June 2006 - Volume 26, Number 6


Tie on a Carolina rig, and watch your bream catches go way up on Toledo Bend.

Boats were stacked up in the protected bay, anglers in each one diligently watching corks for any sign that a fish had swallowed their baits.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the sixth installment of a 12-part series exploring the best bass-fishing areas in the Bayou State.

Caney is a different lake than it was in the early 1990s, when it was the hottest bass impoundment in the South. But it still holds plenty more lunkers than the average Louisiana lake.

A government boondoggle results in limits of stripers for Bogue Chitto anglers every summer.

“Son, you gotta be there shootin’ when the ducks are flyin’!”

Learning all you can about the dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico will greatly increase your haul from the “big water.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second installment in a two-part series. Part one appeared in the May issue.

Anglers are losing their fishing grounds in Lafourche Parish, but many are discovering the gem that exists in the public waters of Pointe aux Chenes WMA.

Capt. Mike Guidry stepped from his truck and slid a crisp five-dollar bill into the slot of the honor box at Bason's Marina. Seventy-five-year old Lurey Terrebonne, who operates this quaint launch, waved us on from his front porch.

Forget fancy techniques, and get back to basics for an ice chest full of everything a marsh angler could ever want.

We’d just planed out after slowing down to pass a boat fishing near a bayou juncture when Pelayo jerked back on the throttle.

This waterway doesn’t garner nearly the acclaim of the state’s biggest rivers, but it’s got a catfish population to rival anyplace in the South.

There’s got to be a reason why catfish have the word cat in their name. I think it may have something to do with what they are willing to eat. Have you ever seen a cat eat its own barf?

These fish are easy to find and fun to catch, and they taste like heaven on a plate.

The tripletail, also called the buoy bass, blackfish, chobie or sunfish, derives its name because the oversized dorsal and anal fins sweep back toward the tail to give the fish a three-tailed look.

Cocodrie anglers who go where the weathr tells them will have much happier trips than those who try to buck it.

Many centuries ago, when Houmas Indians needed precipitation to water crops, their leaders would get together at night around a fire and join in a rain dance.

This North Louisiana lake is a jungle of standing timber, but it offers anglers solitude and plenty of bass action.

Saline Lake is located in the northcentral part of Louisiana approximately 6 miles northeast of Clarence. In fact, the lake is given the suffix “Clarence” to differentiate it from two other Louisiana lakes named Saline.