You're about to start hearing beaucoup talk in the coming weeks and months about lowering Louisiana's daily speckled trout limit. At 25 fish per angler per day, it's currently the most liberal limit in America -- by far -- and that makes some people uneasy. If you've ever returned to the dock with fewer specks than the Saints will have wins this year and watched four guys dump 100 on the cleaning table, you've probably felt a tinge of frustration and maybe even jealousy.
No one wants to die and go to hell, but most anglers probably will. With our constant lying and all, St. Peter isn’t likely to ignore all those black marks and let us waltz through the pearly gates. He’ll pull a handle, a trap door will open and we’ll find ourselves sliding down a chute to the nether regions of the spirit world. So we’ll have to learn to make the best of it. Unbeknownst to most on this side of mortality, hell offers fishing as a pastime for its occupants.
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission pushed the teal-season opener to the latest on the calendar it could legally be this season, and based on bag checks from five coastal wildlife management areas, the change in regulation paid dividends. Hunters at Atchafalaya Delta, Pointe aux Chenes, Salvador, Biloxi and Pass a Loutre WMAs averaged 1.5 teal each on Friday, the best opening day success since 2012. Last year's opener produced only 0.1 birds per hunter.
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