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LDWF kicks off 'License to Win Sweepstakes' on June 1

Starting Monday, your saltwater fishing license might be more valuable to you than just helping you to avoid a ticket.

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Yesterday at 1:15 pm
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Forest Hill angler lands 11.45-pounder, takes second at Toledo Bend Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash

Despite a serious mishap on Toledo Bend waters May 15, Forest Hill’s Andrew Lee kept a positive mindset.

“We had a very close call,” the 22-year-old said. “My partner, Derek Basco from Cheneyville, and I were traveling 65 mph when a boat crossed in front of us. Our boat hit the water so hard that the Power Poles deployed and three Duckett rods fell overboard.

“So we were discouraged, but I told Derek that we had to put it behind us.”

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Yesterday at 5:24 pm
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Video: Florida man lands giant grouper from a kayak

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If you’ve ever experienced the thrill of a “Cajun sleigh ride” - when a feisty redfish tows you around in your kayak before he cools off enough to land - then you can appreciate this video reportedly from a man in Cape Coral, Fla.

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May 28 at 1:39 pm
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IFA Redfish Tours hit Lafitte this weekend

Anglers from across Louisiana and surrounding states will be in Lafitte to participate in both the IFA Redfish Tour and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour this weekend.

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May 28 at 10:02 am
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Texas angler lands 8.43-pound speckled trout to grab STAR west division lead

Big Lake guide and angler Jared Adams had been on a run of huge speckled trout for about two weeks before last Saturday’s opening day of the 2015 CCA Louisiana STAR tournament.

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May 28 at 7:20 am
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Head offshore to up your STAR Tournament odds

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The tagged redfish and biggest speckled trout may get the lion’s share of attention in CCA Louisiana’s annual STAR Tournament, but the offshore divisions are also a great way to hook up with some big-time prizes.

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May 27 at 9:28 am
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Lake Charles angler catches 11.48-pounder, wins Sealy Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend

Make no mistake about it: Gil Leger and his partner Scott Eastman had a well-developed plan to fish the Sealy Big Bass Splash at Toledo Bend.

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May 26 at 6:11 pm
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Unregistered angler lands first tagged redfish in 2015 CCA Louisiana STAR

The way some redfish fight, you might think you’ve got a pickup truck hooked on the end of your line.

Turns out, Michelle Jewel actually did Sunday afternoon on Grand Isle.

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May 26 at 5:03 pm
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Portable power

The last time you were miles from anywhere, turned your boat’s ignition key and heard nothing, what did you do?

No, I mean after you ran through the appropriate part of your vocabulary.

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May 26 at 9:00 am
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Focus on travel routes for postspawn crappie

Most fishermen understand the basics for targeting crappie before and during their spring spawn, but when fish leave spawning grounds and head to deep water, what’s the deal?

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May 22 at 11:10 am
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Speckled trout bite on fire out of Dularge

The speckled trout action out of Dularge right now is the best May bite Capt. Bill Lake has seen in at least 10 years.

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May 22 at 9:30 am
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CCA STAR Offshore

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STAR isn't just about trout and redfish and in this episode we went offshore with Rad Trascher of CCA and Voodoo Charters to find out exactly what you need to catch to win.

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May 21 at 6:00 pm
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Louisiana Tech mechanical engineers hook up with Rat-L-Trap

Layton Crawford, Derek Kennedy and Lance Reeves are pretty serious outdoorsmen who try to work in bass fishing trips every available weekend.

They also happen to be seniors majoring in mechanical engineering at Louisiana Tech, and they got the opportunity to combine their passion for fishing and their love of engineering during a 9-month design project for Bill Lewis Outdoors in Alexandria, makers of the legendary Rat-L-Trap lure.

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May 21 at 4:35 pm
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3 productive lures for postspawn bass

Bass fishermen hate the thought of having to catch fish that have just finishing spawning and are often acting sickly, but sometimes they just have to figure out how to catch these finicky fish.

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May 21 at 10:51 am
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Three men convicted of oyster violations in Terrebonne Parish, LDWF says

Judge Randy Bethancourt found three Houma men guilty of oyster violations on Monday in connection with an incident on the Sister Lake Public Oyster Seed Reservation late last year, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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May 21 at 10:40 am
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Lunker bass replicas awarded at Toledo Bend

More than 80 anglers who landed 10-pound-plus bass at Toledo Bend over the last year picked up their free replicas Sunday during an awards ceremony at Cypress Bend Park.

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May 21 at 7:26 am
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