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Top 7 tips for catching slabs in brush

Terry Blankenship’s passion is finding and catching crappie year-round. And the fish don’t stand a chance when the summer heat pushes fish out to deep, flooded brush and standing timber.

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September 15 at 6:00 am
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Follow the coast for fire-hot trout fishing, Dularge fishing guide says

Dularge fishing guide Capt. Marty LaCoste answered the phone laughing.

"I've got (a trout) on right now," the owner of Absolute Fishing Charters said when asked if he was on the water. "Whoa! I've got a double!"

LaCoste said trout fishing south of Dularge has been better than ever after the Hurricane Harvey storm surge receded.

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September 05 at 9:58 am
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Dumb video: Man wrestles 11-point buck

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There are many who have hunted for decades and never laid eyes on a true trophy buck. These poor guys sit in stands for months on end just hoping a massive deer will step out.

Well, some dodo in parts unknown not only saw a massive-racked buck but went a step farther: He grabbed the antlers when the deer walked between him and a buddy.

And he did it while being videoed.

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August 31 at 5:15 pm
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Dams at Vernon and Anacoco threatened by rising waters, Vernon Parish sheriff says

Dams on two Vernon Parish lakes are in danger of breaching because of heavy rains dumped on the region by the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, the Vernon Parish sheriff announced late yesterday.†

"DOTD will continue to monitor both lake situations, both dams," Sheriff Sam Craft said of Lake Vernon and Anacoco Lake. "This is only the possibility of a breach. This situation has occurred due to all the volume of rain, from the rising of the water and the pressure on the dams."

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August 31 at 10:11 am
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Brothers catch pair of 11-pounders from Lacassine NWR

Brothers Darren and Joey Sexton have hunted Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge's trophy bass for years, and the stars finally lined up earlier this month when they each caught an 11-pound bass.

"It only took me 40-something years to catch it," Darren Sexton said of his 11.6-pounder.

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August 30 at 5:17 pm
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Gates opened to relieve pressure on Toledo Bend dam

As Hurricane Harvey vomited trillions of gallons of water onto the Houston region, Toledo Bend officials started running water through the dam to pull down the lake levels — just in case.

Yesterday, the situation didn't look too dire. Toledo Bend was marking 171.35 feet, two gates were cracked open and both generators in the dam were running 24 hours a day.

Today, however, Harvey made its second U.S. landfall in Cameron Parish and the deluge moved to the Toledo Bend region.†By 2:30 p.m., the lake had jumped to 172.86 feet and officials cracked open more gates to more than double the outflow.

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August 30 at 3:57 pm
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Video shows sperm whale washing ashore on Grand Isle

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A 20- to 30-foot sperm whale washed onto a Grand Isle beach today, according to one news outlet and several Facebook reports.

Karl Thayer and Carl Vidrine, who is a well-known Grand Isle angler, were among those who posted photos of the dead whale on Facebook.

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August 26 at 5:14 pm
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Cobia show up early south of Dularge

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Capt. Bill Lake isn't known for offshore forays, but he decided to head into the Gulf and catch a few red snapper.

He discovered a welcomed bonus when cobia began cruising around his boat.

"We caught a 72-pounder and a 50-pounder, and two more smaller ones," Lake said.

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August 22 at 4:36 pm
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