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Big trout patrolling beaches at islands south of Cocodrie

If you’re looking to stock your freezer with speckled trout, the islands south of Cocodrie are where you want to be.

“It’s easy,” said Capt. Tommy Pellegrin. “It’s the best fishing I’ve seen in my lifetime. Yesterday I couldn’t get away from trout for nothing. I had a guy who wanted to catch a redfish, and I couldn’t get away from trout.

“It’s insane.”

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Yesterday at 2:41 am
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CCA to build new West End Reef in Lake Pontchartrain

The Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana is scheduled to begin construction of a new artificial reef near West End in Lake Pontchartrain on May 31, according to a news release.

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Yesterday at 4:45 pm
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Step-by-step instructions: How to throw a cast net

It’s definitely not rocket science, but throwing a cast net is a skill that confounds lots of anglers.

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May 24 at 10:16 am
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Four cited in Terrebonne Parish for alleged shrimping violations

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited four people for alleged recreational shrimping violations Saturday in the Robinson Canal in lower Terrebonne Parish, according to a news release.

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May 24 at 5:38 am
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Best tips for summer Pointe-aux-Chenes reds

Last week's torrential downpours couldn't stop the redfish action in the Pointe-aux-Chenes marsh. In fact, the stiff westerly winds backed up the water, making it even easier to get to the fish.

"I never fish when the water is this high," said Denham Springs angler Darren Cooper, who owns a camp minutes from Pointe-aux-Chenes Marina. "When it's high, I usually stay at that camp."

He was happy he did't sleep in by the time he returned to the launch Saturday.

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May 23 at 11:32 am
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Video: Captains’ meeting rankles tournament redfish anglers

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Capt. Steve Smith, a Lafayette-based charter guide who works out of both Cypremort Point and Big Lake, also fishes the Elite Redfish Series across the Southeastern U.S.

But when the tour visited the Sabine River in Orange, Texas, last month, Smith opted to stay away from his home state's waters  — not because the fishing was better on the other side of the river, but because he didn’t want to take a chance of being accused of trespassing on private property in Louisiana.

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May 19 at 8:22 am
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Find the grass, find the Delacroix reds

Techniques for fishing vary from coast to coast, and down here in South Louisiana anglers have a wide range of tactics available to them to pursue their favorite fish.

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May 18 at 3:02 pm
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Trolling for trout - Tips for putting more fish in the ’yak

You’re slowly making your way across a small lake. Suddenly, both lines dragging behind the kayak go tight.

It’s a problem, but a good problem.

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May 18 at 9:00 am
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