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LAS May 2012 Digital Edition

If trout are what you want this month, then be sure to read this issue before heading out on the water. We’ve got tips on how to beat the crowds and maximize your time at places like Calcasieu Lake, Venice and Lake Pontchartrain.

FEATURES
Outer Limits
Head to Venice’s outer bays this month for hot trout action.
By Rusty Tardo

Stump-field Slabs
Don’t put up your rods when the crappie spawn is over — Head to D’Arbonne’s stump fields to load the boat with white perch.
By Terry L. Jones

Croaker Soaker
There’s a reason why the venerable baitfish is this Grand Isle guide’s favorite.
By Jerald Horst

Pocket Perch
Lake Cataouatche’s east side gets none of the glory, but it’s absolutely loaded with big summertime bluegill.
By Jerald Horst

Dog Days of Summer
Follow this guide’s strategy to put Lake Pontratrain trout - and drum - on the grill.
By Jerald Horst

Back to Basics
Pack up some night crawlers or river shrimp and head to the coast for some hot catfishing action.
By John Flores

Double Dipping 
This Atchafalaya Basin angler has found a new home on fish-rich waters between Bayou Corne and Lake Verret.
By Jerald Horst

Ostrica is the New Venice
Now you can save on fuel costs AND fill the boat with a variety of fish.
By Humberto Fontova

Under Pressure
Crowds don’t have to limit your success at Calcasieu Lake.
By Chris Ginn

A Man and a Fish
Avid angler Ray Ohler’s choice of prey belies his social rung.
By Jerald Horst

Bear Bayou Bream Basics
This Basin hotspot has an abundance of eager bream that are fat and happy this time of year.
By John Flores

Buggin’ Bluegill
This Louisiana Sportsman columnist shares his best fly-fishing tactics for frenzied panfish trips.
By David A. Brown

NEWS BREAKERS
Commission considers bucking feds on red snapper

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