at 8:59 am
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L.D.W.F. to hold alligator lottery hunts

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will conduct alligator lottery hunts on four Coastal & Nongame Resources (CNR) Division Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), 11 Wildlife Division WMAs and 16 public lakes for the 2009 alligator harvest season in order to increase alligator harvest opportunities for the public.Read More...
July 01, 2009 at 9:05 am
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It’s prime time for Bruin attractors

Dear Capt. Paul:

What are the GPS coordinates of the fish attractors in Lake Bruin.

Thanks, Jerry BoykinRead More...
February 02, 2009 at 3:53 pm
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