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Burn Hack!

Kids need action to stay interested.

Put them in a baseball position where they don’t get many balls hit to them, and they’ll start chasing grasshoppers. […]

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High On The Hogs

The concept of fair chase is a hallmark tenet of hunters around the globe. Basically, it means that hunters give the game they target a fair and fighting chance to outwit the hunter and leave him hungry for another chess match in the field. […]

Inshore Fishing

Geaux Fish tournament features big prizes for catching tagged speckled trout

Anglers can win up to $275,000 in cash and prizes during the Geaux Fish tournament being held along the entire Louisiana coast July 2 through Sept. 5. And there’s absolutely no cost to enter.

The tournament, sponsored by BP and the Louisiana Charter Boat Association, will feature prizes for anglers catching 50 specially tagged speckled trout, which will be released in waters stretching from Breton Sound to Lake Calcasieu.

One of the fish is tagged as the grand prize, and is worth up to $250,000. […]

News Breaker

23 billfish tagged, released in 39th New Orleans Invitational Billfish Tournament

The 39th New Orleans Invitational Billfish Tournament was held out of Venice last weekend (June 17-18), and a total of 23 billfish were caught, tagged and released by the 24 participating boat crews.

This tournament is regarded as the tournament that put Gulf of Mexico big-game fishing on the map and inspired the many offshore tournaments being held currently across the region.

The fleet found a beautiful rip-line about 54-miles southeast of South Pass and conditions that were conducive to great fishing.

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Fishing

‘Operation Dry Water’ targets drunk boaters

Louisiana enforcement agents will be on the water in force this weekend (June 24-26) looking for those operating boats under the influence of alcohol, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced.

The push is part of “Operation Dry Water,” and is an effort to lower the number of alcohol-related boating accidents in Louisiana.

Any boat operator verified to have a blood alcohol content of .08 or more is considered drunk understate law, and will be arrested for operating a boat while intoxicated, LDWF said. […]

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Falling Red River produces in June

The bass fishing on the Red River in Alexandria generally will start turning on in June, depending on the water level. The river still may be flooded this month, but under stable or falling conditions, a number of the bass will begin moving out to the remaining part of the river. […]