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What Louisiana waters are public?

Most anglers will be stunned when they learn how little of Louisiana’s waters — especially in the swamps and marshes of the coast — are claimed by their state.

All you have to do is log onto the State Lands Office website to access a map database that shows what waters are clearly state owned, and what waters private landowners are legally allowed to control.

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February 02 at 9:01 am
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2015-16 Deer of the Year

The 2015-16 deer hunting season has been one of ups and downs, with temperatures fluctuating on seemingly a daily basis. When it got hot, it stayed in the 80s for longer stretches than hunters wanted.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Fausse Point Frolic ó Bass fishing tips for Fausse Point Lake

I sat quietly in the boat in front of the camp on Bird Island Chute. The swamp smelled fresh in the winter air. I thought about how good the caviar was the previous night.

Wait a minute ….

Caviar? In a swamp? In Louisiana?

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Parts of Area 9 in Atchafalaya Basin to reopen for deer hunters Saturday

Deer season will reopen in parts of Deer Area 9 in the Atchafalaya Basin on Saturday (Jan. 30) when the Atchafalaya River gauge at Butte La Rose falls below 18 feet, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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January 29 at 6:12 pm
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Morganza Spillway remaining closed good news for local deer herd

Although deer season is currently closed now in the lower Atchafalaya Basin from Interstate 10 south to U.S. Highway 90 because of high water, word that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has ditched plans to open the Morganza Spillway for now is good news for the deer herd located there.

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January 12 at 11:34 am
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B.A.S.S. reschedules Central Open because of Atchafalaya Basin flooding

The unusually wet winter in the Atchafalaya Basin has claimed another victim - the B.A.S.S. Central Open scheduled for next month out of Morgan City has been rescheduled for the fall.

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January 11 at 2:12 pm
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Parts of Area 9 deer season closed due to flooding

Parts of Area 9 closed to deer hunting last night (Jan. 10) because of the rising Atchafalaya River, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported.

The closure in parts of Iberia, Iberville, St. Martin and St. Mary parishes was triggered when the river reached 18 feet at the Butte La Rose gauge this weekend, the LDWF said.

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January 11 at 8:13 am
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LWF Commission adopts Notices of Intent for hunting seasons, regs and WMA rules

A brand new Deer Area 5 in the Atchafalaya Basin and the early release of duck season dates for the 2016-17 hunting season were just a few of the changes in a Notice of Intent adopted by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission at its meeting Thursday in Baton Rouge.

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January 08 at 8:35 am
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LWF Commission votes to close deer seasons in affected areas if Morganza or Bonnet Carre Spillways open

A potential closure to the deer season in a large swath of the Atchafalaya Basin looms if the Morganza Spillway is opened to divert flood water from the swollen Mississippi River, according to a news release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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January 07 at 9:24 pm
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Atchafalaya Basin flooding to trigger deer season closures, LDWF says

The rising Mississippi River could claim another casualty, with deer hunting season shutting down within much of the Atchafalaya Basin as early as Friday (Jan. 8), the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced today.

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January 05 at 10:35 am
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Travelocity ó Target travel lanes for more pre-spawn bass

Bass go where bass want to go, but there’s always a logical reason for why they chose their courses. Seasonality drives major relocation, with water temperature and bait positioning being the major influences.

However, the particular travel lanes fish utilize are most often defined by channels, ditches, drains and other contour features.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Junior-sized V&M Wild Craw a hit with bass

V&M has had the Wild Craw in their soft-plastic lineup for a while now, but only recently have they unleashed its smaller sibling for anglers to try.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Whenís the next fishing trip?

People I meet think I have the perfect job. After all, I get to hunt and fish for a living, right? Wrong.

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December 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Basin's bass bite continues despite high water, cooler temps

The cool front that moved into the state Saturday not only delivered loads of rainfall, but it packed a punch temperature-wise, too: The mercury dipped almost 20 degrees — not necessarily ideal conditions for a Sunday fishing trip in the Atchafalaya Basin.†

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November 09, 2015 at 8:57 pm
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Laiche leads after Day 1 of B.A.S.S. Nation Championship

Despite never fishing the Ouachita River before he started pre-fishing this fall, Jamie Laiche of Gonzales took the lead after Day 1 of the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship being contest this week on the Ouachita River.

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November 06, 2015 at 9:06 am
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Design plans leave future of some Louisiana coastal communities in doubt

The future of some Louisiana coastal communities would be in doubt under proposals produced as part of an environmental design competition under consideration by the state.†

The state has lost nearly 1,900 square miles of coast since the 1930s due to a variety of factors, including building levees that interrupted the land-building processes of the Mississippi River and allowing oil and gas drilling to take place in wetlands.

One of the more common suggestions was already approved by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board at its Oct. 21 meeting. But local wetlands advocates say the reports are idealistic environmental studies unencumbered by political pitfalls or financial restrictions that are meant to guide, but not direct, decisions by the state's coastal restoration board.†

Still, with billions expected to be spent on restoration and protection projects within the next decade, local and state officials are advising coastal communities and river industries to pay attention.

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November 02, 2015 at 9:28 am
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