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Winter bass-fishing lures to keep handy

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

The murky Mermentau

Steeped in a mixture of legend and historical fact — with some folklore thrown in — the Mermentau River in Acadia Parish just might be a pearl amongst many fishing gems in Southwest Louisiana.

December 01 at 7:00am

Goin’ deep at the Bend

Largemouth bass fishing in Louisiana, especially South Louisiana, is a shallow-water affair. Most fish are caught in waters 6 feet deep or less.

December 01 at 7:00am

Redfish, trout thick in Delacroix

If you live in Southeast Louisiana and want to catch quick limits of reds and specks, you should point your truck toward Delacroix.

But where you fish is going to determine which species you catch this month — because one will be shallow while the other will be in deeper water.

November 30 at 10:48am

Catch and cook: Raking in fish for a holiday feast

Anyone can bake a Butterball for the holidays, but in my house every year, the guests are treated to fresh, fried fish. It's a tradition!

In this video, me — Marsh Man Masson — and my son Joel set out in search of fish to feed the family, and wound up catching enough speckled trout and marsh bass to feed an army.

November 29 at 9:13am

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