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Lens-cleaning wipes a must for any angler

There’s nothing worse than spending most of a fishing trip looking through sunglasses smeared with fingerprints, sweat, sunscreen, residue from water and fish slime. Or trying to get your GPS screen clean enough to see exactly where that top-secret hotspot is located.

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7 hours ago
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Desiccant keeps hooks rust free

We all know water is the enemy of all metal. And while we protect a lot of our equipment, we anglers often just toss our lures back in storage containers and forget them until the next trip.

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21 hours ago
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Choose the right fishing line

Today’s fishing is crowded with choices to be made. Where to fish and what to do when we get there are definitely on that list.

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Yesterday at 7:30 am
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Best August trout bait

Shrimp are kings of summertime trout fishing — everyone knows that.

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August 14 at 5:36 pm
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Outboard blues

My nickname in some quarters is “Black Cloud” because I have a tendency to toward bad luck. My only chance to fish Lake Amistad during its heyday, for instance, was doomed when a blizzard (literally blizzard) blew through South Texas — in late May. The one time I fished Lake Falcon, another big-bass mecca, fell apart when an upstream dam burst in Mexico and sent the lake into a massive rise.

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August 01 at 1:29 pm
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Outboard blues

My nickname in some quarters is “Black Cloud” because I have a tendency to toward bad luck. My only chance to fish Lake Amistad during its heyday, for instance, was doomed when a blizzard (literally blizzard) blew through South Texas — in late May. The one time I fished Lake Falcon, another big-bass mecca, fell apart when an upstream dam burst in Mexico and sent the lake into a massive rise.

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August 01 at 9:00 am
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Basin producing huge bream

It’s been at least 25 years since my younger brother Greg, my dad Allen and I fished together. So it was an even bet whether or not we’d all survive the trip when we loaded up Monday morning to make a bream-fishing trip to the Atchafalaya Basin.

Three Crawfords on 17 feet of Cajun Special can be a scary thing.

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July 21 at 8:17 pm
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The perfect bream 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.

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July 18 at 6:30 am
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What other pros say

Todd Faircloth, Texas

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July 17 at 6:30 am
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Go shallow for summertime bass

Everyone loves to chase bass during the spring and fall, when fish are cruising shallows and chomping on everything that moves.

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July 17 at 6:30 am
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How to maintain a spinning reel

I’ve had a lifelong distaste for spinning tackle. I have never learned to use it for any accurate casting, and the infernal loops that form in the reel spool drive me nuts.

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July 16 at 6:30 am
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Video: When wild hogs attack

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Hunting is often described by the uninitiated as an act perpetrated on innocent animals. And, well, we do hide in trees and wait for deer to meander into our sights. Fun and productive, but it's not all that dangerous to the hunter, unless he happens to fall from his perch.

And then there's hog hunting. Unless you are lucky enough to be in a tree when a hog walks out, you just never know what will happen — as this video so aptly shows.

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July 15 at 7:20 am
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Seven tips for beach-fishing success

Summer heat means speckled trout will be moving from the marshes and bays, stacking up along the beaches of the coast.

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July 14 at 6:30 am
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Trout, red regs in need of overhaul?

Since 1988, we anglers fishing along the Louisiana coast have operated under regulations allowing us to keep 25 trout and five redfish per day. And that latter limit could have been even more liberal were it not for the redfish wars that ended commercial exploitation of that species.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Video: The best hook-removal technique

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Let me just say that it hurt like crazy when the topwater lure slammed into my mouth and chin. Like being punched in the face by a young Mike Tyson. Well, as least Evander Hollyfield.

But I never felt the stainless steel hook sink into the skin on my jaw line. When I felt the tug of pressure from the lure now hanging from my face, I looked over at buddy Clyde Pritchard and asked if he had hooked me.

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June 27 at 10:05 am
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Too early to tell if slow trout fishing a problem, LDWF says

The head fisheries biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said tough fishing this spring doesn’t necessarily point to problems with the fishery.

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June 25 at 12:12 pm
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