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Sportfishing industry also has ‘deep concerns’ on LDWF’s snapper quota program

Less than 24 hours after it was announced, a pilot program by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries that would award 150 randomly selected state anglers access to 25,000 pounds of Gulf red snapper starting in 2018 continued to garner negative reviews from the recreational fishing community.

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May 26 at 2:12 pm
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What’s in a software update?

Lowrance’s latest software update reminded me that it has been a while since I mentioned how important updates are to all of us — no matter what brand of electronics we run.

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May 25 at 7:05 pm
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LDWF’s red snapper quota pilot program opposed by conservation groups

A two-year pilot program unveiled Thursday afternoon that the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries contends could ultimately lead to state management of red snapper met with sharp criticism from conservation groups representing recreational anglers.

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May 25 at 6:46 pm
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10.86-pounder wins Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash

Chad Williams was a very happy man after his recent trip to Toledo Bend for the Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash tournament.

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May 25 at 1:43 pm
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Rising Mississippi River dampens trout bite out of Buras

The combination of a rising Mississippi River and howling winds have definitely put a damper on what was a hot trout bite out of Buras. 

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May 24 at 4:22 pm
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Grand Isle specks crushing croakers at night

Apparently boats are still optional equipment if you’re looking to hook up with some big speckled trout around Grand Isle.

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May 22 at 5:41 pm
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VIDEO: 6-pound bass caught with bream on a stringer

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Trip Payn loves to fish. So storms rolling through North Louisiana Sunday were really cramping his style.

But when the weather broke for a bit, the Mansfield 9-year-old and buddy Carter Bell headed to a farm pond to catch a few panfish.

They only caught one bream — but they ended the one-hour weather break with a 6-pound bass.

Without even using their fishing rods.

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May 22 at 4:32 pm
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Sac-a-lait bite surges at Toledo Bend

Capt. Bill Lake is smitten.

The veteran guide from Houma is well-known statewide for his success in catching thousands of speckled trout each year out of Dularge.

But truth be known, he really loves catching spawning sac-a-lait in the brackish marsh canals not far from his home each spring. 

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May 22 at 10:56 am
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