May is a great month for catching big bluegills, but the bite will last for the next several months. While some anglers have a knack for filling a cooler with really big bream, others can’t keep the small ones off the hook. If you seem stuck on small fish, don’t pull up anchor just yet. These tips can turn your trip around.
Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ticketed six anglers Tuesday in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico off Plaquemines Parish for alleged red snapper violations, according to a press release.
Louisiana experienced a mild winter and the inshore fishing never really slowed down. However, there are always those couple of days around a front where the fishing slows for a while. Great catches have been the norm rather than the exception, but there is never any guarantee. You should have been here yesterday…or tomorrow.
Anglers who fish often enough have often memorized the creel limits and size minimums for the species they target most often. It’s tough to find an inshore angler in Louisiana who doesn’t know their state’s regulations on flounder, speckled trout, black drum and redfish. But what happens when they catch another fish they rarely see?
Even though the Mississippi River is expected to crest late next week at 16 ½ feet — just below minor flood stage — the speckled trout bite down in Venice hasn’t been hampered so far by the high water.
There’s nothing quite like the excitement of seeing trout or redfish explode on a topwater plug. Conversely, there’s nothing quite as frustrating as heaving your bait out and twitching it, only to have it drag across the surface like a snagged branch.
Capt. Marty LaCoste has a simple and effective way to keep your from snagging on the hooks; a heavy monofilament leader.