The drawdown will begin right after Labor Day, and the lake is expected to be back at pool stage early next year in time for the spring spawn, according to the LDWF.

NEWS

Spring inshore shrimp season to close July 3 in majority of state inside waters

The spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 3 from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line westward to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou, with the exception of the open waters of Mississippi Sound, and Breton and Chandeleur Sounds seaward to the double-rig line.

Yesterday at 9:31am

3 keys to speck-fishing in Bay Eloi

Capt. Rory Rorison (504-439-1680) said Bay Eloi has woken up from a long slumber and is producing trout in good numbers.

June 29 at 5:01pm

Nine new LDWF enforcement agents sworn in Wednesday

Nine new enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries graduated in a ceremony held Wednesday in Baton Rouge.

June 29 at 4:17pm

Remember CCA STAR kids’ registration for 4th of July weekend

Tournament director Rad Trascher has been a busy man since the Coastal Conservation Association-Louisiana’s STAR kicked off on Memorial Day weekend.

June 29 at 2:47pm

Four cited for oyster violations in Lafourche Parish, LDWF says

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited four men for allegedly taking oysters off a private lease in Bay Marlene last week. 

June 29 at 8:39am

Put Lake Claiborne back on your radar

Bass after bass swirl on the surface of Lake Claiborne as schools of baitfish scatter like bird shot hitting the water, gaining the attention of fishermen across the lake. Those are striped bass chasing shad. It’s probably the most popular game in town during the hot months on this 6,400 acre reservoir.

June 27 at 3:57pm

Potential No. 3-ranked yellowfin tuna caught during Creole Classic

Standing 6-feet 1-inch tall and weighing-in at 270 pounds, 18-year-old Kyle Boyd scrapped with a monster yellowfin tuna Friday morning for more than three hours in what turned out to be a pretty evenly-matched classic heavyweight bout.

June 28 at 3:16pm

Head to Raccoon Island jetties for trout action

What doubles as a speckled trout honey hole in June and beautiful bird-watching area in the northern Gulf of Mexico?

June 27 at 2:55pm

Vidrine’s big Creole Classic speck new STAR leader

Tommy Vidrine and his wife J Lynn enjoyed an epic fishing weekend on Grand Isle, scooping up four trophies in the 2016 Creole Classic and putting a new 6-pound, 8-ounce hammer speckled trout into the lead for the STAR Tournament’s Southeast Division.

June 27 at 12:59pm

Atchafalaya Basin fishing turned as river drops

If you're in South Louisiana and want to catch some bass or panfish, all you need to do is head to the Atchafalaya Basin. Water levels have finally dropped, and that means the runouts are holding bass, crappie and bream.

I learned that first hand while on vacation last week, during which I spent four of the five days fishing the Spillway from the Flat Lake area all the way to upper Bayou Sorrel.

June 27 at 10:41am

Prairieville man dies in Blood River boating accident

A 59-year-old Prairieville man died Saturday night when the boat he was operating struck a bulkhead and ejected him into the water, according to a news release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

June 27 at 9:05am

Bream biting at Lac Des Allemands

The bream bite at Lac Des Allemands south of Edgard was already starting in late April, but Baton Rouge angler Josh Roussell said by this month you almost can’t strike out.

May 26 at 4:44pm

Plucking the Pearl — Keys to bass-fishing success on the Pearl River

Covington’s Jason Pittman and his son Trenton worked the mouth of a canal leading into the river channel, working Mister Twister Jerk Rats — flat-bodied puffs of plastic with twin tails — across gator grass patches near points.

June 01, 2015 at 7:00am

Digital binoculars for night or day

Binoculars have always had a place in my outdoor life. I keep a pair handy in a storage compartment in my boat, in my truck’s console and in my hunting pack.

June 24 at 3:30pm

Jigs for briny pigs — Primer on using jigs for offshore success

It’s a fact of life: Drop a piece of bait over any northern Gulf of Mexico structure from the Midnight Lump to the countless wrecks and reefs to the legs of any drilling rig, and something is gonna eat it.

June 01, 2015 at 7:00am

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