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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 Hunt 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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Fishing deep-diving crankbaits for redfish

In some parts of the country, redfish are called “channel bass.” Reds and largemouth bass hail from different fish families, of course, but these two species share more than a common nomenclature — they share an interest in crankbaits.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Venice BIG Stuff

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If you wanna go big, you gotta go to Venice. Cobia and bull reds were the targeted species in this episode of Sportsman TV and Venice did not disappoint.

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August 14 at 6:00 pm
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Trout Masters excerpt: 'Deadly Dudley' discusses Lake Pontchartrain's bridges, fishing the tide

Most people only dream about catching speckled trout that Capt. Dudley Vandenborre probably considers routine.

As of the writing of this book, the prolific angler who invented the extensive “Deadly Dudley” soft plastic lure line had caught three 10-pound-plus specks, and more than 50 9-pounders, many of them coming from Lake Pontchartrain. 

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August 11 at 5:45 am
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Mississippi River hits 4.1 feet in New Orleans, guide says water turning green near Venice

As the Mississippi River level continues to fall in New Orleans, the water is just now starting to turn green near Venice, and that can only mean one thing this time of year.

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August 08 at 5:32 pm
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