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Body of FLW Series angler recovered on Lake Okeechobee

The body of Costa FLW Series co-angler Nik Kaylar was recovered this morning on Lake Okeechobee after the boat in which he was riding last week was involved in an accident during the first day of competition, FLW Outdoors announced.

The driver of the boat, Bill Kisiah of Slidell, was rescued late Jan. 4. The last report on Kisiah's condition is that he was recovering in a hospital.

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January 10 at 2:08 pm
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Slidell boater participating in FLW Costa Series rescued Thursday night, co-angler missing

A Slidell man participating in the Costa FLW Series on Lake Okeechobee in Florida was rescued late Thursday night after his boat was wrecked or had been swamped, but his co-angler has not been found. 

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January 05 at 10:22 am
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Sumrall earns coveted 2018 Bassmaster Classic berth

New Iberia's Caleb Sumrall has been on a fishing roll, culminating in this weekend's victory at the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship on South Carolina's Lake Hartwell — a win that earned him a berth in the 2018 Bassmaster Classic and an invitation to join the 2018 Elite Series.

"It's truly unbelievable," Sumrall told LouisianaSportsman.com about his invitation to the Classic. "It's why we do this."

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October 23, 2017 at 11:31 am
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Swollfest pledges $500,000 to Baton Rouge children’s hospital

Fishing in a summer rodeo is lots of fun, even if you don’t necessarily know where proceeds from the event eventually wind up. 

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September 06, 2017 at 6:03 pm
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Youth loses bull red battle — but wins admiration of competitors at RTB 8

'The one that got away' harkens back to fishing stories probably as old as time — but 15-year-old James Dupuy gutted out a two-hour battle with a giant redfish late Saturday afternoon that kept the outcome of Ride the Bull 8 hanging in the balance on Grand Isle. 

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August 28, 2017 at 10:47 am
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Shreveport kayak newcomer wins Ride the Bull 8

On a day when many anglers’ thoughts drifted westward to Hurricane Harvey and the havoc it was wreaking in Texas, Ride the Bull 8 and its 570 kayak anglers churned into Caminada Pass on Grand Isle Saturday morning for what turned out to be a fantastic day for targeting big bull reds.

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August 28, 2017 at 9:02 am
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Sportsman subscriber lands STAR-tagged redfish in Breton Sound

James Bryan was in search of speckled trout Saturday morning while fishing the Central Rig Facility Field in Breton Sound. 

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August 21, 2017 at 6:38 pm
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August is the last full month of “SweatFest 2017,” the festival no one likes to celebrate! While action for reds and specks on fly can be slow, it’s the best month of the year for pelagic species. 

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August 15, 2017 at 7:00 am
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