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Angler’s Choice — Expert tips for Lake D’Arbonne bass fishing

The bass spawn is over on Lake D’Arbonne, so put up your rods and reels, pack up those lures and catch up on your honey-do list.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Candy from a baby — Best crappie-fishing tactics

Zounds! This guy is good.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Veterinarian arrows huge 9-pointer in Concordia Parish

Almost two weeks after arrowing a thick-racked 9-pointer on an old river bottom in Concordia Parish, Scott Robbins is still showing off photos of the buck like the proud father of a newborn child.

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January 22 at 4:30 pm
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Where to fish for prespawn bass

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet described the prespawn zone as those major stopping points bass utilize before heading into their spawning areas. It’s difficult, he said, to define a specific depth because the range varies by location and habitat.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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2014 turkey regulations, lottery hunt applications now available

The 2014 wild turkey season opens March 22, and the regulations pamphlet is now available from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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January 08 at 6:00 am
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Triple Play — Trout fishing tips for Lake Charles, Prien Lake and Moss Lake

There’s a lot going on in Lake Charles in November and December besides refining oil and moving liquefied natural gas.

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November 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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2014 wild turkey season dates approved

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Commission recently approved the 2014 wild turkey season framework, with opening day pegged for March 22.

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October 10, 2013 at 4:00 am
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Sabine Surrender — Sabine River bass fishing tactics

In the corner of his eye, Lake Charles’ Ken Chaumont spied what he was looking for. On a weedy point on the Louisiana side of the Sabine River across from Orange, Texxas, balls of “rain shad,” as he called them, were erupting from the water.

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September 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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LDWF issues notice of intent for 2014 wild turkey season

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Commission proposed 2014 wild turkey season dates and regulation changes at a meeting Tuesday.Read More...
July 04, 2013 at 7:44 am
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Red River’s Bobo Hole not immune to change

The Bobo Hole, one of the most famous fishing spots on all the Red River, used to attract anglers like cows to a watermelon rind.Read More...
June 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Corps expands restricted area at Old River Control Complex

The restricted boating zone below the Old River Control Complex have been increased to 500 feet, the U.S. Corps of Engineers announced today.Read More...
May 30, 2013 at 11:24 am
3633 Views

Oxbow blues

Look at a map of eastern Louisiana, from Bastrop to New Roads, and you’ll realize the power of the mighty Mississippi. Over millennia, the great river has carved out dozens of deep waterways, most of which have become isolated from the river’s flow. Read More...
May 08, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Blue water hidden under muddy water at mouth of Mississippi

Capt. Tommy Pellegrin likes to think he has the luxury of fishing out of Cocodrie. Now, before you start complaining that he is being just a little shortsighted, consider that his reasoning has more to do with the Mississippi River than it does a territorial stance.Read More...
March 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Prespawn Patrol ­— Tips for bass fishing success during the prespawn

Pickles and ice cream, donuts with lots of sprinkles, Cheese Whiz and anything with chocolate — pregnancy cravings are a fact of life, for a soon-to-be mom eating for two (or more).

Expectant bass might not crave anything odd, but they’re all about packing their bellies for their forthcoming spawn. Learn where and how to locate these fish and you can, ahem, “expect” your own delivery of rod-bending fun.

First, consider the basics of where they’ll spawn. Creeks, coves, backwater canals. Pretty much any shallow habitat with good sunlight and some type of cover will do.Read More...
February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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LDWF corrects 2013 turkey hunting season dates

Turkey hunting on the U.S. Corps of Engineers’ Old River and Lock Area will be allowed March 23 through April 7, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries reported today.

The dates listed for that area were printed correctly in the 2013 turkey hunting regulations pamphlet, but were incorrect on page 86 of the state’s hunting regulations pamphlet are incorrect, the LDWF said.Read More...
January 31, 2013 at 5:00 pm
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Defining Lake Catahoula

Defining Catahoula is difficult. Perhaps it is easier to define what it is not.

It is not a wildlife management area. It is not private property (or at least it has not been considered so historically), so it is open for “public” hunting. It is not hunter friendly.

Above all, it is not easy to manage.

It might not even be a lake — at least by the most common definitions of the word.Read More...
December 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
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