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Amazon catfish caught in Atchafalaya River

About 500 yards north of Melville on the Atchafalaya River, Barbara Ducote landed a strange looking fish earlier this month that even initially puzzled the experts. 

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Yesterday at 11:24 am
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Apex Predator's extreme noodling: Swim-fishing for big cats

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During the hot summer months, getting in the water has always been a fun way for me to stay cool while fishing. 

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July 19 at 1:41 pm
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Kayak catfishing

For most Louisiana kayak anglers, trout and redfish are the prime saltwater species, while largemouth bass are the favorite target of those paddling in freshwater. However, across the state, catfish are readily available in both fresh and brackish water and offer great sport and table fare in areas easily accessible to kayak anglers.

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July 18 at 9:00 am
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Tip of the day

Tommy Tregle’s self-designed, self-built boat is wonder of efficiency. Custom-built of welded aluminum, it is 18 feet long with a 12-inch V in the bottom. It looks like a hybrid between a mud boat and a bass boat with a center console.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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A swamp life

Born and raised in the town of Des Allemands, Tommy Tregle (pronounced Cajun style as “Treg”) has spent almost his entire life making his living from the water.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Des Allemands Sac Attack

The tiny cork bobbled ever so slightly.

“Bream,” I asked?

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Hot action on the Big Burns

Clint Ward dropped his 1/32nd ounce jig into the water. Attached to it was a multi-colored curly tail plastic, tipped with a little piece of Berkley Gulp Earthworm the size of a small snow pea added for enticement. Nowhere in his rigging was a float. What’s more, the lack of a cork gave me pause mainly because I was accustomed to using one where panfish are concerned.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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North Louisiana crappie: Made in the shade

Jim McKay loves to fish anytime, but his years as an educator make the summertime one of his favorites. When school was out for summer, Jim was out for crappie. Now he’s retired, but he still hasn’t broken that habit.

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June 23 at 3:50 pm
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