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Learn the Salter jigging technique

Watching Blaine Salter passionately teach people jigging technique at the Louisiana Sportsman’s Show is entertaining.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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J.B. Salter and his signature fishing pole

The late James Blaine “J.B.”Salter Sr. didn’t set out to be a fishing pole maker. Rather, he was a businessman who loved to fish — but still a businessman first.

J.B. and his brother Weyman operated an automobile service station in Erwinville, which they inherited from their father Josey James (J.J.) and mother Eloise.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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How to prep a crappie jig

Everyone who knew J.B. Salter Sr. agrees he was a particular man.

“He wanted you to do things 100 percent right at all times, and if you didn’t he let you know you were doing things wrong,” Jeremy Gremillion said.

J.B.’s son Blaine agreed.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Sabine Lake fishing regulations

Border waters are tricky to fish. Which state’s rules apply where?

Don’t turn to the internet. Neither state had anything definitive on the rules for Sabine Lake fishing.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Johnson Bayouís history

†It felt like I was passing through a whole ’nother country on the drive down to Johnson Bayou. It was wide-open space, like the high prairies of North Dakota — Louisiana’s own “Big Sky Country.”

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Sabineís summer trout cycle

Ricky Trahan said the live croaker pattern in the Sabine channel holds from May through September of each year.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Trahanís croaker tips

Capt. Ricky Trahan specializes in fishing with live croakers. Here are his tips to getting the most out of the bait.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Fishing forges friendship

Robbie Trahan and Mark Driscoll couldn’t be more different — in almost every way.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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