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A contested matter

Later this month, the Coastal Conservation Association’s summer-long STAR tournament kicks off in Louisiana. Once again, there’s a fly fishing division. Awards will go to the anglers weighing in the heaviest speckled trout in the East and West Divisions. […]

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Tides in Louisiana

I regularly get questions about the time and range of the tides in Louisiana coastal marshes. Many of the inquiries are about the time of the published tides from various sources listed as compared to the actual times that the high and low tides occur, and how are they determined. […]

Fishing

Z-Man EZ ShrimpZ

Possessing the same deadly good looks and fish-catching prowess of its rigged brethren, the EZ ShrimpZ can serve as replacement bodies for the rigged version or rigged separately on jigheads or a weedless hook. […]

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Buras Tag Team

The weather looked lousy as Creighton Ward, part owner and first captain of Southern Exposure Inland Fishing Charters, launched his boat from an obscure launch just north of the old Buras Auditorium into the Mississippi River.  […]

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Boudreaux, Thibodeaux, I dunno

Usually when a hostess calls for “Jones, party of…” a dozen different people named Jones stand in unison. Not on the bayou. I haven’t met another Jones yet. But I have met a Thibodaux (heck, I live there, too), Boudreaux  and a passel of Zeringues. Seriously. […]

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Through Haile & high water

If you can fish it, they will come. 

No matter how long or rough the road, how far back off the beaten path or how tough the waters may be to navigate, the determination of fishermen is a perfect example of the old American phrase, “come Hell or high water.” […]