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Top chinquapin baits

Aggressive and gluttonous as any schooling fish, chinquapin are hardly picky. Nevertheless, catering to their tastes and preferences will earn you more love.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Nighttime fishing for chinquapin

Panfish aficionado Glynn “Catch” Cormier reminds anglers not to overlook the species’ after-hours potential.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Best tactics for bedding chinquapin

When chinquapin move in shallow to spawn, the ensuing game of tempting and taunting them to bite can become much like bed fishing for largemouth bass.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Scaled-down Matrix Shad a super crappie-fishing bait

Until the big trout start showing up in Lake Pontchartrain, just about all Ty Hibbs — who will fish for anything that is biting — fishes for is sac-a-lait.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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When to go bream-fishing

Local angler Ray Beadle typically starts getting the itch to fish bream in February when the willows start to bud. I kind of get that, because for me it’s when I can hear the steady singing of prothonotary warblers and northern parulas.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Best Atchafalaya Basin fishing tactics for chinquapin and bream

Berwick resident Michael Broussard knows a few things about fishing the lower Atchafalaya Basin. It’s like a second home for the naval architect student who works as a draftsman for Conrad Shipyards.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Where to go bream fishing in the Atchafalaya Basin

Beadle has several regions that are easy to get to with short runs from local landings in Berwick and Morgan City.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Top fishing tips for Atchafalaya Basin bream

1. Be there when water temperatures are right for the spawn — 68 to 75 degrees.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Best kayak-fishing tackle

Dustie Latiolais had armed himself for the morning with two casting and two spincasting rods. One baitcaster was rigged with a Rat-L-Trap and the other with his favorite bass lure, a 5-inch Zoom Finesse worm rigged wacky worm style on a weighted 3/0 hook.†

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Why fish from a kayak?

“All my fishing is kayak fishing,” Dustie Latiolais said with a grin. “I’ve been doing it three years. Cory Werk, who owns Bayou Teche Experience in Breaux Bridge, got me into it.”

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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The fishing chef

Only in Louisiana is fishing and cooking so closely intertwined. More often than not, anglers take as much pride in their skills in the kitchen as on the water.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Use a rake, small jigs for grass-bound crappie

If sac-a-lait are off points, Fontenot motors over to hyacinth mats and other grass patches and use a homemade, pronged aluminum rake to make holes in the mats about 12 inches in diameter.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Impromptu bow-fishing trip yields potential Toledo Bend record longnose gar

As evidenced this spring, Toledo Bend’s 185,000 acres are home to an untold number of lunker largemouth bass that roam throughout the reservoir.

Of course, lots of other species call the Bend home, like bream, crappie, catfish, carp and striped bass, among others.

And even though you don’t hear much about longnose gar, an unplanned bow-fishing trip late last month might have resulted in a new lake record — if the fish would have been officially verified and submitted.†

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April 13 at 10:07 pm
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Tippets

This month offers great freshwater fishing and excellent marsh redfish action. Which will you choose?

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April 08 at 10:00 pm
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A tale of two lakes

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness .…”

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April 08 at 9:00 pm
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Catch more crappie using dehydrated nibbles

Face it: Crappie can be very finicky feeders when you’re using artificial lures.†

Better known as sac-a-lait where I’m from, or white perch by the folks in North Louisiana, I grew up fishing for them almost exclusively with an 11-foot jigging pole in my hands.

Now, no matter what type of rod and reel I use, my artificial lures will almost always be tipped with an enticer like Berkley’s PowerBait Crappie Nibbles.

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April 07 at 4:44 pm
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