Volume 31 Number 5 - May 2011
|Angler uses kayak to catch Calcasieu fish
Wading has gotten extremely popular on Calcasieu Lake, but fishing out of a kayak is much more effective.
I wasn’t too sure what to make of Greg Sonnier’s question when I first met him at Hebert’s Marina on the eastern shore of Calcasieu Lake. ...
|Anglers catch lots of catfish at Belle Isle
Head down to this ultra-productive area, and you’ll be frying catfish for your whole neighborhood.
George Dupuy flipped his rod tossing out a double drop-rig with a couple of nightcrawlers impaled to a pair of 1/0 hooks. The angler attentively watched his line drift downstream with the current making sure it didn’t tangle in his partner’s line, ...
|Black Bay beckons in May, and savvy anglers heed the call.
After endless months of confinement to fishing those wintertime haunts, canals and bayous, I was ready for a run to the outside waters of Black Bay. The wide-open waters offer a vast array of fishing options and a host of toothy critters that can ...
|Drop-shot rigs deliver more speckled trout
I’m no Donald Trump, but a 30-percent return on an investment sounds like a pretty good deal to me. Simple math shows that investing $100 with a 30-percent rate of return would result in $130. One-thousand dollars would turn into $1,300 and ...
|Lake Pelto loaded with spring speckled trout
This Lake Pelto hotspot is on fire this year. Fish it, and you won’t be able to get it out of your head.
We all know what it is to crave something. Hot boiled crawfish, ice cold watermelon, that first cup of coffee in the morning — we all have these appetites that arise and then long to be satisfied. ...
|Lake Verret a May bream hotspot
This popular lake in Southcentral Louisiana produces a seemingly endless supply of bream and catfish.
The gals gasped and giggled as Doc and Trisha’s Mediterranean cruise pictures flashed on the screen. And on his new mega-screen TV at his Bourbon Street bungalow, they were indeed impressive — especially the one of Trisha “wade-fishing” in Rome’s ...
|No problem with eating Gulf seafood after BP spill
Is Our Seafood Safe?
Defining toxicity is tricky because much depends on the method of delivery, the dose and a personal interpretation of the word “toxic.” Cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and anything soy are toxic because they contain goitrogen. Salt can be a ...
|Out of the Ordinary: Bass fishing techniques to increase success
These bass-fishing techniques sound loony, but they produce plenty bites.
The orange-bladed spinnerbait that March Take Home Angler Matthew Hymel threw at Lake Cataouatche so threw me for a loop that I began to wonder if those gaudy blades were just the tips of the proverbial iceberg. ...
Hit the right locations with these techniques, and you’ll score on early season trophy specks.
The winter was long and hard. The images of decoying ducks and rutting bucks had long since passed, and thoughts of warm spring days on the open coast and large yellow mouths were only promises until today. ...
|Ask Captain Paul
Barataria Bay hotspots in sight for summer
Captain Paul Titus
Yellowfins: Cold as a fish — or not?
Senator pushes for ethanol sanity
Enjoy a cool, refreshing drink of redfish
|Grunts & Gobbles
An old Revelation brings success on a turkey hunt
Lunkers at Larto Lake in May
River Worm is just like the real thing
Getting it right the first time
|The Boat Doctor
Do your homework before buying a used boat
The Bodyguard .38 Special Smith & Wesson reinvents the revolver