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Top cold-weather tactics for Delacroix trout

December usually delivers our first blast of really cold weather. We start getting cold front after cold front beginning in November, and by increments our weather changes from fall to winter with each passing front.

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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Live bait takes some TLC

“I’m all about live bait,” veteran redfish and speckled trout charter guide Herk Bergeron said. “The catch ratio is much better with live bait, especially for bigger fish. Most of the winter, I use cocahoe minnows. I start with shrimp in April. From mid-May into August I use mostly croakers. In September, I shift back to cocahoes.

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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Foggy morning specks in the Sulfur Mine

When the colder air from the north collides with our warmer, milder air, fog is often the result _ and the fog has been showing up on a pretty regular basis these past few days.

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December 03 at 9:39 am
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Brunswick County.doc Purifier Test (live)

Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Guide Service said even the unusual amount of fall rain couldnt put off the good fall fishing in lower Brunswick County. He said there was a variety of fish that were already feeding well and the cool snap earlier this week appeared to make them even hungrier.

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December 01 at 7:00 am
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Fish in a barrel — Top cold-water tactics for Delacroix trout and redfish

During the fall, Ol’ Man Winter lazily throws a few cold fronts in our general direction, and we appreciate the cooler temperatures and lower humidity.

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December 01 at 7:00 am
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Offseason reds — Tips for winter redfishing

It felt weird.

It was a weekend, but the parking lot was nearly empty. The big pavilion was empty. There weren’t any lines of people waiting for live bait.

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December 01 at 7:00 am
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The best of 2014

I hate lists. So much so that, after submitting The Best of 2013 last year for publication, I felt ashamed and disgusted.

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December 01 at 7:00 am
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Texas Lady Anglers enjoy annual trip to Calcasieu Lake

The Texas Lady Anglers and the U.S. Postal Service have something in common: Neither rain, sleet or snow can keep them from their appointed rounds.

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November 21 at 2:15 pm
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Trolling Lake Pontchartrain for big trout

Featuring two of the Top 10 speckled trout records in the state, Lake Pontchartrain has long been considered a big trout destination for decades. 

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November 21 at 1:45 pm
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Cracking the code: Figuring out Chalmette's wintertime speck pattern

In “A Christmas Story” (which we’re all about to see hundreds of times between Thanksgiving Day and Dec. 25,) Ralphie waits and waits for the arrival of his Little Orphan Annie Secret Society decoder ring.

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November 21 at 1:30 pm
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New Orleans man pleads guilty to illegally selling gamefish, LDWF says

A New Orleans man pleaded guilty to illegally selling gamefish on Tuesday in municipal court in Orleans Parish, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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November 21 at 7:34 am
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Paul Brown’s Corky lures still catching big speckled trout

Corky lures are a Texas legend. Originally hand produced in a Houston garage by Paul Brown, the bait became famous for the huge trout that consistently fell for it.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Vinson’s top fishing picks for November trout, reds

Capt. Joe Vinson agreed to share a few fall hotspots that should produce some fish for anglers this month.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Old-school flies are best for trout, Poe says

When it comes to flies, Capt. Jeff Poe is decidedly old school.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Poe’s personal best fly-caught speck

Capt. Jeff Poe doesn’t hesitate when naming his most memorable fly-caught speckled trout of his life.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Wounded Warriors spank specks out of Shell Beach

A  group of Wounded Warriors enjoyed a special day on the water Saturday, resulting in 250 trout and several redfish hitting the dock in Shell Beach.

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November 11 at 10:09 am
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