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Be wary of trolling motor prop wash when fishing

Ken Sherman is a perfectionist, paying close attention to every detail involved in catching fish. And one of the things he says many bass anglers overlook is the importance of boat handling when approaching a log jam or tree.

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August 16 at 9:00 am
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Pitch with the other hand

If you pitch jigs using your dominant hand, you’re putting yourself at a huge disadvantage, accomplished tournament angler Ken Sherman said.

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August 16 at 6:00 am
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'Cajun Navy' rescues hundreds from record flooding

As water poured form the heavens and swamped the greater Baton Rouge area, a group of St. Bernard Parish surface drive boaters quickly organized and headed west to help with rescue operations — eventually saving hundreds of people stranded by waters too fast to allow them to get to out.

"We remember when people came to help us (after Hurricane Katrina)," said Violte's Jared Serigne, who became the de facto admiral of the so-called Cajun Navy.

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August 16 at 1:28 am
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Top 5 jig-fishing tips to catch more bass

Jigs were once thought of as primarily cold-weather lures, but anglers have proved over the past decade or so the baits will produce bites even in the heat of summer.

But a lot of fishermen struggle to master jig fishing. Baton Rouge’s Ken Sherman, on the other hand, won lots and lots of money with that lure tied to the end of his line before giving up competitive fishing.

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August 15 at 3:22 pm
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State auditors unable to determine if Louisiana Saltwater Series spending was 'proper’

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries accounting procedures were so lax between 2010 and 2014 that state auditors are unable to determine if more than $56,000 in promotional items were properly purchased — and indicated some donations to the agency's saltwater tournament could have broken state ethics laws, Louisiana Sportsman has learned.

“LDWF did not establish written policies and procedures specific to the (Louisiana Saltwater Series),” according to a portion of the preliminary Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s report obtained by the Sportsman from an unnamed source. “Therefore, we cannot determine if the … LaCarte card purchases were proper.”

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August 12 at 12:16 pm
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LDWF’s red snapper stance a big step back

Change is inevitable when new administrations come into power. So it’s no surprise that Charlie Melancon, appointed head of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries by Gov. John Bel Edwards, is doing things differently than his predecessor.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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6 tips to catch more bream

Louisiana Sportsman contributor Jerald Horst has a reputation as a serious bream killer. I’ve repeatedly heard stories of him returning to the landing with hundreds of bluegill and goggle-eye.

“My goal is 200,” Horst confirmed when he called and invited me to join him and his grandson on a trip yesterday to the sprawling Atchafalaya Basin. “If I don’t catch 200 it’s not a good trip.”

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July 27 at 2:49 pm
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Sunscreen FAQs

Here are some facts about sunscreen, compliments of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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July 20 at 6:00 am
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