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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 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 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 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 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 at 6:38 pm
4047 Views

Tippets

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 at 7:00 am
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Lafayette angler reels in STAR-tagged redfish on Marsh Island, wins NauticStar

They say timing is everything. And in Drew Carlin’s case Wednesday afternoon, he probably couldn’t have done it any better if he tried.

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August 10 at 10:36 am
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Fly fishing tournament raises money for heroes

Mathew Roberts had a New Year’s resolution. The avid kayaker and co-founder of Mission Six wanted to catch his first redfish on fly rod. In early Spring he did. And as he put it, his curiosity became an obsession!

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August 09 at 6:15 pm
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