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Top tips for trout success

A person can’t successfully charter fish for 28 years without accumulating a bag of tricks. Zutie Auenson, who fishes out of Grand Isle, is no exception. Here are some of his favorite tactics to stay on trout:

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Yesterday at 5:05 pm
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Rogue’s gallery of offshore fly fish

A wide variety of offshore fish species are susceptible to being caught with flies. And Roger del Rio and Chad Billiot have a lot of experience with the following rogue’s gallery of fly fish.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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The Marsh Rat

Chad Billiot picked one of the most unusual names conceivable for his Golden Meadow business — Marsh Rat Guide Service (985-637-5058).

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Breaking bulls

Large redfish, often called “bull reds,” have a terrible reputation as knife killers. The large, sturdy rib bones can defeat both manual and electric knives.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Rigging up for paddle-board fishing

Rigging to fish from a paddle board involves some special gear — some conventional kayaking gear and some things that any fisherman would have.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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How to build a redneck ice machine

When Charles Johnson said, “Let’s go fishing,” his first stop was in his barn to get ice.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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A primer on worms

To an artificial lure-only snob, an earthworm is an earthworm. Not to knowledgeable freshwater live-bait anglers, thought.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Top bream-fishing tackle

Charles Johnson grew up as a country boy fishing bream. He cut his own cane poles from creek cane (bamboo that had escaped from cultivation).

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Bream-fishing mistakes to avoid

When Charles Johnson was asked what mistakes people make when they fish bream beds, his answer was simple: “noise, noise, noise.”

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Hambones are a treat

Biologists need to be humbled sometimes.

When I was working at LSU in the 1980s, I spent a lot of time on commercial snapper boats documenting catches of reef fish and looking for new species that could be of interest to seafood consumers.

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May 04 at 9:00 am
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The grab bag — Offshore fly fishing tips

On the ride to Golden Meadow, I scratched my head and rubbed my chin. I didn’t know what I had let myself in for. 

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Pack and paddle — Paddle-board fishing for Theriot reds

At first I thought they looked silly. I mean, c’mon — two guys standing on surf boards fishing in the marsh. 

It sure wasn’t the guys that looked out of place. They were lean, rugged, suntanned outdoor types, both wearing full beards.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Confessions of a bream killer — Expert bream-fishing tips

“Ain’t nuttin’ to it,” drawled the lanky 68-year-old. “Ya just find a bed of ’em and ketch ’em.”

If only it was that easy.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Dog snapper provide more meat for the table

Snapper fishermen have little trouble separating a mangrove snapper (properly called gray snapper) from a red snapper, since the popularity of mangrove snappers has soared in recent years.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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The making of the master

Kenny Heikamp is built like a 5-foot, 7-inch coiled steel spring. He moves about his 32-foot Twin Vee catamaran with latent, ready to unleash energy. His chin has a determined set to it and his dark eyes burn intensely, like hot embers. I would hate to be a fish, knowing that he was after me. 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Live bait is the ticket for mangrove fishing

Capt. Kenny Heikamp, like many other fishermen, believes mangrove snappers are wary fish and learn quickly how to avoid danger.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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