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Vortex Shad now available in three new colors

Just like fish sometimes prefer a different color bait, Chas Champagne knows fishermen are always on the lookout for their next new favorite lure.

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Yesterday at 5:44 pm
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Houma man arrested for multiple violations after boat chase Monday morning, LDWF says

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a 32-year-old Houma man Monday after a boat chase in Terrebonne Parish.

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Yesterday at 3:50 pm
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Island hopping

When it comes to easy access, protected water and a smorgasbord of fish, kayak anglers need look no further than Delacroix Island. Known locally as “The Island,” this historic St. Bernard Parish commercial fishing village is a kayak angler’s dream. The fishing area is unlimited, diverse and kayak friendly.

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October 18 at 9:00 am
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Pairing a popping cork with a gold spoon

Conventional thinking says the bait of choice to target redfish under a popping cork is shrimp, right?

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October 17 at 7:00 am
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Speckled trout continue pushing in near Shell Beach

Earlier this week, Capt. Jacques Laboureur made a speckled trout trip out of Shell Beach that almost didn’t happen.

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October 16 at 9:11 am
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Tippets

It’s been a tough year for marsh trout, but if October holds true to form we should see an inundation of the snaggled-tooth species. A weighted Clouser or Shrimp pattern set 30 inches below a VOSI will be the ticket over reefs, and in cuts, canals and bayous.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
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Play the wind and the water

Taking into consideration all the variables of fish location, Capt. Billy Walbaum plans his day around the wind. Fishing in the lee inherently makes life easier in terms of boat control and casting, but it’s also a water-quality thing.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
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Danos’ 3 rules for success

Capt. Chris Danos’ fall fishing tactics are simple.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
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Guide hopeful cool front pushes even more trout in near Dularge

Specks started appearing pretty consistently in inside waters around Dularge about two weeks ago, and Capt. Marty LaCoste is hopeful this week’s cool front will push even more trout his way.

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October 14 at 8:20 pm
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IFA Championship events scheduled this month in Houma

Houma will be the host city for two IFA Tour championship events this month, including this week’s Kayak Fishing Tour Championship.

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October 13 at 4:30 pm
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Trout Masters excerpt: Wade fishing at Lake Calcasieu

Will Drost specializes in catching trophy trout, but he uses his boat pretty much for scouting and transportation only.

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October 12 at 5:45 am
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Some like it on top

I was so ecstatic when Texas A&M joined the Southeastern Conference three years ago. As an LSU fan, in addition to renewing one of our traditional rivalries, it was a chance to revive some of my favorite Aggie jokes.

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October 10 at 9:00 am
459 Views

Horseshoe Island

Dear Capt. Paul:

An old timer once told me about a small island somewhere in Black Bay south of Mozambique Point by Breton Sound called Horseshoe Island. Try as I can, I cannot find anything on the island. Can you help?

Bert S.

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October 08 at 9:00 am
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Trout Masters excerpt: Grand Isle's tournament buster

Ulysse “Bootsie” Toups Jr. is known as a tournament buster, raking in numerous speckled trout awards since he started fishing rodeos in 1978.

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October 06 at 5:45 am
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Two men cited for alleged oyster violations in Plaquemines Parish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men last week for alleged oyster violations in Bay Adams.

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October 03 at 8:16 am
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Trout population ‘in fine shape,’ LDWF says

Many trout anglers sounded an alarm earlier this year, when their catches didn’t seem to measure up to expectations.

Biologists at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said at the time that they didn’t believe there was any cause for alarm.

And a recently completed speckled trout assessment seemed to back up that stance — at least through 2013.

“From a biological perspective, we are in fine shape,” said LDWF’s Harry Blanchet.

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October 02 at 3:00 pm
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