Fishing News and Information

Many angler weighs-in massive 40.45-pound five-fish stringer at Toledo Bend

Most bass anglers go their whole lives without catching a 10-pound fish, but George Herr accomplished the feat twice in a matter of just nine days.

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November 14 at 11:40 am
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Two arrested for fishing violations in Plaquemines Parish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested two men in Plaquemines Parish Sunday after allegedly finding them in possession of 63 redfish, of which 61 were under the 16-inch legal size limit, according to a press release.

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November 12 at 1:32 pm
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Hackney lands 9-pound bass lodged on 12-inch sac-a-lait

Even when he’s not specifically targeting them, Greg Hackney just can’t seem to stop catching big bass.

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November 11 at 3:33 pm
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Wounded Warriors spank specks out of Shell Beach

A  group of Wounded Warriors enjoyed a special day on the water Saturday, resulting in 250 trout and several redfish hitting the dock in Shell Beach.

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November 11 at 10:09 am
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Tippets

When it comes to catching specks on the fly, November is as good as it gets. The ideal conditions are a) a light south wind, b) overcast or foggy and c) a falling tide. If those conditions exist, work poppers along points, shorelines, cuts and the back of deadend canals for quality trout. If not, put a weighted clouser under a VOSI and cast anywhere there’s a little current and some bait activity. 

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November 10 at 9:00 am
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Fly fish fashion

One of my favorite comedies is the 1981 film, Zorro the Gay Blade, which stars George Hamilton as Diego de la Vega (aka Zorro) and his twin brother, Ramon.

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November 10 at 9:00 am
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Black Lake yields 13.1-pound monster bass

Back in 2006, Ron Dyes hauled in a Black Lake record bass that tipped the scales at 13.5 pounds, and while the popular lake is known for quality bass, double-digit fish have been few and far between. 

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November 10 at 8:30 am
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Venice voyage

Dear Capt. Paul:

Fishing info needed for wintertime fishing around Venice. I am going there shortly with some out-of-state friends.

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November 08 at 9:00 am
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Many angler scores on 10.92-pounder at Toledo Bend

It was all treats and no tricks for George Herr and his fishing buddy in what turned out to be a magical Halloween trip on Toledo Bend — and the only thing really scary was the hefty weight of their best five-fish stringer. 

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November 07 at 7:30 am
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Use fluorocarbon leader, loop knot to catch more specks

All fluorocarbon leaders and all loop knots — all the time.

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November 05 at 5:11 pm
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Shreveport angler snares 10-plus pounder at Toledo Bend

Charlie Mitchell intended on doing a little deer hunting near Toledo Bend late last month, but the veteran angler ultimately decided to make a timely fishing trip — a decision that led to his largest bass ever. 

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November 05 at 3:05 pm
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Sulfur Mine trout action steady out of Larose

Leslie Comardelle Jr. has been fishing in and around the Sulfur Mine out of Larose since he was 10 years old, but he can’t remember a consistent run of trout action like he’s seen this summer and so far this fall.

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November 04 at 11:00 pm
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What is a black snapper?

What’s a black snapper? 

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November 04 at 9:00 am
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Passage of Reef Fish Amendment 40 raises lots of questions, provides few answers

More questions than answers remain in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s vote last month to approve Reef Fish Amendment 40, which basically divides the recreational red snapper quota between private fishermen and for-hire charter and head boat captains.

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November 03 at 12:44 pm
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Mellow Down — Top fishing tips for Delacroix’s fall trout and reds

Ah, sweet November. Brisk air, falling leaves, cooler temperatures and the official end to hurricane season.

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November 01 at 7:00 am
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Fly lessons — Tips for catching lunker Big Lake trout with flies

It’s no secret that the cool-weather months are one of the best times to fish for trophy speckled trout because fish roam the shallows and there’s less boat pressure than the busy summer months.

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November 01 at 7:00 am
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Nighttime is the right time — Learn how to catch monster catfish with jug lines after dark

They say it’s not bragging if you can do it.

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November 01 at 7:00 am
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Bridge busters —Fall bass-fishing tips for catching bass off bridges

The fall feeding frenzy is always an exciting time for bass anglers, as gluttonous green fish motivated by winter’s impending approach seem bent on testing their internal capacity.

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November 01 at 7:00 am
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