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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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Cleaning monster catfish

Skinning small catfish is a snap for most freshwater fishermen. After a few well-placed knife cuts, the skin is deftly snatched off with a pair of skinning pliers, and then the flesh is filleted from the backbone.

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November 15, 2014 at 6:00 am
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How to build Derek Logan’s catfishing jugs

It used to be that a catfish jug was just that — a simple jug that could be a used plastic milk or oil container.

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November 15, 2014 at 6:00 am
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A shared passion for catfishing


Derek Logan told me his wife Rebecca liked to fish. Still, I wasn’t prepared for what I met.

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November 15, 2014 at 6:00 am
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Hackney lands 9-pound bass lodged on 12-inch sac-a-lait

Even when he’s not specifically targeting them, Greg Hackney just can’t seem to stop catching big bass.

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November 11, 2014 at 3:33 pm
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Abbeville Game Warden patrols the kitchen

Derek Logan has a lot of loves.

“I love being a game warden. I love law enforcement,” Logan said. “I always have. I love to catch big catfish. I love to eat, and I like to entertain — cooking and hanging out.

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November 04, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Nighttime is the right time — Learn how to catch monster catfish with jug lines after dark

They say it’s not bragging if you can do it.

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November 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Venice’s fall variety includes lemons and bulls

It’s undisputed, an absolute certainty amongst saltwater anglers.

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October 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Heresy at Pointe a la Hache

In the nine years since Hurricane Katrina, forays into one of my favorite fishing holes, Pointe a la Hache, have been few and far between, mainly due to a lack of fishing guides.

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October 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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