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SW rigs load up with specks

Leaving Calcasieu Lake for near-offshore oil-field structures pays off with speckled trout in the ice chest when conditions are favorable this month.

No one knows that better than Jeff Poe, a veteran saltwater fishing guide who frequents those structures as much as he can this time of year. One of his favorite destinations is the Johnson Bayou rigs approximately 7 to 8 miles to the west of the Cameron Jetties.

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August 26 at 6:01 am
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Rapala’s Shadow Rap Shad

Rapala, one of the most-recognizable and respected brands in the artificial lure manufacturing business, introduced a jerkbait at the 2015 Bassmaster Classiic.

This spring, the company followed up with another jerkbait in the series that stands out from any others: Bass haven’t seen an artificial lure move like the Shadow Rap Shad.

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August 12 at 11:47 am
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Load up on bass in lower Sabine River

There’s a stretch of the Sabine River that gives up beaucoup bass in the heat of August. In fact, Lake Charles outdoorsman Ron Castille said it’s one of his go-to place for late summer for several reasons.

The former television fishing show host had plenty of good things to say about the stretch below Interstate 10 and above the Intracoastal Waterway near Orange, Texas, and the old Burnt Out Bridge.

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August 03 at 8:55 am
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Basin run-outs light up

When the nation’s last great overflow swamp is done taking its annual bath and the water level starts falling, Atchafalaya Basin bass anglers can have a grand time.

A veteran angler who has fished the Atchafalaya Basin since he was old enough to hold a fishing pole saids one of the bassing hotspots will be Grand Lake.

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July 25 at 10:08 am
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Thunder Jigs - Buddies started Delta Lures to recreate their favorite baits

LaPlace is the home of Delta Lures and the Thunder Jig, among other artificial lures being made by two serious bass fishermen.

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July 14 at 7:00 pm
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Grand Pass anglers will be rewarded with redfish

When Thibodaux’s Travis Lovell points the bow of his boat to Grand Pass in July, he knows he’ll catch black drum or redfish there, which is why he likes to call it Fishin’ Roulette in Grand Pass.

Is it red or black?

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July 01 at 2:22 pm
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Head to Raccoon Island jetties for trout action

What doubles as a speckled trout honey hole in June and beautiful bird-watching area in the northern Gulf of Mexico?

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June 27 at 2:55 pm
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Lure Review: LiveTarget's sunfish

Apparently startled, certainly rattled, a small, injured bream swam to the surface, zigged and zagged in the scattered grass, jumped a little and landed sideways before continuing to move erratically until it settled back into the water to meet its fate.

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June 06 at 9:55 pm
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