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Duo busted with 103 specks in Empire

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men on Tuesday for allegedly being in possession of 103 speckled trout in Plaquemines Parish.

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Yesterday at 2:51 pm
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Water-access bill fails in House

After a lengthy debate Tuesday afternoon, the Louisiana House of Representatives ultimately killed a bill that would have granted public access to the state’s tidal waters.

With only 37 members voting in favor and 59 against (with nine absent), House Bill 391 sponsored by Rep. Kevin Pearson (R-Slidell) failed after a series of amendments were added to the legislation during more than two hours of debate in the State Capitol.

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April 17 at 7:52 pm
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Top 3 tips when you get invited for a fishing trip

If you're like me, the circle of people you fish with is pretty small.

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April 16 at 11:49 am
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Inshore insights: Closing the deal

Going to the marsh reminds me of going to a giant retail store, where I get to watch salesmen and customers interact in the same way anglers do with speckled trout and redfish.

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April 16 at 10:58 am
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Marsh Man Masson vid: Big speckled trout on world's longest artificial reef

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Winds have been almost relentless during the spring of 2018, but when South Louisiana anglers can get out, they're finding hot action on some of the healthiest speckled trout in years. That was definitely true my son, Joel, buddy Justin Bowles and me during a Thursday fishing trip.

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April 13 at 4:50 pm
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Brand new Sportsman TV: Targeting springtime trout in Dularge

Trout anglers are fired up to be heading into some of the best fishing conditions all year, so the Sportsman TV crew headed down to Dularge to visit with Capt. Marty LaCoste to see how he locates springtime specks.

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April 12 at 8:47 am
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Magic Bait for Trout and Redfish

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This week’s episode of Sportsman TV features a tried and true but often forgotten trick of inshore fishing - live cocahoe minnows. The cocahoe used to be a mainstay in boats around the coast but as they became less available anglers have started using live shrimp and croakers more often.

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April 05 at 6:00 pm
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Lake Pontchartrain trout fishing mediocre after Bonnet Carré Spillway closes

The nearly month-long opening of the Bonnet Carré Spillway poured fresh water into Lake Pontchartrain, and that's definitely impacted the trout fishing.

"This spring hasn't been as good as it normally is," said Chas Champagne, who owns Matrix Shad and fishing the lake regularly. "On a scale of 10, I'd give it a 3 or 4 — more like a 3."

But Champagne said that, despite the lack of saltwater in the massive lake, last weekend's full moon provided plenty of action.

"The lake just doesn't seem to have any salt in it," he said. "But it hasn't shut (the fishing) down."

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April 04 at 5:00 pm
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