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Why would anybody drill a hole in a brand new spinning reel?

Virtually every brand new spinning reel you buy — at least if it’s made with decent parts — is butter smooth right out of the box. 

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June 22 at 5:33 pm
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Leader length key for Hopedale redfish

It's no secret finding the bait is absolutely critical to finding the predator fish.

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June 22 at 11:05 am
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Legislation prohibiting oyster dredging on Big Lake becomes law

A stroke of the pen by Gov. John Bel Edwards late last week prohibits dredging for oysters in Calcasieu Lake and Sabine Lake, limiting legal harvest to hand-tonging only.

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June 21 at 2:18 pm
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High river means fishing tight against canes for Venice redfish

The Mississippi River at New Orleans crested at more than 16.4 feet — just under minor flood stage — on May 31, and is finally forecast to steadily fall to about 11 feet by June 28 — which is just fine with Capt. Mike Frenette down in Venice.

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June 21 at 10:43 am
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Guides not expecting big fishing impact from Tropical Storm Cindy

Capt. Owen “Big O” Langridge isn’t particularly concerned about the effects Tropical Storm Cindy might have on fishing conditions down in Venice.

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June 21 at 2:45 am
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Potential No. 2 redfish caught, released out of Venice

If the formula used to estimate the live weight of a redfish is correct, then a 53-inch tank caught and released earlier this month out of Venice could have been the new No.2-ranked red drum in the state record books.

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June 19 at 2:18 pm
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Live bait the ticket for Grand Isle trout

June is a great month for speckled trout out of Grand Isle. If the weather cooperates and this disturbance in the Gulf doesn't create any lasting issues, specks should remain in a feeding frenzy as the dog days of the summer spawn begin.

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June 19 at 9:49 am
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Trout slam continues in Elmer’s Island surf

Thursday was an 8 out of 10 on the fishing scale Cabot Corso consults when planning his trips, and even more importantly, the marine forecast called for only 1- to 2-foot seas — ideal conditions for the Destrehan angler to head down to Elmer’s Island and target speckled trout in the surf.

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June 16 at 9:26 am
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