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Bayou Outdoors

By Nathan Coker
In Bayou Outdoors
Jul 1st, 2024
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ARTICLE BY DAN CHASON | PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF BILL PETRUS For me, fishing started at a very young age.  Early on my main driving force was the competition between my older brother and which was encouraged and driven by our dad.  In the early days, my fishing was pretty limited to pan fish or catfish...
By Nathan Coker
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Jun 3rd, 2024
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article by Dan Chason I am told that on my first fishing trip, my stroller rolled into the lake and about flipped my mother out.  My dad was a die-hard fisherman.  His favorite saying was “Just let me catch one more”.  He was a pan fisherman and a cat fisherman.  He wasn’t introduced to bass [&hellip...
By Nathan Coker
In Bayou Outdoors
May 1st, 2024
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article by Dan Chason This topic could go on to the point it would engulf this entire publication.  I have never seen any other area or topic that is so important or so much overlooked or twisted to accommodate one’s own desires.  I’ll start with basic hunting etiquette and then move on to fishing.  ...
By Nathan Coker
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Apr 1st, 2024
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article by Dan Chason When Caney Creek Lake or “Caney” as referred by locals was formed in 1985, this 5000-acre impoundment had one goal:  Create a trophy bass lake in the heart of Jackson Parish.  I can remember when it opened and for years it was not uncommon for a line of trailered boats and [&hel...
By Nathan Coker
In Bayou Outdoors
Feb 29th, 2024
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article by Dan Chason There is a lot of misinformation, particularly on the internet concerning Concealed Carry in Louisiana.  With that there is even more misnomers concerning what, when, where and how you can be a legally armed citizen and exercise your rights to possess a firearm.  As a concealed ...
By Nathan Coker
In Bayou Outdoors
Jan 31st, 2024
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article by Dan Chason My two least favorite months are February and August. Okay, I said it.  I used to love the month of February as it meant pre-spawn bass fishing and deep water crappie fishing, squirrel and rabbit hunting and of course the age old tradition of breaking down deer stands, cameras a...
By Nathan Coker
In Bayou Outdoors
Jan 2nd, 2024
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article by Dan Chason I am fortunate to have some very remarkable men that I call my friends.  Some I’ve known longer than others but I will say that few men have influenced me more than Scott Self.  Scott is a big man,  standing 6’6”. He is quite daunting in his physique, but the outside […]...
By Nathan Coker
In Bayou Outdoors
Dec 1st, 2023
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article by DAN CHASON ‘Tis the season for giving and there are no exceptions when it comes to December and the holidays.  This point was re-emphasized by my friend Bill Petrus recently where he held a fundraiser for a young man who was involved in a construction accident.  The man has...
By Nathan Coker
In Bayou Outdoors
Sep 29th, 2023
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article by Dan Chason Last month, I opened up about my experiences in the 90’s and early 2000’s in the land of tournament fishing.  This really came home to me when I tried to watch the smallmouth shootout with the BASS Elite Series on Lake St. Clair and Lake Champlain over the last month. ...
By Nathan Coker
In Bayou Outdoors
Sep 1st, 2023
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article by DAN CHASON I remember the first LCG (Liquid Chrystal Graph) that I ever saw.  I was a young, aggressive angler who cut my teeth on the massive waters in East Texas named Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend.  Back then, my rig consisted of a 18 1/2-foot Skeeter boat with a 150 GT Johnson....