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LiveTargetís Swimbait Series

LiveTarget, with its industry-leading designs and award-winning artificial lures, has added to its growing family with soft-plastic swimbaits that — even in their earliest stages of design — fool the forage fish they resemble so closely.

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February 15 at 9:00 am
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Redfish are ripe for the catching at the Cameron Jetties

A long-time charter boat captain has just the place for anglers to go to tussle with redfish †in the Calcasieu Lake region this month.

Kirk Stansel, who has been a saltwater fishing and waterfowl hunting guide for decades, points people south to the Cameron Jetties.

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February 07 at 1:45 pm
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Shell Cuts offer quality fishing

Morgan City outdoorsman Bill McCarty might spend more of his time these days fishing for bass to the west in the marshy Bayou Black area in February.

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February 02 at 4:18 pm
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The Matrix Minnow

One good hard bait deserves another, and that is what Chas Champagne of Slidell has done with the introduction this month of the Matrix Minnow.

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January 13 at 4:00 pm
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Nutria liver makes great bait

Some of Bill McCarty’s favorite fishing holes in January are between the Wax Lake Outlet and Atchafalaya River, where it’s usually no problem to catch a bunch of catfish averaging 2 pounds.

So imagine the Morgan City outdoorsman’s delight — and at the same time dread — when he hooked one a couple years ago and it rolled to give him a good look at one heckuva catfish on the business end of his 15-pound-test monofilament.

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January 11 at 11:13 am
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Halterís Island redfish gang up

A natural disaster started a wintertime tradition for residents and visitors to lower St. Mary Parish, where Halter’s Island becomes a redfish hotspot each December.

Morgan City’s Bill McCarty, a St. Mary Parish School Board member who owns WHM Services LLC, knows as well as anyone about catching redfish after redfish — most of them 18 to 24 inches long with the occasional bull red — down there.

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December 22, 2016 at 4:04 am
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Stormís Arashi Spinbait

What looks like a topwater prop bait but isn’t because it does its work underwater to entice suspending bass?

The answer is Storm’s Arashi Spinbait, which made its grand appearance at this year’s ICAST show.

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December 15, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Itís a wonderful time for wading

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

That’s what some speckled trout anglers do in December on the northern reaches of Calcasieu Lake — especially those who want wallhanger fish weighing up to 10 pounds.

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December 06, 2016 at 2:52 pm
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