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West Delta Mack Attack — How to fish for Spanish mackerel at Louisiana’s nearshore rigs

“Not the trailer bearings again!” Artie groaned as we rumbled onto the shoulder amidst a cloud of smoke.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: fishing down the river in Plaquemines Parish

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Nash Roberts IV with Fishhunter Guide Service shares his thoughts on rods, reels and the line he uses to catch big speckled trout. 

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June 19 at 4:15 pm
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Saints QBs enjoys bow-fishing trip out of Port Sulphur

With Drew Brees and several New Orleans Saints quarterbacks on board his boat for a bow-fishing trip late Monday evening, Capt. Jeremy Roussel ended up needing to pull off a little fourth quarter magic of his own.

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June 18 at 4:15 pm
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Port Sulphur man cited for alleged oyster violations in Plaquemines Parish

A 30-year-old Port Sulphur man was cited on June 14 for several oyster-related violations after agents on patrol saw him in the Grand Bayou area with 194 sacks of oysters on his boat.

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June 18 at 3:00 pm
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Port Sulphur man sentenced for oyster violations and public intimidation of law enforcement

A Plaquemines Parish man pleaded guilty on April 15 to his sixth offense of taking oysters in a polluted area and felony public intimidation of a game warden, according to a release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 17 at 9:26 am
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Barataria Bay/Grand Isle

Barataria Bay is a vast estuary ranging from near-freshwater Lake Cataouche in the north to near-marine habitats at Grand Isle in the south.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Who doesn’t want a fishing edge?

Dear Capt. Paul:

Do you have the GPS position coordinates for Vermilion Bay and the Boxcar Reef?

– Thanks, WA

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April 07 at 9:00 am
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Plan A, B and C — Fishing tactics for redfish, drum and sheepshead

“Redfish in April?” Artie laughed as Doc mentioned our forthcoming fishing trip. “Man, redfish ain’t ‘runnin now! Dey run in da fall! You guys gotta be outcha mind!

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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The Freeport Sulphur Mine near Garden Island Bay

Dear Capt. Paul:

What are the coordinates of where the Freeport sulphur facility used to be on Garden Island Bay? What is the name of the pass they were on: Southwest or South pass?

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March 06 at 9:00 am
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Three men plead guilty to oyster theft in Plaquemines Parish

Judge Michael Clement accepted guilty pleas earlier this week from three men for numerous commercial oyster violations last summer in Plaquemines Parish, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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February 27 at 2:44 pm
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Three men cited for illegal oyster activity in Plaquemines Parish

Three men were recently cited by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents for alleged oyster and boating safety violations in Bayou Stephan in Plaquemines Parish, according to a press release.

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August 28, 2013 at 3:00 pm
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One Man’s View — One of Louisiana’s only full-time outdoor writers talks about his career

The shoulders of Bob Marshall’s career trail as an outdoor writer are littered with dead sacred cows. Read More...
July 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Redfish Central — Redfishing is crazy in this stretch of marsh near Empire

Eddie popped his cork, pointed toward the shoreline with his rod, and blurted, “Looks like that otter’s interested in my cork! Food must be scarce for him around here!”Read More...
June 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Artificial Intelligence — Tips for trout fishing with artificial lures

“Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” Yeah, Sir Walter Scott’s insight rings true for interpersonal relationships, but when it comes to speckled trout fishing, the Scottish writer can stick that nonsense in his bait bucket.

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May 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Rolling with the punches - Duck-hunting tactics for late-season success

Picture this. You've had a good opening to the duck season. But now the season has been underway a while and you haven't had any cold fronts or strong south winds to bring in new birds or shake things up. They sky is blue-bird clear, and has been for days. The water is so calm you can float a saucer on it. There are no ducks, at least not on your lease. You know they are somewhere, but they aren't where you are. Sound familiar?

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January 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Construction of Breton Sound reef begun

Work began earlier this month on an artificial reef project in Breton Sound to increase fisheries habitat.

The reef, which is being constructed over an area covering six to eight acres just northeast of California Point, is a joint project of the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana Shell Oil Company, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries the Barrier Island Restoration and Development Society and Bertucci Contractors.Read More...
December 28, 2012 at 11:30 am
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