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Pass time — Targeting redfish in Southwest Pass

Sight-fishing support

If Matrix Shad lure owner Chas Champagne is cruising through marsh and duck ponds sight-fishing for reds — but doesn’t actually spot any fish — he’s typically keeping a close eye out for two other reliable indicators of reds in the neighborhood. 

July 17 at 7:00am

Hit the Basin now for beastly goggle-eye, bluegill

Darren Cooper and I sat in Doiron's Store at 6:30 a.m., waiting for an early morning thunderstorm to pass over the lower Atchafalaya Basin. It had been several years since we had gotten together to catch bream in the huge swamp — and a slowly falling Atchafalaya River gave great promise to our day.

We weren't disappointed — we returned to the landing six hours later with 60 bream cooling in the ice chest. And most of those were huge goggle-eye.

July 16 at 10:22am

How to skin-hook a soft plastic lure

You’ve probably heard it before: the only constant in Louisiana is change.

July 16 at 7:00am

LiveTarget’s Scaled Sardine Twitchbait

A veteran saltwater fishing guide out of Sarasota, Florida, has an artificial bait that looks so much like the real thing, it’s irresistible to speckled trout, redfish and snook in the shallow waters he fishes along the coast.

July 15 at 9:00am

Load the well with a day’s worth of live baits

Everyone appreciates a packed livewell, but minding the details of kingfish bait collection can advance your trip’s success. 

July 15 at 7:00am

How to tie a uni knot stopper

Tying a uni knot stopper is easy and quick, once you get the steps down.

July 15 at 7:00am

Why sliding corks are best

After the early morning topwater action dies out, it’s pretty much a sure bet Capt. Tommy Pellegrin will turn to live shrimp.

July 15 at 7:00am

Treble hooks hold tight

Capt. Tommy Pellegrin uses slip corks because they make it so easy to cast.

July 15 at 7:00am

Be flexible to fill trout limits

Capt. Tommy Pellegrin always has a plan in mind when he leaves the dock. But he said he’s ready to zig and zag because, well, stuff happens.

July 15 at 7:00am

Beating the barrier islands

When conditions are slick enough to allow you to work the beaches on the barrier islands, ice chests can quickly fill with solid trout throughout the summer.

July 15 at 7:00am

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