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Break deer-cam dependency

From his experiences on the road and at home, Chad Wall has come to realize that most hunters have lost the ability to read deer sign put down by nature.†

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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Home Stand ó How to employ Midwest deer-hunting tactics in Louisiana

Chad Wall feels like hunters within a 100-mile radius of his home in Springfield are some of the best in the country.

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December 01 at 7:00 am
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Small sweet-potato plots work wonders

It’s too late this year to employ one of Bob Watson’s favorite early season buck-hunting strategies, but there’s no doubt you’ll want to put it to work for you next year.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Ghost bucks ó How to hunt deer you didnít know existed

I’ve known Bob Watson all my life.†

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November 01 at 7:00 am
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Bass also spawn on main-lake ridges

It’s not hard to tell where most bass anglers like to fish during the spawn. The armada of boats beating the banks kind of gives it away.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Empty spawning beds not all bad

One of the banes of bed fishermen is empty beds.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Delayed Gratification ó Why Toledo Bend bass fishing will turn on this month

If there has ever been a colder winter at Toledo Bend, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Dennis Tietje cannot remember it.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Shallow trout prefer a straight pull

What good would a small mud boat be if you didn’t know how to catch fish once you got away from everybody else by crossing a shallow flat?

According to LaCoste, the great thing about fishing low water is that any deep water that is left holds copious amounts of fish.

“You may have only have a couple feet of water, but that is deep water if everything else around you is one foot or less,” he said. “It might only be 1 foot — it doesn’t matter. Wherever the deeper water is the trout and reds will be there too.”

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Guide enjoys evening DuLarge bite

For a charter captain, fishing can be a little hectic.

With all the things they’ve got to think about each and every morning to ensure their customers have a fun and productive day on the water, the fun of fishing can sometimes be tough to recall.

That’s why Capt. Travis Miller with Miller Time Fishing Charters (985-981-6434) loves heading out in the afternoons if he finds himself with a little free time.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Small-boat DuLarge ó How to catch reds, specks with a mud boat

Marty LaCoste likes things a little quiet.

According to my son, it’s so he can whisper to the fish exactly what he wants them to do.

When things get a little bit too loud, those trout can’t hear him as clearly.

That’s why the “Trout Whisperer” — my son’s nickname for LaCoste — went out and bought an 18-foot-by-60-inch Gator Tail aluminum boat with a mud motor on back.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Soft-plastic tips for Geoghegan Canal

Many anglers like adding a little insurance in the form of live shrimp in their livewells when they push off from the dock. And there are times when having the real thing can turn the tide to your favor.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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The Easy Button ó Speckled trout stack up in Geoghegan Canal in December

I started carrying cash because of the emotional connection I have to break to give it to somebody else.

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December 01, 2013 at 6:00 am
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Ghost Minnows prove to be durable soft plastics

The Ghost Minnow we used to catch trout on this trip was the same one Capt. James Wilson used to put together 30 straight limits of speckled trout.

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November 15, 2013 at 6:00 am
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Clovelly Oil Field offers best of both worlds

The particular area that produced all these limits of speckled trout for Capt. James Wilson is a part of the Clovelly Oil Field. The canal that comes out in the middle of Little Lake is a part of it, but the other part, where we fished, is the south end by Brusle.

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November 15, 2013 at 6:00 am
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Tropical weather pushes trout toward Lafitte

To say you’re hoping for a hurricane to blow through South Louisiana just to make the fishing better would be a tad bit insensitive.

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November 15, 2013 at 6:00 am
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Pirogues make good scouting tools

Hunting out of a pirogue is a great way to see and slip up on more game if you have a creek running through your property or lease, but a pirogue can also serve as a great way to scout for places to hunt on the land.

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November 15, 2013 at 6:00 am
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