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How to limit on Lafitte reds

Thursday it took one stop for guide Dominick Ochello to put his clients on all the Lafitte redfish they could stand.

“We caught 27,” Ochello said. “They were schooled up.”

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July 31 at 2:55 pm
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Johnson Bayou rigs holding nice specks

The original plan Tuesday morning was to head down to the Calcasieu Ship Channel with Capt. Nick Poe for a story about catching speckled trout on the ledges in deeper water during the dog days of summer.

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July 29 at 10:58 am
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LDWF cites 18 for alleged illegal shrimp harvesting since April

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in St. Mary, Terrebonne and LaFourche parishes have made nine cases and seized more than 6,500 pounds of shrimp since April, according to a press release.

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July 27 at 5:53 pm
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Three Texas men accused of illegal oyster harvesting

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested three Texas men Friday for alleged oyster harvesting violations in Terrebonne Parish.

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July 27 at 8:42 am
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Guide credits Tropical Storm Bill for extending trout bite in Lake Borgne this summer

Even though the calendar says it’s almost August, anglers are still catching a few speckled trout around the platforms in Lake Borgne — something Capt. Mike Gallo hasn’t seen happen this late in all his years as a fishing guide.

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July 24 at 10:30 am
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Fall inshore shrimp season set to open Monday, Aug. 17

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission met today and announced the 2015 fall inshore shrimp season will open in state inside waters at 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 17.

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July 23 at 4:37 pm
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Kayak angler snares shark near Elmer's Island

Frank Breaux never hooked up with a redfish during a recent kayak scouting trip for Ride the Bull VI in Caminada Pass, but that didn’t stop him from getting a ‘Cajun Sleigh Ride,’ anyway.

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July 22 at 5:00 pm
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Sportsman TV targets Grand Isle speckled trout

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Grand Isle is home to some serious speckled trout fishing during the summer, and the Sportsman TV crew got in on the action with Capt. Eddie Berthelot on a recent trip out of Bridge Side Marina.

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July 22 at 10:48 am
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Elmer's Island surf claims another truck this weekend

For at least the second time in the last month, another truck got buried in the surf on Elmer’s Island Sunday, and an enforcement agent with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries urged beachgoers to use caution when parking their vehicles.

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July 21 at 11:17 am
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Shell Beach specks smaller, but plentiful

Like death and taxes, steady west winds have been pretty constant this summer — and fishing out of Shell Beach has been no exception.

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July 20 at 3:22 pm
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The Cajun Bahamas

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Grand Isle, Louisiana is a true sportsman's paradise where life slows down and awesome fishing memories are made.

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July 16 at 6:00 pm
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Know how to pick the right topwater

Using topwater lures to catch fish is a favorite technique of many fishermen. The lure wobbles across the surface, imitating a thrashing, wounded baitfish, and the strikes come in knee-weakening violence.

But knowing which baits to choose under different circumstances is a key to success.

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July 16 at 11:10 am
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Redfish action heating up at Cypremort Point

Anglers familiar with the Cypremort Point area know about the big influence the Atchafalaya River level has on the fishing there, and this summer has been no exception.

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July 15 at 10:58 am
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Old-school jetty trout-fishing tactic

Not everyone has the luxury of decades of experience in locating intricate and productive incongruities along the bottom.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Use live croakers, artificial shrimp now for Grand Isle specks

The speckled trout bite is still going strong on Grand Isle, but anglers might want to consider fishing with croakers or a plastic imitation shrimp now because of all the bait stealers present, according to a local fisherman.

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July 10 at 3:45 pm
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Three Houma men accused of harvesting oysters in closed area

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested three men Thursday for alleged oyster-harvesting violations in Terrebonne Parish.

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July 10 at 8:28 am
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