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When to go fishing in March

Wind, wind, wind — March is a tough month for saltwater fishermen, but redfish is one of your best bests if you want to hit the water, according to Junior Mendoza.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Target structure for Venice trout

Speckled trout in Venice are no different than those elsewhere in one important way: They often concentrate on any bottom discontinuity that causes water currents to break, even if only ever so slightly.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Why Venice for trout fishing?

I couldn’t help asking Capt. Brandon Carter why he chose Venice as the home base for his charter service.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Tooling up for March redfishing

Junior Mendoza is a strong advocate of braided lines, using 30-pound-test PowerPro.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Seven fishing tips for redfish success

1. Look for clear water.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Fishing didn’t come natural to Mendoza

Feliciano “Junior” Mendoza has been a charter fishing and waterfowl hunting guide for three years, running Shallow Water Charters (504-258-2131) out of Myrtle Grove.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Basics of finding Venice’s high-river trout

“Play the wind,” is Capt. Brandon Carter’s opening advice on how to find Venice speckled trout during high-river periods.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Beating Ole Man River — Pro tips for Venice trout fishing

Rule No. 1 for speckled trout fishing: Look for clean water. 

As far as Louisiana speck fisherman go, that’s probably rule Nos. 2 and 3, as well. Their definition of “clean water” is clear water— that kind of green, fishy clear that makes their pulses run hard.

There is some dispute as to whether Mark Twain called the Missouri River or the Mississippi River “too thick to drink and too thin to plow.”

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Code Red — Shallow-water fishing tips to catch more redfish

I shivered involuntarily in the predawn light. It felt more like I was going duck hunting than fishing, especially since I was in a surface drive-driven shallow-water boat.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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If you knew the gou as I do

The freshwater drum, Aplodinotus grunniens, has to be the most disrespected large freshwater fish in Louisiana and probably the whole United States.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Top trout tactics

Glenn Schurr’s tactics have put you in the vicinity of where they are biting, but now what? Speckled trout can concentrate in very small spots and there is a lot of water out there, even if Shurr’s strategy has put you in the ballpark.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Standard Mapping E-cards help find speckled trout

Glenn Schurr said the key to putting trout in the boat is pretty simple.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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How Standard Mapping Services E-cards happened

The story of how a New Orleans street cop became the Jedi Knight of fishing navigation maps is an American success story that could only have happened in Louisiana.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Love ’em or hate ’em — the good and the bad of fishing with yo-yos

Yo-yos are one of those pieces of fishing gear that people either love or hate. Few people say, “Oh, yeah; they are OK, even though I don’t use them.”

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Rigging and using yo-yos

Yo-yos, more properly called automatic fishing reels, are simple but ingenuous devices. Essentially, a yo-yo is a stainless steel spring enclosed within two circular pieces of sheet metal held together by a single rivet in the middle. 

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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This guy has teeth

The great barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda, is a common fish in the blue waters offshore of Louisiana. Yet one never sees a fishing story about anyone fishing for them off of our coast. 

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February 04 at 9:00 am
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