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Top bream-fishing tackle

Charles Johnson grew up as a country boy fishing bream. He cut his own cane poles from creek cane (bamboo that had escaped from cultivation).

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Why fish from a kayak?

“All my fishing is kayak fishing,” Dustie Latiolais said with a grin. “I’ve been doing it three years. Cory Werk, who owns Bayou Teche Experience in Breaux Bridge, got me into it.”

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Best Atchafalaya Basin fishing tactics for chinquapin and bream

Berwick resident Michael Broussard knows a few things about fishing the lower Atchafalaya Basin. It’s like a second home for the naval architect student who works as a draftsman for Conrad Shipyards.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Top fishing tips for Atchafalaya Basin bream

1. Be there when water temperatures are right for the spawn — 68 to 75 degrees.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Where to go bream fishing in the Atchafalaya Basin

Beadle has several regions that are easy to get to with short runs from local landings in Berwick and Morgan City.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Top chinquapin baits

Aggressive and gluttonous as any schooling fish, chinquapin are hardly picky. Nevertheless, catering to their tastes and preferences will earn you more love.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Butte La Rose bailout — Kayak fishing tips for the Atchafalaya Basin

Here it is — April. Your freezer is empty and you are hankering for fish. Your favorite fishing hole, the fabulous Atchafalaya Basin is overwhelmed with muddy, flood-stage river water.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Full to the bream — Best tactics for Atchafalaya Basin panfish

“Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation,” according to Lois Wyse.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Cracking the code — Expert tips for catching chinquapin

It’s a well-founded piscatorial propensity: Tell someone you’re heading off for a panfish mission and you’ll typically hear some bluegill-related reply.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Frigid in the Basin

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The cold fronts don't want to quit this time of year, but we had enough confidence in the mighty power of the Atchafalaya Basin to go out and get a show done after a front dropped the temps. We bundled up and slowed it down to catch a nice mess of basin bass.

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March 12 at 6:00 pm
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Po-boy panfish — How to catch lake runners, bluegill and catfish in Bayou Lacombe

You know how it goes: After slurping through a few pounds of spicy boiled crawfish you start craving a something a little heavier and crunchier.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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If you knew the gou as I do

The freshwater drum, Aplodinotus grunniens, has to be the most disrespected large freshwater fish in Louisiana and probably the whole United States.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Slow presentation key for Basin bass bite

Slow and steady wins the race — and it could also be the key to catch some nice prespawn bass this weekend in the Atchafalaya Basin.

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February 27 at 3:23 pm
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Crawfish are becoming cool

A funny thing has happened to crawfish: They have crept stealth-like into the national seafood consciousness without anybody really noticing it.

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February 27 at 12:30 pm
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Crappie hotspots: Des Allemands and Cataouatche offer one-two punch!

It’s safe to say Ty Hibbs suffers from wanderlust.

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February 18 at 8:36 am
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How Standard Mapping Services E-cards happened

The story of how a New Orleans street cop became the Jedi Knight of fishing navigation maps is an American success story that could only have happened in Louisiana.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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