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Sac-a-lait bite surges at Toledo Bend

Video: Bassmaster Elite pro embeds treble hook in hand

No matter how experienced an angler you might be, eventually you’ll probably run afoul of a hook or two while out on the water. 

May 18 at 8:47am

Fishing is not always about catching

Louisiana experienced a mild winter and the inshore fishing never really slowed down. However, there are always those couple of days around a front where the fishing slows for a while. Great catches have been the norm rather than the exception, but there is never any guarantee. You should have been here yesterday…or tomorrow. 

May 17 at 2:39pm

What’s that limit? Fish Rules app knows

Anglers who fish often enough have often memorized the creel limits and size minimums for the species they target most often. It’s tough to find an inshore angler in Louisiana who doesn’t know their state’s regulations on flounder, speckled trout, black drum and redfish. But what happens when they catch another fish they rarely see?

May 17 at 2:33pm

High river not slowing down Venice trout bite

Even though the Mississippi River is expected to crest late next week at 16 ½ feet — just below minor flood stage — the speckled trout bite down in Venice hasn’t been hampered so far by the high water.

May 17 at 11:18am

Tangle-free topwaters & can’t-miss inshore colors

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of seeing trout or redfish explode on a topwater plug. Conversely, there’s nothing quite as frustrating as heaving your bait out and twitching it, only to have it drag across the surface like a snagged branch.

Capt. Marty LaCoste has a simple and effective way to keep your from snagging on the hooks; a heavy monofilament leader.

May 16 at 3:58pm

Want to catch fish this month at Lake D’Arbonne?

Albert Chandler has it all figured out this month. Fishing to relax. Fishing for fun. And fishing for supper. All rolled up in one.

May 16 at 3:55pm

Big trout in Elmer's Island surf

Cabot Corso has been fishing in the surf at Elmer’s Island for 20 years, and it’s days like Monday that keep him coming back for more. 

May 16 at 11:49am

Guide tip: Use Super Glue to lock soft plastics to jigheads

If your tackle box is busting at the seams with rarely used corks, sinkers, hooks, line, soft plastics, topwater lures, jigheads and other items collected over years of wandering the aisles of your favorite outdoor store, make a little room for an item that might actually help you catch a few more fish: A small tube of Super Glue.

May 16 at 6:00am

Big trout on the beach at Elmer’s Island

Tommy Vidrine is known around Grand Isle for targeting big specks by free-lining live shrimp, croakers and pogies — so he frequents spots like the Caminada Pass jetties and the Fourchon barges in search of fat trout.

May 15 at 4:46pm

Mr. Crappie’s top 10 crappie-fishing tips

Seeing a school of crappie on your side-imaging electronics is one thing: Getting those fish into the boat is quite another.

But Wally “Mr. Crappie” Marshall has it figured out. Once fish are in their summertime pattern, he begins by using his Humminbird Helix units to identify submerged timber or submerged brush tops holding fish.

May 15 at 4:12pm

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