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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 — 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 — 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 — Speckled trout stack up in Geohegan 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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Silent Killer

One of the things that make slipping up on game in a pirogue possible is silence.

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November 15, 2013 at 6:00 am
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Clovelly two-step — Speckled trout fishing gets hot at Lafitte’s Clovelly

I couldn’t figure out why my son wasn’t making a cast.

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November 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Water Works — Hunting from a pirogue

Sid Havard exited his truck and left it parked along the banks of Black Lake Creek.

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November 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Soybeans proved to be the buck meal ticket

If there has been any one magic ingredient that has attracted more deer to my small property in Washington Parish, it has been the implementation of a summer food plot program.

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October 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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