Volume 26 Number 8 - August 2006
This lake doenít get the praise of some other Louisiana gems - and thatís just the way regulars like it.
EDITORíS NOTE: This is the eighth installment of a 12-part series exploring the best bass-fishing areas in the Bayou State. ...
What will you have atop your rifle this deer season? Will it help you take that buck of your dreams, or will it hinder your abilities?
If you donít want to invest in good gear, donít ever borrow it. ...
|Jinx of the Ugly Boat
Not even bad mojo can stop the trout action right now in Breton Sound.
I told my old buddy, Glenn Sanchez, over at the Breton Sound Marina, that he owed me a trip. A good trip. Itís a debt he has owed me for a long, long time, and it was debt he couldnít escape, because I wouldnít let him. ...
|Knee-Deep in fish
Beat the heat by dipping into a North Louisiana creek, where the waters are cool and action is unstoppable.
Donít you love those dog days of summer? The electricity meter is spinning like crazy trying to keep up with the humming air-conditioning unit, and the very thought of spending a day in the boat is about as appealing as a root canal. ...
Terry L. Jones
Thereís no better time to target trout, bass and tuna this month than after the sun has melted into the western horizon.
You wouldnít think country music star Mark Chestnutt and 1980s rap group Whodini would have anything in common. ...
These two researchers are gaining clues about the mysterious migraton habits of cobia.
EDITORíS NOTE: This is part one of a two-part series examining cobia migration patterns. Part two will appear in the September issue. ...
John E. Phillips
Point your bow to Mosquito Bay, and youíll find itís not bugs that are doing all the biting.
In August, when the temptation hits you to run for the air-conditioning, run for the sunscreen instead. ...
John K. Flores
Donít pass up the shallow-water rigs on your way offshore. Instead, load the boat with hard-fighting and tasty spadefish.
The specks were finished spawning ó scattered and scarce. Tides were low, so the reds were fickle and elusive on the inside. ...
|The Thick of It
Just a little bit of work now will guarantee trophy-buck success later in the season.
Most deer hunters live in the moment. They want to find and take big bucks this weekend. ...
John E. Phillips
|The Waiting Game
If you want to catch bull reds, youíve got to put in the time, but that makes it all the more special when the rods double over.
ďGet the netĒ is the phrase most often heard echoing across the waters that surround the beach community of Grand Isle this time of year. ...
Bass anglers just knew the famed bass fishery at the mouth of the river had been wiped out by Augustís salty surge, but to their delight, theyíve discovered thatís not the case at all.
It was a shocking sight: Grass was matted on the point of the little trenasse north of Main Pass. That was unexpected in Venice, after reports that Hurricane Katrina had ripped up any vestiges of submerged vegetation. ...
Calm days are best, but even when the winds blow, there are spots to catch fish in the Grand Isle surf.
It was 5:30 in the morning, but John Engelsman was climbing off his bicycle after riding to the Grand Isle beach to check out the conditions as the sunís first light leaked over the horizon and buddy Larry Langlois cooked bacon and eggs for ...
|Ask Captain Paul
Where are Pontchartrainís tarpon holes?
Captain Paul Titus
Heís back ó with a psychic friend
Know the facts for battery health
|The Boat Doctor
Teflon lubricants may spell trouble
Shooting tube is sure to be famous