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Six Alabama men cited for alleged shrimping violations

70th Big Bass Rodeo set for Saturday in New Orleans City Park

Billed as the oldest freshwater rodeo in the country, the 70th Big Bass Rodeo is set for this Saturday, March 25, in New Orleans City Park. 

Yesterday at 9:56am

Two men allegedly caught shrimping near Marsh Island Refuge during closed season

Two men were cited by agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for allegedly taking shrimp in state waters near Marsh Island Refuge during a closed season. 

March 20 at 3:47pm

Gulf recreational amberjack season to close March 24

The recreational amberjack season in the Gulf of Mexico will close in federal waters at 12:01 a.m. on March 24, and will remain closed until Jan. 1, 2018, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

March 20 at 3:20pm

Work tide lines for more trout, reds

Perhaps the most challenging part of fishing is actually finding the fish.

March 20 at 11:25am

Colfax angler lands Toledo Bend 10.95-pounder

John Hodnett’s is probably like most anglers who occasionally visit Toledo Bend: They know the possibility of catching a double-digit bass exists, but don’t ever believe it will actually happen to them. 

March 20 at 10:39am

Recreational, commercial crab traps good to go again on March 22

Both commercial and recreational crabbers can return their crab traps to state waters beginning 30 minutes before legal sunrise on Wednesday, March 22, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. 

March 17 at 3:58pm

Power vs. action: Choose the right rod

On the deck of every professional angler’s bass boat lie at least 10 rods for different applications.

Speckled trout anglers should take notes from the bass guys.

March 17 at 6:00am

Fresh and salty mix near Pointe a la Hache

If you live in South Louisiana, you need no explanation as to what a levee is or what it’s for. They’re used to protect our homes and allow us to live in areas that otherwise would regularly flood.

March 16 at 5:09pm

Does snelling a hook increase your bass-fishing odds?

Snelling straight-shanked hooks when punching for bass has become accepted as the way to go because setting the hook causes it to push against the weight and kick outward.

In fact, LouisianaSportsman.com has run stories praising the technique.

But is it really better than just tying a palomar knot?

March 16 at 4:18pm

New Gulf red snapper stock assessment to be conducted independent of NOAA

Recreational red snapper anglers got good news earlier this week when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a $9.5 million independent assessment will be conducted to determine the total abundance of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico.

March 16 at 3:57pm

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