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LDWF: State red snapper fall season possible

Bust out the old GPS in Lafitte

The advancements in the fishing industry have done almost nothing but better equip anglers so they’re more efficient and catch more fish.

September 18 at 9:20am

Sportsman introduces expanded kayak coverage

Kayak fishing is not a fad, a trend or a gimmick. It is here to stay. It is a legitimate segment of sport fishing that continues with extraordinary growth each year. Fishing kayak manufacturers continue to improve, expand and modify their models relying heavily on input from kayak fishermen. Almost every ancillary fishing product has taken notice by either designing kayak-related products or directing a portion of their marketing to kayak fishermen.

September 18 at 9:00am


Bixpy’s Kayak Motor

When paddling or pedaling isn’t enough, an increasing number of kayak anglers are adding electric motors to lessen the physical requirements and/or increase their range. Several companies offer kits and brackets to install traditional trolling motors, but the Bixpy jet motor is a high performance motor contained in a plastic waterproof shell with a small, fully enclosed propeller. One advantage of the Bixpy is that with available accessories, it can be used to propel kayaks, SUPs or any manner of small watercraft. A removable handle with an integrated battery can be used for underwater propulsion for snorkelers and divers. With available rudder mounting or specialized brackets, the Bixpy can be adapted to almost any kayak. It can be powered with a variety of batteries, but available lithium ion rechargeables offer long run time and low weight. An included remote control changes a variety of speeds in both forward and reverse.

September 18 at 9:00am

Tip leads to oyster citations in Terrebonne Parish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a 51-year-old Houma man Thursday after receiving an anonymous tip about possible oyster violations, according to press release.

September 15 at 1:29pm

September’s best kayaking bets

The goal of this new feature is to provide the best available information for monthly hotspots for kayak-friendly fresh and saltwater areas across the region. Due to the lag time from information to print, weather conditions can change the bite so check in regularly with LouisianaSportsman.com for the latest updates.

September 15 at 9:00am

Tarpon from a ‘yak

I got to Orlando for ICAST a few days early this year and was able to go and play in my own kind of Disney World: You know it’s going to be a great day out of Cocoa Beach when you’re greeted by flat seas and an Atlantic sunrise. 

September 15 at 7:00am

Seven deadly speckled trout sins

Transition time is baffling and discouraging to fishermen who are accustomed to speckled trout staging in one area, as they do in summer and mid-winter. Some otherwise avid trout fishermen just give up and spend September watching early- season football games.

September 15 at 7:00am

Crappie dock shooting tips

1) Practice before you go. The concept looks easy, but shooting a lure into the constricted space between the dock and the water’s surface accurately is challenging.

September 15 at 7:00am

Crappie gaining popularity at Toledo Bend

Dusty Anders smells a change in the air. 

September 15 at 7:00am

Best topwater frogs for different applications

Everyone has their favorite frog, but putting aside the debates over brand and color patterns, we can break down the basic shape/style options based on their applicability.

September 15 at 7:00am

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