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Inshore insights: Smartphone app provides more reliable, precise wind forecasts

GPS unit trumps smart phone in the outdoors

Dear Capt. Paul:

December 08 at 9:00am

Marsh Man Masson video: Exploring new spots results in amazing action

We all have our fishing comfort zones -- those areas that are staples for us that deliver on a regular basis. Marsh Man Masson has those as well, but he also likes to break the mold and fish new stuff that will produce under the right conditions — and he did just that the first week of December. 

December 07 at 7:36am

Inshore insights: Top 3 tips to help you boat a big fish

Think about it: the speckled trout of a lifetime might strike at any moment.

So could a delicious doormat of a flounder — or any other fish that’s on your personal bucket list.

But will you be ready when that time comes?

There's a lot you'll need to do, and these three simple tips are a great way to start.

December 07 at 7:03am

Make it a Reggio, Delacroix December for reds and specks

Capt. Darren Schaff (504-400-2466) loves that he doesn’t have to run far to get into rod-bending action this month.

December 06 at 6:29pm

Cold-weather fishing on the Tchefuncte River

Bass fishermen in South Louisiana, for the most part, are one-track-minded: They like flipping and power fishing shallow water.

December 06 at 6:11pm

Bust ‘em in the Biloxi Marsh

Cooler weather means hotter action in the Biloxi Marsh right now and throughout the month, according to Saltwater Therapy charter captain Eric Olsen (504-715-3006).

December 05 at 4:55pm

Cubera snapper

Some people call them “menacing.” 

But pound for pound, cubera snappers probably are no meaner than red snappers, themselves well-known bullies. 

December 04 at 9:00am

Bayou Black bass in transition but very catchable, anglers say

The day dawned with thick fog blanketing the waters near Bob's Bayou Black Marina, but that didn't bother Kurt and Adam Cook. The uncle/nephew fishing team knew they didn't need to go far to put fish in the boat.

A short run to a series of dead-end canals later, the Cook boys arrived to find bass that seemingly couldn't wait to get in the boat. By 10 a.m., about 40 Bayou Black chunks had crossed the gunnel.

December 04 at 8:52am

Beating the bridges

As December rolls around — and lots of Lake Pontchartrain anglers are in deer stands and duck blinds pondering awkward office Christmas parties, lame bowl game matchups and how much fried turkey they can consume in the coming weeks — Capt. Kris Robert stays laser-focused on what he does for pretty much the other 11 months of the year.

December 01 at 7:00am

Cold Calcasieu options

On a chilly 39-degree December morning, Big Lake’s Ray Christy had a smile on his face when he launched from the public landing at Riverside Park in Westlake.

December 01 at 7:00am

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