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NEWS

PVC pipe keeps anchor accessible and ready

Capt. Nick Poe isn’t necessarily a fan of the look of his dad’s PVC pipe anchor caddy system that’s a fixture on many of the boats at Big Lake Guide Service, but he can’t really argue with its effectiveness.

January 19 at 5:06pm

New Iberia man cited for alleged oyster refrigeration violations

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a 58-year-old New Iberia man for alleged oyster refrigeration violations on Jan. 15 in Lafourche Parish.

January 19 at 3:55pm

Ragley angler takes Toledo Bend 10.77-pounder

Ragley’s Jeff Broussard couldn’t sleep in the early-morning hours of Jan. 11, so he ventured into his workshop and started piddling with his boat around 2 a.m.

January 19 at 9:20am

Stay off the banks for Basin bass, anglers say

Prairieville's Dave Cavell and Gonzales' Corey Wheat teamed up to win Claire's Heart benefit tournament last weekend, and the pattern wasn't what they expected.

"We thought we'd catch them punching," Cavell said. "That's how Corey caught them practicing."

Instead, they had to back off the banks, and turn away from heavy flipping rigs.

January 18 at 5:36pm

Hunter knocks deer out cold

On the big screen, the Italian Stallion had some epic boxing matches with Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang and Ivan Drago throughout the Rocky movie franchise.

Last November, Jimmy Leonard did his best Sylvester Stallone impersonation with a buck in Pointe Coupee Parish — minus the boxing gloves. 

January 18 at 4:33pm

Slow it down for wintertime trout

By January, speckled trout have settled into the interior marshes around Golden Meadow to ride out the winter, and Capt. Eddie Berthelot Jr. knows where to go to find them.

January 18 at 10:24am

On a mission

Some say laughter is the best medicine. Mathew Roberts and Shawn Babin say adding in a dose of kayak fishing is even better.

Several years ago, Roberts, Babin and a couple of friends were getting more and more involved in kayak fishing. They started an informal group they call the Troll Squad.

January 17 at 4:00pm

Reggio rodeo

According to Capt. Darren Schaff (504-400-2466), trout and redfish action out of Reggio has been excellent.

January 17, 2016 at 2:14pm

172-inch deer down in Catahoula Parish

Kyle Adams hunts with 25 other members in Catahoula Parish on a 2,800-acre club near Harrisonburg. 

January 17 at 6:50am

VIDEO: Why PFDs and kill switches are important

We all know we're supposed to use them. It's just Boating Safety 101. Yet we all too often get in a hurry or become complacent, and leave the life jackets in the locker or sitting on the seat as we zip from one fishing hole the next. And too many anglers don't even think about kill switches.

Because nothing is going to happen to me, right? But the fact is accidents happen — and we never see them coming.

This video of two young anglers heading out for a bass tournament shows just how fast things can go wrong and why safety equipment is vitally important.

January 17 at 8:00am

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