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When it comes to catching specks on the fly, November is as good as it gets. A combination of a light south wind and moving tide will make for a nice mess of trout.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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For Pete’s sake — part deux

This month, we continue our tribute to Louisiana’s fly fishing legend, the late Pete Cooper Jr., by focusing on a particular species dear to his heart — flounder. 

Flounder are tough to catch — just ask any kayaker who has fished a slam tournament. It’s very rare that even 10 percent of the participants weigh in a flatfish.

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November 10 at 8:00 am
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Specks will be moving into the interior lakes and marsh edges. Find clear water, and flies have the advantage. On calm days, start with poppers along points and cuts for bigger trout. When you find diving birds, cast a weighted shrimp pattern along the edges of the school. Otherwise, a Clouser Minnow 3 feet under a VOSI is a proven trout taker.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
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For Pete’s sake- Redfish advice from a fly fishing legend

In early July, the fly fishing community suffered a great loss. Pete Cooper Jr. passed away after a courageous bout with cancer. He was 72.

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October 10 at 9:00 am
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September is a month of transition as water temperatures begin to drop. Slowly at first due to radiative cooling, and moreso as cool fronts invade the state. Cooler water invigorates the fish. 

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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IFTD and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamreels

There were beaucoup smiles following the recent International Fly Tackle Dealer Show — again held in conjunction with ICAST, the world’s largest fishing trade show. 

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September 10 at 9:00 am
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August is the last full month of “SweatFest 2017,” the festival no one likes to celebrate! While action for reds and specks on fly can be slow, it’s the best month of the year for pelagic species. 

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Fly fishing tournament raises money for heroes

Mathew Roberts had a New Year’s resolution. The avid kayaker and co-founder of Mission Six wanted to catch his first redfish on fly rod. In early Spring he did. And as he put it, his curiosity became an obsession!

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August 09 at 6:15 pm
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