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  • Fish Fund Cuts Planned
    Story : Posted 09-25-2012

    Fish Fund Cuts Planned

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its recommendations for budget cuts that include withholding parts of the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, a move that would have a significant impact on fisheries conservation and the jobs it supports.

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  • Walking A Fine Line
    Story : Posted 09-25-2012

    Walking A Fine Line

    Mike Frenette walks a fine line every day. For the last 30 years, Frenette has been a fishing guide operating the Redfish Lodge out of Venice, La. In that time he's built a business that has catered to anglers all over the world in a fishery that has no match anywhere else in the world.

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  • Martens Wins All-Star Title
    Story : Posted 09-23-2012

    Martens Wins All-Star Title

    Alabama's Aaron Martens edged out Oklahoma's Edwin Evers to win the 2012 Toyota Trucks All-Star Week championship.

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  • Fishing For Votes
    Story : Posted 09-21-2012

    Fishing For Votes

    As the November presidential election approaches, the candidates will deliver seemingly perpetual stump speeches, each offering the electorate reasons why his plans and ideals for the economy, foreign policy and an array of social issues are better suited for Americans than those of his opponent. But what about fishing?

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  • Best of Elites To Meet
    Story : Posted 09-17-2012

    Best of Elites To Meet

    As the 2012 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year, Brent Chapman is red-hot in pro bass fishing. But he is going into Toyota Trucks All-Star Week stone-cold.

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  • Where ‘Bad' Is Still ‘Great'
    Story : Posted 09-17-2012

    Where ‘Bad' Is Still ‘Great'

    Capt. Mike Frenette stood on the dock of his Redfish Lodge, scanned the expansive Venice Marina and said, "Everything you see in this marina was gone, except for some pretzeled steel."

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  • Have Trout Left Oil Scene?
    Story : Posted 09-11-2012

    Have Trout Left Oil Scene?

    As fantastic as redfishing continues to be in southern Louisiana, prospects for catching speckled trout have just as stunningly diminished. If any fisheries biologists know why, they aren't saying.

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  • On The Ready
    Story : Posted 09-10-2012

    On The Ready

    You hear a lot of clichés in the fishing industry. Our sport is 10 percent skill and 90 percent luck. Ten percent of the anglers catch 90 percent of the fish. My favorite overused, albeit forever sage axiom holds that luck occurs when opportunity meets preparation.

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  • Oil Casts Ugly ‘Shadow'
    Story : Posted 09-09-2012

    Oil Casts Ugly ‘Shadow'

    For P.J. Hahn, who is the director of the Plauquemines Parish Coastal Zone Management Department, the PVC poles poking up from Bay Jimmy are a stark reminder of just how quickly the Louisiana marsh is receding since the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

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  • Cat Island On Ninth Life
    Story : Posted 09-05-2012

    Cat Island On Ninth Life

    Before the BP oil spill, Cat Island was more than 5 acres, filled with lush vegetation and mangrove trees. Today it has shrunk to less than an acre, with no mangroves and very little vegetation.

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