If you're planning to head out to Breton Island, do it soon before the speckled trout start transitioning back to inside waters — which usually starts around September's full moon. Here's how to catch 'em if you make a trip.
If you haven't entered Ride the Bull VII this Saturday on Grand Isle, it's not too late — online registration ends Tuesday night at midnight, but you can still sign-up in person this Friday and Saturday.
Capt. Ross Montet had a great trip out to Breton Island late last week, easily bringing back four limits of speckled trout on a day when the fish smashed lures as soon as they hit the water, seemingly on just about every cast.
After a quick 7 a.m. safety meeting this Saturday, hundreds of kayakers will churn into Caminada Pass in pursuit of a redfish big enough to win the seventh installment of the Ride the Bull tournament on Grand Isle.
This time of year, schools of bull reds begin making their annual move back to inshore waters to spawn, and on the east side of the Mississippi River one of their favorite gathering places is at the mouth of Baptiste Collette Bayou near Venice.
August temperatures can be pretty rough on fishermen, and not just because of the heat. Lakes and rivers are full of recreational boaters, which can be as big a headache as 95-degree days with 80-percent humidity and no wind.
One of the appealing aspects of kayak fishing is a ’yak’s light weight and ease of transport to fishing destinations. However, there is more that goes into getting your kayak from home to the water than meets the eye.
Ken Sherman is a perfectionist, paying close attention to every detail involved in catching fish. And one of the things he says many bass anglers overlook is the importance of boat handling when approaching a log jam or tree.