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Life on his terms

Rich Shiree has packed a lot of living in his 43 years. All he seemed to do was hunt hogs and deer, 12 months a year, with a totally independent lifestyle.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Rig ‘em up

Capt. Creighton Ward fishes almost exclusively with live shrimp. “They maximize opportunities under almost all conditions. I firmly believe that,” he said.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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The triangle of fishing

Creighton Ward likes to call Buras, located in central Plaquemines Parish, the triangle of fishing. From Buras, there is fishing on the east side of the river, on the west side of the river, and down the river.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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A cool idea

The whole day, Creighton Ward was never out of reach of his beverage.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Croakers: blue-collar gamefish

Let’s face it; there’s nothing glamorous about croakers.

Some of the other members of its family have a lot more pizzazz — a redfish is more powerful than a locomotive; a speckled trout is faster than a speeding bullet. 

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May 03 at 4:25 pm
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Hog Wars

The big guy sat down fluidly and easily in the ground blind with his Weatherby Accumark Custom rifle over his knees.

For his 275 pounds, he was nimble, if not spry.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Buras Tag Team

The weather looked lousy as Creighton Ward, part owner and first captain of Southern Exposure Inland Fishing Charters, launched his boat from an obscure launch just north of the old Buras Auditorium into the Mississippi River. 

It was overcast, threatening rain and worst of all the wind was honking. 

The water just had to be dirty.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Forrest Green is a fishing fool

Forrest Green figures he gets 300 days of fishing in a year.

That’s a lot of fishing.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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