Inshore Fishing

Live-bait trout-fishing tips

“If I don’t have live bait, I go home,” Tony Bruce said. “I’ve fished with Ed Sexton, who is excellent with plastic, and rather than fish, I just watched him fish.

Bruce’s preference is for croakers, especially large ones.

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Inshore Fishing

How Tony Bruce caught the fever

Tony Bruce has done a lot of things in his 63 years. He was a school teacher and coach, owned an offshore oil-field boat rental business and developed property in Zachary for the Copper Mill Golf Course. 

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Inshore Fishing

The No. 1 way to hook live shrimp

Capt. Mark Munson doesn’t even carry plastics on his boat. 

Having spent so much time with the fragile crustaceans, Munson has figured out hooking the shrimp a certain way is far superior to other methods.

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Inshore Fishing

Fly fishing tips

For CCA members hoping to place an entry in the STAR tournament Fly Rod Division, June is the best month to register a larger-than-14-inch trout. As summer wears on, and water temperatures rise, larger specks become more selective in their feeding habits — and less likely to eat flies.

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