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What to look for when sight fishing reds

Capt. Ryan Lambert has no problem with stalking a clean marsh edge to find cooperative fish, but it’s also nice when the targets do all the work for you. Sight fishing, he said, sometimes starts in the vague sense of the term.

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Yesterday at 7:00 am
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“Pick” your peg

Texas rigging those big worms is a no-brainer for summer fishing, but have you given much thought to the notion of pegging that sinker? Todd Faircloth sure has, and the Bassmaster Elite Series pro offers some insight worth considering.

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Yesterday at 7:00 am
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Sight fishing for marsh reds

I tried to ignore the single heart-shaped cloud punctuating a pleasantly blue sky caping the spartina grass; did my best to tune out the distant thunder of a Gulf storm building to the west; and I told myself to not tarry a glance on the dozen magnum fiddler crabs waving oversized claws from their muddy perches.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Long, lanky and in-demand

Baseball, watermelon, pool parties — if you’re making a list of summer faves, don’t forget that big worm. See, bass bites can be hard to come by during the dog days of summer, as the big green dudes spend most of their time sulking in deep offshore haunts, or in the shadows of docks or large trees. Locked in general lethargy, the fish prefer gobbling one big meal over chasing several smaller ones.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Fighting formula

Like a coach chalk-talking in the locker room, Reid McKinstry used his Venice yellowfin experience to outline a simple, yet profoundly effective method for defeating these brutal fish.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Keep your eye on the sky

Along with baits, terminal tackle, and landing net, add “weather watching” to your summer rigs check list. Amid the rod-bending revelry of summer rig fishing, take precautions to keep everyone safe and comfortable. That starts with generous layers of sunscreen and lots of water, but don’t overlook the pleasant solace of a larger rig’s cooling shadow.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Tuna Tamers

When Brian Evans left Cajun Fishing Adventures in Buras around 6:30 a.m., he knew he’d spend about 10 hours in the Gulf of Mexico. He probably didn’t expect to spend 15 percent of that time fighting a single yellowfin tuna — one that went 110 pounds.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Summer rig bounty

When calm days allow easy runs throughout the Delta’s nearshore rig, anglers in skiffs and bay boats will find a wide array of light-tackle action on structures of various size and design. More than a day-saver, or last-ditch option, Capt. Billy Wallbaum of Boothville’s Paradise Plus Guide Service views these towering structures as downright priorities. In fact, some of his business is summer-rig driven.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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