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2004 Speck Forecast

Even the term “average” is relative.

A 6-foot-tall man is considered “average” in America, but compared to the “average” NBA player, the 6-footer could be the star of FOX’s hit reality show The Littlest Groom. […]

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Monsters of the Midway

Capt. Bill Lake meant no disrespect toward his sparring partner. “That’s not the size we wanted,” he muttered after gaining a glimpse of a 2 1/2-pound trout that was darting around haphazardly in a desperate and futile attempt to regain its freedom. […]

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Please forgive me, but you’re an outlaw

Unfortunately, some Louisiana outdoorsman still wear the terms “poacher” and “outlaw” as badges of honor. Like kleptomaniacs who steal trinkets they don’t really want and will never use just for the thrill of the take, these poachers and outlaws don’t get a charge unless they shoot at least one duck over the limit, harvest a couple undersized redfish or shoot a doe on a bucks-only day. […]

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Stick ‘Em Up!

To the non-angler, the term stickbait is non-sensical.Maybe there could be such a thing as a shrimpbait or a minnowbait or a cricketbait, but a stickbait? A bait that looks like a stick? […]

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Same As It Ever Was

What must it have been like to fish for bass in Louisiana’s fresh and brackish marshes a hundred years ago, when the Mississippi River regularly cut crevasses and spilled its nutrient-rich load into the already fertile wetlands? […]

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Louisiana has seen its last Classic

Bass anglers, did you have a good time at the 2003 Bassmasters Classic in New Orleans? Did you enjoy learning how the best fishermen in the world fared on waters that are accessible to you every day? Did you have fun seeing the new boats, tackle and gear at the accompanying trade show in the Superdome? […]

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Fly Delta

Hunt a place for a decade, and you’ll see sights known to no other man. Hunt a place as productive as the Atchafalaya Delta for a decade, and you’ll have a front-row seat to manifestations of nature too glorious to be fully appreciated by just one man. […]