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St. Martinville man dies in boating incident near Lake Fausse Point

A 56-year-old St. Martinville man’s body was recovered Wednesday from a borrow pit near Lake Fausse Point about 10 miles north of Charenton in Iberia Parish, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. 

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Yesterday at 4:55 pm
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Best bets for Toledo Bend crappie

Toledo Bend's brush piles normally are filled with hungry crappie this time of year, but something has changed that pattern this spring, one of the reservoir's veteran guides said.

"They're not on the brush piles yet," Living the Dream Guide Service's Jerry "J.T." Thompson said. "We keep checking them, but the fish just haven't showed up."

So how does Thompson and his fellow LTD guides keep clients happy?

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Yesterday at 2:38 pm
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Gearing up

Although they caught catfish in about equal numbers, the two men had different philosophies when it came to choice of rods and reels. 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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What’s for dinner, Mr. Whiskers?

The preferred bait for all of Rudy and Larry Roussel’s catfishing were Canadian nightcrawlers, often called “cold worms” in bait shop lingo. 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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When to go and why

“I only fish for catfish in Lake Des Allemands at the end of March, all of April and the beginning of May,” said Rudy Roussel firmly.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Know your limits

Louisiana’s limit for catfish is very liberal, 100 per person for channel, blue, and flathead catfish combined, and no limits for bullheads, locally called “pollywogs” or “mud cats.” 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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One fishes, the other cooks - both like catfish

Rudy and Larry Roussel live in St. James Parish, along the Great River Road that follows the east bank of the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Tippets

April offers some of the best fishing of the year for both fresh and marsh species. Tough decisions ahead.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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