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The No. 1 redfish bait

Capt. Bill Lake said the No. 1 food source for redfish of fish is crabs.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Building a better jug

Jug fishing for catfish isn’t a very specialized endeavor, but following the advice of somebody who has been tweaking his jug fishing for the last seven or eight years will serve you well in your own foray into jug fishing.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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The right length of line for jug fishing

Admittedly, most of the catfish I caught growing up were very shallow under a cork because of the feeding frenzy created by my grandfather tossing out a half milk jug full of fish food.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Florien angler scores on Toledo Bend 11.56-pounder

Big time heat didn’t stop Malcolm Franks from catching a big time bass last weekend at Toledo Bend.

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August 13 at 10:01 am
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Mississippi men cited for shocking fish

Three Mississippi men have been cited as part of a month-long investigation into alleged shocking of fish on the Pearl River, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported.

Lance O. Davis, 41, of Poplarville, Miss.; James A. Howard, 51, of Poplarville, Miss.; and Howard D. Restor, 40, of Lumberton, Miss., were cited for taking fish using illegal methods and a federal Lacey Act violation for transporting illegally taken fish from Mississippi to Louisiana, the LDWF said in a news release.

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August 12 at 1:13 pm
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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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