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Head to lower Mississippi River for November trout

Redfish were choking the marshes around Venice in October, but trout were few and far between. By early November, however, specks should be invading the Mississippi River, producing plenty of action.

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November 07 at 3:38 pm
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Short runs for Delacroix trout

Anglers looking for easy limits of trout without burning a lot of boat fuel should put in at Delacroix this month.

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October 24 at 7:40 am
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Sumrall earns coveted 2018 Bassmaster Classic berth

New Iberia's Caleb Sumrall has been on a fishing roll, culminating in this weekend's victory at the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship on South Carolina's Lake Hartwell — a win that earned him a berth in the 2018 Bassmaster Classic and an invitation to join the 2018 Elite Series.

"It's truly unbelievable," Sumrall told LouisianaSportsman.com about his invitation to the Classic. "It's why we do this."

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October 23 at 11:31 am
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'A million speckled trout' swarm Cocodrie, guide says

If you can't catch a limit of trout in Cocodrie this month, you can't blame the fishery. At least, that's what one of the veteran guides in the area reported.

"There's a million speckled trout — all between 10 inches to 13 inches," said Capt. Tommy Pellegrin of Custom Charters. "There are very few really nice fish, but there's a lot of trout. You can go catch them all day long."

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October 23 at 9:20 am
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Make your own sandbags

Sandbags are a necessity for hunters when sighting in their rifles. And there are plenty of commercial options available.

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October 18 at 4:00 pm
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Sight in your rifle — with just two shots

It never fails: The afternoon before rifle season opens, someone grabs a paper plate from the camp’s kitchen, rides his ATV out to the nearest 100-yard opening and takes a few shots with a rifle he hasn’t looked at since last season.

If he hits the plate, he figures he’s ready to go.

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October 17 at 11:00 am
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Crazy bowhunting vid: Woman misses five times in a row

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I'm known far and wide as the worst of bowhunters. I mean, I once sat 11 hours, missing three deer at the same spot not five steps from my tree. I missed one three times in a row.

Don't even ask about the marsh deer that jumped my string at three paces (I swear it happened).

So I felt a certain kinship with the woman in this video, who shot at one dumb doe until she ran out of arrows.

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October 09 at 7:39 pm
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Potential state record deer arrowed

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A St. Francisville dentist on Oct. 5 arrowed what could be the largest Louisiana non-typical deer to be killed with a bow — and he was hunting pretty much where he works.

"I killed the deer inside the city limits — behind my dentist office," Dr. Frank Sullivan said of the 18-pointer that grossed between 220 and 230 points.

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October 06 at 4:59 pm
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