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Bill suspending state sales tax holidays easily passes House of Representatives

A bill that would suspend all state sales tax holidays for the 2016 fiscal year — including the annual three-day Second Amendment event held each September in advance of hunting season — easily passed through the Louisiana House of Representatives on Tuesday.

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7 hours ago
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Video: Florida man lands giant grouper from a kayak

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If you’ve ever experienced the thrill of a “Cajun sleigh ride” - when a feisty redfish tows you around in your kayak before he cools off enough to land - then you can appreciate this video reportedly from a man in Cape Coral, Fla.

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10 hours ago
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Plaquemines Parish mud boat ordinance not to be vetoed, Lafayette attorney says

The Plaquemines Parish president apparently has no plans to veto a controversial mud motor ordinance passed by the council earlier this month — despite a request from the measure’s author to scrap it entirely, according to a Lafayette attorney.

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Yesterday at 6:30 pm
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Video: Gator vs. pickup truck? No contest

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Some videos leave you scratching your head, wondering why people choose to do really stupid things — all while recording themselves as apparent proof of their poor decision-making ability.

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Yesterday at 3:16 pm
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Head offshore to up your STAR Tournament odds

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The tagged redfish and biggest speckled trout may get the lion’s share of attention in CCA Louisiana’s annual STAR Tournament, but the offshore divisions are also a great way to hook up with some big-time prizes.

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Yesterday at 9:28 am
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Unregistered angler lands first tagged redfish in 2015 CCA Louisiana STAR

The way some redfish fight, you might think you’ve got a pickup truck hooked on the end of your line.

Turns out, Michelle Jewel actually did Sunday afternoon on Grand Isle.

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May 26 at 5:03 pm
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Surgeons remove bullet from game warden's back

Surgeons in Shreveport on Saturday successfully removed a bullet from the back of a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent who was shot Thursday evening during a traffic stop near the Wham Brake boat launch.

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May 26 at 3:12 pm
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Suspect in game warden shooting confesses, affidavit says

The 29-year-old Monroe man accused of shooting a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent Thursday night during a traffic stop near the Wham Break boat launch confessed to State Police after he was apprehended, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in Ouachita Parish.

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May 22 at 4:20 pm
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Speckled trout bite on fire out of Dularge

The speckled trout action out of Dularge right now is the best May bite Capt. Bill Lake has seen in at least 10 years.

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May 22 at 9:30 am
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Louisiana Tech mechanical engineers hook up with Rat-L-Trap

Layton Crawford, Derek Kennedy and Lance Reeves are pretty serious outdoorsmen who try to work in bass fishing trips every available weekend.

They also happen to be seniors majoring in mechanical engineering at Louisiana Tech, and they got the opportunity to combine their passion for fishing and their love of engineering during a 9-month design project for Bill Lewis Outdoors in Alexandria, makers of the legendary Rat-L-Trap lure.

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May 21 at 4:35 pm
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Mud boat ordinance to be vetoed

Less than two hours after a story first appeared on LouisianaSportsman.com indicating a mud boat ordinance passed last week by the Plaquemines Parish Council faced an uncertain future, the author of the measure confirmed she has initiated the process to kill the measure entirely.

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May 20 at 3:52 pm
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Plaquemines Parish mud boat ordinance potentially dead in the water

An ordinance prohibiting mud boats from trespassing on public and private property that passed the Plaquemines Parish Council unanimously just last week likely will be modified or scuttled entirely, according to comments from the council chairman on Wednesday.

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May 20 at 2:00 pm
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CCA Louisiana STAR tournament starts Saturday

Starting this weekend, anglers across the Louisiana coast should be on the lookout for a bright red tag in any redfish or speckled trout they catch.

It could be worth a 2015 Chevy Silverado, a NauticStar boat package or a $2,500 tackle package in the 21st CCA Louisiana Statewide Tournament and Angler’s Rodeo that kicks off May 23.

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May 19 at 3:39 pm
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Potential No. 1 redfish caught, released in Venice

A giant redfish that would have almost certainly broken the current state record was caught — and then released — last Friday afternoon in Venice along the shoreline outside of South Pass.

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May 19 at 11:32 am
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Slamming speckled trout with live croakers

I’ve had the opportunity to catch speckled trout any number of ways: under a popping cork, on plastic paddle-tail lures and artificial shrimp, throwing topwaters and jerkbaits and on Carolina and drop-shot rigs outfitted with live shrimp — but never, ever by free-lining live croakers.

So when Tommy "Carl" Vidrine texted me last week with an unexpected invitation to join him Thursday morning on Grand Isle with his 24-foot NauticStar’s livewell full of croakers from Bridge Side Marina, I jumped at the chance. 

And boy, am I glad I did. 

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May 17 at 7:28 pm
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Broussard angler lands 7-pound speck on Grand Isle

Jordan Musso was actually more focused on helping his dad land a redfish than he was on his own line when his popping cork vanished Thursday morning near the tip of the Caminada Pass jetties at Grand Isle.

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May 15 at 3:46 pm
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