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Be aggressive when targeting Lake Pontchartrain reds under birds

When you’re working a flock of birds and targeting speckled trout, everyone pretty much knows the basic ground rules: Put the wind at your back. Use your trolling motor and approach quietly from a distance. Don’t spook them, and make long casts along the outer edges of the school.

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January 15 at 2:00 pm
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One boat, two friends. It's a FISH-OFF!

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Fishing is always more fun when there's a competition factor involved. Capt. Justin Bowles and I set out this week to see who could catch the heaviest cumulative weight of three bass and three speckled trout, with the loser paying a time-consuming price.

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January 15 at 11:49 am
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Cold weather considerations

Locating winter fish can be challenging, so the last thing you want is to squander an opportunity by allowing the elements to negatively impact your comfort and functional ability. Venice guide Capt. Anthony Randazzo offers these tips to prevent such frustrations.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Inshore insights: What one dink bass taught me

Try remembering the first time you caught a fish using a new lure, or that time you found them in a spot you never fished before.

Didn't you feel sudden surprise and joy? Kinda like a big ‘aha moment.’

That is what I pursue on my fishing trips — and it took me years to discover that.

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January 12 at 10:55 am
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Inshore insights: Top 3 redfish lures

The gold spoon has to be the most common redfish lure inshore anglers use. Crack open any tackle box in Southeast Louisiana, and I'm willing to bet you'd see at least a couple in there.

However, things in Louisiana's hot spots have been changing.

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January 12 at 10:42 am
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Marsh Man Masson vid: The 8 most-common fishing googans

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There are some on the water every day, and they really come out the woodwork on holidays. They're the dreaded googans, and although they may not intend any harm, they can immediately turn your fishing trip from a boom to a bust.

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January 11 at 10:25 am
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Spotlight on Myrtle Grove

Editor’s Note:

Capt. Paul Titus’ Fishing Edge program is available for 21 areas statewide, and features GPS waypoints for some of the most popular fishing destinations in Louisiana — including spots like Delacroix, Barataria Bay, Lake Pontchartrain, Calcasieu Lake, Vermilion Bay and many more.

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January 08 at 9:00 am
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Marsh Man Masson vid: Roadside redfish on every cast

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The polar vortex that made North America more resemble Antarctica during New Year celebrations didn't exactly bypass the Deep South.

Many anglers assumed that meant fishing was out of the question, but actually cold, low water can present some unusual opportunities -- like standing along a two-lane highway and catching redfish until you hope your arms fall off.

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January 03 at 11:28 am
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