After Kevin VanDam's impressive wire-to-wire victory in May, the Bassmaster Elite Series will once again return to Toledo Bend in 2017. For a complete look at the full schedule — and to see when the Elites will fish the Bend — click on the story.

NEWS

Construction delays extend Elmer’s Island closure through Labor Day

If you were planning on making your way out to Elmer’s Island this long Labor Day Weekend, make new plans.

Yesterday at 2:09pm

Bream-fishing made in the shade at Cheniere Lake

Bobby Phillips knows there are lots of reasons to fish Cheniere Lake in western Ouachita Parish this month.

August 29 at 4:52pm

2nd Amendment Sales Tax Holiday set for this weekend, Sept. 2-4

Louisiana’s Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday will go on this weekend, but this year the state’s ongoing budget crisis has reduced the savings hunters and outdoorsmen will experience on firearms, ammo and other eligible hunting supplies.

August 29 at 2:41pm

Bay Eloi to Breton Sound - Trout get smaller, go deeper

August heat and humidity makes many anglers reluctant to get on the water. To say its hot is a given. But is it fishable?

August 29 at 11:11am

State's red snapper season to close on Labor Day, LDWF says

The recreational red snapper season in state waters will close at 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 5, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

August 29 at 7:29am

This Johnson Bayou cook shines

The night before making a raid on big Sabine Lake trophy speckled trout, 37-year-old fishing guide Robbie Trahan treated me to some Johnson Bayou cooking.

August 26 at 11:00am

Best bets for Atchafalaya Basin bass

The long-awaited drop in the Atchafalaya River happened in late June, and that meant it was easy to catch bass in the Basin.

August 26 at 6:43am

Sight-fish for reds in Pointe a la Hache

Technology has come a long way in the fishing industry, including methods of transportation. It is often remarked that only small boats can go shallow-water redfishing, but fly-fishing guide Capt. Tristan Daire said that couldn’t be more wrong.

August 26 at 7:39am

SW rigs load up with specks

Leaving Calcasieu Lake for near-offshore oil-field structures pays off with speckled trout in the ice chest when conditions are favorable this month.

No one knows that better than Jeff Poe, a veteran saltwater fishing guide who frequents those structures as much as he can this time of year. One of his favorite destinations is the Johnson Bayou rigs approximately 7 to 8 miles to the west of the Cameron Jetties.

August 26 at 6:01am

Toledo Bend tactics for the dog days of summer

As of the next‐to‐last week of June, Toledo Bend still was a little over full pool stage, water was getting hotter and, as you might imagine, the daytime bite for bass was decreasing dramatically. 

August 26 at 5:33am

Grand Isle beach bonanza

Hook’em Fishing’s Capt. Jay Auseve (985-637-7142) said bull reds and lunker specks will be roaming the Grand Isle beaches this month.

August 26 at 11:21am

Saturday's Ride the Bull offers redfish battle royale

Ride the Bull has been around for six years, and last year 732 paddlers participated.

The bull redfish tournament is based out of Bridge Side Marina in Grand Isle tomorrow morning, when all of the kayaks leave the marina and paddle out to Caminada Pass on a quest for bull redfish.

August 26 at 6:15am

Electric propulsion motors gaining popularity

Today’s electric propulsion systems can replace everything from kayak paddles to outboard motors, and fishermen are finding them more proficient than ever.

August 26 at 9:00am

Escaped Asian antelope shot on Richard K. Yancey WMA

An escaped exotic Asian antelope was shot on Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area Thursday morning, and blood and tissue samples are being sent off to ensure the animal was not carrying any diseases potentially harmful to the state’s deer herd.

August 25 at 3:37pm

Deer lactation rates ‘major concern’ in portions of the state, LDWF report says

While the deer harvest increased statewide by 12 percent during the 2015-16 season, fawn recruitment and poorer than expected lactation rates in certain areas of the state were a major concern noted in the annual Deer Report prepared by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

August 25 at 1:43pm

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