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State season for red snapper begins Feb. 1

The recreational season for red snapper in Louisiana state waters will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 1 and continue until further notice, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.†

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January 05 at 3:33 pm
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Meet the cute hammerhead

Hammerhead sharks, with their grossly misshapen noggins, have always inspired a sense of ominous dread and awe in humans.

They are just scary-looking. Thus they have to be dangerous.†

But not all of them are.†

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Recreational weekend-only red snapper season ends in state waters

The weekend-only red snapper season in state waters is effectively over because LA Creel estimates indicate harvest numbers have been reached, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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December 14, 2016 at 3:41 pm
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Why Prien Lake is a great kayak-fishing option?

John Williams is a lucky guy.

As owner of Pack & Paddle in Lafayette, one of the largest kayak and outdoor gear dealers in Louisiana, he gets invited by some of the state’s best kayak fishermen to fish in the coolest places.

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November 15, 2016 at 6:00 am
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How to find Prienís trout

Prien Lake holds few secret spots. It is roughly 6 feet deep in most of its bed, except where the Calcasieu River channel courses through near its western bank.

Its bottom is mud and oyster shell.

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November 15, 2016 at 6:00 am
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Top 7 features for trout kayaks

Sure, sure, it’s old news that kayaks are a deadly effective tool for slipping up quietly on redfish grazing for lunch is marsh ponds only a foot deep.

But speckled trout is a whole ’nother game.

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November 15, 2016 at 6:00 am
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Yak attack ó How to fish Prien Lake with a kayak

The three kayaks looked like sleek raiders fanning out into Prien Lake from a friend’s pier near the public launch on the lake’s eastern shore.†

These guys were hard-core.

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November 01, 2016 at 7:00 am
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NOAA: Red snapper data canít be shared with states

A letter written late last month by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration indicates† that if red snapper are ultimately removed from federal oversight to be managed by the five Gulf states, much of the data currently collected on the species by NOAA — including stock assessments — would not be shared with the states.

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October 11, 2016 at 2:25 pm
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