Great tips and tactics to load up on redfish at the Worm in Marsh Island out of Cypremort Point.

NEWS

Pending No. 7-ranked tripletail caught last week in East Bay

It’s hard not to do a double take when you lay your eyes on the monstrous 31-pound tripletail caught last week in East Bay.

July 21 at 10:24pm

2016 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo scheduled for July 28-30

The International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo — billed as the oldest fishing tournament in the United States — will get underway next Thursday, July 28, at sunrise.

July 21 at 3:16pm

Biologist expects lower USFWS waterfowl breeding population estimates this year

Don’t freak out if waterfowl breeding population estimates from the prairies of Canada and the Northern U.S. due out next month are lower than what they’ve been in recent years.

That’s the message to the state’s duck hunters from Larry Reynolds, waterfowl study leader for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, who pointed out that despite great population estimates last summer, crazy weather conspired to make the 2015-16 season one lots of folks would like to forget.

July 21 at 11:06am

2 tips for backing in a boat

The pickup truck sat jack-knifed with its trailer on the boat ramp, driver’s side window rolled down, with a woman’s head sticking out.

July 20 at 5:08pm

Two cited for alleged oyster violations in St. Bernard Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men for alleged oyster violations on July 18 in St. Bernard Parish, according to a news release.

July 20 at 8:32am

Ride the Bull VII slated for Aug. 27 on Grand Isle

Ride the Bull is back and better than ever for its seventh installment next month in Caminada Pass at Grand Isle, and once again promises loads of great prizes worthy of the world’s largest kayak tournament.

July 19 at 8:20am

Mothership to the marsh

Point-aux-Chenes has long been a popular fishing destination for kayak anglers because there are plenty of areas easily accessible from several launch spots and the fishing can be incredible.

However, there’s always a yearning to go farther than you can travel solely by human power. Well, Eddie Mullen has solved that problem.

July 18 at 9:00am

Best practices for sunscreen

I can remember when it was important to get a tan. Back in high school it was just the thing to do. In fact, I remember buying “tanning lotion” to move the process along.

It was like slathering on liquid Crisco.

And it was stupid.

July 19 at 2:00pm

Bait shop owner shares Top 4 tips to keep shrimp alive

Stanley Sevin pretty much grew up in the bait business — his family owns Bait House Seafood in Chauvin — so he knows a few tricks about how to maximize the lifespan of shrimp in your livewell.

“I’ve been in it since I was a little boy,” said Sevin, now 30, who works full-time offshore in the tugboat industry but still helps out at the bait shop located at 6003 Highway 56 on his days off.  “You know how we do it down the bayou, growing up in the family business.”

July 19 at 1:26pm

Public meeting, drawdown scheduled for Lake Bistineau

Two important events have been scheduled for Lake Bistineau this month by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

July 18 at 5:35pm

Focus on bridges for summer bass

Summer heat sends most bass to the depths, looking for cooler waters and food sources. Bass pile up around deep-water points and ledges, but one of the most-overlooked structures comes in the form of bridge pilings.

July 18 at 5:38pm

NOAA hosting public meetings on potential expansion of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be holding two public meetings in Louisiana to get feedback on their proposal to expand the boundaries of Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary located off the coasts of Texas and Louisiana.

July 18 at 3:44pm

Empire Jetty heats up for specks

When July rolls around, Capt. Curtis LeNormand said speckled trout action typically picks up at the Empire Jetty.

July 18 at 9:57am

The key to a good night’s sleep

There are two things that wake me up and keep me up: a barking dog and a snorer.

So I’ve been known to scream at dogs in the middle of the night (hey, if the neighbor wants to sleep, he can stop his stupid dog from yapping). 

July 18 at 6:00am

Cover crasher — Crankbait tips for the Atchafalaya Basin

If you had to pick one lure to use this summer to stack up Atchafalaya Basin bass, which would you pick. A worm? A jig.

Well, if you didn’t think “crankbait,” you might be missing the boat.

July 01, 2015 at 7:00am

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