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Five Mississippi men cited for over the limit of redfish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited five Mississippi men for alleged redfish violations in Plaquemines Parish on Oct. 12.

October 17 at 3:53pm

Avid angler in midst of terribly unlucky streak

Chad Battles doesn’t have a Sea Tow membership, but after the week he’s had, he’s vowed to change that.

October 16 at 9:35am

The autumn speckled trout run begins

Autumn. Fall. Harvest. Call it whatever you want. There's simply no time of year like it, especially if you're a speckled trout fisherman and you live anywhere near South Louisiana.

October 15 at 4:45pm

The new Matrix Monster

Chas Champagne and charter boat captain Ty Hibbs, both Louisianians, were having a ball this summer catching jack crevalle and the occasional large speckled trout off the coast of Florida.

October 15 at 12:00pm

CCA: Big Lake oyster reefs on the comeback

The removal of oyster dredges on Big Lake could be having a positive effect on the estuary’s oyster population.

According to a press release from the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana, biologists with the state’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries saw a 50 percent increase in total abundance of oysters on Calcasieu Lake in 2018 compared to 2017 — when scrapers were prohibited on Calcasieu and Sabine lakes, and hand-tonging was made the only legal means of harvest.

October 15 at 9:59am

October’s Best Bets


October 15 at 7:00am

New gear review

Hobie’s all-new 2019 Outback

October 15 at 7:00am

Stick it to ‘em: Paddle smart stickers could save lives

Started a few years ago, Operation Paddle Smart is a goal of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary to educate paddle-sport enthusiasts on how to stay safe, be responsible boaters and help emergency responders in search and rescue (SAR) situations. They provide Paddle Smart weatherproof stickers that can easily be placed on paddlecraft to help identify and contact the owner or other designated contact. 

October 15 at 7:00am


This month, specks will be thick in the interior lakes and marshes. Look for clear water and some tidal movement. Or better yet, diving birds.

October 15 at 7:00am

Sling ‘em far

Whether they’re hot on the heels of fleeing baitfish or wise to your presence in clear water, fall bass can be hard to reach. That’s why long casts are golden in the fourth quarter.

October 15 at 7:00am

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