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LAS September 2012 Digital Edition

Our comprehensive WMA Forecast and easy-to-read 2012 rut calendars are not to be missed. If chasing trout this month is just too tempting for you, we’ve also pinpointed spots on the Sabine River and in Black Bay we think you should try.

FEATURES
2012-13 WMA Forecast
It’s time to start planning your hunting season, so here’s a look at what the wildlife management areas across the state have to offer.
By Don Shoopman

The 2012 Rut
Plan your vacation days with these predicted rutting dates in mind.
By David Moreland

Venice Bass Brigade
This time of year, you don’t have to be a good freshwater angler to catch all the bass you want out of Venice.
By Todd Masson

Teal Tip-off
Understanding what makes a blue-winged teal tick can help you catch up to the acrobatic flyer during the early 16-day season.
By Chad Adams

Blood on the border
In the once-disputed territory along the lower Sabine River, big speckled trout await. Here are some tips on how to put them in the boat.
By Jerald Horst

Sherburne Shooters
There’s no better way to hook a youngster on hunting than the Sherburne WMA youth deer hunts.
By John Flores

Transitional haul
The words ‘September’ and ‘transition’ are almost redundant to trout anglers, but here are some tips on how seine Black Bay for everything it’s worth.
By Rusty Tardo

In plain sight
It doesn’t take migrating ducks long to be educated by blinds sticking up out of Louisiana’s marshes, but they just don’t seem phased by layout boats.
By Darren Digby

Made in the Shade
Anglers aren’t the only creatures looking for shade when the sun blasts down. Here are some tips on how to leverage that knowledge to catch stringers of bass.
By Chris Ginn

Occupy West Delta
Anglers can head to the West Delta rigs to take advantage of the cobia invasion as these hard fighters make their way eastward.
By Chris Ginn

Alligator Tales
Louisiana’s most-famous reptile has a long and colorful history.
By Terry L. Jones

One man’s trash, another man’s treasure
The I-10 twin spans had to be demolished after Hurricane Katrina, but all of that concrete didn’t go to waste. Instead, it was used to build the St. Tammany Fishing Pier.
By Capt. Steve Himel

NEWS BREAKERS
Are Venice fish sick?

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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