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Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo set for July 24-26 in Venice

The 16th Annual Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo is slated for July 24-26 out of Venice Marina.

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July 16 at 4:38 pm
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Mississippi angler catches Caribbean-based fish near Venice

Stephan ‘Bay Boat’ Herbison wasn’t in a casino earlier this month when he got to play a little ‘blackjack.’

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July 16 at 9:55 am
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Potential new No. 5 Warsaw grouper caught at Fourchon Oilman's Tournament

Simon Guidry was underweight, overmatched and outmanned when he picked a fight with a 305-pound Warsaw grouper Friday afternoon, but the Cutoff angler still managed to come out on top.

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July 15 at 10:10 am
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Slidell teen wins Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

As years go, 2014 has been a keeper for young Corin Knight of Slidell, and it’s the kind that can make a daddy very proud.

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July 11 at 10:00 am
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Draining Venice — Fishing tips for inshore Venice action

The sun peeked over the eastern horizon from behind murky clouds, while an easterly breeze carried the scent of rotting catfish and stingrays that littered the shoreline.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Fishin’ on foot — Expert tips for surf fishing

My mom used to rebut my anti-broccoli sentiment with that classic parental logic line: “You’ll never know if you like it unless you try it.”

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Slow trout fishing raises concerns, some anglers say

It’s been a strange year, with severe cold fronts rolling through the state through mid-May, winds howling every weekend and water copiously pouring from the skies.

And many anglers have found the trout fishing to be as strange as the weather.

“My feeling is that it has not been nearly as good as it used to be,” said Baton Rouge angler Ed Sexton.

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June 25 at 11:25 am
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BR angler reels in 8-pound-plus speckled trout

Dr. Vance Misuraca looks into lots of mouths at his orthodontist practice in Baton Rouge, but the big yellow mouth he caught Saturday morning was extra-special — and it didn’t even need braces.

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June 17 at 4:23 pm
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Three big specks shake up CCA STAR leaderboard

Three big speckled trout, including an 8-plus-pounder, jostled the names on the CCA STAR Tournament’s leaderboard over the Father’s Day weekend.

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June 17 at 2:46 pm
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2014 STAR tournament names red snapper division winner

With the shortest federal recreational season in history already wrapped up, it didn’t take long to name a winner for this year’s STAR red snapper division, according to the Coastal Conservation Association Louisiana.

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June 11 at 9:48 pm
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UPDATE: Offshore boat stuck on South Pass jetty in flames

The rock jetty at the mouth of South Pass at the mouth of the Mississippi River has claimed another victim, according to a Baton Rouge angler who texted a photo to Louisiana Sportsman. And the latest news is that the boat is burning.

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June 07 at 5:43 pm
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Two Kenner men arrested for allegedly running illegal offshore guide service out of Venice

Enforcement agents arrested two Kenner men for allegedly running illegal offshore guide services in Venice, according to a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries release.

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June 05 at 2:10 pm
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Live shrimp is the ticket for Venice speckled trout

Speckled trout have been plentiful hitting live shrimp under a popping cork, but they’ve been running on the small side in the Venice area, according to a fishing guide.

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June 05 at 11:12 am
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Two 700-pound marlin weighed in at the Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic

Two 700-plus-pound marlin separated by less than three pounds claimed the top two spots this weekend at the Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic at Cypress Cove Marina in Venice.

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June 03 at 10:15 am
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Controlled burn slated for 11 a.m. today on Delta National Wildlife Refuge

After an aerial flight on May 28 revealed an oil spill on the Delta National Wildlife Refuge, authorities are conducting a controlled burn in the marsh today about 11 a.m. to  remove the contaminated oil.

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June 03 at 9:01 am
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Offshore STARs —How to win the tournament’s offshore categories

A staple in the summertime plans of many Louisiana saltwater anglers has been CCA Louisiana’s Statewide Tournament and Anglers Rodeo, a summer-long, multi-weigh station event stretching from the Texas state line all the way to Mississippi.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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