Volume 31 Number 7 - July 2011
Trout thick at Cocodrie’s Raccoon Island
Kids need action to stay interested. ...
|Chumming the Shallows
Nearshore rigs hold best summertime action
"It’s a bird!" gasped Eddie while pointing up. "No! It’s a plane! No! It’s a PIG!" ...
|High On The Hogs
More hunters targeting wild hogs at night
The concept of fair chase is a hallmark tenet of hunters around the globe. Basically, it means that hunters give the game they target a fair and fighting chance to outwit the hunter and leave him hungry for another chess match in the field. ...
Live bait delivers Barataria Bay speckled trout strikes
Except for the glittering lights of Lafitte on one side of the bayou and Barataria on the other, the night was pitch-black. It was a beautiful sight on Bayou Barataria. ...
EI-74 ground zero for excellent Spanish mackerel action
A drip of sweat somehow traveled along the Neanderthalic eyebrow-hidden bumps of my forehead and passed down the lens of my cheater eyeglasses. The sweat stung my eye, blurred my vision and complicated my efforts to thread some monofilament through ...
|North Louisiana angler has great success at Grand Isle
Speckled trout or redfish, live baits or plastics, rising tide or falling tide. Every month Louisiana Sportsman has several articles discussing the myriad details of saltwater fishing. ...
Terry L. Jones
|Take Home Angler: Dr. Sam Field
Cocodrie couple catches Whiskey Pass speckled trout
Things have changed an awful lot in Cocodrie since Dr. Sam Field started fishing down there in the 1970s. What used to be a rustic camp destination has turned into a refined resort of sorts. ...
|The Spillway Effect
Spillway opening pushes fish to unusual places
Unless you are strictly a freshwater angler, the opening of the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway has definitely altered your fishing plans for the summer. On May 9, the Corps of Engineers began opening the bays of the spillway to divert some of the rising ...
|We’re all ‘Swamp People’
July is month to apply for public-land alligator tags
When out-of-state people think about Louisiana, they think, “Alligators.” Louisiana has long had a reputation for alligators and alligator hunting. Most of us older folks remember Jerry Reed’s song, “Amos Moses was a Cajun, he lived by hisself in ...
|Work that Wiggle
Swimbaits deliver Louisiana bass
About the only way to make a soft-body swimbait more user-friendly would be teaching it to tie its own knot. Short of that, just sling one out, wind it back and note how this hunk of molded plastic excels at doing the work for you. ...
David A. Brown
|Ask Captain Paul
Humminbird base map not what I’m looking for
Captain Paul Titus
Mullets are mobile munchies
A big negative that could be a positive
How to win friends and influence fish
|Grunts & Gobbles
Management work continues despite the high water
A wireless kill switch never gets in your way
|Paddles 'N Puddles
Where Y’ak Plaquemines plastic
|The Boat Doctor
A question about fuel economy
Shoot fast … slow