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Baitcaster or spinning reel?

Anybody who’s taken the time to learn to use a baitcaster has spent time cutting out — or stubbornly attempting to untie — a backlash that seemingly defies the laws of physics.

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March 28 at 8:15 am
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Targeting red snapper out of Grand Isle and Venice

With the opening of Louisiana’s recreational red snapper season just hours away, anglers heading out of Grand Isle and Venice have several options to locate rigs that should be swarming with fish.

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March 19 at 3:30 pm
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Target structure for Venice trout

Speckled trout in Venice are no different than those elsewhere in one important way: They often concentrate on any bottom discontinuity that causes water currents to break, even if only ever so slightly.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Basics of finding Venice’s high-river trout

“Play the wind,” is Capt. Brandon Carter’s opening advice on how to find Venice speckled trout during high-river periods.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Why Venice for trout fishing?

I couldn’t help asking Capt. Brandon Carter why he chose Venice as the home base for his charter service.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Beating Ole Man River — Pro tips for Venice trout fishing

Rule No. 1 for speckled trout fishing: Look for clean water. 

As far as Louisiana speck fisherman go, that’s probably rule Nos. 2 and 3, as well. Their definition of “clean water” is clear water— that kind of green, fishy clear that makes their pulses run hard.

There is some dispute as to whether Mark Twain called the Missouri River or the Mississippi River “too thick to drink and too thin to plow.”

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Battledore meat haul — Best fishing tips for sheepshead

The sheepshead ceviche was going even faster than the 4-point fajitas at Doc’s post-Endymion bash. 

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Todd Fitzmorris aka “Coot”

Todd Fitzmorris, who is known as “Coot” when posting reports on the LouisianaSportsman.com forum, has been prowling the marshes of Southeast Louisiana since the age of 15.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Corps opens temporary bypass channel in Plaquemines Parish

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a temporary bypass channel in the Doullet Canal today to facilitate construction of the new Empire Floodgate in Plaquemines Parish.

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January 13 at 2:44 pm
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Test

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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 at 5:45 am
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