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Reynolds: Teal season so far ‘well below average’

Larry Reynolds is normally a “glass half-full” kind of guy, but he’s admittedly not expecting great things for the final days of the 2016 teal season, which mercifully comes to a close this Sunday.

September 22 at 11:01am

Legislative Auditor: LDWF misspent BP oil spill money

A preliminary draft of the state auditor’s report — which hasn’t been made public yet — reveals some Gulf oil spill money intended to ensure Louisiana-caught fish were safe for consumption after the BP disaster instead purchased unnecessary boats, iPads, cameras and fishing gear.

September 22 at 8:32am

Pre-season scouting plans

If you are reading this, you obviously survived the long, hot summer — even though the heat and humidity will still linger into September.

The start of the 2016 archery season is just around the corner, and then less than two months later the gun season will open and we will be preparing to carve the Thanksgiving turkey.

September 21 at 3:44pm

Kayaking in Venice: Redfish plentiful in Yellow Cotton Bay

Some kayak anglers might be hesitant to toss a popping cork — attached to a twirling 2-foot leader with a Vudu shrimp dangling from the business end — straight at stands of leaning, swaying, hook-grabbing roseau cane, but not Capt. Brian Sherman.

September 21 at 11:03am

September weather fires up Poverty Point crappie

Poverty Point Reservoir in Delhi is famous for whopper crappie — and lots of them. Local angler Twayne Hosea is famous for catching both, but that’s mostly in the spring. However, that isn’t the only time Poverty’s crappie fishing gets rich.

September 21 at 8:42am

Port Sulphur man arrested for alleged oyster violations

A Port Sulphur man accused of taking oyster from polluted waters for a third time last spring was arrested Monday after information taken from his cellphone linked him to off-limits areas, according to a release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

September 20 at 6:01pm

LDWF stock assessment: Speckled trout not overfished

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries on Tuesday released long-awaited stock assessments on several species — including speckled trout — that were being withheld because of ongoing litigation from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. 

September 20 at 1:50pm

‘Clean Out Your Freezer Days’ set for Saturday and Sunday

In advance of the fall hunting seasons, Hunters for the Hungry is once again hosting its annual ‘Clean Out Your Freezer Days” this Saturday and Sunday to benefit food banks and pantries across the state.

September 20 at 10:56am

Stopping the September squirrel poacher

Game wardens love September. We love September because the first hunting seasons of the fall begin and the monotony of water patrol in the hot sun ends.

September 24, 2013 at 9:00am

Ponchatoula man dies in Lake Pontchartrain on Friday

A Ponchatoula man died in Lake Pontchartrain Friday afternoon after his 14-foot boat was found partially submerged just east of the Causeway Bridge, nine miles from the north shore of Mandeville. 

September 20 at 10:02am

Denham Springs man accused of running illegal gator-hunting guide service

A 54-year-old Denham Springs man accused of running an illegal alligator hunting guide service on Joyce Wildlife Management Area in Tangipahoa Parish was arrested this weekend, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. 

September 20 at 8:55am

Knot of the month: Loop Knot

Many anglers have been fishing with someone, casting identical lures, with one angler catching fish and the other catching nothing.

That result can’t always be explained just by casting to different spots.

September 16 at 11:00am

Eat More Red Meat — How to catch Delacroix’s fall reds

The winds were already blowing when I stepped out of my truck onto the dock by Capt. Ron “Ahab” Broadus’ boat dock down in Delacroix Island.

September 01, 2013 at 7:00am

10 tips to tame vegetation

Now is the time to begin thinking about trimming limbs, branches and brush that might otherwise interfere with a successful deer hunt this fall.

Of course, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do almost anything. So follow these 10 tips for productive and prudent pruning”

September 16 at 10:52am

ICAST 2016 - Pedal yak explosion

Every July, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades descends on Orlando, Fla., for what is the world’s largest sportfishing trade show.

If it’s fishing related, you’ll see it at ICAST. Anything and everything that is fishing gear, accessories and apparel is on display at the show.

September 16 at 11:20am

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