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Cantankerous Catalpas — How to catch catfish, bream with catalpa worms

Living on the shores of Lake D’Arbonne has many advantages for Ron Manning.

After growing up in the area, he spent 30 years traveling the world as a member of our armed services. But when he returned to Northeast Louisiana with his wife Carrie and moved to lake property left him by his father, it was a dream come true.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Catfish cavalcade — Learn the art of jugging

I grew up beside a catfish pond.

The simplistic pleasure of watching a cork getting pulled under stuck with me.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Sound Bites — Trout hotspots mapped out

Welcome to the dog days of summer. The next few weeks are typically considered the hottest days of the year in the northern hemisphere, a time when men and beasts stew in sweltering heat and humidity.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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'Jigging for Jean' benefit rodeo set for Aug. 15

A fishing rodeo benefitting the wife of long-time Terrebonne Parish guide Capt. Bill Lake is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15 at Jug’s Seafood.

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July 30 at 8:35 am
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Final leaderboard for the 2015 Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

Final results for the 2015 Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo are as follows:

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July 27 at 11:36 am
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2015 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo kicks off Thursday

The oldest fishing tournament in the United States is set to do it one more time this week, as the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo officially gets underway Thursday at daylight.

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July 20 at 12:11 pm
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Catfish Everdeen

Katniss Everdeen is a fictional character in the popular Hunger Games trilogy. The Everdeen character is a self-sufficient woman who uses her outdoors skills to survive and triumph.

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July 17 at 6:15 am
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Bermuda chum surprisingly tastey

Some fish you never think seriously of eating. 

Marsh and bay fishermen feel that way about hardhead catfish. Offshore fishermen think of Bermuda chubs in the same vein.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Trout trailers

Success, as usual in the artificial lure manufacturing business — or anything else, for that matter —  begats success.

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July 14 at 4:00 pm
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Apex Predator: Use red snapper and de-barbed hardheads to catch more cobia

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Cobia are one of my favorite fish to catch, but with only a 16-foot bay boat, my days at trying to get these tasty fish are very limited.

So I make sure to have the most enticing bait that no cobia can resist: barb-less hardhead catfish.

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July 13 at 4:40 pm
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Use live croakers, artificial shrimp now for Grand Isle specks

The speckled trout bite is still going strong on Grand Isle, but anglers might want to consider fishing with croakers or a plastic imitation shrimp now because of all the bait stealers present, according to a local fisherman.

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July 10 at 3:45 pm
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Target back side of Timbalier Island with live shrimp for July trout action out of Cocodrie

Capt. Tommy Pellegrin would typically be patrolling the beach side of Timbalier Island in early July, looking for birds diving and shrimp jumping to target speckled trout out of Cocodrie.

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July 08 at 2:33 pm
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Go west — How to catch fish in western Lake Pontchartrain

Pelayo grimaced and pointed with his chin toward Artie, who was casting from the bow. I couldn’t see Artie’s face, but Pelayo could. Hence his grimace.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Bank busters — Where to bank-fish in Northeast Louisiana

Years ago, news editor Jimmy Hatten would sit across from me in the Monroe News Star office. When things slowed, we turned to talk fishing. Jimmy and his wife loved to fish every Sunday afternoon.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Something is cooking on the Vermilion River

If you smell something really good on the banks of the Vermilion River between Abbeville and Henry, you probably are passing the Menard residence.

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June 29 at 9:00 am
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Go goujon fishing heavily armed

Johnny Broussard’s fishing gear is not finesse tackle. Both goujon and blue catfish grow large, and much of Broussard’s fishing is next to the dense wood of submerged tree stumps and snags that are the lairs of these big fish. 

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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