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The bone-a-fide fishing style

Shane Zeringue, Casey McLaurin and Lane LeMaire fish with very few artificial lures, although they admitted speckled trout where they fish can be caught with fakes.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Rating Duce rods

At the end of the day, Cade Eskridge asked the men to give him feedback on the Duce rods they had tested.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Go south, young man, for better trout fishing

The Vermilion Bay speckled trout fishery is known for two things. First, it produces a lot of big specks. Second, it’s a highly seasonal fishery.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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The best conditions for Atchafalaya Basin fishing success

While many factors come into play in successfully fishing the Atchafalaya Basin, what the Atchafalaya River is doing dominates decisions on whether and where to go fishing.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Langlois’ best Atchafalaya Basin fishing equipment

“I don’t have any fancy jig poles or expensive ultralights,” John Langlois growled. 

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Double up — Why you should fish nearshore Gulf waters instead of Vermilion Bay

Fishing for speckled trout over here isn’t for sissies.

The five anglers left Shane Zeringue’s camp at Cypremort Point at 5 a.m., and it was going to be at least a 45-minute run in his 32-foot Offshore Yellowfin.

It ain’t a slow boat.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Atchafalaya fruit salad — The Basin offers multi-species fishing opportunities this month

When the winter-spring floodwaters fall out of the Atchafalaya Basin, everything that swims bites.

Unless a fisherman is a single-species snob, a day’s catch can include, largemouth and spotted bass, white bass, yellow bass, two species of crappie, three or four species of bream, blue catfish, channel catfish and the odd flathead catfish.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Yellow is a good color offshore

The grouper family has a lot of fish trimmed in yellow, and all of them are good to eat.

The yellowfin and yellowedge groupers both have fin edges trimmed with wide canary-yellow bands. This is especially noticeable in their pectoral (side) fins.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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