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LAS July 2012 Digital Edition

COVER
July is when trout seem to be everywhere along the coast, while bass anglers can find hot-weather success by modifying their tactics.
Photos by David A. Brown and Andy Crawford.

FEATURES
Plan B
Instead of allowing stiff winds to ruin your Hopedale fishing trip, have an alternative plan — and put plenty of trout in the boat.
By Rusty Tardo

Slow Pokes
When bass don’t feel like moving, make it easy for them by slowing down.
By David A. Brown

Don’t wimp out
Just because the tides aren’t rolling doesn’t mean trout won’t bite. Here are some tips on how to put fish in the boat, even on wimpy tides.
By Jerald Horst

Venice Rodeo
Whether you fish the marshes at the mouth of the Mississippi River or head out to Breton Sound, Venice is the best jumping-off point in the world.
By Humberto Fontova

Mad as a Hatter
This lifelong Cross Lake fisherman has a different twist that keeps his freezer stuffed with catfish.
By Chris Ginn

Outa Sight
Southcentral anglers head offshore to find trout teeming around the rigs south of Vermilion Bay.
By Jerald Horst

Sweeping Up
Head to Vermilion Bay’s Trash Pile to clean up on fish of all species.
By John Flores

Second Fiddle
Oyster Bayou is out of the way, and can be hit and miss, but it also can bail out trout anglers struggling to limit out.
By Chris Ginn

Reef runner
Want to get away from the crowds? Head for the Lake Pontchartrain reefs, and catch boatloads of fish.
By Capt. Steve Himel

Pass a Good Time
Grand Isle’s Caminada Pass bridge is the place to go for summertime crab and trout action — no boat necessary.
By Terry Jones

Dominance dilemma
Sometimes it just makes sense to take smaller-antlered bucks, particularly when those deer are interfering with the goal of harvesting large-racked bucks.
By Tommy Kirkland

NEWS BREAKERS
LDWF to enforce state regs in expanded offshore boundary

COLUMNS
First 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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