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Bass tournament benefitting wounded game warden scheduled for Lake D'Arbonne

A fishing tournament benefitting the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agent who was shot in the back during a traffic stop in May is scheduled to take place later this month on Lake D’Arbonne.

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The offshore gang — Learn how to catch tuna, dolphin and more from these young anglers

They’re baaack!

Five years ago Louisiana Sportsman ran a feature story about a gang of school kids who caught scads of fish from Metairie drainage canals right in the heart of the New Orleans metropolitan area.

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Yesterday at 7:00 am
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Dad gum mangroves!

Since my son was onboard, the worst expletive I could muster was a gruff, “Dad gum it!”

I’m normally slow to anger and even slower to speak, but this was the third fish I had lost in less than 10 minutes.

“You can’t get frustrated, Chris,” Capt. Lane Zimmer told me as he grabbed my line to tie on another hook. “That’s part of fishing this way. You’re going to lose fish.

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Yesterday at 7:00 am
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Night games — How to catch Delacroix trout after the dark

We left the dock at 7 p.m.

Yes I said p.m., not a.m.

Everything else in Delacroix was dead quiet. All the sports had gone home and were digesting their supper.

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Yesterday at 7:00 am
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Bang-up Barataria — How to stay on specks during the September doldrums

Do you remember how we used to try to fix things by hitting them? We’d smack the side of the old TV to straighten out the picture or hit the radio when it wouldn’t pick up a signal.

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Yesterday at 7:00 am
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A planer approach — How to use planer boards and big crankbaits for crappie fishing

Some folks say crappie are the new bass.

For decades, crappie fishermen have pretty much been cane pole-and-shiner guys, or maybe jig polers with double-rigged lures.

Bass fishermen hace all the fancy equipment and techniques.

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Yesterday at 7:00 am
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Head count — How to choose the right crappie jig

They’re familiar. Second-nature, perhaps. A utilitarian element that’s just always there.

But, while jigheads might be far from fancy, they’re also far from inconsequential.

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Yesterday at 7:00 am
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Star Tron Ring Clean +

Star Tron Ring Clean + works in all gas and diesel engines and improves fuel combustibility to keep engines clean and operating at peak performance levels. It removes existing carbon deposits while helping to prevent future deposits. This product is ideal for engines that idle for extended periods or are powered by ethanol-blended fuels.

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Yesterday at 7:00 am
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M-16 Belt Pack Manual Inflatable Life Jacket

The easy-to-use M-16 from Onyx packs U.S. Coast Guard-approved performance into a comfortable belt pack that’s ideal for stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing and sailing. The M-16 belt pack inflates manually and instantly when needed and when not in use stows conveniently and compactly. The form-fitting belt pack has a 1-inch buckle and body belt as well as an attached D-ring for affixing accessories.

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Yesterday at 7:00 am
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Angler’s Tote

Fishermen can easily transport and store up to eight light-tackled rod and reel combos with the Angler’s Tote from MD Outdoor Specialties. It is a practical, affordable and convenient device that uses upper and lower clips to separate the rods and hold them in place. The system is sturdy and compact and fully rigged-out rods and reels are kept tangle-free when transported. When fully assembled, Angler’s Tote is 9 inches wide, 11 inches deep and 48 inches long. The flat base allows for upright storage when not in use.

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Yesterday at 7:00 am
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Six arrested for oyster violations in St. Bernard Parish

Enforcement agents arrested six men from two different vessels Friday for alleged oyster violations in St. Bernard Parish, according to a news release.

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Yesterday at 2:52 pm
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Trout bite still going strong out of Cocodrie

Despite warmer-than-usual temperatures in August, the speckled trout bite out of Cocodrie is still going strong, according to a fishing guide.

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Yesterday at 12:57 pm
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Potential No. 3-ranked Warsaw grouper landed out of Fourchon

It wasn’t quite Ahab pursuing Moby Dick, but Capt. Paul Guidroz was a man on a mission last weekend, intent on catching up with a giant Warsaw grouper that had escaped him only days earlier out of Fourchon.

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August 27 at 2:20 pm
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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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August 27 at 8:49 am
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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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August 26 at 1:00 pm
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What is Meosar?

Delving into the COSPAS-SARSAT system can quickly have you drowning in alphabet soup.

Governments love acronyms, abbreviations and virtually unknown terminology in general, but bear with me and we’ll spoon through it to reveal a coming improvement that should excite anyone who goes where they might need rescuing.

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August 26 at 9:00 am
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