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Hot weather doesn't slow down Bayou Black bass bite

The line to launch at Bob’s Bayou Black was well beyond the overflow parking lot last Saturday morning.

“Well,” said Patrick Engerran, “either the fish are biting, or there’s a tournament I didn’t know about. Kind of like the long lines at Disney… only I think this is the happiest place on earth.”

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July 06 at 2:30 pm
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Trout tactics for beach bums

When most folks from Louisiana want to spend a little time at the beach, they pack up their SUVs and head east toward Gulf Shores, Alabama. 

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Captain uses two tools to stay on the shallow rig bite

One of the more challenging aspects of fishing shallow-water rigs is keeping your boat in the right spot to stay on a hot bite.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Three tips for finding shell beds

Finding shell beds around rigs isn’t all that difficult to do as long as you know a few tricks. John Falterman says these three tips for finding them will quickly put you on the fish.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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No place like home - Hot summer rig fishing tips

Dorothy was right; there is no place like home.

Whether it’s the love of your own family, the feel of your own furniture, or the comfort of your own commode, home is the place to be if you like the security that comes with the familiar.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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Phone app shows fish finder screen

I thought Capt. Lane Zimmer had some kind of social-media addiction when I saw him continually retrieve his phone out of his pocket. 

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Proper channels

More than 10 years ago, when I used to live in West Monroe, my local tournament partner Sid Havard and I used to look forward to May every year.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Search and destroy

Capt. Lane Zimmer’s text message was crystal clear.

“… left them biting yesterday,” the message read. 

I wasn’t sure what happened between yesterday and this morning, but Lane’s spot that was so productive just 24 hours before only gave up two trout.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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