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Turbidity negatively affects fisheries. It reduces light penetration and, thus, reduces the production of algae that is the foundation of the food web. Eventually the fine silt particles that make water turbid settle out smothering organisms that live on the bottom, turning hard bottom areas into soft muck, and eventually filling in reservoirs.

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December 01 at 7:00 am
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The Delta Difference — The key to Mississippi Delta duck-hunting success

Dale Carnegie has nothing on LDWF waterfowl study leader Larry Reynolds. Nor does Henry Kissinger.

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December 01 at 7:00 am
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Crappie on edge — Best winter crappie-fishing tactics

December has Dennis Tietje on edge, and it’s not because of any Christmas rush.

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December 01 at 7:00 am
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Final waterfowl estimate is 3.13 million birds for November coastal survey

For the first time since 1995, the number of ducks counted in the state during November’s annual aerial waterfowl survey exceeded 3 million birds, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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November 24 at 11:37 am
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November's aerial waterfowl survey could be best in 10 years

Because of bad weather on Wednesday and Thursday, Larry Reynolds literally just stepped off the plane this afternoon and wrapped up flying the state’s November aerial waterfowl survey.

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November 14 at 4:30 pm
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Venice voyage

Dear Capt. Paul:

Fishing info needed for wintertime fishing around Venice. I am going there shortly with some out-of-state friends.

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November 08 at 9:00 am
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Venice triple-threat: Downing ducks, snaring specks and catching cats

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Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney and the crew headed down to Venice to participate in an almost 30-year tradition of hunting, fishing and camping at Passe-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area.

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October 31 at 5:45 am
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Florida team wins IFA Redfish Tour Championship in Houma

Geoff Page and Rick Murphy gambled on making the 108-mile run run to Venice each day of the IFA Redfish Tour Championship, and their decision won them the title.

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October 27 at 6:03 pm
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Dirty South Duck Camp

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We got invited to join a great group of guys on a hunting season tradition that spans over three decades in Venice, LA.

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October 23 at 6:00 pm
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Gremillion, aka 'Holy Mackerel,' passes away Thursday

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Longtime LouisianaSportsman.com forum member John Gremillion, who posted under the alias ‘Holy Mackerel,’ passed away after an extended illness Thursday afternoon.

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October 10 at 9:38 am
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Trout Masters excerpt: Grand Isle's tournament buster

Ulysse “Bootsie” Toups Jr. is known as a tournament buster, raking in numerous speckled trout awards since he started fishing rodeos in 1978.

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October 06 at 5:45 am
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Targeting mangroves, red snapper in East Bay

Sometimes when you're expecting a high fastball, Mother Nature throws you a changeup instead.

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October 02 at 7:35 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 at 7:00 am
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Low river stage in New Orleans means redfish in Venice

The Mississippi River is at 4 feet today in New Orleans, which translates to greenish, salty water in Venice — and a ringing dinner bell for redfish moving into the river system.

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September 04 at 8:05 am
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Hackney hooks redfish, cobia (and his own hand) in Venice

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The latest episode of Sportsman TV, ‘Venice Big Stuff,’ is now available for viewing here at LouisianaSportsman.com.

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August 22 at 11:03 am
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On offshore patrol

Louisiana’s wildlife enforcement agents patrol some very diverse land and water habitat in the sportsman’s paradise. From hills and creek bottoms to river and coastal plains, from freshwater lakes and streams to fresh and brackish water marshes wildlife agents cover it all.

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August 21 at 2:05 pm
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