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Why are croakers croaking?

The story of the Atlantic croaker is the story of a fish that has somehow never managed to fulfill its predicted potential. They are truly one of the most abundant fish in the sea. 

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February 03 at 6:47 pm
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Florien angler lands 13.15-pound Toledo Bend hawg

Like many avid bass anglers, Louis Slaughter Sr. literally dreams about catching big fish. 

One recent morning, the 66-year-old pastor at Warren Baptist Church in Many awoke and recalled a specific dream about landing a 12.2-pound lunker at Toledo Bend.

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February 03 at 11:44 am
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The best tactic for more catfish

Back trolling is a good technique for putting catfish in the boat, and with the right tools it is a pretty easy procedure.

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January 22 at 6:30 am
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Grey Duck Lake is Bay Courant

Dear Capt. Paul:

Can you provide the coordinates for Little Grey Duck Lake and Grey Duck Lake in the Golden Meadow/Catfish Lake Area?

Respeckter

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January 08 at 9:00 am
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Two state-record catfish caught in as many days for N.C. angler

The biggest catfish I've ever laid my eyes on went about 35 pounds, and it looked freakish. But it can't hold a candle to two blue catfish a North Carolina angler landed in on consecutive days — setting a state record with each catch.

The first catfish was caught Dec. 20 and weighed 91 pounds, with yesterday's monster blue coming in at 105 pounds.

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December 22, 2015 at 9:36 am
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Purple-and-gold - Winter specks love LSU-colored flies

The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association maintains the state fish records for each species, both for conventional tackle and fly tackle. And one glance at the fly-rod listings for speckled trout suggests that winter through early spring is the best time to catch trophy trout on a fly.

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December 10, 2015 at 8:00 am
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Humble holiday — Redfish swarm at that East Cote Blanche Bay hotspot

It was a blasted shame. On one couch in a comatose sugar shock was my son-in-law, staring at the television. In my lounge chair reclining rocker was my oldest son and his wife, both sawing logs sound asleep.

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December 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Cast and blast: Duck hunters pack in fishing poles and shotguns on the Atchafalaya Delta

For Ben Givens, weekends during duck season are action-packed events at his camp near Wax Lake in the Atchafalaya Delta.

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November 19, 2015 at 6:08 am
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Trestle tramps — How one couple fishes the Trestles for trout

“She’s ate up with fishing!” the man said. “She starts texting me about noon to go fishing. She’s the honey badger of fishing: She just takes what she wants!”

Tom Cresson was talking about the attractive brunette in his boat, his wife Karen.

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November 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Hopping the wall — This month’s best bet for Lafitte redfish

Opinions about walls are defined by the different sides.

On one side, a wall can be a hedge of protection that keeps us safe by keeping out the proverbial bad guys.

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November 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Lafourche Parish Council approves spending $1.3 million on coastal restoration

Lafourche Parish moved one step closer to spending $1.3 million in Restore Act money on engineering, design work and permitting of five coastal restoration projects.

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October 30, 2015 at 1:55 pm
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Kindergartener sets new IGFA catfish record

While most kindergarteners are learning their ABCs, counting to 20 and sounding out a few basic words, a 5-year-old North Carolina boy is already writing his name — into the International Game Fish Association’s record books.

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October 21, 2015 at 8:00 am
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Tippets

If you enjoy diversity in your saltwater fishing, then September is tough to beat. Before the first major cool fronts invade the coast, there’s a wide variety of pelagics that will be swimming within a short boat ride — or even paddle. 

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October 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Does the Mississippi River mark the state line between Louisiana and Mississippi?

The border between Mississippi and Louisiana is the Mississippi River.

Right?

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October 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Cut the fat for beautiful catfish fillets

When I asked Jim Danley if he eats his fish, he grinned like he couldn’t believe I had asked such a ridiculous question. 

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October 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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How old was the Louisiana state-record catfish?

“I bet that thing is over 100 years old.”

Those are often the first words out of someone’s mouth when they view a really big specimen of any animal.

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October 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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