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LAS August 2012 Digital Edition

COVERS
It’s time to start thinking about the upcoming deer season. Also, Capt. Scott Avanzino knows the beaches are full of trout this month. Photos by John Ford and Will Drost.

FEATURES
A Grand Plan
There’s always something biting out of Grand Isle. All you have to do is get there and have an open mind.
By Chris Ginn

Afternoon Delight
Just go ahead and sleep in. The best tarpon fishing off the mouth of the Mississippi River usually begins after lunch.
By David A. Brown

Promise Keepers
If you want a successful bow hunt on Oct. 1, keep the promises you’re making to yourself right now.
By Chris Ginn

It’s always football season
Oblong jigheads provide particular presentation benefits. Here are some tips to use them to beef up your bass stringers.
By David A. Brown

Goin’ Downstairs
Summertime doesn’t mean making long hauls, if you know a few deep holes on the MRGO.
By Humberto Fontova

Postage Stamp Plots, Part IV
The experiment with small green patches continues, with new plantings and reviews of new seed varieties.
By Chris Ginn

Calcasieu Heat
Big Lake proper still holds guppy trout in the heat of the summer, but here’s how this veteran guide — and his son — continue catching lunkers.
By Jerald Horst

Ling lessons
Cobia prowl the Louisiana coast this month, and adding a few to the freezer is just a matter of knowing a few tricks of the trade.
By John N. Felsher

Island Invitation
More than just a buffer from tropical storms, the Chandeleurs offer some first-class fishing opportunities.
By Rusty Tardo

All Pumped Up
Everyone knows testosterone often rules the male psyche. So how does this vital hormone — and the mates they pursue — affect bucks during the rut?
By Tommy Kirkland

Cranked!
Marsh bass don’t disappear when during the summer months. In fact, they provide great action for those anglers willing to brave the hot weather.
By John Flores

NEWS BREAKERS
Why are fish-attracting oil rigs disappearing from the Gulf?

COLUMNS
Fist Cast By Andy Crawford
Creature Feature By Jerald Horst
Ask Capt. Paul By Captain Paul Titus
Fly Lines By Catch Cormier
Grunts & Gobbles By David Moreland
Lure Review By Don Shoopman
Marine Electronics By Allan Tarvid
The Shootist By Gordon Hutchinson
Seafood Bible By Jerald & Glenda Horst
Paddles ’N Puddles By Chris Holmes
Game Warden By Keith LaCaze
Happy Trails By Bill Garbo
Toledo Bend By John Dean

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