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Teal season opener a mixed bag

Louisiana’s opening weekend of teal season played out a lot like a beginner’s class in real estate basics: It all boiled down to location, location, location.

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September 15 at 11:49 am
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Unforsaken Fourchon — How to fish for Fourchon Beach trout

So it’s been a slow season for trout. The usual summer slam we expect every year never quite materialized, and anglers and guides alike have scratched their heads, wondering if this season is an ominous portend of things to come.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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West Delta Mack Attack — How to fish for Spanish mackerel at Louisiana’s nearshore rigs

“Not the trailer bearings again!” Artie groaned as we rumbled onto the shoulder amidst a cloud of smoke.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Breton Sound Beat-down — Trout fishing tips for Breton Sound

The urban dictionary of slang defines a “beat-down” as when you pummel or repeatedly beat something (or someone) into submission.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Slidell teen wins Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

As years go, 2014 has been a keeper for young Corin Knight of Slidell, and it’s the kind that can make a daddy very proud.

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July 11 at 10:00 am
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Speckled trout hit-and-miss out of Hopedale

Capt. Gene Dugas summed up his thoughts on a speckled trout fishing report out of Hopedale with his first two words of the conversation.

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June 26 at 9:30 am
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Slow trout fishing raises concerns, some anglers say

It’s been a strange year, with severe cold fronts rolling through the state through mid-May, winds howling every weekend and water copiously pouring from the skies.

And many anglers have found the trout fishing to be as strange as the weather.

“My feeling is that it has not been nearly as good as it used to be,” said Baton Rouge angler Ed Sexton.

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June 25 at 11:25 am
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Rainy days won't dampen speckled trout bite for long, guide says

Even though the speckled trout bite out of Hopedale/Delacroix has been solid for more than a week, heavy rains in the forecast for the next several days don’t upset Capt. Ted DeAgano III. 

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May 28 at 11:39 am
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No ‘maybe’ in May — Best bets for speckled trout, reds in St. Bernard Parish

Henry David Thoreau once said, “Everyone should believe in something; I believe I’ll go fishing.” 

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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St. Bernard/Upper Plaquemines

This area of the state has developed the reputation for providing the closest thing that exists to a 12-month-a-year speckled trout fishery.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Who doesn’t want a fishing edge?

Dear Capt. Paul:

Do you have the GPS position coordinates for Vermilion Bay and the Boxcar Reef?

– Thanks, WA

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April 07 at 9:00 am
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Specks beginning to show up in Delacroix marsh, guide says

Speckled trout are starting to appear in the Delacroix marsh, according to a fishing guide.

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March 25 at 9:51 am
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January lightning strike creates hunting nightmare in Hopedale

EDITOR’S NOTE: Will LeBlanc, 36, of Baton Rouge, was one of nine men on a duck hunt in Hopedale who found himself in the thick of a lightning storm on Jan. 11. He wanted to share the story of what happened that morning so that everyone might be more cautious in the weather. At his request, the two victims of the lightning strike remain anonymous.

When Will LeBlanc, Capt. Ted DeAgano III and seven buddies headed out for a Hopedale duck hunt last month, they were hoping for just another fun-filled morning with plenty of birds to shoot and all of the normal joking, laughing and camaraderie that accompanies a typical day in the marshes of south Louisiana. 

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February 06 at 10:00 am
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Black Bay Jailbreak — Fishing tips for sheepshead

Doc’s spanking-new bay boat, a 24-footer, was primed for its maiden voyage. Doc himself seemed uncharacteristically pumped for the occasion; lately his fishing had seemed more perfunctory than the traditional obsession we all recalled while growing up together.

This period spanned from New Orleans The Times-Picayune’s McFadden Duffy through By HEK through Bob Marshall to Todd Masson. Quite a stretch.

But from the look on his face on this Endymion parade night at his French Quarter bungalow, the anticipation to wet his new boat had gotten Doc’s fishing groove back, almost like during Fat City’s heyday. His face looked like it did the night he won the “dance-contest” at Kenny Vincent’s South Side.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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2013-14 waterfowl season a mixed bag for hunters across the state

Depending on who you talk to, the 2013-14 duck season was definitely a mixed bag for hunters across Louisiana.

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January 29 at 8:00 pm
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Tippets

For fly anglers, January can be the worst of times, the best of times. It all depends on the weather and if you prefer quality over quantity.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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