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New high-tech night-fishing light

Crossing a bridge over a southern reservoir on a summer night can treat you to a light show that really makes you want to wet a line.  When the bite is on and the word is out, the flooded timber can be dotted with enough lights to look like a field of stars.

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March 26 at 9:00 am
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68th Big Bass Rodeo set for March 28 in New Orleans City Park

The Big Bass Fishing Rodeo, billed as the oldest freshwater fishing rodeo in the country, returns for the 68th time to New Orleans  City Park this Saturday, March 28.

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March 23 at 4:27 pm
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Top catfishing baits

More catfish have been caught with night crawlers than any other bait, and that probably will always be the case.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Blue catfish more tolerant of salinities than channel cats

Along Atchafalaya Bay, where my spouse and I fish, there are higher rates of salinity in the early spring. 

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Bream basics

This month’s topic comes courtesy of Gerald King, an Alexandria resident who enjoys pursuing those pesky sunfish otherwise known to frequent readers of this column as gobbules. 

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March 10 at 9:00 am
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Texas angler lands 11.57-pounder at Toledo Bend

Brian Branum did something he shouldn’t have done, and quickly found himself apologizing to fishing partner Mike LaFleur for his transgression.

But what he did - wasn’t as bad as when he did it.

“Mike, I messed up and caught a big one during pre-fishing,” he told his partner. 

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March 05 at 9:08 am
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Cool Cats — Best ways to catch springtime catfish

My father-in-law was a marsh man who dreaded coming home from down the bayou after trapping season.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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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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Rigging and using yo-yos

Yo-yos, more properly called automatic fishing reels, are simple but ingenuous devices. Essentially, a yo-yo is a stainless steel spring enclosed within two circular pieces of sheet metal held together by a single rivet in the middle. 

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Depth finder critical to crappie-fishing success

What does the perfect picture look like on your electronic graph when you are looking for crappie in the deep water on D’Arbonne in February?

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Saline meat haul — Yo-yo fishing tactics for catfish, perch and more

It all began with a photograph.

Amber Bordelon sent it to Louisiana Sportsman magazine to see if they would print it. It looked like an avalanche of sac-a-lait, catfish, and bream.

It knocked my eyes out.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Noble angler lands 10-pounder at Toledo Bend

When Dustin Rivers set his hook Tuesday morning over a treetop near Carrice Creek at Toledo Bend, he knew he had a good fish - but he wasn’t expecting a lunker bass. 

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January 29 at 5:30 pm
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Coushatta man cited for alleged deer hunting violations

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Coushatta man for alleged deer hunting violations on Jan. 7 in Red River Parish.

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January 14 at 6:10 am
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Padding Spots — Top streams for Kentucky bass

“You gotta be outcha mind!”

Artie was stuck on his favorite quip. Any suggestion from anyone in Doc’s den that festive evening provoked it, as Artie rolled his eyes and grimaced in mock horror.

But he had a point.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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New Orleans man pleads guilty to illegally selling gamefish, LDWF says

A New Orleans man pleaded guilty to illegally selling gamefish on Tuesday in municipal court in Orleans Parish, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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November 21, 2014 at 7:34 am
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Centerville angler lands 75-pound blue catfish

At least one person was happy after a recent Saints game, but unfortunately for Who Dat Nation, it didn’t have anything at all to do with football.

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November 18, 2014 at 2:29 pm
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