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High river means fishing tight against canes for Venice redfish

The Mississippi River at New Orleans crested at more than 16.4 feet — just under minor flood stage — on May 31, and is finally forecast to steadily fall to about 11 feet by June 28 — which is just fine with Capt. Mike Frenette down in Venice.

Yesterday at 10:43am

Guides not expecting big fishing impact from Tropical Storm Cindy

Capt. Owen “Big O” Langridge isn’t particularly concerned about the effects Tropical Storm Cindy might have on fishing conditions down in Venice.

June 21 at 2:45am

Guest editorial exposes conflicts of interest on Gulf Council

Editor's Note: This guest editorial by Jeff Angers was originally published in Sport Fishing Magazine. Angers, the president of the Center for Sportfishing Policy based in Baton Rouge, highlights the backdoor politics at play on the Gulf Council — which goes a long way in explaining why the  Gulf's red snapper fishery remains in a state of chaos. Recreational fisherman should hope this is one area of the "DC Swamp" that finally gets drained once and for all.

In a tremendous display of arrogance, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council member David Walker of Alabama went on a rant at the June meeting of the Gulf Council in which he proclaimed that millionaire shareholders like himself are the only ones who contribute anything to the red snapper fishery.

June 20 at 4:21pm

Target cypress trees for big Caddo Lake bass

Nick LeBrun travels the country fishing bass tournaments, but when he returns home to Bossier City this time of year and has a few spare minutes, he knows exactly where he will point his big Skeeter bass boat: Caddo Lake.

June 20 at 10:20am

Attempted sale of red snapper in Dulac leads to drug arrest, citations, LDWF says

A tip led enforcement agents to a seafood dock in Dulac on Sunday, where one person was cited for alleged commercial fishing violations and another was booked into the Terrebonne Parish jail on drug charges, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

June 19 at 4:44pm

Potential No. 2 redfish caught, released out of Venice

If the formula used to estimate the live weight of a redfish is correct, then a 53-inch tank caught and released earlier this month out of Venice could have been the new No.2-ranked red drum in the state record books.

June 19 at 2:18pm

Live bait the ticket for Grand Isle trout

June is a great month for speckled trout out of Grand Isle. If the weather cooperates and this disturbance in the Gulf doesn't create any lasting issues, specks should remain in a feeding frenzy as the dog days of the summer spawn begin.

June 19 at 9:49am

Trout slam continues in Elmer’s Island surf

Thursday was an 8 out of 10 on the fishing scale Cabot Corso consults when planning his trips, and even more importantly, the marine forecast called for only 1- to 2-foot seas — ideal conditions for the Destrehan angler to head down to Elmer’s Island and target speckled trout in the surf.

June 16 at 9:26am

PaddlePalooza

In 2005, modern kayak fishing was just getting off the ground in Louisiana. 

Like raccoons finding cat food, somehow kayak anglers just sniff each other out.

June 16 at 7:15am

Shrimp migration key to Cocodrie trout bite

With this year’s lack of a real winter, specks out of Cocodrie have been in their typical summer pattern for weeks now — and according to Capt. Tommy Pellegrin, the migration of shrimp out of the marsh heading offshore will be key to the trout bite in June.

June 16 at 6:42am

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