Check out the latest offering from the makers of the popular Matrix Shad soft plastic lure line: a suspending hard bait named the Matrix Minnow.

NEWS

Ponchatoula man arrested for unauthorized use of Venice airboat

A 31-year-old Pontchatoula man was arrested Monday by enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for allegedly taking an airboat last fall from a camp at Cypress Cove Marina in Venice without the owner’s permission.

January 13 at 8:56am

Former players help retired football coach find Bienville 10-point

Joey Pender coached high school football for 33 years, retiring from West Ouachita High School after the season that just ended. 

January 12 at 3:08pm

Farts and Bubbles: Hunt like a champ

When the Notre Dame football players leave the locker room and head for the field they pass under a sign that reads, “Play like a champion today.”

January 12 at 9:00am

4 Louisiana prison guards accused of 26 illegal deer kills in Mississippi

Four Louisiana prison guards are accused of illegally killing 26 deer in Mississippi, according to media reports.

January 12 at 6:16pm

CCA-Louisiana: Popular TAG Louisiana program to continue

Just five weeks after an announcement by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries that the popular TAG Louisiana program would be ending, it appears the popular volunteer fish-tagging and reporting program isn’t dead yet.

In an interview with LouisianaSportsman.com Thursday afternoon, David Cresson, executive director with Coastal Conservation Association-Louisiana, encouraged volunteer taggers to “just keep doing what you’re doing.”

January 12 at 5:20pm

Chattering squirrel alerts hunter to 171-inch buck

When a hunter is on a deer stand, the presence of noisy squirrels can sometimes be a big distraction. 

January 12 at 11:13am

Two Houma men cited for allegedly keeping 52 redfish in Terrebonne Parish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two Houma men Tuesday for allegedly being in possession of 52 redfish in Terrebonne Parish.

January 12 at 10:06am

New Orleans hunter drills 163-inch Mississippi buck

Long before Marni Demelo ever saw a trophy Mississippi 10-pointer making its way through the woods Saturday, she heard it coming — thanks to the frigid conditions the region experienced during last weekend’s cold snap. 

January 11 at 3:48pm

Nutria liver makes great bait

Some of Bill McCarty’s favorite fishing holes in January are between the Wax Lake Outlet and Atchafalaya River, where it’s usually no problem to catch a bunch of catfish averaging 2 pounds.

So imagine the Morgan City outdoorsman’s delight — and at the same time dread — when he hooked one a couple years ago and it rolled to give him a good look at one heckuva catfish on the business end of his 15-pound-test monofilament.

January 11 at 11:13am

The list is back!

As we do every January, we recognize fly-fishing achievements in Louisiana with our FLC (Fly Lines Column) Awards.

It’s like the Oscars, minus provocative dresses and long-winded acceptance speeches.

I’ve been asked who votes for these awards. The answer is me and me only. As the late Fidel Castro once said, “Democracy? What’s that?”

January 10 at 9:00am

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