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Guided kayak fishing

Thinking about giving kayak fishing a try? It is almost impossible to go anywhere today without seeing a kayak. Whether in the bed of pickup trucks rolling down the highway or a group of kayak anglers showing up at your favorite fishing spot, the sport is here to stay and continues to grow.

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April 14 at 5:50 pm
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Meet the unluckiest stingray in Venice

When you consider the incredibly vast amount of water around Venice, what happened on Cory Mack’s fishing trip in West Bay last month really does defy the odds.

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April 04 at 2:10 pm
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Monster Reel'N'Shad a huge fish-catcher

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Make no mistake about it, the Monster Reel’N’Shad is a monstrous swim bait — one Mann’s Bait Co. proudly introduced to the market in January.

The latest in the artificial lure manufacturer’s Reel’N’Shad series provides just more than 9 inches of pulsating, swimming action from a durable soft plastic that doesn’t have a paddletail or extra hardware to make it swim realistically.

Its patent-pending design is unique and triggers bites from bass, redfish, stripers, lemonfish and even tarpon.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Oyster reef rumble

Rockefeller, po boy, half shell — it doesn’t matter how you like your oysters, you’ll love their fish-friendly appeal.

Indeed, with abundant forage, breaks and ambush potential, shell reefs peppering the coastal shallows present prime fishing opportunities.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Louisiana Sportsman takes top honors in 4 Best of Louisiana categories

Louisiana Sportsman took top honors in several categories during the recently concluded 2015 Best of Louisiana competition, which allowed the public to vote on the best outdoor products in 87 categories.

About 68,000 votes were cast in the online competition, Best of Louisiana’s Bruno Prager said.

“The competition is all about what products and services gave you the best experience while in Louisiana — what makes you happy at the end of the day,” Prager explained.

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March 30 at 3:58 pm
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Speckled trout anglers: Beware the Ides of March

Although the Ides of March — March 15 — didn’t exactly turn out well for Julius Caesar, the middle of the month can actually be an awesome time to target speckled trout on topwater lures and jerkbaits.

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March 11 at 8:13 am
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Yellowfin action hot out of Venice

March may have come in like a lamb, but tuna fishing on the East Lump has definitely been more like a lion lately. 

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March 03 at 2:30 pm
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Potential new No. 4-ranked mako shark caught on East Lump Monday morning

After an epic day of fishing Monday on the East Lump, Capt. Peace Marvel’s 31-foot AmeraCat returned to Cypress Cove Marina in Venice almost 800 pounds heavier than when it left seven hours earlier — thanks to two stud yellowfin tuna and a huge shark that potentially could become the new No. 4 mako ever caught in Louisiana waters.

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March 02 at 10:00 pm
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Two plead guilty to federal shark violations, fined $45,000

Two men pleaded guilty to violations of the Magnuson-Stevens Conservation and Management Act involving illegal finning and over the limit of sharks, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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February 29 at 9:52 am
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Don’t expect many springtime trophy trout in Lake Pontchartrain

As of right now, the Lake Pontchartrain-based creator of the popular Matrix and Vortex Shad soft plastic paddle tail baits isn’t expecting a record-breaking spring for trophy trout on his home waters.

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February 23 at 11:23 am
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Sportsman TV: Chasing bulls out of Venice

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If you like hearing a reel’s drag scream, you’ll love this episode of Sportsman TV. 

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February 22 at 4:01 pm
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478-pound mako landed on the East Lump

On the afternoon of Jan. 19, Capt. Joey Davis had just wrapped up a successful day of tuna fishing near the East Lump, and with only a single client onboard, was enjoying a free show as 20 to 30 yellowfin and blackfin knifed through a slick.

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February 04 at 10:17 am
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December aerial survey: Duck numbers double since November

The second split of duck season opens in all three Louisiana zones on Saturday morning, and if the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ annual December survey is any indication, hunters might see more action based on the sheer number of birds in the state.

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December 17, 2015 at 7:55 pm
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Navy vet to finish swimming Mississippi River Friday afternoon at Head of Passes

Chris Ring’s 2,350 mile swim down the Mississippi River is scheduled to end tomorrow afternoon at Mile Marker 0 at Head of Passes south of Venice, and event organizers are seeking volunteer boaters to transport spectators out to witness the completion of his journey.

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December 03, 2015 at 3:41 pm
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Unabridged trout — How to troll for Lake Pontchartrain trout

“That’s a big trout, Momma. Be careful! Take your time, Momma. Bring him this way.”

Gravelly-voiced Chuck Cristina was issuing orders like Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson, only with an old-time New Orleans accent. 

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December 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Back to the Jungle

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Venice can be a beast of a place to fish but in this episode we set out to tame it and capture the swaths of large mouth bass that live in the watery jungle at the bottom of the Mississippi River.

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November 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm
2285 Views
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