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They. Have. Arrived.

Head to the surf this month on Grand Isle, Elmers or Breton Island and there’s a good chance you’ll find huge hungry speckled trout like these waiting.

Those huge trout are what keeps Capt. Theophile Bourgeois with Bourgeois Charters flying from his home base in Lafitte to Breton Island.

But before you head to the surf, check out our Cool Breeze shirts and caps – hot off the truck. And the shirts are on a BOGO 50-percent sale today only.

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IFA Redfish Tours heading to Lafitte

The first Louisiana Division events of the 2016 IFA Redfish Tour will be held May 14-15 out of Lafitte Harbor Marina in Lafitte.

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Yesterday at 4:52 pm
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Hunting and fishing is ‘my mistress,’ Chag’s manager says

Sammy Romano has a jealous inamorata. She won’t let the 42-year-old bachelor even think about taking a wife.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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The coolest marine electronics advancement ever

 Video Included

Modern electronics are, for me, a simple means of getting from one place to another. Just turn on my old Lowrance, wait for the satellites to relay information and then watch my little boat icon as it moves through the watery terrain I’ve chosen for the day.

Pretty much, that’s it.

I always have my good old Standard Map held to the floor by my feet so I can ensure I’m on course, since my unit is so old it only has the cartoon maps that have no real bearing on the reality of our coastal waters.

I don’t save trails. I don’t delete trails unless they become so crowded I can’t tell where the heck I have just been.

And, yeah, I know I could use the mapping software to plan out routes, and mark and save waypoints. 

I don’t do any of that, either.

But my eyes were opened recently to some amazing technological advances that have me dying to up my game.

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March 28 at 5:00 am
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2016 Crab Trap Rodeo results in removal of more than 2,500 traps in February

More than 2,500 traps were retrieved last month in two separate events on Lake Pontchartrain and near Lafitte during the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ annual Derelict Crab Trap Rodeo.

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March 16 at 11:18 am
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Volunteers needed for Crab Trap Rodeos

For the 13th year, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is holding its annual Derelict Crab Trap Rodeos in February, with plans to target abandoned traps in both Lake Pontchartrain and the Barataria Basin.

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February 02 at 5:08 pm
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Best bet for Lafitte’s fall trout

There’s no doubt that the Bayou Rigoletts wall offers some of the best redfishing in all of South Louisiana during November, but there is a spot not too far to its south that offers some of the best speckled trout fishing, as well.

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November 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Louisiana's Coastal Zone opens to mixed reports

Opening weekend was a mixed bag for Louisiana’s Coastal Zone duck hunters, with reports of success varying widely by location across the state, according to guides and Internet reports.

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November 09, 2015 at 2:18 pm
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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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How to effectively use spoons to catch more redfish

I’ve never liked fishing spoons. Maybe it’s because I never gave them the chance. Maybe it’s because I’ve never caught much on them.

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September 17, 2015 at 3:35 pm
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Pick the right fish-measuring board

You see it all the time on fishing trips: Someone catches a fish that might or might not be long enough to keep, and the angler flops it down on an ice chest for a quick measurement on the built-in ruler.

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September 16, 2015 at 1:25 pm
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Removed platform sites can be great fishing locations

Dear Capt. Paul:

I am looking for coordinates of shell pads that might exist in Lake Borgne and around Bay Eloi.

Any old rig pads, old islands or points, etc. would be great.

Thanks. 

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September 03, 2015 at 3:45 pm
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Bang-up Barataria — How to stay on specks during the September doldrums

Do you remember how we used to try to fix things by hitting them? We’d smack the side of the old TV to straighten out the picture or hit the radio when it wouldn’t pick up a signal.

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September 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Dad gum mangroves!

Since my son was onboard, the worst expletive I could muster was a gruff, “Dad gum it!”

I’m normally slow to anger and even slower to speak, but this was the third fish I had lost in less than 10 minutes.

“You can’t get frustrated, Chris,” Capt. Lane Zimmer told me as he grabbed my line to tie on another hook. “That’s part of fishing this way. You’re going to lose fish.

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September 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Two Lafitte men arrested for alleged crab trap thefts, LDWF says

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested two men for allegedly stealing crab traps in Plaquemines Parish, according to a news release.

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August 13, 2015 at 5:48 pm
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House designer goes 'fishing' in his garage workshop

When Tim Trauth targets a trophy speck, he doesn’t use a rod and reel, live bait, plastic lures or treble hooks. He doesn’t care about mono, fluorocarbon or braided line — and he doesn’t even need a boat.

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August 03, 2015 at 1:38 pm
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