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Zachary angler claims STAR East lead with almost 8-pound speck

Tony Bruce is just 40 days away from picking up a brand new 18-foot NauticStar bay boat in the CCA-Louisiana STAR tournament after landing an almost 8-pound speckled trout last Friday during the Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo out of Venice. 

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July 30 at 3:50 pm
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Final leaderboard for the 2015 Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

Final results for the 2015 Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo are as follows:

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July 27 at 11:36 am
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2015 Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo final results

Here are final results from the 17th annual Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo held this past weekend out of Venice Marina.

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July 27 at 10:48 am
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Legislation creating state-run GOM red snapper fishery introduced in Congress

Bipartisan legislation that would pave the way for state-based management of the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery was introduced Thursday into the U.S. House of Representatives.

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July 17 at 9:44 am
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Pulling the trigger on trigger fish

Gray triggerfish are a prized bycatch to red snapper fishing. Their delectable table qualities are evident in their nickname “armored snapper.”

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Five cited for alleged red snapper violations

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited five Louisiana men for allegedly being over the limit of red snapper during a vessel inspection out of Venice.

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July 14 at 3:11 pm
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Apex Predator: Use red snapper and de-barbed hardheads to catch more cobia

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Cobia are one of my favorite fish to catch, but with only a 16-foot bay boat, my days at trying to get these tasty fish are very limited.

So I make sure to have the most enticing bait that no cobia can resist: barb-less hardhead catfish.

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July 13 at 4:40 pm
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The secret lives of red snappers revealed

Red snappers are easily the most-studied fish in the Gulf of Mexico, so a lot is known about their biology.

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July 02 at 5:00 pm
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Go west — How to catch fish in western Lake Pontchartrain

Pelayo grimaced and pointed with his chin toward Artie, who was casting from the bow. I couldn’t see Artie’s face, but Pelayo could. Hence his grimace.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Macaroni magic — Using macaroni to chum up mangrove snapper

The absolutely transparent water churned with fish.

It was like a giant aquarium.

The slightly-built, heavily suntanned 50-year-old man threw another handful of macaroni into the seething mass of Bermuda chubs and mangrove snappers. 

Macaroni?

You betcha — macaroni.

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July 01 at 6:00 am
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Something is cooking on the Vermilion River

If you smell something really good on the banks of the Vermilion River between Abbeville and Henry, you probably are passing the Menard residence.

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June 29 at 9:00 am
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Jesuit's Blue Jay Fishing Rodeo set for June 26-27

Registration will be open until noon on Wednesday, June 24 for the 23rd Jesuit Blue Jay Fishing Rodeo, highlighted this year by three of the top speckled trout anglers in the state participating in the weigh-in festivities at John Ryan Stadium in Metairie.

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June 19 at 9:40 am
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Completing the 'Coastal Trashcan Slam'

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Tips and tactics on how to catch commonly-targeted species in Louisiana like speckled trout, redfish, largemouth bass, red snapper, sac-a-lait and yellowfin tuna are pretty common topics on outdoor television shows — but they definitely aren’t included in this episode of Sportsman TV.

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June 16 at 10:30 am
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Venice Marina hosts Bardwell Family Tournament Saturday, June 20

The Venice fishing community has organized a one-day tournament this Saturday, June 20, in support of longtime guide Dennis Bardwell, whose wife Cathy is battling liver cancer.

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June 15 at 7:35 pm
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LDWF: No plans to increase daily red snapper limit for remainder of state season

With the closing on Wednesday of the 10-day federal recreational red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico, the state currently has no plans to increase the daily snapper limit in Louisiana waters, according to the head of fisheries.

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June 12 at 10:39 am
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Graves withdraws red snapper state management plan from Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization bill

Although an amendment that would have transferred management of red snapper to the five Gulf states was withdrawn yesterday before the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act,  the potential for state management of the fishery in the future is still a real possibility, according to the head of the Center for Coastal Conservation.

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June 02 at 2:20 pm
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