It might not be the prettiest thing in the world, but a PVC pipe is a quick and convenient way to store your anchor without using a noisy hatch, according to a Big Lake fishing guide.

NEWS

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.

Yesterday 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

Holden hunter drills big Livingston Parish 12-point

An elusive 12-point had been seen on lots of trail cams at the Bear Creek Hunting Club in Livingston Parish, but never — not even once — during the day.

January 16 at 3:46pm

Check out video of giant Florida gator

Where’s Troy Landry when you need him?

January 16 at 5:09pm

Downriver redfish

Capt. Shawn Lanier (225-205-5353) said he pretty much swims against the flow this month.

January 16 at 11:38am

Mansfield angler scores on Toledo Bend 10.55-pounder

Mansfield’s Frank Canizaro Jr. and his fishing buddy Andrew Pilcher initially set out on Toledo Bend’s waters near Huxley Bay on Jan. 11 in search of crappie.

January 16 at 9:40am

The Matrix Minnow

One good hard bait deserves another, and that is what Chas Champagne of Slidell has done with the introduction this month of the Matrix Minnow.

January 13 at 4:00pm

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