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Trout fishing looking up in Lafitte

Capt. Sean Thornton (504-388-4535) said it’s seemed like the speckled trout had the air let out of their tires because they were a no-show after this winter’s big freeze, but May should have prime speck action back on track.

May 16 at 3:29pm

Marsh Man Masson survival vid: We don't catch, we don't eat

Fishing is all fun and games when you've got a couple of po-boys waiting to be devoured in the Coleman. The sport takes on an entirely different feel when you're literally trying to catch your next meal.

May 16 at 3:18pm

Hunting and fishing license fee increase bill dies in House

As the clock winds down on the Legislature’s regular session, Rep. Jerome “Zee” Zeringue confirmed to Louisiana Sportsman that legislation which would have increased hunting and fishing license fees for many state residents is officially dead this year.

May 16 at 3:08pm

Two big bluefin caught out of Venice

They say it’s better to be lucky than good.

That was the case for four captains with Mexican Gulf Fishing Company in Venice on May 3 while they were wrapping up another successful yellowfin tuna trip about 35 miles south of Port Eads. 

May 15 at 10:26am

Rapala’s Scatter Rap Glass Shad

Some anglers refer to the plastic lip recently added to the Rapala Glass Shad crankbait as a “potato chip lip,” which is what it closely resembles.

May 15 at 9:00am

The new Port Eads

For one thing, the modern and comfortable facility set in the middle of the world’s most fertile fishing grounds is not simply Port Eads. It’s now called the Port Eads Marina.

May 15 at 7:00am

Keep it legal

Inshore fishermen making their first foray offshore for shallow water red snappers should be aware that simple Basic and Saltwater Recreational Fishing Licenses are not enough to bring red snapper back to the dock.

May 15 at 7:00am

A fisheries football

Red snapper management has been a fisheries football kicked back and forth between federal and state managers, snapper fishermen and environmental groups since 1990, when the first serious regulations were imposed on recreational fishermen.

May 15 at 7:00am

Seabrook, Bonnabel worth a look, guide says

To fish the reefs in Lake Pontchartrain, Capt. Ty Hibbs generally launches out of Seabrook, which gives him several good areas to hit before he tries the reefs.

May 15 at 7:00am

Correct gear essential for deep-water jigging

It’s no secret deep-water jigging is one of the most complicated ways to catch an already challenging speckled trout. But when fishing the reefs around Lake Pontchartrain, it’s definitely the most rewarding way to catch them.

May 15 at 7:00am

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