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Trout Masters excerpt: catching big specks at the mouth of the river

Ed Sexton is known for catching oversized trout out of Venice near the mouth of the Mississippi River.

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August 4 at 5:45 am
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X marks the spot ­— Grand Isle’s big-trout hotspot

“He is consistently catching large fish. I haven’t seen anyone enjoy the success that he has. It is nothing short of miraculous.” Patrick Bonin, Internet managing editor of Louisiana Sportsman.com.

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16 hours ago
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Young man’s game — Diver shares tips for spearfishing for catfish

The story of the old bull and the young bull is almost cliché.

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16 hours ago
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: targeting big specks on Big Lake

Lake Calcasieu is home to some big-time speckled trout, but it can be a tough place to fish if you aren’t familiar with reef locations and how the Ship Channel influences the bite.

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Erik Rue with Calcasieu Charter Service shares tips that you can use on Big Lake, and across the coast, to catch more specks. 

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July 28 at 5:45 am
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: fishing for specks in the Lafitte area

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Theophile Bourgeois III with Bourgeois Fishing Charters shares tips that everyone can use to catch more specks. 

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July 21 at 5:45 am
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Tackle information

Schilling’s main fishing reels are old-fashioned Abu Garcia 5500 Ambassadeur bait casters. They are used whenever he fishes with worms, frogs or flukes.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Freshwater diversions not without controversy

Kevin Schilling said flatly that having the freshwater diversion is “the key” the Caernarvon bass fishery.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Kevin Schilling in the news

Kevin Schilling is only 33, but has popped up twice before in New Orleans area fishing news.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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The grain that flew

The literal interpretation from Cajun French to English for “gran à voler” is “grain that flew,” apparently because the ripe seeds are supposed to shoot out of the pods.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Wildman

Raymond Joseph “Joey” Fonseca Jr. is a complex man. By vocation, the 61-year-old is a commercial fisherman. By avocation he can be called an articulate philosopher of the wilds.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Cooking American lotus seeds

As soon as Joey Fonseca got home, he poured a huge glass of swamp bay leaf tea and retreated to his shady back porch to extract the gran à voler seeds from their pods.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Getting a duck boat ready for hunting season

“We make good money of the neglect that duck boats get,” Hank Johnston bluntly said.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: catching big specks on Lake Pontchartrain

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Eric Dumas with Living a Dream Guide Service talks about his obsession for speckled trout, and what he uses to catch them.

It seemed to the young man that everyone was catching big trout but him. So he started launching closer to the Trestles railroad bridge on the eastern end of the lake. He says that it took him 10 trips to learn how to catch trout there.

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July 14 at 5:45 am
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: catching specks in the marshes, lakes and bays of St. Bernard Parish

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Charlie Thomason with Capt. Charlie Thomason’s Bayou Charters shares tips and tactics that can be used by trout anglers across the coast. 

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July 07 at 5:50 am
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Interesting blue crab trivia

Blue crabs are one of the most-beautiful and interesting creatures in Louisiana’s coastal marshes. They are pugnacious — actually downright aggressive may be a better characterization — but within those armored bodies lies some of the most delectable of all seafoods.

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July 04 at 9:00 am
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Green trout heaven — Fishing tips for Delacroix bass

We’ve come a long way since virtually everyone in Southeast Louisiana used the term “green trout” to refer to largemouth bass. One of Louisiana’s first conservation laws on the books was for the protection of New Orleans green trout populations.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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