Fishing News and Information

Sponsored by
Previous123456...265

Use a snell knot for more offshore hookups

Sometimes little things can make a big difference in fishing, and Capt. Tommy Pellegrin firmly believes snelling circle hooks offshore has a direct correlation to the number of fish coming over his gunnels.

Read More...
2 hours ago
24 Views

Big Lake specks moving to deeper water

Rising water temperatures have Big Lake speckled trout making their annual July move to deeper water now, according to a fishing guide.

Read More...
21 hours ago
737 Views

Iberia Rod and Gun Club to host 62nd annual saltwater rodeo at Cypremort Point

For the first time in several years, the 62nd annual Iberia Rod and Gun Club’s 4th of July saltwater rodeo will feature a kayak division at Cypremort Point.

Read More...
Yesterday at 9:25 am
736 Views

Macaroni magic — Using macaroni to chum up mangrove snapper

The absolutely transparent water churned with fish.

It was like a giant aquarium.

The slightly-built, heavily suntanned 50-year-old man threw another handful of macaroni into the seething mass of Bermuda chubs and mangrove snappers. 

Macaroni?

You betcha — macaroni.

Read More...
Yesterday at 7:00 am
29 Views

Rock candy — How to fish jetties and load up on trout

It wasn’t the size of the white caps nor the impact they had on the 24-foot bay boat. Both were negligible in the comfort of the ride as we traversed the open water that solid land dominated only 20 years ago ­— maybe less.

Read More...
Yesterday at 7:00 am
41 Views

Go west — How to catch fish in western Lake Pontchartrain

Pelayo grimaced and pointed with his chin toward Artie, who was casting from the bow. I couldn’t see Artie’s face, but Pelayo could. Hence his grimace.

Read More...
Yesterday at 7:00 am
40 Views

Borgne to be wild — How to catch specks and reds in the Lake Borgne area

“Get your motor running, get out on the highway, looking for adventure, and whatever comes our way.” — Steppenwolf

Back in 1967, Steppenwolf recorded their hit song Born to be Wild. It is, to this day, considered by many to be a ground-breaking song, the first in what would become the “heavy metal” genre.

Read More...
Yesterday at 7:00 am
37 Views

Winning at the Worm — How to fish this Marsh Island redfish hotspot

Last summer in the middle of the day, while toiling away at work trying not to think of someplace else I’d rather be, I received a phone call from the late Elvis Jeanminette.

Read More...
Yesterday at 7:00 am
25 Views

Bank busters — Where to bank-fish in Northeast Louisiana

Years ago, news editor Jimmy Hatten would sit across from me in the Monroe News Star office. When things slowed, we turned to talk fishing. Jimmy and his wife loved to fish every Sunday afternoon.

Read More...
Yesterday at 7:00 am
16 Views

Opposites attract — Keys to ‘heavy finesse’ bass fishing

In the word association game, “finesse” and “heavy” are not typically connected. However, there exists a strategic melding of the two concepts in which “heavy finesse” tactics can yield big results in the bass-fishing world.

Read More...
Yesterday at 7:00 am
24 Views

Flippin’ Frogs

Across the foggy water, Kenny Covington heard the conversation coming from a nearby boat.

“What’s he throwing?” one of the anglers asked.

Read More...
Yesterday at 7:00 am
31 Views

Cover crasher — Crankbait tips for the Atchafalaya Basin

If you had to pick one lure to use this summer to stack up Atchafalaya Basin bass, which would you pick. A worm? A jig.

Well, if you didn’t think “crankbait,” you might be missing the boat.

Read More...
Yesterday at 7:00 am
37 Views

Cover

Catching summertime bass is just a matter of knowing the right techniques. And along the coast, you need to know how to pick apart certain hotspots.

Read More...
Yesterday at 7:00 am
10 Views

Cover

Catching summertime bass is just a matter of knowing the right techniques. And along the coast, you need to know how to pick apart certain hotspots.

Read More...
Yesterday at 7:00 am
10 Views

Blue crab beach blitz — Crabbing on Grand Isle

My wife Glenda told Barbara Picard that blue crab meat can make anything you cook taste better.

Read More...
Yesterday at 7:00 am
24 Views

Shimano Citica I series

The new Citica I series reels from Shimano feature the toughness provided by a rigid, impact resistant Hagane body, so that angler strength is transformed into cranking power. Shimano’s SVS Infinity braking system provides easy-to-manage centrifugal brake performance for precision casting adjustments and their X-Ship technology delivers smooth retrieves. Long casts can also be achieved with Shimano’s S3D spool for balance and reduced vibration. All four reels weigh in at 7.4-ounces, and will handle from 190 yards of 30-pound test to 80 yards of 65-pound test PowerPro braid.

Read More...
Yesterday at 7:00 am
12 Views

Plano Marine Trunks

Plano’s new Marine Trunks help anglers stay organized so they can focus on catching fish. These trunks were designed to take a beating from the water, salt and sun and can withstand the rigors of real-world use. They feature an O-ring seal to ensure contents stay dry and out of the elements. Buckles and molded ports also make securing your trunks easy with standard tie-down straps and padlocks. Plano Marine Trunks are available in three introductory sizes – 56-Quart Model 161, 68-Quart Model 171 and super-sized 108-Quart Model 191 – and are marine gray and blue.

Read More...
Yesterday at 7:00 am
12 Views

Bagley Knocker B

Bagley’s new Knocker B is an extremely effective and easy to use top-water bait that is fun to work for all species of freshwater fish. It has a large BB positioned in the rear section of the lure that produces a loud knocking as the bait is worked across the water’s surface. The Knocker B also comes with super sharp black nickel VMC treble hooks, with the rear treble even boasting a white feather for added enticement to any big bass. The Knocker B is available in sizes of 3/8-ounce (3 ½ inches) or ½-ounce (4 ¼ inches).

Read More...
Yesterday at 7:00 am
12 Views
Previous123456...265