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The joys of Christmas fishing

I love those Hallmark Christmas movies, but they’re getting stale. Same old romantic plot.

Here’s an idea they should consider: The story involves a day spent fly fishing for speckled trout and redfish with friends, and gathering afterwards for some hearty po-boys.†

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Yesterday at 9:00 am
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Crappie fishing for Christmas

Chuck Morgan travels all over the region crappie fishing for fun and competitively, but he also enjoys being home for the Christmas season, looking for crappie on the Christmas trees or other assorted sunken tops and structure right in his own backyard.

That’s one of the advantages of living on the shores of the 2,000 acre Lac Terre Noir just outside of Natchitoches.

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Yesterday at 8:31 am
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DGPS vs. WAAS: What is better in a GPS?

Dear Capt. Paul:

I am now running my Global Positioning System unit mated to a DGPS receiver while in offshore locations, but I am considering getting another GPS unit that I would be using in interior lakes away from the coastal waters. I am also considering one of the current handheld units offered.

I would like to see a comparison/discussion on DGPS vs. WAAS accuracy, and is WAAS available for all of Louisiana Mississippi and Texas? As you know a separate DGPS receiver can cost more than what several standard GPS unit would cost. Plus, the connecting cables make it a little inconvenient.

I would like to avoid that situation, if WAAS is as accurate.

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December 08 at 9:00 am
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Focus on Black Lake flocks

A good pair of binoculars in your tackle box is probably just as important as the jighead you’re throwing and the color lure you’ve selected when targeting speckled trout and redfish this month on Black Lake.

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December 08 at 8:49 am
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Go to Lake Providence for peaceful fishing

Largemouth bass fishing on Lake Providence is pretty good all year round, but there is an added bonus for fishermen this time of year that could almost go unnoticed.

The 1,380-acre lake is almost all wide-open water except for the shoreline. That makes it a magnet for boaters, skiers and party-bargers most of the year.

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December 07 at 10:20 am
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Itís a wonderful time for wading

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

That’s what some speckled trout anglers do in December on the northern reaches of Calcasieu Lake — especially those who want wallhanger fish weighing up to 10 pounds.

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December 06 at 2:52 pm
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Port Fourchon set to host kayak world championship

More than 40 kayak anglers from almost 20 countries will descend upon Lafourche Parish this week to compete in the 2016 Hobie Fishing World Championship from Moran’s Marina in Port Fourchon.

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December 05 at 2:04 pm
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Castle crowds

Capt. Mike Gallo (504-259-3474) idled his bay boat through the crowd anchored around the big rock pile near Violet formerly known as “The Castle.”

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December 05 at 11:14 am
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