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How do you estimate the weight of a redfish?

You don't have to kill a red fish to determine its weight. All you need are the measurements for its girth and length, which can then be plugged into a very simple formula.

The story of the catch and release May 15 of what would almost certainly have been a Louisiana state-record redfish evoked a predictable response on social media — cries that the fish in the photo just couldn't be big enough to make the record books, much less shatter the current 61-pound state record.

"Looks like a 30- to 35-pound fish," Facebook fan Murphy Spell said.

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Don’t forget a bait rod

Tommy Pellegrin, left, with a hefty red snapper on the same hook used for mangroves to monster yellowfin.

Collecting live bait is an important element of offshore success. And, while the relatively stiff spinning rods used to horse hefty mangroves out of underwater steel jungles can be rigged with sabikis, they’re not always the best choices.

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Pelligrin’s go-to weapon

Quality products such as the Penn Conflict and Mustad Ultra Point hooks go a long way in bringing most any offshore fish on the boat.

If there ever was an irreplaceable go-to weapon for Pellegrin in plying the vast Gulf waters off Terrebonne Parish, you’d probably never guess it in a hundred tries.

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Rogue’s gallery of offshore fly fish

Jack crevalles, properly known as “crevalle jacks,” are the bruisers of the saltwater flyfisherman’s world.

A wide variety of offshore fish species are susceptible to being caught with flies. And Roger del Rio and Chad Billiot have a lot of experience with the following rogue’s gallery of fly fish.

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The Marsh Rat

After del Rio was hooked up to the jack crevalle for over an hour, Billiot began to show some concern for him.

Chad Billiot picked one of the most unusual names conceivable for his Golden Meadow business — Marsh Rat Guide Service (985-637-5058).

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How to use crankbaits for Pointe a la Hache trout

Islands large and small dotting the landscape make Pointe a la Hache amenable to small boats.

Chris Danos is a dyed-in-the-wool cork fisherman when throwing artificial baits. And his results in putting fish on the cleaning table more than offset any thoughts that he should radically change his approach.

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