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6 tips to catch more bream

Louisiana Sportsman contributor Jerald Horst has a reputation as a serious bream killer. I’ve repeatedly heard stories of him returning to the landing with hundreds of bluegill and goggle-eye.

“My goal is 200,” Horst confirmed when he called and invited me to join him and his grandson on a trip yesterday to the sprawling Atchafalaya Basin. “If I don’t catch 200 it’s not a good trip.”

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5 hours ago
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Re-spool with wet monofilament line, guide says

Being a fishing guide, Capt. Curtis LeNormand probably re-spools more reels over the course of a year than even the most conscientious weekend angler.

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9 hours ago
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Three cited for illegal shrimping activities, LDWF says

Enforcement agents with the Lousiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited three men for alleged shrimping violation last week in Bayou Little Caillou in Terrebonne Parish. 

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10 hours ago
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Finch Lake is worth finding

Neal Pace will go almost to Alabama for some of the best summer bream fishing in north Louisiana — the Alabama Landing area of the Ouachita River, that is.

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16 hours ago
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Video: Hooked-up 7-foot hammerhead attacked by giant tiger shark

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Question: When does a 7-foot fish on your line turn into live bait?

Answer: When you’re fishing for tuna in Venice and get hooked up with a big hammerhead that draws the attention of a 1,000-plus pound tiger shark, that’s when. 

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Yesterday at 3:04 pm
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Furuno’s new small-boat radar

Ask three fishermen what they like most about their radar units and you might well get three different answers.

The most-experienced user might tell you it ties with sonar as his most valuable fishing tool.

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Yesterday at 9:00 am
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Head to the Gulf for Barataria trout

Capt. John Pounders takes every shot the weather gives him this month to chase speckled trout in the big water. 

“July is a great month for us to burn a little fuel and head to the outside to catch specks, said the owner of Eccentric Charters (504-382-2268). “I will target them around Coup Abel, Four Bayous, Cat Island and the Bay Long area on the edge of the gulf.

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July 25 at 5:03 pm
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Top 3 tips to mop up on mangroves

Every summer, when July and August roll around and Tommy Vidrine can tear himself away from catching hammer speckled trout at Grand Isle for a while, he heads offshore in pursuit of another hard-fighting fish.

He's after mangrove snapper, and he says now’s the best time of the year to catch them.

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July 25 at 4:48 pm
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