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New Sportsman TV tonight: Targeting Dularge trout

The perfect spot to find Golden Meadow specks

Golden Meadow guide and 4 Horseman cork owner Capt. Aaron Pierce does very well with speckled trout in two places this time of year: Catfish Lake and Bayou Blue.

March 19 at 4:55pm

Marsh Man Masson vid: Big topwater explosions between big rainstorms

With a radar app on every smartphone, it's a lot easier now to slip out on the water between rain showers than it was just a decade ago. My son Joel and I did that on Friday, motoring our bay boat over bumpy seas to a grass flat we hoped would hold some topwater-munching speckled trout.

March 19 at 4:52pm

Inshore insights: Sometimes fishing is about much more than the trip

In 2009, I came home from Iraq.

It would be a year before I could deploy again so, for the first time in my adult life, I was left to my devices in the "Big PX" of America.

March 19 at 11:04am

Bomber’s Jointed Wake Minnow

Russell Garner remembers the days in South Texas and elsewhere along the Gulf Coast when anglers modified jointed Redfins to make a “wake” bait that redfish found hard to resist.

March 15 at 9:00am

Demo, demo, demo

Spring is coming this month, and kayak anglers welcome the warm weather and hot fishing action. Kayak fishing continues to grow in popularity, and it’s a great time to be in the market for your first kayak — or to upgrade from an entry-level model. Many exciting new fishing kayaks are available to suit any angler’s needs. The mild weather also provides a great opportunity to get on the water and sample some great new kayaks at the many available demo days.

March 15 at 9:00am

How to make a pre-rig

Making pre-rigs is Tommy Pellegrin’s answer to the nettlesome task of trying to put together a new rig in the middle of a hot bite. Every moment spent fiddling with lines, corks, sinkers, and hooks increases the chances of speckled trout losing interest in the area and moving off to hunt elsewhere.

March 15 at 8:00am


This month, redfish enthusiasts welcome the return of thick grass in coastal ponds. The grass not only attracts small crabs and baitfish, it also maintains clarity. And that means great sight-casting opportunities.

March 15 at 8:00am

Rigging crawfish the Kelley way

Mike Kelley doesn’t like to dip for “ditch crawfish” as do many fishermen who use mudbugs for bait. “They are on the small side and you can’t get them early in the season,” he explained.

March 15 at 8:00am

Tip of the day

Leave the dainty little hemostats at home. 

March 15 at 8:00am

Guess who’s coming to dinner?

Having spent a lifetime eating my way across the watery landscape of Louisiana, I’ve eaten a lot of fish that were delectable, a few fish that were really close to inedible and quite a few fish that were good if you knew what you were doing in the kitchen — and bad if you didn’t.

March 15 at 8:00am

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