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Potential New Orleans City Park record largemouth caught and released Monday

Most anglers with two good hands never catch a largemouth bass approaching anything close to 10 pounds, but Mike Laviolette accomplished the feat single-handedly Monday morning at a lagoon in New Orleans City Park.

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5 hours ago
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Speckled trout back at Breton Island

The unusually high level of the Mississippi River was the bane of many a trout fisherman in Southeast Louisiana this summer, including anglers who found Breton Island awash in a sea of freshwater pumped in by persistent westerly winds.

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Yesterday at 1:00 pm
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Beach bite back on at Grand Isle

A welcomed north wind is expected this week with the passage of an early cool front — perfect conditions to target speckled trout and redfish along the beach at Grand Isle.

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August 25 at 1:26 pm
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Buras bull red beatdown

Gary Abernethy has been lucky enough to fish in a variety of pretty special places, including Montana, the Bahamas and the Florida Keys.

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August 24 at 10:34 am
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Two fish kills reported recently in the Atchafalaya Basin

A perfect storm of high temperatures, a falling river and the return of afternoon thunderstorms caused two localized fish kills in the Atchafalaya Basin within the last week, according to a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries freshwater biologist.

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August 19 at 9:41 am
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Basin fishing set to ramp up as Atchafalaya River finally falls

With the Atchafalaya River finally in a steady fall, it looks like early September could be the start of a special fall of fishing in the Basin.

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August 18 at 9:58 am
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Bayou Black big bass bonanza happening now

While the unusually high level of the Atchafalaya River has wreaked havoc with fishing in the Basin the last several months, the high water has had just the opposite effect for late-summer bass fishermen in the marshes around Bayou Black.

The marsh is still holding water in mid-August — and lots of big bass are prowling the shallow ponds there.

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August 17 at 8:00 am
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Gulf Council votes for minor increase to red snapper allocation for recreational anglers

Recreational anglers got tossed a small bone at Thursday’s Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meeting in New Orleans, as members voted to slightly increase recreational anglers’ allocation of red snapper.

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August 14 at 3:40 pm
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LWF commissioner: Harvest data trumps public opinion in setting duck, goose season dates

For Chad Courville, a combination of ecological data plus harvest data — not public opinion — is key to making sound decisions on setting duck and goose seasons in Louisiana.

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August 13 at 2:27 pm
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Treble hooks mean more trout in the box

Some fishermen are big believers in Kahle hooks for speckled trout when fishing with live bait under a popping cork — while others favor circle hooks, live bait hooks or treble hooks to get the job done.

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August 11 at 5:17 pm
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Jig it high and let if fall to catch finicky trout, guide says

Sometimes speckled trout can make you feel like the smartest guy in the class — or like the kid not paying attention way in the back row.

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August 10 at 9:55 pm
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GOM Fishery Management Council to vote on red snapper Amendment 28 Thursday

A final vote is expected Thursday at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s meeting in New Orleans on the fate of Reef Fishery Management Plan Amendment 28, which could modify how the red snapper quota is divided between the recreational and commercial sectors.

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August 10 at 1:53 pm
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Annual QDMA Bayou Branch Gun Bash set for Sept .3

Another big turnout is expected for the Quality Deer Management Association’s Bayou Branch Gun Bash, which is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 3 starting at 6 p.m. in the Thibodaux Civic Center.

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August 07 at 1:44 pm
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Fish-cleaning table with ramp helps keep catch fresh

There’s nothing like catching a mess of speckled trout, especially when the action is fast and furious and they’re flying over the gunnels as fast as you can get your bait in the water.

The end result of your efforts — hopefully — is a big box of fish to clean.

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August 07 at 8:55 am
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Kentwood man downs 350-pound-plus wild hog from his lawn chair

While Marshal Travis sat in a lawn chair Monday night waiting patiently for a giant wild hog he’d seen on his trail cam, the 29-year-old Kentwood resident was having some second thoughts on his game plan for the evening.

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August 06 at 8:34 am
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Meopta MeoPro HD binoculars excel in low-light conditions

When hunting deer in low-light conditions, Meopta’s MeoPro optics deliver clear, razor-sharp images when it matters most.

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August 05 at 4:14 pm
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