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Pros and cons to spinners

Tony Landry explained why spinnerbaits work.

“They are profile baits that effectively mimic different things that fish eat,” Landry said. “The rubber skirts we use pulse in the water, and the blades also pulse and reflect the flash of food fish.”

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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How to make your own spinnerbait

Tony Landry for years built his own spinnerbaits as a hobby, adding that it had a lot more to do with his love of tinkering and less about saving money than one would think.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Capt. Erik Rue’s fall redfish lures

Capt. Erik Rue’s go-to bait for most of this morning’s fishing trip was a simple jighead and MirrOlure Lil John Twitchbait, but he made a special effort to point out the effectiveness of the Jenny’s Jigs jighead.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Cameron-Creole Wateshed Project a ‘necessary evil,’ fishing guide says

Much of Rue’s fishing this time of year is done on Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge located on the eastern shore of Calcasieu Lake.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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The Cameron-Creole Watershed Project controversy

The Cameron-Creole Watershed Project, like many marsh restoration projects, carries fishing controversy baggage.

Capt. Erik Rue did his best to provide a balanced explanation of what has gone on.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Terrapins are more than just soup

Marsh fishermen share waters with a beautiful little creature that is usually out of sight out of mind unless one pops its head up next to their boat.

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September 01 at 11:28 am
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Vanquishing Vermilion — How to catch Vermilion Bay trout

Those wiggly, slimy, little silver fish just do something to a person. 

Speckled trout might not fight as hard and be as colorful as their redfish cousins, they might not grow as large as their black drum kin and they might not be as tasty as their croaker and channel mullet relatives, but specks rule in Louisiana.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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A humdinger! Spinnerbait tips for more Venice bass

When I was a kid, a big lie was called a “humdinger,” as in “That Billy Bob shore tole a humdinger!” 

Nowadays, the dictionary definition seems to have settled on a humdinger being something extraordinary or outstanding.

I’m sure this definition is the one Tony Landry prefers. 

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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