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Marsh Man Masson vid: Reds first, then offshore fish in inshore waters

Minimal tackle key for Grand Isle beach bite

No matter what kind of fishing you’re doing in the marsh, finding clean water is almost always helpful. 

Yesterday at 3:40pm

LDWF investigating two separate weekend boating fatalities

Two men died in separate boating accidents Saturday, one in Lake Pontchartrain and the other in Iberia Parish, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Yesterday at 10:36am

LDWF: Red snapper state season to close tonight

Today’s the day.

Sunday is likely the last day for recreational red snapper anglers to get in a 2018 trip — according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the state season will close tonight ( Aug. 12) at 11:59 p.m.

August 12 at 6:55am

LDWF: Red snapper landings jump to 651,000 pounds

If you’re looking to make a red snapper trip this summer, you better hurry.

Nothing is certain at this point, but it’s at least possible that Louisiana’s snapper fishermen could be enjoying their last weekend of the extended recreational season.

August 10 at 11:36am

It’s a big year

Several years ago, I went to see the movie “The Big Year” starring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. While it was enjoyable, I also found it somewhat educational.

August 10 at 9:00am

Understanding how water flows through the marsh

It's easy to look upon Louisiana's prairie marsh and only see a bunch of grass and water.

But a closer look reveals there's much more to the eye: It’s a complex and thriving ecosystem.

August 09 at 3:50pm

Lure profile - not just color - an important factor to consider

We inshore anglers love discussing, choosing and experimenting with lure color. It's no surprise the most asked question is, "What color were they biting on?"

August 09 at 3:44pm

Big Lake beach fishing

With speckled trout fishing success up and down this year in Calcasieu Lake, particularly during a summer plagued by high west winds, it’s time to point the bow of the boat to the beach from Johnson Bayou to Holly Beach.

August 08 at 5:30pm

Stay on the move to find Hopedale trout

Hot. Sizzling, searing, scorching, broiling, roasting — all describe our summer weather, and the trout don’t seem to like it any more than we do. Perhaps it’s why they pulled a disappearing act in June and have had anglers scratching their heads ever since.

August 08 at 5:23pm

Tracking trout movement at the MRGO

Back in May, me and some of my closest fishing buddies targeted speckled trout to be tagged and released at the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) Long Rocks. 

August 07 at 5:04pm

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