Crappie fishing is simple in the fall on Lake Claiborne.
“Find the shad and find the crappie,” said Steve Danna, a veteran angler who goes chases the panfish for fun and as a seasoned tournament fisherman. “That’s true just about all year long, but it is especially true when you are after crappie this time of year.”
September can be a stressful month. We’re in the peak month for tropical activity — a fact that keeps most of us glued to the daily weather forecasts, and a significant stress producer in itself.
Plus, all the kids and students are back in school. Traffic is heavier, commute times are longer, and the Saints, LSU, Tulane and all our favorite prep and college teams are back on the football field, increasing our anticipation and anxiety.
There is no debate that the best bucks killed each year in the Bayou State are taken during the rut. And, since the rut is your best time to tag a buck, now is the time to start planning hunts and understanding when the rut occurs.
Hunters often say they simply hunt whenever they can. While this is good, success can be poor on days when deer activity is slow.
Why not put the knowledge of the rut dates to work and up your odds for success?
Those wiggly, slimy, little silver fish just do something to a person.
Speckled trout might not fight as hard and be as colorful as their redfish cousins, they might not grow as large as their black drum kin and they might not be as tasty as their croaker and channel mullet relatives, but specks rule in Louisiana.
Deer season is almost here, and it’s time to start deciding on your stand for opening day. Check out the 2016-17 Rut Report and the WMA Forecast in this issue to set yourself up for success.