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Basin producing huge bream

It’s been at least 25 years since my younger brother Greg, my dad Allen and I fished together. So it was an even bet whether or not we’d all survive the trip when we loaded up Monday morning to make a bream-fishing trip to the Atchafalaya Basin.

Three Crawfords on 17 feet of Cajun Special can be a scary thing.

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July 21 at 8:17 pm
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Wildman

Raymond Joseph “Joey” Fonseca Jr. is a complex man. By vocation, the 61-year-old is a commercial fisherman. By avocation he can be called an articulate philosopher of the wilds.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Jug-lining surprise in Copasaw Canal

When Jake Freeman saw a couple of the jugs he had just set out in the Copasaw Canal take off late one afternoon last month, he was expecting some really nice catfish on the other end of the lines.

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July 08 at 11:17 am
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Polecat Bend and Baldwin Lodge

Dear Capt. Paul:

Have you ever heard of a fishing place called Baldwin Lodge? It is somewhere near the Polecat Bend, wherever that is located. I believe that it is somewhere in Lake Pontchartrain.

— Tommy BAT 

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July 07 at 9:00 am
2715 Views

Apex Predator talks freshwater fishing finger hazards

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Finger injuries are so common with fishing that one of those ten digits seemingly gets hurt on just about every trip.

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July 03 at 10:34 am
5611 Views

Draining Venice — Fishing tips for inshore Venice action

The sun peeked over the eastern horizon from behind murky clouds, while an easterly breeze carried the scent of rotting catfish and stingrays that littered the shoreline.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
791 Views

ALBC hosts Youth Fishing Tournament June 7 on Henderson Lake

The Association of Louisiana Bass Clubs Youth Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday, June 7 out of Cypress Cove Landing at Henderson Lake.

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June 02 at 7:35 pm
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A box of chocolates

The deeply tanned, athletically-built 65-year-old man was standing in the shade beneath Bridgeside Marina on Grand Isle. He was responding to a question about offshore charter guiding. 

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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Offshore STARs —How to win the tournament’s offshore categories

A staple in the summertime plans of many Louisiana saltwater anglers has been CCA Louisiana’s Statewide Tournament and Anglers Rodeo, a summer-long, multi-weigh station event stretching from the Texas state line all the way to Mississippi.

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June 01 at 7:00 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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Lafayette teen catches first entry into 2014-15 Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program

What was supposed to be a routine morning of checking trotlines turned into a special day that Jordan Broussard likely will never forget. 

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May 20 at 8:14 am
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A different world

Grabbers are handicapped in a fish’s world.

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May 15 at 8:00 am
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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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Tight-line live shrimp right now for nice Grand Isle speckled trout

An angler who targets big Grand Isle speckled trout said shrimp are just now arriving at the island, but using live shrimp is key to putting some nice-sized fish in the box.

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May 12 at 2:32 pm
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The Apex Predator shares tips to keep fishing thieves at bay

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For extra excitement on my fishing excursions, I enjoy setting lines and traps – the most exciting part of the day is raising them to see what type of giant creature has been caught. 

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May 09 at 1:56 pm
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Bold talk — Experts tell how to grab catfish

The strikingly handsome young man piloting the big pickup truck wore confidence all over his body like a hard shellac veneer. At only 30 years old, he was the youngest but clearly alpha male of the three-person catfish-grabbing crew.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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