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2018 CCA STAR set to crank up Memorial Day weekend

The 2018 Coastal Conservation Association’s Louisiana STAR Tournament — which once again features 100 tagged redfish and more than $500,000 in prizes — is slated to begin on Saturday, May 26.

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Yesterday at 5:53 pm
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LDWF’s fishing/hunting license fee increase bill fails in House

A bill that would have increased most Louisiana hunting and fishing licenses by about 30 percent — and raised almost $7 million annually for the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries — failed on the floor of the House of Representatives Monday.

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Yesterday at 8:03 am
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When wind allows, ‘big time’ trout bite on in Venice

Like lots of days recently, Monday’s steady winds kept Capt. Brandon Carter from heading to some of his typical springtime trout hotpots out of Venice.

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April 23 at 4:54 pm
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Water-access bill fails in House

After a lengthy debate Tuesday afternoon, the Louisiana House of Representatives ultimately killed a bill that would have granted public access to the state’s tidal waters.

With only 37 members voting in favor and 59 against (with nine absent), House Bill 391 sponsored by Rep. Kevin Pearson (R-Slidell) failed after a series of amendments were added to the legislation during more than two hours of debate in the State Capitol.

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April 17 at 7:52 pm
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Water-access bill scheduled for House debate on April 17

A bill that would guarantee public access to Louisiana’s tidal waterways is scheduled to be debated on the floor of the state’s House of Representatives next Tuesday, April 17 at 2 p.m.

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April 13 at 2:14 pm
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Louisiana Sportsman’s Big Buck Contest results

The Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest wrapped up Sunday afternoon, with two of the Pelican State’s finest deer leading the way.

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March 19 at 8:35 am
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Elite’s Lowen jumps on the ‘Xpress’ train

Veteran Bassmaster Elite Series shallow-water specialist Bill Lowen is on a mission to change anglers’ perceptions — particularly tournament bass fishermen — on the advantages of an aluminum boat.

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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Bob’s Bayou Black Marina faces closure due to canal access issue; HB 391 filed in Legislature

Even as legislation seeking to make the state’s tidally-influenced waters open to public access began its journey in the Louisiana Legislature this week, a long-time marina in Gibson is facing closure early next year because the landowner is not renewing a waterway lease that ultimately provides boater access to the Intracoastal Waterway.

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March 14 at 3:58 pm
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