Ducks

Decoy spread details

Larry Reynolds criss-crosses the Louisiana coastline multiple times each fall — cruising at 100 knots with a bird’s-eye view from just 125 feet up, estimating the number of ducks that have arrived in the state’s ag fields and coastal marshes.

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Deer Hunting

Tree stand safety tips

With bow season cranking up across almost the entire state, that means hunters will once again be heading into the woods and getting positioned up in their favorite trees in hopes of a close encounter with that big buck they’ve been watching on their trail cameras.

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Freshwater Fishing

Shimano Curado DC Baitcasting reels

The DC stands for Digital Control, and quite honestly it’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. I got the chance to fish with one this spring at Grosse Savanne Lodge during a Shimano media presentation, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. […]

Field Notes

Sight-fishing support

If Chas Champagne, the owner Matrix Shad lures is cruising through marsh and duck ponds sight-fishing for reds — but doesn’t actually spot any fish — he’s typically keeping a close eye out for two other reliable indicators of reds in the neighborhood. 

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Field Notes

Top 3 surf-fishing mistakes

Plenty of speckled trout anglers are very content to stay dry and comfortable in their boats to catch yellowmouths — but for those who really want to dive in and have more of a “hand-to-hand combat experience,” nothing beats getting down and dirty with trout in the surf.

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