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Best tips for summer Pointe-aux-Chenes marsh

Last week's torrential downpours couldn't stop the redfish action in the Pointe-aux-Chenes marsh. In fact, the stiff westerly winds backed up the water, making it even easier to get to the fish.

"I never fish when the water is this high," said Denham Springs angler Darren Cooper, who owns a camp minutes from Pointe-aux-Chenes Marina. "When it's high, I usually stay at that camp."

He was happy he did't sleep in by the time he returned to the launch Saturday.

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Yesterday at 11:32 am
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Bream action picks up at Lake Verret

The wind was blowing and it was still a little cool a few weeks ago when my son Garrett and I launched into Lake Verret from the Attakapas Landing. And the water was muddier than I expected.

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May 17 at 10:05 am
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The best panfish rig

I grew up bream fishing, and we caught a lot of fish using cane poles. And as I aged, I pretty much kept to the same approach, moving to telescopic graphite jig poles.

Then I decided one day to try a slip cork rig — and it changed my entire bream-fishing world.

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May 16 at 6:30 am
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Trout invasion is on at Lafitte, charter guide says

Lafitte anglers have to make long runs most of the year to reach hot trout action, but this month everything is happening near the little port south of New Orleans.

"In reality, 35 minutes from the marina you can catch plenty of trout," Capt. Theophile Bourgeois said.

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May 10 at 5:15 pm
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John Bel Edwards’ order is on the mark

No one likes taxes. Well, maybe Bernie Sanders does. But at least no one (including, apparently, our most-socialist presidential candidate) likes paying them.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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22nd CCA STAR kicks off May 28

The Coastal Conservation Association's Louisiana Statewide Tournament and Angler’s Rodeo kicks off May 28, with more than 25 divisions offering more than $500,000 in prizes.

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April 15 at 11:05 am
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Website user ambushes Magnolia gobbler

LousianaSportsman.com user "-Duckaholic-" normally makes turkey-hunting trips every year with his friends and children, but with the downturn in the oil-and-gas industry, he's just been unable to go as scheduled.

But when he received an invite to hunt turkeys in Mississippi with a friend, he broke away to make it happen.

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April 14 at 8:34 am
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VIDEO: Kayaker finds massive gator on end of jug line

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Baton Rouge's Lance Burgos was enjoying a weekend camping trip to Lake Fausse Point State Park with his 11-year-old daughter Evan on Saturday when a jug line in a nearby canal caught their eye.

"She had been watching that yellow float swimming around, and she said, 'I want to know what's on the other end,'" the elder Burgos said. "I told her it was either a catfish or a garfish."

He promised to pull the line up just to take a peak when they headed out that afternoon, but what had swallowed the hook was more than they bargained for.

Roughly 12 to 14 feet more.

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April 12 at 8:29 am
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