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Targeting specks at the Johnson Bayou rocks

Covington man cited for allegedly stealing from Lake Pontchartrain crab traps

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Covington man last week for allegedly harvesting crabs from traps on Lake Pontchartrain that did not belong to him.

Yesterday at 10:06am

The big screen advantage

“Multifunction display” grows in meaning with each new generation of marine electronics. Sonar functions now include traditional down-looking 2-D scanning with and without CHIRP, high-definition side and down scanning, live forward scanning, 360-degree circular scanning and a choice of frequencies to optimize each type for either maximum detail or greatest scanning depth/distance. Most units with Ethernet connections can also show radar scans and forward-looking infrared (FLIR) live video for extra safety when eyesight isn’t enough. They can also share readings with other displays in real time. Units can network with virtually any NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183 sensor or device and with some engines to show data like RPM, pressure and temperature readings. Many displays can also control autopilots, shallow water anchors, bow-mounted trolling motors, and your boat’s stereo system. All these capabilities compete for the limited space on our displays.

Yesterday at 9:00am

2017 Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo set for this weekend

The International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo — billed as the oldest fishing tournament in the United States — will get underway Thursday, July 27, at sunrise — and this year's president is bringing a little Mardi Gras to the island for the event.

Yesterday at 8:53am

Catching Biloxi Marsh specks

Capt. Mike Gallo makes the run from his base camp in the Rigolets all the way over to the upper east side of Biloxi Marsh to get into some trout action this month.

July 25 at 1:59pm

19th Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo set for July 27-29 in Venice

The 19th Annual Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo is set to kickoff beginning Thursday morning out of Venice Marina, and this year’s event just might be the biggest so far.

July 25 at 9:44am

Texas man dies after charter boat strikes Lake Barre wellhead

A 36-year-old Texas man died Friday night after the boat he was riding in struck a wellhead in Lake Barre east of Cocodrie, according to a press release from the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office.

July 24 at 11:40am

Specks in the surf!

Two Elmer's aces show how it's done in the surf.

July 24 at 9:00am

LDWF: Red snapper anglers good to go through at least this weekend

The good news keeps on coming for Louisiana’s red snapper anglers fishing during the extended federal season in the Gulf of Mexico — you’ll be able to head offshore at least through this weekend, and by the looks of the harvest data so far, maybe well into August.

July 20 at 5:00pm

Amazon catfish caught in Atchafalaya River

About 500 yards north of Melville on the Atchafalaya River, Barbara Ducote landed a strange looking fish earlier this month that even initially puzzled the experts. 

July 20 at 11:24am

Go deep in Buras for speckled trout

Capt. Ross Montet fishes out of the Buras area, and one of the biggest factors for fishing this month is the river level.

July 19 at 4:50pm

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