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How to limit on Lafitte reds

Thursday it took one stop for guide Dominick Ochello to put his clients on all the Lafitte redfish they could stand.

“We caught 27,” Ochello said. “They were schooled up.”

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July 31 at 2:55 pm
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Speckled trout, shrimp arriving now in Little Lake, Manila Village near Lafitte

Speckled trout and shrimp are just now starting to arrive near Lafitte, but the weather has made it tough to get in a good trip, according to a local fishing guide.

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April 29 at 9:33 am
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Beginners guide to Oak River — Fishing tips for redfish, speckled trout and bass at this Delacroix winter hotspot

In the days before levees channeled the Big Muddy, Oak River was a natural funnel for the mighty Mississippi. For centuries it was a conduit for fresh, muddy water, and silt and sediment gradually built up significant ridges that line Oak River to this day.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Delacroix speckled trout bite on fire, guides say

Salty water this month combined with milder temperatures have turned on speckled trout fishing out of Delacroix unlike anything the area has seen in at least three years, according to a fishing guide.

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December 23, 2014 at 3:10 pm
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Four seasons of Claiborne stripers

Persistent fishermen can catch striped bass on Lake Claiborne pretty much all year long. The four seasons of Claiborne stripers vary a little bit from traditional “seasons,” as Donny Hood outlined below.

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August 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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History of Claiborne stripers

Lake Claiborne was completed in 1967. Even before that time, Hood’s father had property on the lake, and the two of them have actually walked all the way across what he calls the Little Lake area of Claiborne, which is the large open area north of the Big Lake but still south of the two large arms that extend far to the north of the spillway almost all the way to downtown Homer in Claiborne Parish.

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August 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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The Gulf's sinking stepping stone

A few hours after the sun goes down, if you’re sitting on the dock stretching out into Bayou Lafourche outside of Lisa Cefalu’s camp in Leeville, you’ll see a giant orange light of what looks like a refinery turning on for the night shift begin to glow.

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May 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm
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St. Bernard/Upper Plaquemines

This area of the state has developed the reputation for providing the closest thing that exists to a 12-month-a-year speckled trout fishery.

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April 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Barataria Bay/Grand Isle

Barataria Bay is a vast estuary ranging from near-freshwater Lake Cataouche in the north to near-marine habitats at Grand Isle in the south.

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April 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Pinpointing Wreck Bay

Dear Capt. Paul:

Where is Wreck Bay out of Point a la Hache? What are the coordinates for the bay? I can’t seem to find it on my map.

Capt. Paul’s response:

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February 05, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Winter Retreat ­— Delacroix’s Oak River provides great trout fishing

Last year the winter action in Oak River was good. In fact, better-than-good.

Capt. Ron “Ahab” Broadus (504-914-6063) said his February calendar from last year records some outstanding redfish catches and some decent speckled trout catches in a month not known for much in the way of productivity.

The majority of his action came from up in the Orange Bayou section around Bay Lori and in Lake Batolal, where he caught fish at the cuts in Oak River and drifting around points in Lake Batola while fishing plastics under a cork.

But last winter didn’t bring much in the way of cold down here to the southeastern part of Sportsman’s Paradise — at least not like this winter.

This winter is one for the books. We don’t often hear phrases like “polar vortex,” “arctic express” and “Hercules” in reference to extreme weather conditions. With summer heat waves or tropical storms, yes, but with winter?

Who woulda thunk it?

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February 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Sometimes nature is just fickle

Three short years ago, a little lake snuggled into the crescent of the Mississippi River southwest of New Orleans rose to world prominence when Kevin VanDam boated 20 fish worth 69 pounds, 11 ounces to win the Bassmaster Classic by a stunning 10 pounds.

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January 01, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Clovelly Oil Field offers best of both worlds

The particular area that produced all these limits of speckled trout for Capt. James Wilson is a part of the Clovelly Oil Field. The canal that comes out in the middle of Little Lake is a part of it, but the other part, where we fished, is the south end by Brusle.

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November 15, 2013 at 6:00 am
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Doctor’s Orders — Fall speckled trout and redfish hotspots mapped out

You’ve heard of situations described as “win-win-win.” How about one that’s “Win-Wynn-when?”

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November 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Clovelly two-step — Speckled trout fishing gets hot at Lafitte’s Clovelly

I couldn’t figure out why my son wasn’t making a cast.

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November 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Lucky 7 — Top Lafitte fishing hotspots

October changes everything. In gaming parlance, you’d say it reshuffles the deck and ups your odds for a winning hand.

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October 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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