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Drawdowns scheduled for Iatt Lake, Lake Bistineau

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduld drawdowns in the coming weeks for both Iatt Lake and Lake Bistineau to try to control giant salvinia.

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July 22 at 3:17 pm
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Catfish Everdeen

Katniss Everdeen is a fictional character in the popular Hunger Games trilogy. The Everdeen character is a self-sufficient woman who uses her outdoors skills to survive and triumph.

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July 17 at 6:15 am
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Bank-fishing checklist:

Bank fishing is like anything else: You can make it simple or you can make it complicated.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Bank-fishing fit for a king

In some cases, bank-fishing can make you king.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Bank busters — Where to bank-fish in Northeast Louisiana

Years ago, news editor Jimmy Hatten would sit across from me in the Monroe News Star office. When things slowed, we turned to talk fishing. Jimmy and his wife loved to fish every Sunday afternoon.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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How to mop up on bedding bream

Fishing beds is an extremely productive way to catch huge bluegills or shellcrackers, as it enables anglers to target the males guarding the beds.

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June 16 at 8:30 am
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Man of the swamp

Johnny Broussard’s great passion is fishing for goujon with a rod and reel.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Go goujon fishing heavily armed

Johnny Broussard’s fishing gear is not finesse tackle. Both goujon and blue catfish grow large, and much of Broussard’s fishing is next to the dense wood of submerged tree stumps and snags that are the lairs of these big fish. 

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Bait is key when fishing for yellow catfish

“It’s harder to catch the bait than it is to catch the fish,” Johnny Broussard said, with note of frustration in his voice. “I spend a lot of time getting bait.”

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Do stink baits really catch more catfish?

Cutbaits. Stinkbaits. Dipbaits. Hotdogs, cheesebait, chicken livers, Uncle Cooter’s-can’t-miss catfish concoction and an endless list of other home brews are used to lure catfish.

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June 10 at 5:20 pm
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Video: Hackney lands 9-pound bass lodged on 12-inch sac-a-lait

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When the cameras are rolling, you just never know what you might see on Sportsman TV.

Like in this recent episode, when host Greg Hackney and producer Jared Serigné traveled to Lake Sam Rayburn in East Texas to target crappie over brush piles with Mr. Crappie himself, Wally Marshall.

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June 03 at 9:28 am
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Crook Chene Calamity — Top tips for fishing for Opelousas cats

All Johnny Broussard’s friends describe him as a man of the swamp.

 “I met him in the swamp,” his good friend David Meyers said. “That’s because that’s where he always is.”

Actually, he isn’t always in the swamp. The slender, athletic, square-jawed Cajun with the mischievous twinkle in his blue eyes owns and operates Johnny’s Custom Paint in Broussard.

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June 01 at 7:00 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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How to build a redneck ice machine

When Charles Johnson said, “Let’s go fishing,” his first stop was in his barn to get ice.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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A primer on worms

To an artificial lure-only snob, an earthworm is an earthworm. Not to knowledgeable freshwater live-bait anglers, thought.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Top bream-fishing tackle

Charles Johnson grew up as a country boy fishing bream. He cut his own cane poles from creek cane (bamboo that had escaped from cultivation).

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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